I would like to rent a mobility scooter for our next cruise in Oct. I have called "Care Vacations" and was quoted, what I consider, an unreasonable rate. I could buy one for the price of renting one from them twice! We are sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale. Does anyone here know of any other places in that area to rent one of these?
Just keep in mind that very few companies will be authorized by the cruise line to deliver to your cabin. If you are renting from a company that is not, you will have to arrange delivery and return, and many do not have delivery services on the weekend.
I did find another place that rents scooters, delivers them to the Cruise ship & picks them back up. They are a bit cheaper then carevacations. Thanks to a poster on another board, I got this link: http://www.randlemedical.com/
Thanks all who posted. I got a scooter rented from Randle Medical. They gave me the loswest rate, deliver & pick up to state room and VERY friendly folks! I asked for a 4 wheeled scooter and they not only gave me it for the same price as the smaller scooter, they also gave me the 7 day price for an 8 day cruise! I'll let you all know how their service was once I get back in Nov. In the mean time here's the link.
Ask for Karen at: http://www.randlemedical.com/
I would like to know how persons bringing their own scooters were helped by the cruise companies getting them on and off the ship.
and I'd like to know if in the US you have to have any form of insurance or driving lessons for these very heavy, quite fast 'vehicles'. We seem to be getting reports regularly in the UK of people being hit by them in the shops and high street & quite literally not having a leg to stand on if they try to claim for the resulting injuries.
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