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Johnstone - Answered a Question by Beard (13 May 08 18:32)

Most ships have some disabled access cabins. Just make your travel Agent aware that you need this so that they can make sure when they are making a reservation for you that there is a disabled access cabin available. generally speaking ships are set up to deal with all disabilities and I've not yet been on a cruise where there weren't a number of passengers who required a wheelchair. The only thing I'd say is to check the itinerary for the ports of call. Sometimes in the smaller ports especially with the super sized ships, it is not possible for them to dock in the prot but instead use tenders to transfer passengers ashore. Whilst this is not impossible for a wheelchair user it definitely is far more difficult, especially if the sea is a bit choppy. So my recommendation to you would be to pick a cruise where there are no tenders required.

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Hulstrom - Answered a Question by Beard (13 May 08 19:58)

I was on board the Thomson Celebration last year as a carer for my disabled brother - who is wheelchair bound -and we had a disabled cabin, which there are 4, on Deck 7 and the views looking out of the cabin windows were quite spectacular as they were right under the bridge. I shouldn't see that you would have any problem as most cruise lines have disabled cabins aboard. Hope that this helps you and I hope that you do get to enjoy your cruise.

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HAY - Answered a Question by Beard (14 May 08 08:53)

If im honest im in the same boat. I booked through Thomas Cook for Costa Cruise to New York and they were not helpfull at all. I requested extra leg room and info on accomadation. Answer was simply " there are no extra leg room seats on the plane and the accomadation should be ok" So thats it ? and every time i call either Costa or Thomas Cook to give me exact answers and details for disabled passengers i get fobbed off. But if you get more help than me please get intouch as i would be most grateful. Mrs E HA.

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Burnside - Answered a Question by Beard (15 May 08 12:41)

Hi when we make our booking we inform the travel agent at the time of booking that we need a disaibiled cabin due to my wifes condation (MS) and that we will be bringing our own power wheelchair as you have to fill in some forms but we have found that we need to book very early to keep in a certin budget as tere is only so many cabins also this year we our bringing with us a manual chair as well which we will hire in southampton as it will help us at the ports to get a taxi into some of the city centres as it will fold down. we have found that cruising is suitaibile for our needs the law of average you enconter some problems but nothing that cant be overcome. Just always remember to give as much detail about your needs as possibile we have always found most of the crew/staff helpful, and check with the airports re wheelchair taxi (W A V) as some airport taxis dont have ramps. hope this is of some help "Happy Cruising.

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