Love to Cruise? Tips on Choosing a Travel Scooter for Cruises

With so many options out there, it can be hard to choose the best travel scooter for your cruise. Fortunately, many travel scooters are designed with cruises in mind, and by following these guidelines, you can get the most out of both your travel scooter and your vacation.

On some major cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Lines, standard stateroom doors can be as narrow as 22 inches. This means that width is an important consideration when choosing your travel scooter. While the width of a scooter is often dependent on the rear wheels, some scooters, including SmartScoot™, give you the flexibility to shorten the distance between the rear wheels enough to fit into even small stateroom doors while later expanding to a more stable width.  

Folding scooters offer you additional freedom in your travels. Crew members are often unauthorized to carry assistive devices, which can include travel scooters. As a result, you may have to embark on port excursions without that mobility aid. A folding travel scooter that you can carry across the gangplank yourself, like SmartScoot™, ensures that you can use your travel scooter whenever you want, wherever you want.

Some travel scooters are easier to control than others, and that distinction becomes especially important on a cruise, where you navigate a ship and a number of ports. A tight turning radius is a useful feature for navigating the hallways of a cruise ship, front-wheel drive provides stability on inclines, and varied speed settings both allow you to safely make the most out of every excursion. SmartScoot™ boasts each of these features, making it a versatile option for cruise-goers.

Finally, it’s important to be able to enjoy your cruise no matter how far away from home you set sail. That’s why some travel scooters are now FAA approved for airline travel and even come with a power scooter battery compliance certificate to show desk agents, like SmartScoot™. In many cases, you can ride your travel scooter up until gate-check.

Mobility difficulties don’t need to end your enjoyment of travel, and mobility aids don’t need to be a hassle. By choosing the right travel scooter, you can maximize your comfort on your flight to your departure point, on board your cruise ship, and exploring port destinations.

SmartScoot™ is a scooter designed by travelers for travelers. To learn more, visit our travel page, or check out this customer’s travel blog, which documents his adventures on his SmartScoot™.