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Old August 20th, 2000, 11:58 AM
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Default Something new for wheelchair passengers

A few weeks ago, when we were on RCI's Vision of the Seas I saw a couple of tools for wheelchair passengers which I hadn't noticed before. Not quite sure if they're really new or just new to me.

In ports of call where they used gangways which can get pretty steep depending on the tide, the Vision had a machine which chairs attached to. The bottom of the machine was a track (much like a miniature tank track). Once loaded on the gangway the machine simply climbed, or descended the gangway. They seemed very stable so apparently required alot less jostling.
For ports of call where the ship used tenders, they had a lift to lower wheelchair passengers to the platform used for tendering.

I thought these innovations were great. Making it much easier for these passengers to get on and off the ship.

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Old August 23rd, 2000, 10:31 AM
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Hello Kuki


I called RCCL and they said they don't have what you are talking about on The Vision of The Seas

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Old August 23rd, 2000, 10:36 AM
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Hi Amy,

Call back!!!!
I found out about it while in line at the excursion desk. I overheard a conversation between a passenger in a wheel chair, and the shore excursion manager. He was explaining it to her.

That's when I realized what it was I saw at the bottom of the gangway in our ports of call. I had previously seen the machine sitting there, just didn't know what it was.

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Old March 31st, 2001, 06:11 PM
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Is this true or false? I just booked Vison of the Seas to Alaska and hope the lifts are really avalible for getting off the ship.
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