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Cruisin' Lori 02-27-2004 07:45 PM

Has anyone been on a cruise with a disabled traveler who needs oxygen? We are planning a trip on the Carnival Conquest Apr 11, and my Mother-in-law is on oxygen. we are trying to determine which shore excursions it would be feasible to take her on. She is not wheelchair bound, but we are bringing one, just in case she gets too tired.
Thanks for any info you can offer1

Karen Knowlton 02-28-2004 08:09 AM

The wheelchair is an excellent idea, especially for someone who needs oxygen. It can help carry the weight of the oxygen, as well as keep your mother-in-law from getting worn out too quickly. I would suggest you contact the cruise line about what their rules are. They subcontract with local operators for their shore excursions, which may have their own rules about oxygen bottles and wheelchairs, but they still may be able to offer some suggestions. If you booked through a travel agent, ask her/him to help you find out more information too. Have a great time! I have seen lots of cruise passengers in wheelchairs, and they usually seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Another question - are you driving or flying to the cruise? If flying, be sure to check on the airlines' rules regarding the oxygen!

Cruisin' Lori 02-29-2004 06:51 PM

Fortunately, we are driving, so we don't have to deal with all the security issues at the airport.
Carnival has a special needs desk, so we are contacting them as well.

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