Originally Posted by roonie
We recenlty got home from our very first cruise which was aboard the Explorer of the Seas. We had a wondertime time and were very impressed with everything! While on the ship, I did notice a few folks who had varying degrees of disabilities. I saw loving family members taking care of them but thought how nice it would be if they had someone to help care for the person so they all could just be "on vacation" together.
Maybe I am misinterpreting what you've written, but how is having someone outside the family "taking care" of the person with disabilities going to let the rest of the family "vacation" together?
The person with the disabilities is part of the family!!! He/she should not be left out of the family fun, but should participate to the best of his/her ability.
If the person with disabilities has an aide when not on vacation, then the family already had the option to include that aide on the cruise if they chose to do so.
There are numerous agencies that provide aides to those with disabilities.