Are you a wheelchair user or someone with limited mobility? Have you always dreamed of going on a cruise, but weren’t sure if such a trip was even possible? Have you already cruised, but want to know more about what accessible ships and itineraries are out there to explore? Then this guide is absolutely for you!
Using her experience as an award-winning accessible travel writer and travel agent, Sylvia Longmire shares her years of personal experience and professional expertise in the cruising industry in this groundbreaking book. Having been on 20 cruises—16 as a wheelchair user and 12 solo—on all the major cruise lines, she explains the ins and outs of the entire cruising experience, from embarkation and shore excursions to pool lifts and theater seating. You’ll also learn about each cruise line’s “personality,” as well as how to pick the right ship and itinerary for your accessibility needs. Not sure where to cruise? There are chapters about accessible cruises in every part of the world to help you decide.
There are some aspects of accessible cruising you may not have considered, like how to rent mobility equipment for your cruise, or how to select the right travel insurance policy to make sure pre-existing conditions are covered. You’ll find detailed information about these topics in Everything You Need to Know About Wheelchair Accessible Cruising and more—including invaluable listings of accessible shore excursion companies, tender ports around the world, and cruise line accessibility department contact information.
Sylvia Longmire’s latest book is a gold mine of information for wheelchair users who can’t wait to embark on their first accessible cruise adventure, but just need that extra nudge to make it a reality.