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Old February 1st, 2013, 08:58 PM
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It has been a long time since I have been here. I need to give back-story. My wife and I love to cruise, we took two cruises before our children were born. In 2009 we had twins, but they were very premature. Now, a little over three years later, we have an angel in heaven, and a son with quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

We would love to show him the excitement of cruising, as he loves breezes, but it is important that we can have some adult time alone. Are any of the cruise lines capable of entertaining a 3 year old in a wheel chair who is non verbal, etc? I know this is a stretch to ask, but figured I would never know if I didn't.

Thanks for your time,

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Old February 1st, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Personally, I think Disney would be a perfect fit for you. They really know how to go out of the way to make all the children feel special. While we've always found all the children's programs on all the ships to be very good, we've just found Disney to provide a wonderful experience for children with special needs. Plus, they have the adult-only pool, an adult-only nightclub, and of course on their absolutely wonderful private island, there is their adult-only beach.

Of course, since you've already cruised Disney, I'm probably not telling you anything that you don't already know.

If you're looking for something less expensive, then you might want to consider either of the two Oasis-class ships in the RCCL fleet. They have a great children's program.

I'm sure others will provide additional information for you, but I know you'll have a wonderful experience.

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