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13th March 2012, 03:18 PM #22
13th March 2012, 03:44 PM #23
It is too awkward for any ordinary person to challenge because the person could be a legitimate user with disabilities that are not obvious.
But one generally has a good idea when someone is conning. ........Neil
13th March 2012, 03:46 PM #24
13th March 2012, 03:52 PM #25
13th March 2012, 06:43 PM #26
P&O discriminating against disabled cruisers? I have been ranting on about how my disabled wife was treated by P&O since our last cruise (last in both senses of the word) I wonder if these very limited disabled cabins will start to cost a premium? I wonder what the Disability act has to say about these new rules. Probably will not matter as they are now American ships sailing under flags of convenience where normal regulations do not apply!
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18th March 2012, 03:30 PM #27First Mate Member
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- Feb 2010
This may cause difficulties for those who need scooters but I am not surprised that something is being done to minimise the potential problems and dangers of having them on board unrestricted. Last autumn we were on QM2. The couple in the next stateroom had a scooter. It was parked outside whenever it was not in use - day and through the night. That is, it was hard up aginst the door to our own room so that when leaving we had to negotiate around it and along the corridor. It was not that the people were awkward, there was nowhere else to put it if it was being left outside. A few doors along a large wheelchair was similalry left in the narrow corridor. I worried about these at the time. They were at best an obstruction and I felt (pre Costa event) that if there had been an emergency or evacuation they would have created obstacles, especially in darkness or rushed situations. By all means bring aids, but leave them somewhere (communal?) less dangerous to passengers in general. People will only see this in terms of their own scooter or chair. The problem lies in the total of all those on board.
I also made that point earlier and you are pefectly correct in your observation that corridors are not designed for leaving anything in the way aside from the stewards carts who are present to move if necessary.
If you have any mobility aid then you must ensure its size fits within the cabin you purchased and sometime the steward might be able to place it near their workarea but that is few.
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