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Forum: Disabled Cruisers April 15th, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Views: 1,277
Posted By KLD
You must contact the cruise line well ahead of...

You must contact the cruise line well ahead of time. They will provide an on-board toileting area...either puppy pads or a box of dirt or turf. I assume if it is an assistance dog that it is well...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers January 27th, 2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,898
Posted By KLD
Does he walk? Can he get up over the 6" step into...

Does he walk? Can he get up over the 6" step into the bathroom, even at night? There are generally no grab-bars except occasionally inside the shower. Have you asked for a raised toilet seat to...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers January 27th, 2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,546
Posted By KLD
Stepping up 6" into the bathroom, and the fact...

Stepping up 6" into the bathroom, and the fact that you cannot fit a wheelchair through the door or between the furniture will make traveling in a non-accessible cabin very difficult for someone who...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers January 27th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,862
Posted By KLD
If they cannot provide you a lift on their bus,...

If they cannot provide you a lift on their bus, the ADA requires that they arrange alternative transportation at no additional expense. Push them on this. I would suggest using www.SuperShuttle.com...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 13th, 2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,429
Posted By KLD
They do, but you will not be allowed to remove it...

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...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,595
Posted By KLD
Book "accessible" tours with Princess, but ALWAYS...

Book "accessible" tours with Princess, but ALWAYS call the excursion desk directly and tell them you MUST have a lift van or bus. Re-state that you cannot walk, stand, or transfer into a bus or van...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,061
Posted By KLD
These cabins are really for those with mobility...

These cabins are really for those with mobility impairments. If you don't need a wheelchair or walker all the time, then don't take these cabins from those who do need the. You have many more options...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,872
Posted By KLD
Lots of information available over at Cruise...

Lots of information available over at Cruise Critics disabled forum.
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Posted By KLD
You will have little trouble finding a wheelchair...

You will have little trouble finding a wheelchair accessible cab in Vancouver. Just let the cab stand person know (either at the pier or at the airport) and the most we have ever waited is 20...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,643
Posted By KLD
You must tender in Cabo or Ixtapa, and Loreto if...

You must tender in Cabo or Ixtapa, and Loreto if you are including that port as well. There is an accessible van tour company available in Puerto Vallarta, not in any other ports that I know of. If...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,424
Posted By KLD
My mother also has MS (EDSS 9.0). We have had...

My mother also has MS (EDSS 9.0). We have had good rooms on Princess ships. You can find my photos of our cabin on the Island Princess (we have done this twice round-trip from LA to Hawaii), which...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 6th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,606
Posted By KLD
We have been on the round trip cruises from LA...

We have been on the round trip cruises from LA with Princess and from San Diego on HAL. I would endorse either of these cruise lines for this trip. Although we have not done that route on Celebrity,...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers February 3rd, 2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By KLD
Only if you can climb steps to get into a bus. I...

Only if you can climb steps to get into a bus. I don't know of any accessible transportation tours or even private lift-equipped transporation in either port.
Forum: Disabled Cruisers February 3rd, 2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,531
Posted By KLD
The Zenith is an older ship and small, but the...

The Zenith is an older ship and small, but the accessibility is pretty good. The accessible cabin we had was very nice, and quite a bit larger than the non-accessible cabins in the same price. We had...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers December 17th, 2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,146
Posted By KLD
A manual chair is best for nearly all ports. You...

A manual chair is best for nearly all ports. You can take a manual chair on a tender, but rarely a power chair. In addition, there is a scarcity of ramps and curb cuts in most ports, so you will have...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 26th, 2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,338
Posted By KLD
Not everyone who has a PCA has the option of...

Not everyone who has a PCA has the option of taking their PCA on vacation with them.

My mother's PCA has 2 other jobs beside helping her, and also goes to school. She cannot travel with them....
Forum: Disabled Cruisers August 26th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,222
Posted By KLD
Just keep in mind that very few companies will be...

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,...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers June 15th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,512
Posted By KLD
It would help if you would post the ship you are...

It would help if you would post the ship you are taking, and what ports you will be visiting.

Don't expect much in the way of USA-type accessibility ashore, but there are resources in some...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers June 11th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,956
Posted By KLD
All cruise lines make it very clear in their...

All cruise lines make it very clear in their "small print" that people with disabilities are responsible for their own care, and if they need assistance, that you must bring someone with you. Many...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers April 16th, 2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,834
Posted By KLD
In Honolulu, the Bus is fully accessible, and an...

In Honolulu, the Bus is fully accessible, and an easy way to get to Waikiki from the cruise ship port. You can also go to Ala Moana park, which has a nice beach. The shopping shuttles in Honolulu are...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers March 26th, 2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,292
Posted By KLD
There are resources for some accessible tours in...

There are resources for some accessible tours in some of these ports, but this information is not available on this site. You may want to try a different discussion board site for disabled cruisers.
Forum: Disabled Cruisers March 26th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,043
Posted By KLD
Have never had problems with Celebrity. They are...

Have never had problems with Celebrity. They are better than most for PWD. Princess also goes round trip from LA to Hawaii, and HAL goes round trip from San Diego. They are all about the same...no...
Forum: Mexico December 11th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By KLD
Could be iffy. We were on the Island Princess in...

Could be iffy. We were on the Island Princess in October, there were 2 other ships in port, and no room at the pier. We had to wait 1 1/2 hours to dock, and no one was able to get off until 1000AM at...
Forum: Mexico December 11th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,211
Posted By KLD
I would not buy a watch in Mexico. You are not...

I would not buy a watch in Mexico. You are not going to find the "duty free" type shops you see in the Caribbean in Mexico. Silver is easy to purchase, but you will find that your best deals are for...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii December 11th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,179
Posted By KLD
We wash out underwear and socks all the time on...

We wash out underwear and socks all the time on ships. They all have a clothes line in the bathroom shower. Roll them in a towel after washing, stomp on the towel to get them as dry as possible, and...
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