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  1. While I can take a handful of steps such as boarding a bus, I am pretty much confined to a wheelchair / mobility scooter. What sightseeing options do I have? (Carnival Miracle, June 2022) I'm hoping to take the Mt. Roberts tram and I know the Saxman Village/lumberjack & 'Deadliest Catch' tour show are billed as HC accessible (none of which are very high on my wish list), but I really can't find any information on other things to do. FWIW, a small travel scooter is my go-to transportation, but I'm not dismissing the thought of renting a manual wheelchair for the places where the scooter can
  2. Some cruisers have suggested that if you want a night that is likely to be sold out, to go ahead and reserve with your credit card now and then when you get on board, cancel that reservation and let them know you want to use your credit for a 'new' reservation. The funds will then be returned to your card.
  3. Have yet to stay in the cabin (booked for 6-10-22 to Alaska) but I can tell you that 6281 is a fully handicapped accessible (single side) and likely won't be found in the normal booking engine.
  4. Screenshot - not much I can do about the watermark.
  5. I recently swapped out my Sept 2021 Hawaii cruise for a June 2022 Alaska one. My PVP tried to assure me that Carnival was still hoping to resume such cruises by mid-spring, but I'm not that optimistic.
  6. OFFICIALLY, Carnival and other cruise lines haven't canceled their 7+ day cruises, they've just stopped taking bookings. (Naturally, they want to keep us paying right up until due date before canceling.) We were on Miracle to Hawaii for September 2021. But since I have little faith that things are going to work out by then, I switched cruises to Alaska in 2022.
  7. Had a 'limited mobility' 4J and hated it. PVP completely misrepresented the room. (Needed fully HC accessible.)
  8. The $900 I'd lose canceling outright is the deposit but switching cruises in the past hasn't cost me that loss. The point has been rendered moot as the wife decided 😅 to press on with Hawaii.
  9. Yesterday, my wife bought a new car and is asking me to redirect funds from our Journey's cruise to Hawaii in 2021 to help pay for it. Canceling is pointless since we'd lose $900 and would still only get gift cards back. However, for the money already invested, we could switch to a back-to-back (Total 14 days, all different ports, same cabin) on Mardi Gras and have minimal other funds needed for the difference, travel and excursions. I'm just not sure how to go about it. In the past, I have switched cruises for $100 administrative fees but that was only for a single cruise. How would a Carniva
  10. That worked perfectly and we're still in for YTD. 👍 (Was afraid we'd been bumped out for more 'senior' cruisers.)
  11. My wife and I are supposed to be on a Miracle Hawaii cruise over a year away. Yesterday while nosing through the website, I noted that dining is marked confirmed but my particular choice of YTD is not showing. Is this simply a website glitch?
  12. I book directly with the airlines after checking prices at the travel sites just in case I notice a discrepancy. Afterwards, I call their needs department and let them know I'm on the flight and will be bringing either a wheelchair or scooter to ensure there is space and to try to secure the bulkhead seats. This was not a problem on Delta and United, both of which I used a manual wheelchair and was pushed though the terminal on arrival, as well as during transfers. (Delta however, did insist I use their own chair and checked mine at the counter at New Orleans.) When I've used my sc
  13. Most of your larger airlines now $ell 'premium economy' seats with a bit more legroom. I bought this on United and Delta and it was worth it IMO. After calling in my needs and having paid for the larger seat space, they even placed us at the bulkhead which has the most room of all. Stories are that they only give you the best seat in your paid class anymore so regular economy doesn't get an automatic bump to the larger seats. Southwest and other 'cattle call' airlines usually have a separate line for wheelchair and scooter users for 1st priority boarding. Again, bulkhead has the mo
  14. My wife's steakhouse surf & turf last September on Valor trying to hide behind the tomato. About 3 bites of each.
  15. Carnival is likely selling the 'sizzle.' Hotel upgrades/repairs just are not that flashy, but are to be expected.
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