We booked a Mediterranean cruise two years ago, pre the PSP diagnosis. Ever since, and right up to the moment of departure I was ready to cancel it many many times. However, I knew it was now or never, so I put thoughts of foreign emergency rooms out of my mind, and off we went. J had been falling twice a day before we left and tiring easily.
After a fantastic two weeks we got back last night! No major incidents and only 2 public falls. One in Santorini when he took out a fellow traveler at the same time! Luckily neither were hurt.
The walker lasted two days on ancient cobblestoned streets before being handed in to the ship's carpenter for repairs. After that he managed with a cane - even in Venice - with me hanging on to and steering him with the gait belt.
He will probably now spend 3 weeks in bed recovering, but it was worth every moment. We did all the included tours every day, returned to the ship for an afternoon nap, ate like royalty and attended all the evening shows.
He rose to the occasion and surprised even himself. I always carried many sizes of band aids and they were used often, but if you are on the fence about doing something like this - I say go for it!!
For yourself as much as your loved one.