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CRUISING TROUBLE-FREE WITH HEALTH ISSUES, DIETARY NEEDS, MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS

CRUISING TROUBLE-FREE WITH HEALTH ISSUES, DIETARY NEEDS, MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS

Cruising – Your Access to Fun

Today’s major cruise lines are dedicated to offering the finest cruise experience to guests with special needs. Most ships now offer young and old the quality of service and accessibility to make your voyage a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Because of recent tremendous growth in the cruise industry, fleets are now comprised of new, modern ships with all the accessibility features that today’s technology can provide.

A cruise vacation offers a comfortable, varied, multiple-destination experience with the need to pack and unpack just once. And each cruise guest can choose the balance of relaxation and activity that’s just right for her or him. That’s why cruises achieve the highest level of guest satisfaction of all vacation categories. And how especially important are those same features to folks with special needs.

· Today’s modern vessels typically feature accessible elevators with audible signals and tactile controls within easy reach.
· Accessible routes are available through most shipboard areas. Diagrams of such routes may also be available.
· Stateroom corridors and doors to designated cabins are fully accessible. Closet rods and shelves, desk, telephones and safe are within reach. Bathrooms have roll-in showers, grab bars, and accessible lavatories.
· Remote control, close-captioned TV’s and TTY kits are available. (Advanced requests may be required.)
· Provision is made for electric wheelchair recharging.
· Boarding of oxygen tanks can be pre-arranged.
· Improvements are constantly being made in public area design and renovation. For example, most Spa saunas, steam rooms and massage rooms are now accessible. And guests unable to access the Spa often may have massage services rendered in their staterooms.

Discuss itinerary options with your agent, with respect to access-friendly port destinations and facilities for tendering ashore, where required. Book your cruise with a knowledgeable travel agent able to communicate your requests effectively to the cruise line. You’ll find today’s cruise industry anxious to accommodate passengers with special needs.

It may be wise to have your agent inform shipboard infirmary staff of your medical status. Where advisable, confirm receipt of appropriate information at the infirmary on board.

Bon Voyage!!! You’ll soon be enjoying the sunshine, fresh sea air and pampering service today’s modern cruise liners provide.


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