Cruises For Disabled People
Arranging a holiday suitable for a Disabled Person can be difficult, and often extremely stressful. Trying to find accommodation that meets accessibility needs, let alone the suitability of the surrounding area, can be long and tiring, particularly when so many holiday venue owners aren’t equipped to deal with even the simplest of needs that a Disabled holidaymaker may have – cruises for disabled people help solve this!
While there are some great examples of accessible accommodation in and around the UK, however little can approach the luxury and variety that wheelchair accessible cruises can offer. Picture waking up in a five star hotel, with a different view every morning, all from the comfort of your fully accessible room and you’ll see why cruises for disabled are so popular. Not only that, the various ports of call mean you’ll get a flavour of more cultures and experiences than you could from a traditional holiday, and you’ll only need to unpack once. In addition to all of this, there will be superb on board entertainment, some fantastic food halls and restaurants, plus theatres, cinemas, pools, children’s entertainment and much more…
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Who are accessible cruises suitable for?
Anybody!: Contemporary cruise liners are designed with a number of fully adapted cabins, featuring wide grab rails, large turning areas, doorways, wheel in wet rooms giving you a taster of some of the adaptations. The boats themselves are also designed with access in mind, with most facilities easily useable by Disabled People. In addition, if you sail from the UK, then you may be able to take specialist or medical equipment on your cruise to maximise your independence and enjoyment. This means whatever your impairment you ought to be able to book the cabin that best suits your needs and take the equipment that you feel you will need on your cruise and therefore, giving you more choice over which cabin you pick. Adaptations aren’t limited to those with mobility difficulties either – those with visual and audio impairments are also well catered for.
Many disabled cruises also offer additional accessible boat trips, proving the opportunity to experience fantastic cultures and sights without worry. Add to this assistance at ports and adapted transfers where required and you’ve got the recipe for an unforgettable and stress-free holiday.
All you need to do now is choose your cruise. There are so many differing cruise itineraries, departure ports, cruise lengths and climate areas to choose from, your best option will be to talk to an accessible cruising expert. A wheelchair access cruise specialist will be able to advise you on which destinations are most suitable for your specific needs, such as the Disabled Cruise Club.
Are Accessible Cabins More Expensive?
No. Cruises for the disabled and wheelchair users offer exceptional value for money. The cost of an adapted cabin is the same as a non-adapted cabin of the same grade. You don’t pay the premium often associated with accessible accommodation and many cruises include food, entertainment and excursions in the price.
When Should You Book?
You need to plan well in advance. Wheelchair accessible cabins are at a premium on board a cruise ship and they book up very quickly. You should book as soon as you have made your decision to go. This should avoid disappointment. The Disabled Cruise Club is the UK’s only cruise club catering exclusively for those with disabilities and is the specialist in accessible cruises. Complete the quick form above to contact them direct.