Posted September 10th, 2013, 05:07 PM
My problems aren't walking per se. My problem is with long distances. For instance I can get my mail at the end of the driveway and can go thru the grocery store if I lean on the cart. But I could not get thru the grocery store without a cart. I can't walk thru the airport. I'll be able to walk anywhere on the ship as long as I can sit awhile and let my back relax. I have lower back problems ( I know--who doesn't these days?) I also can not just stand in line. I need to sit or lean on something. Last time in Grand Turk I was miserable getting from the ship to the island. I was in tears from pain by the time I got to sit down.
I'll have no problem getting off the ship or onto a small boat etc. I can walk that part with no problems. I am going to call Carnival and see what they say.
I'm thinking I'll be fine. I am a bit skeptical about leaving it somewhere and have someone steal it. That happened to someone once on our cruise once. So I bought a bike cable and will lock it to a chaise lounge in Grand Turk while we are in the pool. That should stop any would be thiefs. I could also lock it to a pole if necessary. Geez what we have to do these days.
We will be taking a folding transport chair for my DH on our upcoming cruise for the very same reasons you stated. Like you, he is able to go get the mail, grocery shop with the aid of a cart..etc etc.. He just cannot walk long distances w/o much pain. We have just made this decision this morning so I am looking for any info on excursions also... I have booked only excursions that require little or no walking. He will only need the chair to get off the ship and to the vehicle we will be using. We are sailing Princess out of FLL... anyone had experience at the port with wheelchair help? Thanks
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