the Hawaiian Islands with Wheelchair Cruising
well accepted vacation for the disabled and slow walkers is
cruising which gives them fun and enjoyment. Hawaii is the
most sought location which also easily reachable than the
other holiday spots. Hawaii, a location in US is reachable
by shore tour operators who abide by the US laws and regulations.
All shore tours are not open to the disabled and you can find
more alternative conveyance in Hawaii than in Mexico or in
the Caribbean. Hawaii being an island state is excellent for
cruises. That is why the two NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) American
ships- the Pride of Aloha and the Pride of America are assigned
in this location.
Pride of Aloha came in service in 1999 as the Norwegian Sky
and was later modernized and re-flagged in the year 2004.
It has six easily reachable cabins near the elevators on Deck
8 and 9.
Pride of America a larger vessel, embarked in 2005 has 22
wheelchair-accessible cabins in different shapes and sizes.
the vessels which have wheelchair accessible cabins also have
leveled entrance, wide doorways, restrooms with a fold down
shower seat, roll in shower, a hand-held shower head, grab
bars for shower and a roll-under sink near the toilet.
the ships are US registered they need not include foreign
ports while they sail the Hawaiian Islands. The tour schedule
is mostly on shore with overnight stops on two islands, so
the slow walkers and the disabled need not rush and can have
a break at their own speed and still have time for sight seeing.
the ships plan the Hawaiian Island Cruises for all the days
in the week which starts from Honolulu. They have at least
one NCL shore tour in each port. The main aspect of these
shore tour is that they have facility of vehicle lifts for
vans are available on Maui, the Big Island and Oahu when you
like to go on your own. Hilo Hattie has free shopping transport
facility. The Car rental agencies offer hand control vehicles
which is availed in 48 hour notice.
are some hints for easy sight seeing.
in Kauai do not miss the Waimea Canyon. View it from the Waimea
Canyon Lookout. You have a cement pathway which is 38 inches
wide by the side of the stairs with hairpin bends. Be careful
during travel but you can have an excellent view of the canyon
from the top.
is a port which is always on the tour and the wheelchair users
has to use a manual wheelchair as per NCLs authorized
policy. So this port is wheelchair friendly and the disabled
can move around on their own shopping and eateries.
on a NCL shore tours never miss the Volcanoes National Park
in Hilo. Visit the Kilauea Visitors Center first and then
the Volcano Art Center. Both are worth visiting. The Earthquake
Trail to the left of the hotel gives a better view. The vehicle
road was closed after an eruption in 1983 but the trail gives
a stunning view of the crater.
this island from the air and the Sunshine helicopters recommend
many flight seeing tours. Wheelchair users use the handy lift
to board the helicopter and then shifted to the seat of the
helicopter. The other sight seeing places in Maui are Maui
Ocean Center, Sugar Cane Train and the Maui Tropical Plantation
visited with the help of wheelchair.
Lahaina Divers or Ron Basss Kayaking Adventures provide
a wide range of dive trips which are manageable with wheelchair
and Ron gives kayaking training to wheelchair users. Both
provide fun and frolic for the wheelchair users and slow walkers
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