04th August 2009
Cruising 'more accessible to disabled individuals'
Taking a cruise is becoming easier for disabled individuals due to improvements within the industry, it has been claimed.
Brian Seaman, head of consultancy at Tourism For All, said that there have been dramatic improvements in staff training and attitudes over recent years, as well as improvements with accessibility onboard the liners.
He commented: "With every new vessel they become more accessible ... There are better facilities on board and with that goes the training of the staff to make sure that they meet the needs of all the guests."
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According to data compiled by the Department for Transport, in 2008 there were 22.8 million international cruise passengers to and from the UK. The most popularity port being Dover, which saw 13.8 million journeys over the course of the year.
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Written by Mary Watts.
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