I heard a post on the Sea not being handicap friendly - is the Dream handicap friendly? We are thinking about taking my in laws and one will use a scooter or wheelchair. Thank you for your help. Debbie
Hello Happy Camper. this is also a question I need to know. We are booked on the Dream Oct 22nd with a friend that has a motorized chair and hopefuly we'll get this question answered. We have booked a handicap cabin so hopefuly his expensive chair want be parked in the hall, like I've seem before.
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I have sailed the Dream twice and there were a lot of people in w/c and scooters on board and I didn't hear any grumbling about accessibility. However, since I have not been in the situation of needing h/c facilities I don't have personal knowledge of it. If you don't get enough feedback here try the chit-chat board. They're a friendly bunch who are never shy about sharing opinions and information.
Thank you both - I had about given up hope of anyone responding. I did confirm that the NCL Sea was the one most were complianing about and had lawsuits against. Hoping the Dream is much better. I did call on the Dream and they did tell me about the handicap rooms. Just wondering about access to elevators, public spaces etc.. Thanks again, Debbie
Now that l have more time, l can go into more detail.
When frist boarding the Dream, l asked for a wheelchair for my friend who is disabled. The reply was, "we don't give wheelchairs to little old ladies."
The Dream is even difficult for the able-bodied to navigate. Corridors that end up going nowhere, very small elevators, pools inacessable, narrow passage ways in the dining areas, etc. The Stardust Lounge has virtually no room for handicapped sitting.
At embarkation, instead of being escorted off first, the disabled were last and kept waiting in the hot sun for neatly two hours until all the able-bodied people were on their way.
I wouldn't even consider the Dream...nobody in their right mind would.
I have not booked and will take your information very seriously if my father in law says he will go. I have left it to him as to when and if he will go again. My mother in law is ready any time but he is being stubborn... Thank you for responding! Debbie