Q. Can I take a wheelchair or scooter on a shore excursion in the Caribbean?

The mode of transport often used in the Caribbean is minibus, which will vary in size and age from port to port. Open sided buses may also be used and these may have high steps to negotiate. Please be aware that scooters/ wheelchairs or buggies can not be stored in the minibuses as there are no storage facilities.

The mode of transport used for each excursion will be noted in the Tour Description via the Cruise Personaliser and the Holiday Information booklet.

At US mainland ports of call, the tours are likely to use coaches and your wheelchair or scooter can be stored within the hold providing it is collapsible (if a minibus is used, then this will be stated in the Tour Description).

Wheelchair accessible minibuses are only available in a few ports of call and can only accept full time manual wheelchair users for safety reasons, the only exception to this is Barbados as they have larger buses. For all regular tours, from the main shore excursion programme, you would be required to leave your wheelchair on the ship as there are no storage facilities at the quay side.

Wheelchair and scooters users have the following options:

  • Go ashore independently
  • Take a taxi to where they wish to go (the Tours Desk on board can assist in arranging this)
  • Take a regular tour, from the main shore excursion programme, however you would need to consider the amount of walking involved, this is indicated in the shore excursions brochure on-line.

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