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Cruise Wheelchair Rentals

How To Rent a Manual Wheelchair for Your Cruise

Scootaround provides four types of wheelchair rentals for cruises, each of which is chosen specifically for its portability, maneuverability and durability. Below you will find further information on how to select the wheelchair that is best-suited for your next cruise trip.

Renting a wheelchair for your cruise couldn't be easier. Customers can arrange cruise mobility rentals 24/7 by booking online or calling 1-888-441-7575. Once your equipment has been booked, we will deliver your cruise wheelchair rental directly to your ship cabin, port, hotel or residence – whichever is most convenient for you.

What Kind of Manual Wheelchairs Does Scootaround Rent for Cruises?

Transport Chair

Our transport wheelchair is the ideal choice for use on cruises. Their smaller size and exceptional maneuverability make these wheelchairs perfect for the narrow doorways and spaces you often find on cruise ships. This wheelchair is lightweight and strong, making it easy to transport. The wheels are also lightweight, maintenance free, and provide a smooth ride over most surfaces.

Scootaround’s transport chair comes standard with mobility accessories including swing away footrests and padded armrests to provide additional comfort and rear wheel locks to ensure safety. The transport chair also easily folds for convenient storage and transportation. To collapse the chair, simply pull up on the flexible seat and press the armrests together.

Due to their smaller size, the maximum weight for these wheelchairs is up to 250 lbs.

Seat Width: 19"

Accessories Available: Gel Cushion and Elevating Legrests

Additional Information: Transport Wheelchair Guide

Standard Wheelchair

Standard manual wheelchairs are a simple and lightweight mobility solution that are ideal in many scenarios. They are highly maneuverable and easily transported. They can also be folded down to fit into your trunk or the closet of your ship cabin. To collapse the chair, simply pull up on the flexible seat and press the arm rests together.

Manual wheelchairs are self-propelled, meaning they require human power in order to move. Depending on user preference and capability, the manual chair can be operated by the rider or by a companion. The outer rims of the large rear wheels are designed to be easily gripped with your hands. They also have adjustable foot rests, which provide a comfortable seating level for most riders. They can also be swiveled up to allow the rider to plant their feet firmly on the ground.

Scootaround offers these wheelchairs with weight capacities of up to 350 lbs.

Seat Width: 20"

Accessories Available: Gel Cushion and Elevating Legrests

HD Wheelchair

Our heavy-duty wheelchair has a wider seat and is designed to handle weights up to 400 lbs.

Seat Width: 22" or 24"

Accessories Available: Gel Cushion and Elevating Legrests

Cruise Ship Dimensions:

Cabin Size: Average cabins can range from 120 to 220 sq. ft.
Doorways: Average door width can range from 22" to 27".

We rent wheelchairs on over 20 cruise lines, including:

Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and more!

We have wheelchairs available in nearly 50 major cruise ports throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including:

United States
  • Baltimore
  • Bayonne
  • Charleston
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Galveston
  • Jacksonville
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Mobile
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Port Canaveral
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Juan
  • Seattle
  • Tampa
  • Vancouver
  • Montreal
  • Barcelona
  • Copenhagen
  • Southampton
  • Civitavecchia

And many more!

Rent a Cruise Wheelchair Online

Do they have wheelchairs on cruise ships?

Many cruise ships have wheelchairs available for loan or rental onboard. Alternatively, you can bring your own wheelchair, powerchair, and other mobility device onboard most ships. Another option is to rent a wheelchair or other device from Scootaround and have it delivered directly to your stateroom or cruise port.

Can you take a wheelchair on a cruise?

Yes, you can take your wheelchair on most cruises. The majority of cruise ships have accessible public areas, large corridors, special wheelchair seating, automatic doors, wheelchair accessible staterooms and accessible public restrooms.

Can you rent a wheelchair on a cruise?

It’s easy to rent a wheelchair for your cruise. Call Scootaround at 1-888-441-7575 or book online. Once your equipment has been ordered, we deliver your cruise wheelchair rental directly to your ship cabin, port, hotel, or residence – whichever is most convenient for you.

How much is wheelchair rental on a cruise ship?

A cruise ship wheelchair rental typically costs anywhere from $90 to $150 for an 8-day rental. The cost to rent a wheelchair varies from port to port. Scootaround also provides multi-day discounts, so the longer you rent, the more you save!

Wheelchair Type, Cruise PortRate*

Standard, Miami/Fort Lauderdale


Standard, Port Canaveral


Standard, Galveston


Standard, Seattle


Standard, New York/Bayonne


*All costs based on an 8-day rental

Can you rent a wheelchair on Carnival?

Carnival cruises do not provide wheelchair rentals for guests. Scootaround is the preferred wheelchair rental provider for Carnival cruise line and has unique access to deliver your wheelchair rental onboard Carnivals ships in North America. Call us or book online to arrange a Carnival Cruise wheelchair rental in advance of your trip!

In addition to Carnival, we can also provide Holland America wheelchair rentals for our customers.

Can you rent a wheelchair on Norwegian?

Norwegian Cruise Line has a limited supply of wheelchairs onboard. In order to accommodate guests with disabilities, Norwegian Cruise Line wheelchairs are reserved exclusively for embarkation and disembarkation situations. The limited supply of wheelchairs onboard are available for emergency rental arrangements and are provided on a first come, first served basis.

If you require an NCL wheelchair rental, you can rent one with Scootaround. Scootaround is the exclusive wheelchair rental provider for Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Sea Cruises, and Oceania Cruises, and has unique access to deliver your rental equipment onboard their ships.

Can you rent a wheelchair for Royal Caribbean?

Yes, you can pre-arrange a Royal Caribbean wheelchair rental through Scootaround. We serve all Royal Caribbean ports within North America and can provide a manual or electric wheelchair rental to keep you mobile while on the cruise.

Can you rent a wheelchair for a Disney Cruise?

Yes, Scootaround can provide you with a Disney Cruise wheelchair rental. We serve all Disney Cruise departure ports within North America and can provide a wheelchair rental to keep you mobile while you cruise.

Does Carnival Cruise rent wheelchairs?

Carnival Cruise Line is partnered with Scootaround to provide wheelchair rentals for their passengers. Call Scootaround toll-free at 1-888-441-7575 or go online to book a Carnival wheelchair rental, scooter rental, or powerchair rental. We’ll be happy to assist!

Which cruise line is best for handicapped?

While cruise accessibility can vary from ship to ship, the following cruise lines have made efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations:

  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
  • Windstar Cruises
  • American Cruise Lines
  • P&O Cruises
  • Costa Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Pearl Seas Cruises
  • Viking Cruises
  • Fathom Impact Travel
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruises

Are Carnival Cruises handicap accessible?

Carnival Cruise ships have three types of staterooms on their handicap accessible cruises: fully accessible cabins for guests with limited or no mobility and who regularly use a wheelchair; modified cabins for guests with limited mobility who use a wheelchair when traveling longer distances; and standard cabins.

Most Carnival ships have 20 or more wheelchair accessible staterooms. These staterooms are designed specifically for guests who need to use a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility devices, providing more turning room and clear floor spaces. Accessible bathrooms with grab bars and shower seats are also available.

Can I purchase a wheelchair for my cruise instead?

Yes. If your mobility needs extend beyond your travels, it may be wise to invest in a wheelchair for everyday use. Scootaround sells wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs in our online store. Browse online or give us a call at 1-844-664-7467 if you have any questions.

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