While cruising is often promoted as a holiday option which is well suited for travellers with reduced mobility, it appears that this isn’t always the case. A recent story in the Liverpool Echo describes how passenger Ann Fisher was refused a booking on the Fred Olsen vessel Boudicca, as company policy dictated that all passengers must be able to make their way up the gangway steps with minimal assistance.

Fred Olsen gave a full statement explaining the safety considerations behind their policy and highlighted the lack of an air bridge at the Port of Liverpool – something quite surprising given the number of cruise ships now offering departures from Liverpool.

Here’s the full story: Disabled woman told she cannot book holiday on cruise liner because she is a wheelchair user