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Old June 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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My mom is thinking of going with us this fall and I have a few questions for those of you that have used electric scooters or wheelchairs.
I found a place in Baltimore that will pick up and deliver right to the state room. For the 7 day cruise for an electric rental they quoted $352 - anyone rent lately - is this a fair price?
Also, what is the difference between standard rooms and accessible rooms on the Pride (or even any ship)? Is there a cost difference?
Thought I would start here so I am not on hold forever with Carnival.
Thanks in advance everyone!
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Old June 8th, 2009, 04:59 AM
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My mom is thinking of going with us this fall and I have a few questions for those of you that have used electric scooters or wheelchairs.
I found a place in Baltimore that will pick up and deliver right to the state room. For the 7 day cruise for an electric rental they quoted $352 - anyone rent lately - is this a fair price?
Also, what is the difference between standard rooms and accessible rooms on the Pride (or even any ship)? Is there a cost difference?
Thought I would start here so I am not on hold forever with Carnival.
Thanks in advance everyone!
They have a few accessible rooms on each ship... if she is wheelchair bound you should request one as it will make it much easier... remember that some sort of doctor's note may be required as they can become a premium and if someone has booked one but cannot show a doctor's requirement it could be "yanked" for someone that can show proof. I think having a handicap sticker would do the job also.

I would make doubly sure with Carnival that the business is allowed onboard and request a price from them also. I do not know if that is a good price. Many years ago I was wheelchair bound until having hip surgery and understand the problems. Good luck.
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Just came back sat saw a number wheelchairs, but no scooters, are they usually on thecruise ships?
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The narrowest scooter i've seen is 19.5 inches wide. Standard cabin doorways (according to CCL website) are 21 inches wide. That's a mighty tight fit. Accessible cabins have 34" doorways which would make it a whole lot easier. You also have to keep the scooter in your cabin, which can be pretty tight on space as it is.

This could be why you see more wheelchairs and far fewer scooters on board. My mother, however, will be bringing hers onboard when we sail next summer on the Glory. Just have to make sure we get her an accessible cabin.
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