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Old December 19th, 2005, 01:57 PM
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I have long wanted to take a cruise, but have hesitated because I am vision impaired (blind). It seems that I could still partake of all the amenities on board, but I'm worried about hazards. Are any of the ships accommodating for blind people? Any advice would be appreciated.
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On our last cruise, there was a lady that was totally blind. With the help of her husband, she did great She went on all of our excursions with us She snorkled, swam with the dolphins, feed the Sting Rays, and all. I think she had more fun than I did.
So, if your planning on taking a cruise,Take a loved one, and go for it !

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I agree with David. I would not do it alone, bring along a companion and enjoy. The ship does make a few accomodations like the elevator buttons are in braile as are the cabin number directions on the walls.
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that's a really good question and a great topic for Kuki to go on a cruise and find out what the cruise lnes are doing as part of their ADA marketing philosophy

I would think alot of small adjustments could be made (menus in braille), (audio tapes for safety drill) etc. at little if no cost to the cruise lines that would enhance the cruising experience for all parties
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I know of people that were blind that have cruised. They are required to have someone sail with them for safety reasons but the ships are very accomodating. Make sure that your travel agent contacts the special services department of the line you wish to sail on so that they may further assist you and advise you.
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My wife is vision impaired and we have been on 18 cruises all the lines go out of the way to help as much as possible. She carries her cane so people will see that she is impaired. As long as you have a companion you will have no trouble. Go for it you will have a great time
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