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All cruises
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Around the Bay of Biscay cruises
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Australian cruise
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Black Sea Cruise: the Arcadia
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Canary Islands cruises: the Oriana and Arcadia
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Caribbean
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Caribbean Cruise
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Caribbean Cruise: the Sea Princess
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Caribbean cruise. The ventura
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Caribbean cruise: the aurora
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Castaway Cay Disney’s private island
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Cruise to Mexico
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Cruise: Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas
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Disney cruises
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Freeport, Bahamas
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
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Grenada (St. George)
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Iberian cruise: the Oceana
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Italy, Tunisia, Spain, France, Monaco
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Jamaica (Falmouth & Ochos Rios)
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Key West, Florida
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Mediterranean cruises: the aurora
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Norwegian fjords
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P&O cruiseliner Azura
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St Maarten / Saint-Martin
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St Thomas, USVI
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The cruise liner
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Tips
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VOYAGER OF THE SEAS Royal Caribbean
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Cruises can be an excellent provider of accessible travel!

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My Trip
Country visited
United Kingdom
Area visited (Town / City / Region)
Jersey / Dorset / London
Month and year of visit
May 2017
Mobility equipment used
Manual self-propelled wheelchair
My general opinion of the holiday
I must share a story about the Jubilee Sailing Trust. I had never considered sailing or had much interest in water sports until stumbling across this charity. A few weeks later, I found myself on a breathtaking Tall Ship sailing across the English Channel as if I was Captain Jack Sparrow!

The JST has the only accessible tall ships in the world, and there's nothing you can't do on board. As soon as you arrive, disability is not an issue at all. I was on the Lord Nelson, which is specially designed to make mobility as easy as possible for all abilities - whether you're in a wheelchair or have a visual impairment. Barriers are immediately broken down - I've never had an experience like it.

It's a 50/50 mix of people with disabilities and able-bodied on board. Everyone is invited to play an active role in sailing and helps each other, taught by an inspirational permanent crew and Captain.
I stayed at...
Tall Ship
STS Lord Nelson
http://www.jst.org.uk
Does it have rooms adapted for wheelchairs?
Yes
What facilities do the disabled rooms have?

Permanent seat in shower
Hoist
Drop rail by toilet(side entry possible)
Wall mounted grab rails by toilet
Grab rails by sink
Grab rails in shower
Grab rail on toilet door
Sliding toilet door
Wet room / roll-in shower
Room and doorway wide enough to accommodate power/motorised wheelchairs
Bathroom sink with space underneath for wheelchair user's legs
Other information about the room
The whole ship is designed so that wheelchair users can take part in all aspects of sailing. You can helm (steer) the ship, learn about navigation, set sails and even be hoisted up the mast!!
How suitable for wheelchairs is the accommodation site? (e.g. parking, lifts/ramps, main area toilet)
It's perfect for everyone, completely inclusive for all abilities. For wheelchairs, the decks are wider than a normal ship, there are lifts wherever there are stairs - the JST have literally thought of and built every genius feature you could imagine to make this ship accessible.
My general opinion of the accommodation
The ship and crew will give you a life-changing experience. There's even a bar below decks to allow you to socialise and get to know your fellow crewmates! The ships travel all over the world - please look them up and if you can jump on board for an adventure, you'll have the adventure of a lifetime!
I travelled by...
Type of transport and comments on accessibility

Wider decks for wheelchairs
Lifts/ramps by every staircase
Bathrooms and bunks designed for wheelchairs
All of the crew help each other
On board bar!
Hoists to climb up the mast
Fixing points around the ship in case the sea gets rought
Joystick assisted steering for those with severe mobility issues to helm the ship
I visited...
Places I visited during my trip

Breathtaking coastlines and scenery. The ships travel all around the world, you're sure to find an adventure either near you or to a 'bucket list' destination.

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Monaco cruise port
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Links to service providers

Jubilee Sailing Trust Australia
Jubilee Sailing Trust adapted tall ships "We operate a buddy system where two people are paired together, one able-bodied and one physically-disabled. They share the voyage and help one another along the way, developing a special bond that leaves a positive and lasting impression."

Jubilee Sailing Trust New Zealand
Jubilee Sailing Trust adapted tall ships "We operate a buddy system where two people are paired together, one able-bodied and one physically-disabled. They share the voyage and help one another along the way, developing a special bond that leaves a positive and lasting impression."

Jubilee Sailing Trust UK
Jubilee Sailing Trust adapted tall ships "We operate a buddy system where two people are paired together, one able-bodied and one physically-disabled. They share the voyage and help one another along the way, developing a special bond that leaves a positive and lasting impression."

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