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Lauraally

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  • Location
    Florida Panhandle
  • Interests
    Cruising, reading, gardening
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Western Carrib.
  1. Thank you for replying! I have reached out to Princess with the Access form and our request. It will just be my mom and dad traveling, by themselves - with their luggage and his walker. Without us accompanying them, they can't manage an additional mobility device other than what Dad will use on the ship. And, even a handicap cabin gets small with a mobility scooter, a walker, a wheelchair and luggage. I want to minimize the stumbling blocks in the cabin as well. He's not confined to a wheelchair, he just stumbles without his walker and can't go for long distances, even with the walker. They have had great attention and care in airports with airport wheelchairs and pushers in the past. I feel good about them navigating airports, I just don't know what to expect once they arrive in Ft Lauderdale and are turned over to Princess. They are using the Princess ezair and Princess transfers. I'm hopeful, with up front coordination, I can make this seamless for all. Ideally, he can just transfer from the airport wheelchair to the Princess wheelchair to the bus and bus to wheelchair that will take him to his scooter. That's what I'm trying to arrange, in your experience, is that possible?
  2. He will have his walker with him for very short distances and we will have a rented scooter delivered to his room. He's not confined to a wheelchair so he won't travel with one, only the walker. My concern is from the transfer from the airport to his cabin. Will Princess have access to a wheelchair and be willing to push him for embarkation and disembarkation? His legs get tired after standing and walking even limited distances and his feet get tangled. My husband and I have traveled with them in the past and take care of EVERYTHING. This will be their first trip since he got so limited in his mobility and we won't be there to handle the wheelchair and push. I feel like a nervous mother preparing for the child's first big trip. 😉
  3. I am so glad you posted this; I haven't considered this yet. My Dad's mobility has significantly deteriorated since my parents last cruised and I haven't thought about how he was getting from the gang way to the cabin. I understand if you don't know, but do the cruise lines offer an escort, wheelchair service if using their Air and transfer from the airport to the Port. In this instance, I'm referring to Princess. I'll definitely ask Princess, but curious of other's experience, also understanding that Covid has changed all past practices. 😞
  4. Excellent recommendation and very helpful information. I'll keep them "as is". I'm ordering the book as soon as I hit submit. 🥰
  5. Thank you, this is helpful. There are no other handicap cabins on Princess in 2021 for the PC. Knowing that they would need to be on the decks to see the show is what I needed to know. I just don't want them to feel like they are missing anything.
  6. Thank you, this is helpful. There are no other handicap cabins on Princess in 2021 for the PC. Knowing that they would need to be on the decks to see the show is what I needed to know. I just don't want them to feel like they are missing anything.
  7. That is very helpful, thank you for your thoughts!
  8. There are no other handicap cabins available for any sailings through the PC on Princess in 2021. Since they have so much credit from prior cancelled Princess cruises due to Covid, we are bound to Princess. My TA felt it would be fine for them and I came out to CC for thoughts and opinions, not to be chastised. WOW!
  9. I have booked my parents on Island Princess in a Handicap balcony cabin on the Promenade Deck and we have now read the Travel Summary and it says: While I understand the safety concerns, should I book them on a different cruise/ship? One that allows them to enjoy their balcony during the locks? Or, is this something that no one sits in their cabin for anyway and it's not a big deal? PROMENADE DECK BALCONY ADVISORY Please be advised that due to operational and safety reasons, guests in BE-category cabins located on the Promenade deck will be unable to access their balcony while the ship is in the locks on Canal transit day. When traveling through the canal, heavy cables are attached to the ship to help guide the vessel through the locks to maintain its correct position. As these cables are strung near the Promenade deck, as a safety measure access to these balconies will be restricted during the Panama Canal transit. Please note this only applies to Promenade deck balconies, and will only apply when the ship is in the locks; guests will be able to use these balconies at all other times. If you are in a balcony cabin on any other deck, please disregard this message. While I understand the safety concerns, should I book them on a different cruise/ship? One that allows them to enjoy their balcony during the locks? Or, is this something that no one sits in their cabin for anyway and it's not a big deal? It's a bucket list trip for my Dad. Thank you for your thoughts and opinions, in advance.
  10. I have booked my parents on Island Princess in a Handicap balcony cabin on the Promenade Deck and we have now read the Travel Summary and it says: While I understand the safety concerns, should I book them on a different cruise/ship? One that allows them to enjoy their balcony during the locks? Or, is this something that no one sits in their cabin for anyway and it's not a big deal? PROMENADE DECK BALCONY ADVISORY Please be advised that due to operational and safety reasons, guests in BE-category cabins located on the Promenade deck will be unable to access their balcony while the ship is in the locks on Canal transit day. When traveling through the canal, heavy cables are attached to the ship to help guide the vessel through the locks to maintain its correct position. As these cables are strung near the Promenade deck, as a safety measure access to these balconies will be restricted during the Panama Canal transit. Please note this only applies to Promenade deck balconies, and will only apply when the ship is in the locks; guests will be able to use these balconies at all other times. If you are in a balcony cabin on any other deck, please disregard this message. While I understand the safety concerns, should I book them on a different cruise/ship? One that allows them to enjoy their balcony during the locks? Or, is this something that no one sits in their cabin for anyway and it's not a big deal? It's a bucket list trip for my Dad. Thank you for your thoughts and opinions, in advance.
  11. Following in hopes someone has any suggestions. We're taking a very similar route in Sept 2019 with my disabled father.
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