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Umbarger

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    Garnett, KS
  • Interests
    cruising, traveling, visual and performing arts and adventure
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anyplace tropical

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  1. I've been to Hawaii over 20 time. Sometimes just land, somtimes on cruises. I highly recommend option number 1. You need 7 nights in Oahu. There is so much to do and see there. The cruise at the end will give you the chance to taste each island.
  2. NCL no longer allows the decorating of doors.
  3. We have stopped cruising Princess. We found better prices and better perks on other lines, like NCL. We love the drink, internet and shore excursion perks that Princess just doesn't offer. Also love the different free dining options on NCL.
  4. If this lady was as bad as the OP states. She was a danger. They should have taken her off the ship at the next port.
  5. I am a scooter user. I have muscular dystrophy and have been using a scooter for the last four years I have never ever hit anyone but I have been driving one for years. I have been hit by able bodied people. They walk right into me. I don't think people see me because I am in a lower field of vision. I think part of problem is people rent one maybe once a year. They don't practice. They also put it on full speed. That is ridiculous on a crowded ship. This woman gives us experienced scooter users a bad name.
  6. What then if it was a child standing directly behind him. They are lower. So who's fault is it when you back or walk into someone? Handicapped people are easy to blame I guess.
  7. Thank you for your apology. You just don't realize the independence you lose when you become disabled. I don't want someone to get my food for me. I want to get it myself. Because I am disabled do I have less rights than you? When an area is crowded everyone needs to be responsible for themselves and look where they are going. Backwards or forwards. Able bodied people just don't and won't understand until they become disabled themselves. Be very thankful you are not in a wheelchair or scooter. You do not know what tomorrow holds. Be careful, TriumphGuy, karma is a heck of a thing.
  8. So handicapped people are not allowed to eat in the buffet? Not allowed to look at the food? Handicapped people aren't allowed in crowed areas? Perhaps you should have looked behind you before you stepped backwards to get around your wife. The scooter driver wasn't even moving. Yes, you should have "watched out"
  9. I have a roll call on the NCL Gem roll call page. The problem is that there are three different roll calls for the same cruise. Can someone tell me who I contact to get them merged. Thanks so much, Linda
  10. I will be saving the $8000. I can take another cruise for that.
  11. I am 56. I have to use a scooter as I have muscular dystrophy. I agree about bad scooter drivers. They don't drive them often. They rent one maybe once a year and think they can drive them on the fastest setting with no practice. I have never ever hit anyone with my scooter but I have been driving one for years. I have often been hit by able bodied people. I think they don't see me because I am in a lower level of vision. I have to dodge able bodied people all the time. They walk right in front of me. A lot of time they try to beat me into elevators and to shopping displays. Scooters don't stop on a dime. Once I was in the atrium waiting on my husband. I parked my scooter and turned it off. An able bodied person walked/backed right into me. She then said I hit her. How can I hit her when I was not moving and my scooter wasn't even on. Elevators in crowds are impossible for me. I am a strong believer in waiting my turn. I don't want any special treatment. Even when it is my turn I can't get in an elevator. They are always full of able bodied people before I can even get close to one. People practically crawl over me to get in before me. Perhaps it is partially my fault as I don't assert myself. Believe me if I could walk the stairs I would be happy to. What I do now is to drive to the opposite end of the ship catch an elevator where it is less crowded. I do this even though it is a long way and in the opposite direction of where I am going. I can understand your frustration with some scooter drivers but please don't put us all in the same boat. No pun intended. Linda
  12. I am 56. I have to use a scooter as I have muscular dystrophy. I agree about bad scooter drivers. They don't drive them often. They rent one once a year and think they can drive them on the fastest setting with no practice. I have never ever hit anyone with my scooter but I have been driving one for years. I have often been hit by able bodied people. I think they don't see me because I am in a lower level of vision. I was once waiting for my husband in the atrium. I parked my scooter in an out of the way place and turned it off. An able bodied person walked/backed right into me. She then started to say I hit her. How can I hit her when I was not moving and my scooter wasn't even on.
  13. We love cruising out of New Orleans. Lots of hotels close to the pier. Love the cruise down the river, very interesting.
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