Home from cruise

Good afternoon all!

Got safely back home yesterday after a 4 night cruise. We went on
P & O Ventura. It was wonderful!

Cruising is ideal for wheelchair users. I’d hired a portable hoist, profiling bed/mattress from Mobility at Sea. They take everything right into your cabin and collect it from there too. I took my own commode/shower chair.

My carer looked after me so well, bless her.

We visited Amsterdam, made a few purchases, ate al fresco and really enjoyed it.

So guys, if you’ve ever wondered if cruises are suitable for disabled folks…yeah, they sure are!

Boudsx

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Hi @PBMS, Bouds,

Cruise, how lovely and what a great experience to relate. Sounds like you had a great time and all your comfort needs were met. My husband and I went on our first cruise last year. I walk with a stick at the minute, but there were lots of people using mobility scooters, wheelchairs and sticks. We did have a balcony which made the cabin feel a bit more roomy. We chatted to a couple, the husband had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease but was determined to live life to the full, avid cruisers. They had a suite, which they let us look around, amazing but beyond our means. I would definitely recommend going, well apart from the sea sickness that is :nauseated_face: ps my husband was fine :blush:.

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You don’t get sea sickness on a river cruise! We’re just back from our 4th river cruise and have enjoyed all of them. We’re busy considering where to go next.

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glad you had a great time
M

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Ooooo, river cruise that sounds interesting. Where have you been?

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I’ve been from Amsterdam to Bruges via Normandy battle fields, from Amsterdam to Basel, on the Danube from Budapest to Vienna and back and the Rhône. All very exciting. For all but the Amsterdam to Basel we went with Riviera travel and found them just fantastic.
Best of luck with holiday planning!

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Hi Bouds

Glad you enjoyed your cruise, never done one, I love the water to sit and listen to but don’t want to go on it.

Amsterdam is a fantastic place.

Pam x

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Oooh sounds lush. I’m hoping to go on one to see the northern lights.

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River cruises sound so great. Would they be OK for someone in a wheelchair? As the ships aren’t as big as ones that are ocean going I’ve wondered about the accessibility of them, and getting on and off them as well.

Hi, thanks for your reply…just want to mention incase it puts other folk off…sea sickness is rare as you dont feel the ship’s movements.

I know some folk get sick sea , but most dont on large cruise liners.
Boudsx

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Hi Moira, are you a full time wheelie?
Boudsx

Hi, from what I’ve seen on travel shows, river cruises aren’t ideal for full time wheelies.
Boudsx

No, I’m not and I think it might be more difficult for those who are.

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Yes, please don’t be put off considering a cruise. Just to add some reassurance, despite my experience we went on a second last minute cruise last year. We also have a cruise summer booked for July, so you can see I am undeterred.

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