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Ren1216

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About Ren1216

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Florida, USA
  • Interests
    Lots of interests but love to travel & spend time with family... even better when combined.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean & Princess top the list for now. Hope to try Celebrity soon, maybe NCL & MSC too.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    In the Caribbean, St Lucia was our favorite. Mountainous and beautiful, had a great tour and guide.

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  1. Really, really great photos! Thanks for sharing them along with your review.
  2. Great news... nice when the easiest, least expensive way works out. Enjoy your cruise!
  3. We had a great cruise on the Harmony in January. Happy Valentines Day to you and the Mrs.... wishing you safe travels and a wonderful cruise! Anxious to follow along with you.
  4. Seats in the theater will likely be too narrow for him, check the accessible area for alternate seating. Consider bringing or renting one of the larger wheelchairs so he'll always have a comfortable place to sit. Special Needs at Sea rents a "bariatric" chair for up to 500 lbs (sorry, don't know the cost). Not sure where you are sailing from, but they deliver right to your cabin in certain departure ports. As others have said, ask for a chair without arms in the MDR. The buffet will have some scattered around, they also have a reserved accessible area (at least they did on Harmony). I know you said you leave soon, but you may want to see if there are any accessible cabins left -- they have larger shower and commode areas. Standard bathrooms are tiny in general, but especially in those 2 areas for larger people.
  5. What an ordeal -- glad you are finally home. Thank you for sharing your story, I'm so sorry this happened to you! We always buy trip insurance, but with some policies the medical coverage is only 10k. I don't usually worry about it because we also have our regular health insurance which will cover us in emergencies... BUT... this has convinced me to select a travel policy with higher medical coverage in the future. You just never know! Always better to be safe than sorry. As for paying up front, I've always known that was expected but I did not know some policies have this inclusion. I'll check into that next time.
  6. I am reluctant to share this because I wouldn't want you to have a problem if you take me at my word. And I realize you said you're trying to NOT to go the passport route. BUT.... Years ago when we applied for our first passports, my husband had this exact same issue. There was an extra letter in his first name on his certified birth certificate. His whole life... on his drivers licenses, employment, taxes, everything... he spelled his name correctly without that extra letter. I was really worried about getting the passport, which of course, was in prep for a cruise. On the passport application, there is a line that asks if you've ever gone by another name, so we listed the incorrect spelling from the birth certificate (just as I noted my maiden and first married name on mine) and sent them in hoping for the best but expecting a problem. There was no delay, no request for clarification or additional information, nothing. We received his passport right along with mine. So IF you opt to get her a passport, see an agent (like the poster above me, at the Post Office or where ever) and submit your application that way. Would they have noticed at the port had we just tried to sail with his BC and DL.... maybe not. I was too scared to try it. But we had more time to deal with a delayed passport than you do. Best of luck -- hope you make it, and have a wonderful cruise!
  7. Just off the Harmony last month... loving your review. Really nice pictures!
  8. Just a little more info -- I redeemed our rewards about 3 months pre-cruise, then learned the OBC doesn't show up on your Cruise Planner until 2-3 weeks before the sail date. I was hoping to use the OBC in the event of any Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals, so I called and asked for my credit to be expedited (at about 50 days out). They reminded me of the 2-3 wk policy but then went ahead and applied my credit (showed in my Cruise Planner within 15 mins). My aunt called a few days later with the same request and was not treated as kindly, she was given a lecture about the policy. They did apply her credit though. Other credits from our travel agent didn't show up until we were on board.
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