Sailing over the seven seas is not just the prerogative for the hail and hearty any longer. A whole new world of opportunity is available to those with special needs who were limited to their restricted areas before the hospitality industry, mainly cruises, sensitized themselves to the needs of this distinct segment of individuals. People who are dependant on a wheelchair or mobility scooter can also partake in luxury travel and discover the most awe inspiring places that are dotted all over the world. This has been made possible due to new cruise ships being designed keeping in mind an effort to accommodate individuals with special needs and by providing required wheelchair accessories.
Andrew Garnett, CEO of Special Needs Groups mentions that cruise travel is definitely a more comfortable option for travel for people on wheelchairs. With each progressive launch of bigger and better equipped cruise liners, it becomes much easier for these individuals to have a wonderful experience on board the carrier. Doorways are much bigger than what they used to be because the ships are larger nowadays. The ship is usually multi-tier therefore; lifts, which are big enough to serve the need of a person on a wheelchair or mobility scooter, are always available.
The public amenities are in such easy reach since they are designed specifically at wheelchair levels. From slot machines to game tables with drink holders the entire gamut of entertainment options are on offer for every occupant of the ship to enjoy, special need or not. Sections of tables in the dining areas are fitted in such a manner that they provide a cozy dining experience for people on wheelchairs, so feel free to sip a glass of wine from your cup holder.
For some peace and quiet, cruise ships have dedicated at least one percent of their accommodation facilities to ensure the of ease accessibility to their rooms and room amenities for people in wheelchairs. Generally, these are similar to the higher category cabin categories that provide more spacious rooms and larger bathrooms. The entrances to these rooms are wide enough to get through with a wheelchair and have doors that open automatically after you insert your keycard. Not to forget the roll through showers that are such a boon with the shampoo dispenser at a level where it can easily be reached, an adjustable shower sprayer, the fold down bench in the shower area, and grab bars. The grab bars are also near the commode either to the right hand side or to left hand side. At the time of booking, you may want to remember to mention this small aspect of your need so a room can be allocated accordingly.
No more hurdles for people on wheelchairs to fulfill their ambitions to see every corner of the world!