We are taking a cruise out of Venice on the Splendour of the Seas June 2006 with our d2 daughters. One of daughters coming along wants/needs to use a power wheelchair while on the ship. We will use a manual chair to push her when in Venice the day before the cruise departs. She is able to walk up approximately 10 steps and walk short distances before fatiguing, but she's not able to push herself in a manual wheelchair.
I've gotten a price of 200 Euros for a private water taxi to the Palazzo Bembo from the Marco Polo airport to transport the 4 of us and the powerchair.I can't afford to pay 200 Euros. We will be carrying 2 large suitcases and 2 small suitcases , a manual wheelchair and power wheelchair. Is there a more cost efficient and time efficient means of getting to the hotel and then to the port the next day? I'd even consider renting a powerchair to use on the ship but, I don't know what company I can rent it from. Our daughter is a teenager and doesn't want us pushing her wheelchair for her on the ship for 7 days. Our daughter would rather stay home but, that is not an alternative. Any suggestions are appreciated.