Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Disabled Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Disabled Cruisers Discuss issues concerning disabled cruisers.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 61
Default Use of wheelchair to embark and disembark

Sailing on the Rhapsody of the seas out of Galveston. My husband can't stand or walk long distances although he does not need a wheelchair all the time. Are there wheelchairs at the cruise terminal for embarkation and on the ship on day of disembarkation?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 967

I have not been out of Galveston BUT every port I have gone out of has wheel charis available. As soon as you arrive at the port, find someone in RCL attire and ask them to get one for your husband. It may take a little while, but they will find you one.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 61

Thank you Cruisequeen, I was hoping that would be the case.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 19th, 2007, 02:46 AM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Waxahachie
Posts: 21

I have done the wheelchair thing from Galveston with rhapsody for my husband. Call RCCL before you go and tell them your booking number and ship. Let them know you will need a wheelchair for embarking and disembarking only. They will have a wheelchair waiting for you when you get there. A staff member will stay with you the whole time and take care of your husband. They will take you directly to your room. You won't have to wait at all was my experience. I am doing it for my dad when we go to Alaska. This all no charge unless you need to rent a wheelchair for the whole trip. RCCL is awesome!!! Have a great trip.......
1994 USS Brittania
2000 RCCL: Rhapsody of the Seas
2002 Carnival: Celebration
2004 RCCL: Rhapsody of the Seas
2005 RCCL: Rhapsody of the Seas
2005 RCCL: Rhapsody of the Seas again
2006 RCCL: Serenade of the Seas
2007 RCCL: Vision of the Seas
2007 HAL: Zuiderdam
2008 HAL Zaandam
2009 RCCL Voyager OTS
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 24th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 61

Thanks all. We have decided to buy a wheelchair now, as eventually it will be needed more often. I did contact RCCL and it is noted on our reservation that we might need assistance if I'm not able to push up steep inclines.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 6th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default Wheelchair for embark and disembark available on Princess?

Anyone know if Princess has available a wheelchair for embarking and disembarking? I have a scooter and would really rather not bring my manual wheelchair as well.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2007, 12:09 AM
KLD KLD is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 302

They do, but you will not be allowed to remove it from the ship, or use it exclusively on board. It is much better to have a manual chair to use ashore in nearly all ports, which are generally not scooter friendly. You can bring both your scooter and your wheelchair and gate check them on the plane. We use the manual chair as a luggage cart for all the carry-ons and it works great.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2009, 07:18 AM
Surfguyxxx1's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palm Bay FL and Princeton NJ
Posts: 692

OK then, how about Carnival? Mom is turning 80 and as a gift to her, I bought her her first cruise. We leave out of Miami and wasn't quite sure if I should bring on with me or try to rent on there?

She doesn't use one at home, but big ships and long walks would probable tire her out very quickly.

Any thoughts from the experts?

Empress -10/04
Inspiration -09/05
Mariner-05/06 & 10/09
Oasis Inaugural Cruise-12/09
Monarch-03/10 & 07/10
Mariner; RSS- 10/12
Jewel-12/12 b2b
Enchantment- 01/14
Legend-TA- 04/14
Freedom OTS-10/14
Infinity, 05/2015

S. Caribbean; Serenade; RC; 12/23/2015-01/04/2016
Australia; Celebrity Solstice 11/27/2016
Reply With Quote


carnival, carnvial, chair, cruise, disembark, embark, embarkation, galveston, handicap, long, manual, port, ship, wheel, wheelchair

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Embark & Disembark Procedure dz63 Carnival Cruise Lines 16 March 23rd, 2007 03:53 PM
time to disembark and embark cruiseidid Princess Cruise Lines 1 December 28th, 2005 08:44 AM
embark/disembark TamieWaState Carnival Cruise Lines 2 March 26th, 2005 12:15 PM
Embark/disembark Question Daisy Ask CruiseMates Staff 0 April 16th, 2004 09:07 AM
Disembark Kona, embark Hilo Ingmar Celebrity 6 March 22nd, 2001 08:57 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1