eeeks! yes, another first time cruiser here -- we leave next week!
my husband and i are both disabled and will be traveling in power wheelchairs. we will be going on the 3 day royal sovereign of the seas to cococay and nassau.
my question is this:
once we are tenedered in cococay, do we have to then STAY on cococay all day long or can we return to the ship ANYTIME that WE want/need to? due to our disability, we may not be able to stay on cococay for the entire day and will instead need to return to the ship a few hours later .... because of being in power wheelchairs, we can't participate in any of the excursions so all we can do is to ride around on the wheelchair paths and enjoy looking at the water - although i am hopeful to at least be able to get in the water by using a "noodle" to help me float (that i am bringing from home) and using one of the rental beach wheelchairs that are available on cococay.
the same question for when we dock in nassau and get off of the ship -- if once we are off of the ship, we find there are no curbcuts and because of that no where we can go to look around in our power wheelchairs, we will need to get back onto the ship -- will we be able to at anytime we want to?
You should not have any problems getting back to the ship on the tenders in Coco Cay, they run back and forth all day. There will be times where its more crowded than others, just plan on going back to the ship before the last one leaves. Hopefully you will be able to navagate on the island, but I seem to remember lots of sand, not sure how those chairs will handle that?? Something to check into, make sure there is some type of path you can go on.
Same in Nassau, you are right at a huge pier and can come and go as you wish.
Re: Re: Re: power wheelchair users -- question ....
Virtually all ships from the major cruise lines have American style power plugs. If you are cruising a smaller line you may want to check with them prior to the cruise to see if you will need an adaptor.