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Susan Harrison October 6th, 2004 09:41 AM

Handicap transportation in Barbado & Curacao
 
My husband and I will be cruising on the Dawn Princesss 12\13-12\23\04. I have booked ship excursions for Bardados(photo tour) and Curacao(Seaquarium) on Air conditioned buses. I have been told by Princess that they are handicapped accessible. I don't need a wheelchair but I am unsteady on steps. Has anyone gone on any of these excursions? I would appreciate any input. Thank you.
Susan

KLD October 9th, 2004 06:17 PM

Re: Handicap transportation in Barbado & Curacao
 
Did Princess say these buses were lift equipped? They have told us before that transportation was "accessible" and then we found their concept of accessible was "only 2-3 steps" and able to carry your wheelchair in the luggage compartment!!!! Call them back and confirm that you can get into the bus without having to take any steps at all, and that it is lift equipped.

Curacao is a nice port. If you can't get to the Seaquarium, it is an easy town to stroll around in with a wheelchair. Some curb cuts, and most shops level or only 1 step, which we can manage with our manual wheelchair.

Susan Harrison October 10th, 2004 12:23 PM

Re: Re: Handicap transportation in Barbado & Curacao
 
Thank you for your suggestions. Now I know the proper way of asking to get the needed info. I will call Princess again and question them furtrher about the vehicle's accessibility.
Susan

bosje November 6th, 2011 05:56 PM

wheelchair accessible tours
 
On Curacao you have Joseph Cares, a small company with fully wheelchair accessible buses. They will pick you up at the port. For your information: News

Phil&Liz November 6th, 2011 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by bosje (Post 1400321)
On Curacao you have Joseph Cares, a small company with fully wheelchair accessible buses. They will pick you up at the port. For your information: News

Great info for those who need it now but the original post was from 2004.:shock:


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