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Old July 11th, 2004, 02:59 PM
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Default Cruise Sales and Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

When websites like expedia.com have a sale on cruises is it possible for people needing wheelchair accessible cabins to get the sale price even though wheelchair accessible cabins are typically bigger than what's on sale?
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Old July 26th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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You should be able to! You will have to call them & explain that you will be needing a handicapped room. They will also require a letter from your Doc. explaining the reason for the request. Only problem - there are very few of these rooms on a ship so they may nt have any available. Can't hurt to try.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 07:58 PM
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No. I our experience these deals are not for the handicapped cabins (the cruise line keeps these reserved). You also cannot get a "free upgrade" unless there is a handicapped cabin in the upgraded area that is available (rare). Another example of how everything for people with disabilities always manages to cost more!
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Old July 28th, 2004, 09:35 AM
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I agree with KLD. Unfortunately in most cases you can't get the great sale prices on the accessible cabins (well at lest through on-line sales). This is partially because there are so few of them (accessible cabins) and they don't need to put a sale price on them because they book up quickly, and partially due to the fact that some (preferred) agents can block/hold a chunk of accessible cabins in order to sell a group cruise.

But if you work with an agent who monitors the cruise prices and reprices the fares when they fall, it can save you a few bucks.

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Old August 4th, 2004, 12:45 PM
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Well - I know that for the past 2 years we have done this. We booked a cruise at a discount price, then called the cruise line and explained our need for a handicapped room, they called the company we booked through and released the handicapped room to them and told them to change our cabin to that handicapped cabin. This was on Royal Caribbean and on Celebrity.
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