My wife uses a walker and has little stamina but wishes to take a Med cruise with Princess Lines in 2010. We get mixed opinions about the practicability of such an idea: vis-a-vis lengthy and slow lineups to embark/disembark at various ports of call, shore transportation, handicapped "friendliness" of places such as Venice, Florence, Rome.
A few years back we cruised to Bermuda but found the island to be an extremely difficult place for someone with a handicap - no ramps, lots of steps and positively ill-natured attitude of bus and taxi drivers to someone with a walker.
Have heard that some lines offer wheelchairs for rent on board but at astranomic prices ($150.00 US per day!)
Has anyone with a handicap done a Med or similar cruise and have they any observations, suggestions? We would be extremely grateful for any information. Thanks