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  1. I haven't been able to read thru all of the pages, so I don't know if anyone suggested that we get to choose maybe 3 or 4 each of the former perks. That way, if there was a perk that appeals to someone more than another perk, you could choose it. We wouldn't be getting all the perks but just the ones that each person truly wants.
  2. I totally agree with you NSWP. The Royal class ships are tooooooo large and lack one of the things that I enjoy, like a walk around the promenade deck. My husband uses a scooter to get around but I still walk and those corridors are so long that I am tired before I get where I am going. And you have to start out earlier to get to where you want to go.
  3. I know the OP is not asking his question about the Princess Ships, but for anyone who is reading this and is likely to be on a Princess ship I would like to advise them that it does definitely make a difference to which bank of elevators you go to on Princess since their hallways are VERY NARROW. In the morning and in the evening the service carts are left out in the hall and make it impossible for my husband to pass with his mobility scooter and I've also seen wheelchairs have the same problem. I usually go ahead of my husband and push the carts out of they way, when I can. The accessi
  4. I know that it may be impossible to take a private tour these days, but if you are able to, I would like to suggest Tour with Roberto in Puerto Vallarta. My husband uses a mobility scooter and there were 3 other senior's. Roberto was very helpful and we had a wonderful experience with his tour.
  5. The Royal had the worst Library that I have ever seen on a Princess ship. There was one shelf with about 10 books on it. A whole lot of games (with no place to play them) Puzzles with no place to do them and, not enough room to move around in the room. That is if you could even find the area that they CALL the library. I am a book person and I really miss the library that they had on the Pacific Princess. Now, that was a library that had shelves and shelves of books and where you could sit and read and relax in a wonderful comfortable chair and look out the windows and see the
  6. At the time that we cruised my husband was still able to step over the side of the tub. He is not able to anymore. Our stateroom DID NOT have a roll in shower. I don't know if the H/C staterooms have a roll in shower. Best to call them and ask.
  7. We did a cruise on the American Queen Steamboat to the Lower Mississippi in May 2013 with my husbands scooter. I was not able to get one of the handicapped staterooms but we did get a "larger stateroom with a double door #453 which was on the back of the Observation Deck. It wasn't ideal, because the water would splash up from the PADDLE WHEEL and the deck outside our stateroom was always wet and water sometimes came into our stateroom also, but it was a bit larger than the other staterooms and the layout was very convenient with extra room to park the scooter. They had 2 elevat
  8. Some cruise lines allow door decorations, but be aware! I have had decorations "taken" from my stateroom door. I couldn't believe that someone who could afford to cruise would "take" the cheap Hawaiian lei's outside my door.
  9. There are many factors, in addition to the person being able to walk onto the tender, that go along with using the tenders besides the weight of the device. 1. The state of the sea. It may be too choppy to safely transfer a mobilily scooter to the tender 2. Each cruise line make their own rules regarding the ability to transfer the device and the weight issue. I thought the weight issue was limited to 50 lbs. I've never seen a large mobility deice on one of the tenders. 3. Some tenders/landing craft actually have a roll on ramp so that you can drive directly onto it. The on
  10. My husband did the Straw Market with his scooter, but it was a big challenge. Lucky for us there was only one ship in port that day so the sidewalks weren't too crowded. Cutouts are few but they are there in the main street area. Other areas did not have cutouts.....
  11. Extension cords are allowed, at least on Princess which we usually cruise with. It is only the circuit braker type that are not. Sometimes it is necessary when the plug is too far for the cord to reach. Otherwise we would be unable to charge the batteries. Also, the scooter is fairly new but accidents do happen and, as with any vehicle, screws come loose and sometimes need tightening and in some countries they do not have the same size tools that we use or when you are out on a excursion you could have a brake down.
  12. We have had many fights with the check in people who want to confiscate our extension cord (and no it is not a cricuit braker type, it is just a 3 plug simple extension.) They also have confiscated my husbands bag of tools for his scooter. We adhered to the rules of tools not being over 4 inches long, but they still confiscated them which my husband told them was essential for our traveling where there might not be easy access to someone who could fix the scooter. Someone who uses a scooter has to know the rules and maybe even print them out before leaving home.
  13. Thrax Don't know what their current price is, but last time I was there about 2 years ago, I paid $25.00 + tip Even if it has gone up, it is still much cheaper than on the ship which cost me $200.00 + tip and they also tried to sell me all kinds of extra products.
  14. Having been to Cabo many, many times, I agree with most of the posts above. The only thing I do, now, in Cabo is to get a very low price but wonderful massage from LoLo Spa. They also do Mani, Pedi and facials. It is a very small shop right in the Marina area so it is important to email her at lolospacabo@hotmail.com for an appointment.
  15. Agents are not usually employees but independent contractors working on commissions not salary and therefore some have not earned anything this entire year. When they do earn commissions, that might only be a portion of the compensation earned by the agency. Very little!
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