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  1. We used VIP Express and highly recommend Emmanuel. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  2. There is a great post on the disabled cruising board you might find useful. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=585728
  3. Good luck and enjoy your trip. I don’t know if you know this, but Humira now has a citric acid free version available in the US. No more burning!
  4. My daughter takes Humira. It can be stored at room temperature (77 degrees) for up to 14 days, with protection from lifht. You cannot refrigerate it after its warmed. If you contact Humira, they can send a travel pouch.
  5. We did the culinary tour last month. It was our favorite port and excursion on our cruise. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. My understanding is countries have various requirements of veterinarian certificates, vaccinations, etc. It is a lot of extra work to take a dog to ports. Only if I had a necessary service dog would I want to mess with that. My friend often boards her guide dog with the training organization rather than subject her to the stresses of travel as long as she’s traveling with family.
  7. Wow. It’s also as ridiculous as ignorance and prejudice. Signed someone with RA since childhood, who doesn’t rely on assistance, and has a handicapped parking permit. People with these attitudes are the reason I put off getting a permit for so long, even though going to the grocery store can be the cause of great pain some days.
  8. Getting to a gate on time is difficult for some folks with health issues that impede their mobility. Once at destination, they won’t be rushed on their way out of the airport. I don’t use wheelchair assistance but sometimes use early boarding. I have Juvenile RA and while walking is best to keep me from getting too stiff in my joints, I don’t like to slow others down during their boarding process. And being bumped by fellow passengers is painful when travel days are already difficult on me. On some trips I can charge through O’Hare with the best of them, while on others, I flag down an electric cart that gives rides people with disabilities. My feet will feel like 100 legos are in each shoe and the shoe is made of concrete. I will gladly trade my condition with anyone who passes judgment. I hope people are patient and stop judging if someone’s disability is not easily seen. After all, disability is the one discriminated class anyone can join at any time. Appreciate your health, but if others’ health concerns you so much, find empathy instead of judgment. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  9. Yes. We also had some kind of treat in our room daily as a gift from the hotel director. I attributed that to attending the CC meet and mingle.
  10. My husband is enrolled in a post graduate online program and his assignments don't stop on vacation. We wouldn't get wifi otherwise, but he needs it on our upcoming cruise.
  11. You can put down cash. Details are here: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/customersupport/faq/details.do?pagename=frequently_asked_questions&faqId=265&faqSubjectId=337
  12. I would contact the Special Needs department. You may be able to request a deep cleaning of the cabin between passengers as an accommodation. I think a small HEPA filter is a good suggestion, too.
  13. Many beaches have beach wheelchairs that can be pushed in sand (unlike a regular chair) available, so when choosing destinations, that's something to consider. The Getaway is a very accessible ship, save the narrow corridors by the rooms. It even has automatic doors on accessible cabins. I agree to contact NCL and see if you can be moved to an accessible cabin. It will make cruising better as the bathroom will be accessible for her. I once came across a great website by google search for cruising for wheelchair users. It had recommendations for excursion vendors that had WC vans, reviews of specific ports for accessibility, and other great suggestions. Good luck and I think a trip would be good for you both after her rehabiliation. It's a tough transition. I saw this post below, it might also be helpful http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2274019
  14. Farts, thank you for correcting me. I did intend to state controlled substances, not Schedule 1. Anyway, I suppose the answer to this is to check with your pharmacist and physician.
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