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Getting There - Cruise Ships
Many people consider cruises to be the ideal vacation, because you can see a variety of cities without changing hotels. Cruise ship accessibility varies from ship to ship, but generally the newer ships are the most accessible. Check with the individual cruise line for their accommodations. Some ask that you complete a Guest Special Needs form like this one from Royal Caribbean and submit it at least 30 days prior to sailing. Requests for sign language interpreting may require at least a 60 day request.
Cruise Accessibility lists more than the major cruise lines with links to their accommodations. This is the place to start!
Carnival Accessibility Onboard provides guidelines for a variety of disabilities.
Wheelchair Accessible Cruises is a cruise operator for slow walkers, travelers with wheels, their families and friends. They also help with accessible shore excursion planning.
Secrets of a Successful Accessible Cruise (from Wheelchair Accessible Cruises) provides guidance in choosing a cruiseline.
No matter which cruiseline you go with, remember to book early, as the accessible cabins go fast!
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