1. Research the cruise lines and find out which ones have the best accessibility options for people in wheelchairs, such as plenty of elevators and accessible staterooms.
  2. Book a stateroom with wheelchair access. Plenty of cruise lines offer staterooms equipped with roll-in showers and other features that make it easier to navigate in a wheelchair.
  3. Make sure the port of departure is wheelchair accessible. If need be, phone ahead to make sure that there are wheelchair accessible pathways, ramps, and elevators.
  4. Plan wheelchair friendly shore excursions. Most cruise lines now offer accessible shore excursions that make it easier to explore the sights at the port of call.
  5. Prepare for emergencies. Take a first aid kit, including all necessary medication and medical documents. It's also a good idea to bring extra batteries if you use an electric wheelchair.
  6. Most importantly, have a safe and enjoyable cruise! To ensure a safe cruise for all, it's important to follow the safety rules of the ship and listen to any staff instructions where given.

Our MX-2 is the recommended chair for a cruise. It has a 150kg load capacity, comes with 2 lightweight batteries to extra range, its lightweight and can fold away for storage when onboard!

Written by Rachel Hart

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