The Best Mobility Scooters for Cruise

If you’re one of the millions of people who go on a cruise each year, you may be looking to invest in a mobility scooter that can provide you with additional freedom while on the ship. The best mobility scooters for cruise have a few key things in common – they either fold or disassemble for easy storage, they are highly maneuverable in tight spaces, and they feature high-performance designs that are great for all-day use.

Below, we highlight some of the best mobility scooters for cruise ship travel, along with outlining the key features you’ll need to consider when choosing the perfect scooter for your needs.

Contents:

  1. Important Cruise Scooter Features
  2. Top Mobility Scooters for Cruising
    1. Buzzaround Carry-On
    2. WHILL Model F
    3. Pride Go-Go Sport 3-Wheel
    4. Pride Revo 3-Wheel
  3. Rent a Mobility Scooter for Your Cruise
  4. Summary

Best Mobility Scooters for Cruise


Important Cruise Scooter Features

Below is a list of features that we consider the most important when choosing a mobility scooter to take with you on your cruise. We take into account many of the unique challenges presented by cruise ships, including potential shore excursions and narrow spaces.

Compact

The more compact your scooter is, the easier it will be for you to navigate tight corners while on your cruise. Cruise ships are filled with hallways, elevators, and staterooms, so a highly maneuverable mobility scooter is key to making the most of your vacation. Look for scooters that have a short wheelbase, narrow width, and tight turning radius – all of these will be essential to easily traversing the ship.

Foldable or Disassembles

When going on a cruise, it’s a huge plus if you have a mobility scooter that either folds or disassembles. This will allow you to store the device in your stateroom without taking up too much floor space. Additionally, if your stateroom has a particularly narrow doorframe, folding or disassembling the scooter can make it easier to bring it into your room.

Performance

While size and portability are the most important features when looking for a scooter for cruising, that doesn’t mean you need to settle for a device with sub-par performance. Look for a mobility scooter with a drive range of 10 or more miles per charge. This ensures that you will be able to use it all day without needing to charge the battery. A good top speed and durable wheels are also important if you plan to take the scooter on any shore excursions.

Top Mobility Scooters for Cruising

Buzzaround Carry On

Golden Buzzaround Carry-On Cruise Scooter

The Buzzaround Carry-On is a foldable scooter from Golden Technologies that excels in many of the areas mentioned above. Its folding design is specifically built for places like cruise ships that have limited storage space. The scooter folds flat to a height of only 12 inches and can be easily stored under the bed or upright in the closet. Additionally, the Buzzaround Carry-On weighs just 47.5 lbs with the seat and battery removed.

FoldsYes
DisassemblesNo
Turning Radius48.75"
Weight of Unit47.5 lbs (with seat and battery removed)
Weight Capacity300 lbs
Price$1,999.00



WHILL Model F

WHILL Model F Cruise Power Chair

While not technically a mobility scooter, the WHILL Model F Power Chair has so many great features for cruising that we couldn’t leave it off the list.

Lightweight? Check. Foldable? Check. Maneuverable? Check. This intelligent motorized wheelchair from the award-winning team at WHILL shines across the board in cruise ship environments. Its tight 30.7-inch turning radius is the lowest on this list and allows you to turn on a dime in cramped hallways and elevators, while its foldable design makes it easy to collapse the chair for storage in your stateroom. The WHILL Model F folding powerchair also sports a sleek and stylish design that helps it stand out from bulkier mobility devices on the market.

FoldsYes
DisassemblesNo
Turning Radius30.7"
Weight of Unit52.9 lbs (with battery removed)
Weight Capacity250 lbs
Price$2,799.00



Pride Go Go Sport 3-Wheel

Pride Go-Go Sport Cruise Scooter

The Pride Go-Go Sport is Scootaround’s most popular scooter for cruise ship rentals – and it’s easy to see why. This mobility scooter is durable, sturdy, compact, and quickly disassembles for storage. For cruises, we recommend the Go-Go Sport 3-Wheel model, which has a significantly tighter turning radius than its 4-Wheel counterpart, allowing you to explore the ship with greater freedom. The Go-Go Sport is also the least expensive scooter on this list, making it a great option for budget-conscious buyers.

FoldsNo
DisassemblesYes
Turning Radius36"
Weight of Unit122.5 lbs (heaviest piece 35 lbs when disassembled)
Weight Capacity325 lbs
Price$1,424.00



Pride Revo 3-Wheel

Pride Revo 2.0 3-Wheel Cruise Scooter

For users who need a portable mobility scooter that provides a little extra support, the Prive Revo 2.0 is an excellent option. While it may be the largest and heaviest scooter on this list, it makes up for it with its increased 375-pound weight capacity and rugged design. This makes it the best choice for people who plan to take their scooter on plenty of shore excursions through cobblestone streets and other difficult terrain.

Despite its larger size, the Pride Revo is still able to disassemble for storage within your stateroom. Like with the Go-Go Sport, we recommend the 3-Wheel Pride Revo model for its enhanced maneuverability and smaller turning radius.

FoldsNo
DisassemblesYes
Turning Radius40"
Weight of Unit170 lbs (heaviest piece 48 lbs when disassembled)
Weight Capacity375 lbs
Price$1,874.00


Rent a Mobility Scooter for Your Cruise

While the mobility devices listed above will make your cruise experience much easier, there are times when it makes more sense to leave your scooter at home and get a rental unit delivered to your stateroom or cruise terminal instead. This is especially true if you are flying to your cruise destination and don’t want your mobility scooter to get damaged on the plane.

Fortunately, Scootaround also provides rental mobility devices at cruise ports across the US, Canada, and Europe. In addition to scooters, we also rent manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, oxygen, medical equipment, and more. The devices are delivered either directly to your stateroom on the cruise ship or are available for pickup in the terminal prior to boarding.

Summary

Each of the models mentioned above meet all the criteria for an ideal cruise mobility scooter, so determining which one is best for you will come down to your specific needs and preferences. If you want a mobility device that folds and can easily navigate the tight hallways and elevators on a cruise ship, we’d recommend the WHILL Model F. However, if you need a device with a higher weight capacity that will perform well during shore excursions, the Pride Revo 2.0 3-Wheel may be a better choice.

While all these mobility scooters either fold or disassemble, we always recommend choosing a wheelchair accessible stateroom whenever possible, as these typically have a wider doorway and provide more floorspace. Contact your preferred cruise line or view their website online to see what options they have available.

If you have additional questions about any of the mobility scooters mentioned above, or if you just need a little extra guidance on the what scooter might be best for you, please reach out to our team at 1-844-664-7467. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect cruise scooter for your needs!

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