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07-19-2005 11:44 AM

I have a friend that needs oxygen and wants to take a cruise to Hawaii that is two weeks long. The ship is the Radiance of the Sea. Could any body give me advice on what to do. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
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Lil' Lori 07-19-2005 01:47 PM

I just got off the Regal Princess. I saw a man carrying his portable oxygen tank everywhere with him. So, I guess it can be done. I would call the cruise line for info. Good Luck, Lil' Lori http://images7.fotki.com/v157/photos...xthumbs-vi.gif

Karen Knowlton 07-19-2005 05:35 PM

Your friend should definitely work with an experienced, cruise-oriented travel agent, as there are a good number of special rules regarding oxygen, both on the cruise line and also on airplanes. And it does take a plane to get to Hawaii, unless your friend is starting and ending on the mainland (on a 2-week cruise, that's possible.) There is a lot of variation between cruise lines and airlines on what they will allow and what they will provide, too.

susanmaz 07-21-2005 01:53 PM

My sister traveled with oxygen. The airlines require you to use their oxygen (for a fee). She had a machine that "made" (?) her oxygen - quite a large thing that plugged into a wall and have a very long hose, and which was also used to fill her smaller temporary tank. On the last three cruises she did (on Celebrity), she booked a suite, which gave her the room she needed for her machine, which she brought with her. Even if using a great cruise specialist, I would suggest contacting the cruise line personally to make sure you understand all of their (the cruise line's) requirements. Get it in writing from them.


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