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Accessible Cruising with Mobility At Sea

Author: Chris Palmer - Mobility At Sea(i) : Contact: www.mobilityatsea.co.uk

Published: 2014-10-10 : (Rev. 2018-10-27)

Synopsis and Key Points:

Mobility At Sea offer advice and mobility equipment on board cruise ships for persons with disabilities.

Main Digest

Holiday makers living with a disability usually stay well within their comfort zones - they know exactly where they can travel without complications and tend to stick with the safest options. Even so, there are often issues sourcing adequate and accessible accommodation, restaurants, bars and even the streets themselves.

Travellers sometimes don't think of a cruise holiday as being a suitable choice. Although everyone knows that cruising is a luxurious and relaxing way to travel the world, they often don't realize that a cruise holiday is often better suited to those with mobility troubles than most other holiday types with less limitations than flying.

Why?

Cruise ship
Cruise ship

Modern cruise liners have everything a passenger could possibly need and have been designed with accessibility in mind. These include everything from modern casinos and award winning entertainment to five star restaurants and luxury spas - all without having to tackle a single flight of stairs or cramped conditions found elsewhere. Not to mention cost effectiveness and a different view from their balcony each and every day - thus enabling passengers to see more locations without the need for continuous travel or inconvenience.

A primary problem with planning an accessible holiday is that travelers often have to provide their own mobility equipment. Anything from a wheelchair to an adjustable bed. Transporting this equipment can be impractical, expensive and stressful - None of which are included in the criteria for that "relaxing" holiday. This equipment (or lack thereof) can often be the deciding factor or restriction when planning a holiday.

Mobility At Sea are a UK based company specializing in mobility equipment on board cruise ships. We have spent many years building a close relationship with cruise providers and have successfully made cruising more accessible. By enhancing cabins with a range of products and equipment we have alleviated some of the concerns associated with cruising and enabled passengers to cruise who would otherwise be unable to do so. These living aids: from toilet raisers and crutches to adjustable beds and hoists can be delivered to the cabins prior to embarkation and simply left on board at the end of the cruise. It's that simple. Passengers can be met in the cabin or inside the cruise terminal to demonstrate the equipment as appropriate and if required. Mobility At Sea strives to provide a service which makes cruising easier, less stressful and therefore more enjoyable.

Left: Transfer hoist in cruise ship cabin - Right: Wheelchairs on dock next to moored cruise ship
Left: Transfer hoist in cruise ship cabin - Right: Wheelchairs on dock next to moored cruise ship

Tips for Accessible Cruising

Mobility At Sea can enhance your cruise making the less able - more able.

If you have any questions surrounding disabled cruising or wish to find out more about or services call Mobility At Sea today on (+44) 0800 328 1699 or visit our website: www.mobilityatsea.co.uk

(i)Source/Reference: Chris Palmer - Mobility At Sea. Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Content may have been edited for style, clarity or length.

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