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KG0MN August 1st, 2011 05:03 PM

How well can a handicap person manage a river cruise
My wife and I are thinking of taking a river cruise down the Rhine and I have some questions since I am confined to either a wheel chair or a three wheel motorize scooter ( not to be confused with a motorized wheel chair). My question knowing my condition would you the more experienced cruisers recommend this type of trip. Or am I better off to stick to the major ocean cruise ships?

My main concerns are whether I am going to be able to see things or will I be spending more time on the ship as my wife who is 100% mobile goes and see's all of things we hoped to see for the first time together. I am old enough to realize that in the old world "handicap accessible" was a non-factor.

I look forward to the input and recommendations.

Kevin E.
Saint Paul, MN

Paul Motter August 13th, 2011 08:13 AM

I do know for a fact this brand new river boat I am sitting on right now has no elevators at all - and that is a major problem for any handicapped person. This may be the only one. We will try to find some other river boats that do have elevators for you.

Considering this is a brand new boat I am a little surprised by this, but there it is.

hollyevans119 September 11th, 2012 08:01 AM

I would say that the boat might be an issue but the shore excursions will not be, You will not have to stay on the boat just because you are handicapped. You will be able to go off, just you and your wife and go sight seeing and have a look at the wonderful views :)
Enjoy your trip!

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