The spread of international budget chain hotels may seem lacking in charm to many travellers but to disabled clients they are a godsend. One example is Ibis hotels who offer a wheelchair accessible bathroom, being a giant hollow cube in pressed composite with all facilities included. All U.S. hotels are now required to offer wheelchair-accessible rooms, where doors are wider to the room and bathroom, and grips are provided for tubs and toilets. Be sure to request these special rooms well in advance of your stay and it’s worth asking if they also provide shower chairs. The newer and larger cruise ships, welcome and accommodate guests with special needs, by offering wheelchair-friendly staterooms, public areas and swimming pools, as well as providing shore excursions geared toward those disabled guests.