The Best Portable Mobility Scooters for Cruise Ship Travel from Suncoast Mobility

The Best Portable Mobility Scooters for Cruise Ship Travel

Suppose you love cruises like the millions of other Americans but tend to have difficulty walking back and forth on the massive ship. In that case, you may want to consider investing in a cruise ship-approved folding mobility scooter. By investing in a portable mobility scooter you will reap the benefits of additional freedom during your trip. Your best mobility scooter options for a cruise are easy to transport and store while on the ship. We suggest considering a folding scooter or a scooter that disassembles. Some of these scooters will include options such as a tight turning radius, adjustable tillers, and folding capabilities. Many of these mobility scooters are great for all-day use and day trips during your travel.

This article will highlight some of our favorite portable mobility scooters for cruise ship travel. We will also cover the key features you’ll need to research when choosing the correct mobility scooter for your specific needs.

Consider these Cruise Scooter Features

These features should be considered while choosing a portable mobility scooter to take with you on your next cruise. We took into consideration many of the unique challenges you may encounter on the cruise ships, including on land excursions and tight spaces.

Compact Design

How compact your scooter will matter while attempting to navigate tight corners while on the cruise ship. With narrow hallways, elevators, and staterooms, a maneuverable travel mobility scooter is important to make the most of your vacation. Consider the wheelbase, overall width, and turning radius. All of these will be key for you to to easily navigate the ship.

Disassembles or Folding

While cruising it’s a positive if your mobility scooter can fold or disassemble. These functionalities will allow fore proper storage in your stateroom without congesting the already compact room. If your room has a narrow doorframe being able to fold or disassemble your mobility scooter can make it easier to bring it into your stateroom.

Overall Performance

Though size and portability are extremely important while searching for a mobility scooter for your next cruise. However, that doesn’t mean you have to skip some of these other amazing features. Search for a mobility scooter with total drive range of at least 10 miles on a single charge. This should allow you to use the scooter all day without needing to recharge your battery. A decent top speed, ground clearance, and sturdy wheels are important if you plan to book land excursions.

Our Favorite Mobility Scooters for Cruising

Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn

Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn in Blue

The Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn is a manual folding mobility scooter  that includes features that almost no other portable scooter offers. Its specific folding mechanism is designed for cruise ships since they have very limited storage space. This portable mobility scooter folds flat to only 12". This means it can be stored under the bed or upright in the closet on the cruise ship. No to mention the Buzzaround CarryOn weighs only 47.5 lbs. without the battery and seat.


Fold Function Yes - Manual
Disassembles No
Weight of Unit  47.5 lbs (with seat and battery removed)
Turning Radius 48.75"
Max Weight Capacity 300 lbs.
Price $2,019.00


EV Rider Transport AF+

EV Rider Transport AF+ Automatic Folding Scooter in Red, Folded

The EV Rider AF Plus automatic folding mobility scooter weighs just 49 lbs. total which makes it perfect for you next cruise adventure. The extremely tight 31" turning radius will offer amazing maneuverability in narrow spaces like cruise ship hallways and elevators. The EV Rider Transport AF+ automatic folding mobility scooter folds and unfolds with the push of a button on your key fob. This mobility scooter is not only approved for cruise ship travel, but it is also approved airline travel. This means if you have to fly to your next cruise you are set.


Fold Function Yes - Automatic
Disassembles No
Weight of Unit 49 lbs. total
Turning Radius 31"
Weight Capacity 250 lbs.
Price $2,250.00


Enhance Mobillity Transformer 2

Enhance Mobility Transformer 2 Automatic Folding Mobility Scooter in Black

The Enhance Mobility Transformer 2 automatic folding mobility scooter is an ultra-portable scooter, but can still tackle different terrains due to the 3.25" ground clearance. This makes it a perfect candidate for excursions off the ship. Another feature that will come in handy during your excursion is the 13.5 mile drive range on a single charge. The Transformer 2 is also airline approved. This means if you have to fly to your cruise this portable scooter is ready to accompany you.


Fold Function Yes - Automatic
Disassembles No
Weight of Unit 55 lbs. (without battery)
Turning Radius 55"
Weight Capacity 300 lbs
Price $2,775.00


Golden Technologies Buzzaround Extreme 3-Wheel

Golden Technologies Buzzaround Extreme 3-Wheel Disassembling Mobility Scooter

The Golden Technologies Buzzaround Extreme 3-wheel is a disassembling mobility scooter that wirelessly breaks down into 5 simple pieces with the heaviest piece being only 46 lbs. This makes it a great option for your next cruise. Its suspension, drive range of 18 miles, and 4" ground clearance make it perfect for your excursions off the ship. The 42" turning radius may not be the smallest on the market, but all of the other features make up for the slightly larger turning radius.


Fold Function No
Disassembles Yes - 5 Pieces
Turning Radius 42"
Heaviest Piece 46 lbs.
Weight Capacity 330 lbs
Price $1,832.00



Every mobility scooter mentioned above meets the criteria for a perfect cruise mobility scooter. At Suncoast Mobility our mobility experts are determined to assist you with selecting the right scooter for your specific needs and lifestyle. If you are looking for a portable scooter that folds and can manage tight hallways and elevators we suggest the EV Rider Transport AF+.  However, if you are looking for a travel scooter with a high weight capacity and can traverse multiple terrains during your shore excursions, the Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn may be your best option.

All of these mobility scooters either disassemble or fold so we always recommend choosing a ADA accessible stateroom for your trip. These staterooms usually have a wider doorway and slightly more floorspace. We suggest contacting the cruise line to inquire what options they have available during your trip.

If you'd like assistance selecting the perfect cruise ship capable mobility scooters or if you'd simply like a little extra help, please contact out team at 727-537-6275. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect portable cruise ship mobility  scooter for your specific lifestyle.

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