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Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel March 15th, 2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By DesrtDrmr
We went through this at a very popular hotel in...

We went through this at a very popular hotel in Fort Lauderdale. I finally emailed the home office of the corporation that owned the hotel and they contacted the manager who then called me...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel March 2nd, 2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,450
Posted By DesrtDrmr
One other suggestion for anyone contemplating...

One other suggestion for anyone contemplating renting a scooter for someone that has not used one before, is to try out the ones at the grocery or big box store. First, they will get used to the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 4th, 2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,538
Posted By DesrtDrmr
I don't think stewards are prohibited from using...

I don't think stewards are prohibited from using the cabin keys more than once a cleaning period. Sometimes the linens aren't all ready yet and they have to come back, and sometimes they let...
Forum: Florida Departures November 23rd, 2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By DesrtDrmr
It sounds as if Mary Jane had a good experience...

It sounds as if Mary Jane had a good experience at this hotel.
We booked a room here almost a year out and I called a week before our arrival date to confirm everything.
We flew into FLL, arriving...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel August 3rd, 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By DesrtDrmr
I take my folding cane on board with me and fold...

I take my folding cane on board with me and fold it up and put it in the seat pocket in front of me.......that way I can use it if I have to go to the rest room and when I get off the plane. If you...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel June 30th, 2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By DesrtDrmr
No problems..scootering and airplane travel for...

No problems..scootering and airplane travel for years. Just returned from TPA-LAX-TPA trip. I could stand and walk through detector with aid of tsa cane once, other times, even with tsa pre check I...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel June 10th, 2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,363
Posted By DesrtDrmr
One more thing, in a crowd,until you get used to...

One more thing, in a crowd,until you get used to your scooter, set your speed to Turtle.....that helps!
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel June 10th, 2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,363
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Good tips! smile, back in, and go whichever way...

Good tips! smile, back in, and go whichever way the elevator is going. When folks start moving their feet, I usually say something like " oh, you must have seen me drive before!" Which usually gets...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel April 16th, 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 37,911
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Thumbs up I use a scooter and like a previous poster, we...

I use a scooter and like a previous poster, we just get into an elevator going the opposite direction from most. If it's dinner, we go up in an empty elevator, and come down in a full...
Forum: Alaska March 12th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By DesrtDrmr
We have been in May, had the lowest prices and we...

We have been in May, had the lowest prices and we had great weather. We have also been in September, had great weather in Ketchikan and rain for most of the rest. Also lower prices than midsummer...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel March 6th, 2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By DesrtDrmr
We have taken my scooter on about 15 trips by...

We have taken my scooter on about 15 trips by airplane and have not had any problems. We have flown American, Southwest, United, and USAir. Everyone has been very nice to us, and other than being a...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 5th, 2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By DesrtDrmr
We hired a limo at the airport for four of us,...

We hired a limo at the airport for four of us, would have done a town car for two. Our driver was congenial, and we worked out a deal where he picked us up in the morning, took us to port to drop...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel January 28th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,077
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Splinter, I am so sorry to hear that your mother...

Splinter, I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. Prayers to you and your family. You have been so inspirational in your devotion to making sure your Mom was able to cruise. I thought I...
Forum: West Coast Departures January 23rd, 2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By DesrtDrmr
We parked a Suburban there. I suggest calling...

We parked a Suburban there. I suggest calling garage and checking in case anything has changed.
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel January 14th, 2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By DesrtDrmr
I also have mobility problems and cannot...

I also have mobility problems and cannot negotiate ladders or steep steps into pools. The Island Princess has shallow, wide steps with a handrail which I was able to use. I think the twin ship, the...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel January 9th, 2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,236
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Another suggestion, I bought a FOLDING cane for...

Another suggestion, I bought a FOLDING cane for traveling, and I can fold it and put it in the seat back in fromt of me. That way I do not have to depend on anyone to get itdown for me if I have to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 25th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,912
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Do ask your physician about using ginger if you...

Do ask your physician about using ginger if you take blood thinners. They dont get along.
Forum: Holland America Line October 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 668,361
Posted By DesrtDrmr
February, 1994-Niew Amsterdam-Western Caribbean.

February, 1994-Niew Amsterdam-Western Caribbean.
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel October 19th, 2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By DesrtDrmr
When we sail from San Pedro, DH drops me and the...

When we sail from San Pedro, DH drops me and the luggage off.....getting a porters attention to get our bags right from next to the car. We get there early so he can wait with me for the porter. He...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 14th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,745
Posted By DesrtDrmr
I bring a disposable battery operated brush. Have...

I bring a disposable battery operated brush. Have a head cover for it, and just keep it in my cosmetic kit. DH keeps his in his Dopp Kit. I truly don't want to have anything left on the counter in...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel September 28th, 2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,290
Posted By DesrtDrmr
On our Princess cruise to Hawaii I had taken my...

On our Princess cruise to Hawaii I had taken my scooter and my wheelchair. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to tender into Maui. The sea was a bit rough, and I would not have been allowed to tender...
Forum: Holland America Line September 27th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,976
Posted By DesrtDrmr
We are also Princess Cruisers, but started out...

We are also Princess Cruisers, but started out some 17 years ago as HAL cruisers. We loved our first two cruises on the previous Niew Amsterdam, and the then new Veendam. Due to itinerary...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel September 18th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,330
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Oops, just noticed that this was posted a while...

Oops, just noticed that this was posted a while ago. Hope OP had a great time!!
When we cruised to Hawaii, I had a scooter that came apart. We never were sure about buses, etc, so we rented a car...
Forum: Disabled Cruise Travel September 7th, 2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By DesrtDrmr
I have found it very difficult to count on...

I have found it very difficult to count on finding accessible restrooms. Once I had to use a closed restroom, with the restaurant owner yelling at me, but I was desparate. I have found rest rooms...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line September 3rd, 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 60,075
Posted By DesrtDrmr
Wonderful pictures, everyone..........thanks. ...

Wonderful pictures, everyone..........thanks. This was taken while wandering around the Sapphire Princess one morning. I got a real kick out of the "pool reader"!
(I don't know how to post a BIG...
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