Hi everybody !! I'm planning to give my 86 yo grandma a cruise this year (just me and her) and I need some direction on what kind of trip to plan considering her limited mobility. Neither one of us has been on a cruise before so I'm sure it'll be a great adventure no matter what.
Although she can stand and walk short distances without much trouble, she really needs to sit most of the time, and this is probably the biggest consideration for the entire trip. Because of this limitation our priorities are...
1) Good views from the ship as we won't be getting off for sight seeing
2) A ship made for easy access for wheel chairs
3) Good weather
4) A cruise in the Western hemisphere, excluding S. America
5) Something in the 3-6 day cruise range
Those are about it really. She's really not so much outgoing so I doubt she'd want to participate in too many of the planned boat activities.
From my research so far, depending on our budget, personally I'd like to get a room with a great sea side view.
Thats all for now. Thanks for your time, I'm all ears.
PS. Any links to cruise FAQs would be greatly appreciated.