Wheel chairs on the Ships
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They'll have a limited number available, but it's not something you should count on - they're really intended for people who have accidents/get ill while on board. If you're sure you'll need one, you can arrange for a rental from a third-party provider who will deliver it to the ship - Brevard Medical Supply - Cruise Rentals - Medical Equipment for Rent, Port Canaveral, Portable oxygen for Cruises , but consider whether you'll also need it before and after the cruise - you may want to rent it from someplace near home. If you're flying, they'll gate-check the chair and have it waiting for you on the other end - and wheelchairs fly free.
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I don't know if they will have any available on the ship itself. We took my daughter's wheelchair when we went in November. I also saw a few others in wheelchairs, but they were all personal chairs. I would suggest calling DCL and asking them directly. Also, the vast majority of the room are NOT wheelchair accessible. If he needs the wheelchair all the time, you may want to consider asking for an accessible room. (By not accessible, I mean the chair won't even fit through the door.)
We had an accessible room, but my parents and brother did not. So when we visited with them, we left her chair just outside the door. (She is ambulatory and really only needs the chair for walking long distances.)
When we cruised with my mother, she was very stubborn and did not own her own wheelchair, but needed one for long distances.
I do understand they are first come/first served - but we had no problem having one available to get mom around. I think she was pretty surprised at how big the ship really was!