Booking a cruise ship is one of the most affordable ways for a vacation. When my family was on a cruise that went around the Bahama Islands, I was shocked at how large these vessels are. If you have any problem at all walking, a cruise ship might be difficult for you.
This is why it is so important to be able to bring or rent any kind of walking aids on your cruise. Rollators are allowed on cruise ships. You can bring your own rollator or rent one. The fold up rollators make it easy to store in small cruise ship cabins.
Rollator Options For Popular Cruise Lines
- Carnival Cruise Line – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Celebrity Cruises – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Cunard Line – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Disney Cruise Line – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Norwegian Cruise Line – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Princess Cruises – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Royal Caribbean Cruises – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
- Viking – yes you can bring your rollator – yes you can rent a rollator
There is a company that rents out rollators to all the major Cruise Lines. You can rent a rollator from Scootaround.
Rollators have become increasingly more innovative, safe, comfortable, and convenient for anyone who needs help with mobility. Rollators with seats have become especially popular as a multi-purpose option for stability and assistance.
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What is a good rollator to buy instead of renting on a cruise ship?
NOVA Vibe 6 Rollator Walker
The Nova Vibe 6 Rollator offers durable and versatile wheels that can take on just about any surface. Their 6-inch rubber wheels around 1-inch wide and provide a smooth ride whether you are using the rollator indoors or outdoors.
The seat is 2 inches thick and padded for comfort. The seat is made for comfort but also longevity. The seat is easy to clean and durable, so it should last just if the walker and remain comfortable. The seat is 12.5 inches deep by 13.5 inches wide.
It comes with a convenient pouch that is nestled directly under the seat, which is a nice perk. That way the bag doesn’t take up any space elsewhere or become cumbersome. Another benefit to the hidden pouch is safety and security. You can keep your items safe and out of sight as you use the rollator.
A major benefit to this rollator is NOVA’s feather touch hand brakes. They are a patented perk designed by NOVA to make for easy braking and comfort. So, if you have arthritis or trouble gripping things, these brakes will make it nice and easy.
You can also easily lock the rollators for parking with a simple push down on the lock lever. This rollator was designed with not only the mobility aspect in mind but also ease of use.
This Drive Medical rollator folds up nice for stowing away. Click the Amazon link below to see the most updadated price.
I have a great article with videos going through the 8 best rollators with seats. You can see it here.
Can I use a Rollator as wheelchair?
A rollator cannot be used as a wheelchair because its construction is not as secure. The rollator seat is designed for resting but not for being pushed or for significant weight-bearing while moving. This could result in safety risks as they are not designed for full transport.
I wrote another article on using rollators as wheelchairs. You can read it here.
For safty reason use the recommended equipment as it is supposed to be used for. Especially on cruise ships when there can be motion and balance problems.