Post by Lancashire Lass on Sept 24, 2017 7:32:42 GMT
Hope you're having a good a cruise as the last one Trisha!
I have a severely disabled member of our family, so severe he cannot stand, use his hands or even talk clearly. Over the years the family have tried to give him and his wife a break at least once a year by accompanying them on holidays. It can be a real challenge at times but my sister in law is amazing and never says 'we can't'. I think a cruise for them would be a great idea!
We're back! We had a lovely time, the ports along the coast of Spain included Vigo (no I hadn't heard of it either) Porto, Lisbon, Cadiz and Gibraltar. All different. Food available from 7:30am to midnight. No we didn't! Our cabin was swish and even had a large sofa! LL, a cruise would be ideal for your family member. The doorways are all wide enough for a wheelchair and there are ramps in the main dining areas. You would need to request an accessible cabin, there are not many on the ships so you would need to book early. These cabins are larger and have a wet room. All the other cabins have a step up to the bathroom. The gangplanks (sp) are also wide enough for a wheelchair, help is available to get passengers off the ship safely. In fact you only have to tell staff if you have a problem. Special assistance is available at all airports, it's a really good service. Also there is usually a team of staff who looks after disabled passengers. You can join the ship at various ports through the country. I know of Southampton and Teesside. There may be others. All food is freshly prepared and every diet is catered for. Again, tell the chefs and they do their best to accommodate the passengers needs. We have only cruised twice, but I wish we had taken this sort of holiday before.