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Old March 11th, 2012, 01:30 PM
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So, you are on Enchantment next month? You must be getting so excited! Will you be posting comments and pictures when you get back? Please do! Would love to see them and hear about all the ship has to offer!

Have a wonderful time!


Karen
Yes am every excited as it will be my first time on the Enchantment. Unfortunatley I'm the only person on earth who does not own a camera nor wishes to own a camera. So there will be no posting of pictures.

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Old March 11th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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I am going to bookmark this thread and read it to my mom when she gets here on Tuesday. We sail out on the Oasis on Saturday (I live in Fort Lauderdale). Anyway, everything you'all have said about how you feel she has said at some point. Sure my mommie is heavy...and so am I. But she is the best mom in the world with a sweet soul. I wish she didn't worry so much about how she looked.

I've been on quite a few cruises and the thing I've learned is that no one is thinking about me as much as I think they are :-) As a matter of fact if I maintain a joyful attitude people tend to like who I am over how I look. (I also don't wear a bikini at the pool, haha). My mom is in a scooter because he has mobility issues, she also has stage 4 bone cancer. She's so worried people will judge her for being "fat". This is what I told her:

Those people who matter --won't care
Those people who care ---don't matter
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Old March 12th, 2012, 12:50 AM
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WL56,

So glad you responded! It's nice to connect with kindred spirits! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's cancer. Please tell your mom not to be self conscious. As I'm sure you know, once you get on the ship there is so much going on and so much to see and do, she'll forget her fears (or at least put them aside). She is lucky to have you there to encourage her!

Have a wonderful time, and please let us know how it goes!

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Old March 12th, 2012, 10:08 AM
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My mom is in a scooter because he has mobility issues, she also has stage 4 bone cancer. She's so worried people will judge her for being "fat". This is what I told her:

Those people who matter --won't care
Those people who care ---don't matter
Your advice to your mother is so true !

She is so lucky to have such a supporting person in her life. Tell her not not to worry about what others think . Rather just focus on having fun and enjoying herself !!!!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 12:18 PM
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I am so loving everyone who has posted on this thread! Why can't you all be on my cruise with me?

I found out yesterday that I can't even swim with the dolphins because there is a weight limit. That's the one thing I was thinking about doing, since I obviously won't be doing any ziplines. I don't have any snorkel gear, and can't afford any dive clothing. I'll mention snorkeling to my husband and see if it's something he wants to do. Thanks for the tip on the extra sunscreen, I would never have thought of doing the backs of my legs!

As far as the flying goes, it's the fact that I'll be sitting next to a stranger that really has me worried. I pray that it is either a small child or an empty seat.

Thank you to everyone for your positivity and encouragement! It's really helping a lot!

You may not be able to "swim" with the dolphins - but can't you have an dolphin encounter - where you are in the water with them and can touch them?

As far as airline travel goes - please don't buy an seltbelt extension - all airlines have them all you have to do is ask for one. Further more I think you will have no problem fitting in the seat - I am 300lb and fit just fine - maybe just a little snug - just rise the arm rest between chairs for some extra space.

Please just have fun - people with talk that just what people do - don't let it affect your cruise in any way I know I won't let it affect mine.
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Karen I love love love your review!! And not wearing make-up is wonderful isn't it? Not worrying about anything or how you look makes for a great time and I bet you made new friends onboard. I'm so happy that you had a wonderful trip! Gonna go again? Like you, I wish there were a BBW cruise, that would rock my world!!

Peaches
They have em!!! take a look in a search engine. They don't usually charter the whole ship, but still makes for a comfy environment.
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Hi Everyone-
I have only been on 2 cruises back when I was 35 and 40-haven't been on one since 1999. I am a "fluffy"-5'4, 270ish and am in a wheelchair. I have been dying to do a Disney cruise, as I am a Disneyaholic. I never seem to see posts about Disney cruises among us Fluffier passengers. Does anyone know how accessible they are for those of us bigger passengers and/or those of us in a wheelchair? I am trying to figure a way to go on the Disney Fantasy or Disney Dream. Thanks so much!

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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Hi Everyone-
I have only been on 2 cruises back when I was 35 and 40-haven't been on one since 1999. I am a "fluffy"-5'4, 270ish and am in a wheelchair. I have been dying to do a Disney cruise, as I am a Disneyaholic. I never seem to see posts about Disney cruises among us Fluffier passengers. Does anyone know how accessible they are for those of us bigger passengers and/or those of us in a wheelchair? I am trying to figure a way to go on the Disney Fantasy or Disney Dream. Thanks so much!

Jill


I see from the number of posts that you've made to date that you're fairly new to CC so WELCOME !

Disney Cruises are very accessible so you should have no problem. Here's some links to Disney's website that specifically addresses "Guests with Disabilities". http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/me...agicWonder.pdf
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/sh...-disabilities/
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/me...sInfoDream.pdf

The only issue of concern is that HC cabins book well in advance of a year or longer as there a so few in relation to the number of standard cabins on a ship. So it's going to be hard to get an HC cabin if you're attempting to do a last minute booking.

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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:10 AM
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I see from the number of posts that you've made to date that you're fairly new to CC so WELCOME !

Disney Cruises are very accessible so you should have no problem. Here's some links to Disney's website that specifically addresses "Guests with Disabilities". http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/me...agicWonder.pdf
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/sh...-disabilities/
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/me...sInfoDream.pdf

The only issue of concern is that HC cabins book well in advance of a year or longer as there a so few in relation to the number of standard cabins on a ship. So it's going to be hard to get an HC cabin if you're attempting to do a last minute booking.
Thank you-I will look into those links. I just wonder if there are any/many folks on this thread (or other BBW threads) that have gone on Disney Cruises and if they had any issues.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I am not a BBW but I am in a wheelchair and hace cruised Disney 5 times.

Disney cruises are very accessible! Try and get the corner accessible aft balcony, it is one of the best accessible cabins I've ever had! It is on the Dream. Try and get the accessible cabana on Castaway Cay, a splurge but special!

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I am not a BBW but I am in a wheelchair and hace cruised Disney 5 times.

Disney cruises are very accessible! Try and get the corner accessible aft balcony, it is one of the best accessible cabins I've ever had! It is on the Dream. Try and get the accessible cabana on Castaway Cay, a splurge but special!

Sherry
Thank you Sherry. I so want to go on a Disney Cruise. I would LOVE to experience an accessible cabana on Castaway Cay! How was that?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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The cabana was very nice and very accessible!

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Old November 27th, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Must read article for any "fluffy" person.

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/obese-flier-turned-away-airlines-dies-overseas-1C7277987
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