Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jul 31, 2013
    Crystal Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My hubby is in a wheelchair, and we are planning a cruise in May. We are wondering if it possible to stay on the ship during the port stops, and will there be any activities on the ship at that time? We are having a hard time finding accessible excursions.

    Welcome aboard, Crystal! Planning a cruise with Disney Cruise Line is very exciting! I'm glad to hear you are considering setting sail in May!

    Disney Cruise Line makes every attempt to ensure that all guests, even those with mobility issues, have the most amazing experiences possible. You'll find that the ship is very accessible, including special seating areas for onboard activities, shows in the Walt Disney Theatre and accessibility to most other areas throughout the ship. Your husband will be able to participate right along with you in all of the fun activities going on throughout the sailing!

    Should you decide to forego formal Port Adventures, there will be many exciting activities in which to participate onboard while the ship is in port. From the Art of the Theme Show Tour, crafts, trivia, seminars, drink tastings and more, you can certainly keep yourself busy all day. The nice thing about staying on the ship while many others head into port is that you'll find it much less crowded in the typically busy areas of the ship like the pools. Take advantage of that time while others are gone and you will be able to really explore the ship!

    Another option, especially in ports that do not require tendering, is to simply disembark and explore the port area on your own. Most ports have shopping and dining right there, which can make for a nice way to spend a few hours before returning to the ship.

    On Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, you'll find the island to be extremely accessible. In fact, they even offer a limited number of sand wheelchairs on a first come, first served basis just across from the tram stops at Family Beach. You might find it very nice to borrow one of those so that you and your husband can more comfortably explore even the sandy areas of the island.

    I hope that helps as you continue to plan your cruise, Crystal! I'm happy to help if you have any further questions, so please don't hesitate to stop back!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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