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  1. #31
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    That is good to know & i wish you well in your efferts to help others.

    ( but why does Accessible Travel come up when you put 'Gloucester Travel agency' into a search engine??)
    Possibly because their offices are in Gloucester?

    Kind regards
    Lynn


  2. #32
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    Great link, it should be a sticky but I shall put you in my favourites anyway.

    Thanks.


  3. #33
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    A friend of mine always books through AccessibleCruising.co.uk who arrange cruises for disabled people. She said they are always really helpful and arrange a hospital bed to be delivered onboard and a hoist and shower commode! I don't know if this is the same company. I think she said you can also hire a scooter or wheelchair as well. Also they always arrange shore excursions with a vehicle where she can stay in her wheelchair. I think they are going to the Baltics this year, I wish I was!


  4. #34
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    We are thinking of going on Ventura next year. My husband will need to use a Shower commode. As we couldnt fit our own in car can you hire one in southampton to be put on ship before you depart. First time cruisers so will be a bit daunted by it all.


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    We are thinking of going on Ventura next year. My husband will need to use a Shower commode. As we couldnt fit our own in car can you hire one in southampton to be put on ship before you depart. First time cruisers so will be a bit daunted by it all.
    Have you booked a disabled cabin?

    A standard cabin has no room to put a seat in the shower.


  6. #36
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    I havent actually booked yet, i am getting as much info together before i take the plunge. I will be booking a disabled cabin with balcony. Hopefully there will be room to leave a shower commode in the bathroom. I am hoping i will be able to hire one from somewhere in Southampton for the two weeks. Thanks for your reply.


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    I havent actually booked yet, i am getting as much info together before i take the plunge. I will be booking a disabled cabin with balcony. Hopefully there will be room to leave a shower commode in the bathroom. I am hoping i will be able to hire one from somewhere in Southampton for the two weeks. Thanks for your reply.

    This will give you an idea of what a disabled cabin has

    http://www.cruises.co.uk/695-useful_...ility_sea.html

    Last edited by spartan, kent; 4th September 2011 at 09:54 AM. Reason: changed link

  8. #38
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    Thanks for the photos. my daughter has just been on the Ventura and has had a look in one of the cabins and also taken a video for me to look at. I am aware of the problems at port but to be honest we are happy go lucky and if we cant get off it wont be too big a problem. We have already been to most of the places that the ship will be calling at anyway.


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    Thanks for the photos. my daughter has just been on the Ventura and has had a look in one of the cabins and also taken a video for me to look at. I am aware of the problems at port but to be honest we are happy go lucky and if we cant get off it wont be too big a problem. We have already been to most of the places that the ship will be calling at anyway.

    That's good I did notice that the disabled lift to the top deck on Azura was out of action in March, I wonder if they have fixed it yet? looked like they were using it as a store

    Grand Princess had good disabled cabins the biggest problem was tying to get a crew member who was trained to use the hoist for the pool. we ended up having to lift over the wall then it was bum shuffle, not recommended on a none slip surface.


  10. #40
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    What advice/help can you give to Deaf people-all the boats I've cruised on dont seem to realise what problems face deaf people and we are classed as disabled!
    from Patsy,Somerset


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