See a new update from *edited* at April 15, 2011
Update: Disabled Passenger Ordered Off Cruise Speaks Out - Celebrity Cruises
The new item aside from more details is the last item on a legal challenge on the ADA act.
" Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), |
Quote: "In order to call a cabin "ADA Compliant," it must meet certain ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which aren't mandatory at this time for foreign-flagged vessels like Celebrity Century. "
quote: "There may be a sequel to the story. Bernstein, who said his only initial goal was to get his client's money back via small-scale binding arbitration, told *edited* that he's now so incensed at how Keskey was treated he's going to file a full-fledged lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. over fleetwide ADA compliance issues."
Most of us probably know friends that have disability issues and adjust each day to their changes with us helping as requested but the point is they own their responsibilities and travel accordingly. I truly hope this does not effect the ability for all such folks to travel with us as travelers and friends. We all learn from each other and ensure rights are provided to all.
What might have been a passenger and cruise line joint agreement to benefit all regardless of outcome now looks as if it is headed for an unneeded battle.