Reply To: To cruise or nost to cruise??

  • JoanneC

    January 26, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    Are you working with a travel advisor that specializes in working with handicapped individuals? If not, make sure they understand your limitations. If it’s a 3rd party firm vs Holland America, you may be better served to book directly to ensure they are aware of your needs up front and ensure you have the the right accommodations.

    As for staff to help you with toileting, etc., don’t count on it. Ideally, you will bring your own personal care staff to address your specific needs. (I took an aunt cruising for the last 15 years or so, as she could not handle her own needs). The cruise is designed to handle able-bodied passengers. Less-than-independant passengers need travel companions (usually family members) to act as advocates or an extra pair of hands if assistance is needed.

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