Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

Walking and Shore Excursions

Recommended Posts


I am thinking of going on a cruise and taking as many shore excursions as possible.  I need to know how much time or distance is spent walking on the ship and excursions?  How do I know, if I can handle the amount of walking on the ship or a shore excursion? In large Wal-Mart stores I choose to use a scooter when grocery shopping, because I have lots of arthritis in my right knee. Your insights please?  Sandra

Edited by Sandra1616

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Walking on the ship depends on how large a ship you are on, and location of your cabin.  Shore excursions are usually rated as to how strenuous they are.  On thing to consider is that there is often a long walk from the gangway on the ship to the parking lot where the excursion buses wait.  EM

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Cruising is a great way for mobility-limited people to visit many places without having to travel between them! But you have to plan well.


If you use a scooter in a large store, you will definitely want a scooter on a cruise ship. Even if your cabin in right in the middle of the ship, it can be a long walk from end to end.


You need to make sure the scooter will fit through the (narrow) door of your cabin. If you can get a wheelchair-accessible cabin, then you are fine, and you may be fine otherwise - people on here can advise.


For shore excursions, most will not be able to accommodate a scooter. If you can walk at all, and have a traveling companion, I recommend you get a manual wheelchair, which can be folded up when you go into a tour bus or taxi and then available for you to move around. 


If you are flying to the cruise port, then you may want to consider traveling with a manual chair, and then having a small scooter delivered to your cabin for use on the ship.


Have fun!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
  • Create New...