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First a little background...I work for a school system that has a fall break in September. My parents want to go with my dh and I on a 4 night cruise. My dad is 76 fairly good health, type 2 diabetes, but gets around great! My mom is 87 and has congestive heart failure and a bad knee. She is doing good now, no oxygen or anything, but usually in wheelchair or walking with a cane due to her knee and gets winded easily.
We are looking at Carnival Sensation to Nassau and Freeport or RCI Monarch to Nassau and CocoCay. Can you give me pros and cons to each cruise? We went on the Monarch last year so I've been to Nassau either way. How about Freeport vs a beach day on Cococay? I guess we would need a "beach" wheelchair and one of us to help her get her bbq lunch on the island, but is there much to do for her at Freeport? All suggestions and comments are welcome! Thanks!
Freedom of the Seas 9/15/2013
Norwegian Dawn 2/17/2013
Monarch of the Seas 9/17/2012
Monarch of the Seas 9/19/2011
Monarch of the Seas 9/20/2010
__________________ We've been on Carnival: 27 voyages; 184 days Celebrity: 3 voyages; 24 days Holland: 11 voyages 152 days Norwegian: 2 voyages; 16 days Princess: 16 voyages; 154 days Royal Carib: 5 voyages; 35 days Vantage: River 2 voyage 39 days
GRAND TOTAL: 66 Cruises 604 days
NOT YET SAILED Holland Ryndam 11/14 -21 days Holland Ryndam 1/15 -14 days Holland Maasdam 3/15 - 14 days Holland Rotterdam 4/15 - 18 days Holland Veendam 6/15 - 14 days Vantage River Cruise 8/15 - 21 days Princess Emerald 8/15 -14 days Holland Eurodam 9 /15 -17 days Celeberity Xpedition 11/15 - 10 days
Holland Prinsendam 11/15 - 25 days Holland Volendam 2/16 -28 days
Holland Volendam 3/16 - 30 days
Holland Volendam 3/16 - 35 days
My vote is also holland america (Hal). They will be very comfortable on this line and will enjoy their cruise. The rc and carnival lines like to cater to the "party hard" crowd, especially on 3 or 4 day cruises.