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mhortontx January 28th, 2006 01:42 AM

Need advice......about first time use of mobility scooter&qu
 
Leaving on the galaxy in March to Panama. I will be using a mobility scooter for the very first time on a cruise, the cancer has caught up with me and I am not good at distance.

Can anyone who has taken a trip with a scooter please offer advice.....thanks.

Mike

Y2C January 28th, 2006 02:25 AM

Mike,
Call Celebrity and ask for the "Special Needs Desk", inform them that you are bringing a scooter. There may be forms requested by Celebrity.

There might be restrictions as to width, height, weight and type of battery that operates the scooter, check it out with Celebrity.

As for ports you will need to inform guest relations on docked ports on which deck you can get off, same for wheel chairs. The crew is very helpful.

Tendered ports are 50 - 50. Once again arrangements need to made for the transportation of you and the scooter. Normally you need to tell them a time when you disembark the ship for a tendered port. The crew needs to be advised so there are enough to load the scooter on a tender and off at the dock. Same for return from the port, a time needs to be given.

On the ship there is no problem as long as the scooter is stored in your room and not the hallway. The public areas are wide open for parking.

If I can help more just click on my name above the picture of me and do e-mail or PM (private message).

You will love Panama. It is a wonderous sight to see and history.

CA Cruiser January 28th, 2006 10:45 AM

I have also heard and read that different cruise lines allow only so many scooters on board at one time so be sure to clear it with the cruise line. Have a wonderful time!

longboysfan February 2nd, 2006 12:44 PM

A few cruises back on of the other guests we met was using one.
Not a problem.
I think they even parked it in the hall during the day when it was not in use.
But make sure to take the key.
Those roving gangs on the ship may steal it.
Spray paint it and leave it anywhere. With no charge on it.


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