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Old April 13th, 2015, 04:49 AM
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2 Families wanting to travel 18th Jan 2016, on the Carnival Legend to New Caledonia. 1 Adult is in a wheelchair. Will he be able to access all decks including decks 11 and 12 where I believe the children's slides etc. are? Have others that may have travelled in the past in a wheel chair have any tips or advice for us? We have been able to book a wheelchair room.

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Yes - the cruise ships decks are fully wheel-chair accessible with elevators and automatic doors. Have a great cruise...
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And yes, you can book a wheelchair accessible stateroom, which is highly suggested as the doors are wider, the shower is equipped accordingly, and the stateroom is designed to handle a wheelchair.

The prices are not any higher than a regular cabin. Your agent just needs to submit a document supporting the need.

When you get to the pier, there will be a special line for those needing assistance and they'll escort you through the maze to the elevators. It'll make it much easier for you.

Also, if you want another option, there are companies where you can rent wheelchairs and scooters that will be delivered to your stateroom so they are there waiting for you when you get onboard. You can take the scooter anywhere on the ship and when you go into port. That can make it much nicer for everyone.

We recently had two wheelchair people get scooters on their cruise and their family members were really happy with how much easier it made life.

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