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Could I get some help with confirming what I heard from C&A. I am traveling with my son - we are both Diamond. My mother is also traveling with us under a separate reservation. She will have pier assist in her reservation. She is not Diamond and will use a walker on the cruise. RCL will provide a wheelchair to the ship. Specific to WHEN we can BOARD, C&A told me we would be eligible for boarding before any of the status tiers. Does that sound right? Thanks.

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Yes , we are d+ and seen wheelchair go straight to the front and with their group 😌

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Depends how many people need/have requested wheelchairs. They only have so many available to use.  Wheelchair people are usually located together and have to wait until a passenger is wheeled on board, taken to where they requested, e.g. Windjammer, and then “pusher” returns to the area for the next person.  

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We are D+ and last cruise I needed a wheelchair for boarding.  I boarded the ship with other D+ passengers, not ahead of others.  I don't know if it is port dependent as our cruise was on Allure from Ft Lauderdale.

 

 

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Wheelchair boarding is FCFS and separate from normal boarding since they have to use the elevator.  You can be waiting quite a long time if there are many others ahead of you since only a couple can be boarded at a time .

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