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  1. We booked the Princess, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. Will do, thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. The additional cost is mostly from the flight and hotel for the night before, also a little higher because we booked 2 single occupancy mini suites midship. We are officially booked for the November 25th sailing and I am very thankful for all the input I received! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. Thanks again, Dad and I are officially booked for November 25th! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. Like others have said, they are great for surface snorkeling. If you like to dive under, the other style is much better. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. It was so helpful, and I will be returning all of the favors! Hopefully I can help out and give others advice based on the cruises I have been on! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Agree, my dad still flys on his own, swims daily, gardens, cleans his own home and he probably does more daily exercise than I do, lol!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. My dad is pretty good, he will probably need assistance at the port if there is a super long line. He gave up biking daily after the doctor told him that he thought it was too risky. Dad still does his daily walks and laps in his pool. This is also the first year he will be flying instead of driving to see his friends in Florida, so I am certain he can handle the flight. We did a trip to Germany a couple years ago to see his sister and that went well. Thanks again for all your help. Also, love those videos, think we both will enjoy the music on board! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. Thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts, I think Princess might be the decision! I suggested I get another type of room and my dad would not have it, he really wants me to have the same experience and he also wants his alone time on the balcony, lol! Hope to confirm booking tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. Thanks everyone, for your insight and input! Final decision will be tomorrow, think Dad will like Princess based on what I know and all of your comments. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. They are about 6 cabins apart, I don't think he would, but am not sure because I usually help him anywhere he is not familiar with - it has not been tested. I know he likes the idea of me being able to pound on the balcony dividers if he does not hear the phone.
  12. I have a $2000.00 issue, my father is 90 and we are celebrating his birthday by going on a father/daughter cruise. I will be leaving my young daughter and husband at home, dad and I will have separate cabins (so this trip will be a treat for me as well). I have sailed on Carnival (once, and never again), NCL Sky, Royal Caribbean - Vision of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. My dad went with us on NCL when he was younger and enjoyed the cruise, he is German and really liked the fact they had kippers for breakfast! Here is the dilemma...I have two itineraries on hold for the end of November 2018, one is Liberty of the Seas (spacious balcony stateroom midship deck 10, but not able to get cabins next to each other) out of Galveston going to Honduras and Mexico, Regal Princess (got mini suite with an extended balcony for dad and a regular mini suite small balcony right next door for me and both are located midship) going out of Fort Lauderdale to their private island, St. Thomas and St. Marteen. Dad's preferences: Good size balcony (he will likely spend most of his days on the balcony) Bathtub-hates showers Calm, he wants peace and although he his hard of hearing he is sensitive to vibration from music and screaming/partying Nice sized pool, he will swim once daily Good food, early the 5:30 seating is what he likes, in a calm atmosphere Warm weather Large room Comfortable bed Nice and easy port Great service My preferences: Decent balcony Comfortable bed Good excursions for me, snorkel/sport fishing (dad will not be leaving the ship) Peace The cons of the Galveston trip, almost fully booked, no reserved 5:30 seating, not sure how crazy deck 10 will be and also not next to dad. The cabin will have a shower, I am also not sure I am a fan of the itinerary and I know the cabins are a little run down. The positives, it's $2000.00 cheaper (when I factor in the additional cost for the Princess cabin and airfare), we can drive to the port from Dallas and I know both balconies will be a good size. The cons of the Princess, $2000.00 additional cost for cabin and airfare, smaller balcony for me. Only two negatives (and only one affects me, but the cost is a big one). The positives, I am excited about the itinerary and the cabins look much better, also heard the food and service are better. I know this was a long post, thank you for making it this far and I would appreciate and feedback/thoughts!:)
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