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  1. I'm also new to traveling with limitations, and I've decided to go with a scooter for my cruise in December. I decided it would make traveling easier for both me and my friend.
  2. The scooter would only be for the trip, and even then not all of the time. I walk with the cane at home and still do all of my chores other than mowing my lawn myself. I had an MRI last Friday and I'm waiting to hear from the surgeon on next steps.
  3. What is a good price for the 1 device package per day?
  4. I called Princess and they had me give a cabin number to the TA but I'm still not sure what that means and I'm wondering if I should switch it. I'm waiting for the TA to get back to me. The HC cabins on this sailing do look pretty limited as it's a new ship. I did reserve a smallest size regular scooter which special needs at sea assures me will fit through the doorway of a standard cabin. If it comes to it, I may just need to bring a small shower chair if we stick with the mini-suite so I can transfer into the tub. I saw my surgeon today and I may end up having at least some of my hardware removed before the cruise. I'll know more after my MRI on the 9th. That could be a good thing as the physical therapist feels that the amount of hardware in my leg is part of what is limiting my range of motion.
  5. I'm thinking you want Renmar's site: Princess Obstructed View's Site
  6. Thank you for the access office info. I called and spoke to them yesterday. I also went ahead and reserved a scooter from Special Needs at Sea.
  7. Sorry, forgot to mention we are switching from an Allure of the Seas cruise as it was one of the sailings affected by the Azipod issue and my friend really wanted to stay with an itinerary closer to our original itinerary so that's why we picked this one.
  8. Hello- I thought it would be best to post this here, but let me know if my questions would be better on the Princess forum. My best friend and I are looking to sail on the 7 night Western Caribbean on the Sky Princess on 12/7. My TA is recommending that I book an accessible cabin and also think about getting either a scooter or a powerchair for the cruise. I fell off my roof last September, and landed standing up so I now have 2 plates and 10 pins holding my right knee and upper shin together along with extensive scar tissue, nerve damage, and osteoarthritis in that knee. My range of motion is still somewhat limited in that leg. At home, I walk with a cane and use a shower chair to get in and out of the shower at home (it's a tub with a shower as I haven't remodeled since my accident last year). I can walk short distances and do a few stairs, leading with my good leg. I'm a little hesitant to book the accessible cabins as my friend and I definitely wanted either a balcony or a mini-suite and the TA is saying that it's showing that it would be a guarantee. How do the cruise lines handle guarantees on accessible cabins? Also, I've only used either a wheelchair or powerchair for short periods so any recommendations on how to decide if I need one, and what might be best for me would be helpful. Thank you very much. I'm still trying to adjust to my new normal.
  9. Hello- I thought it would be best to post this here, but let me know if my questions would be better on the Princess forum. My best friend and I are looking to sail on the 7 night Western Caribbean on the Sky Princess on 12/7. My TA is recommending that I book an accessible cabin and also think about getting either a scooter or a powerchair for the cruise. I fell off my roof last September, and landed standing up so I now have 2 plates and 10 pins holding my right knee and upper shin together along with extensive scar tissue, nerve damage, and osteoarthritis in that knee. My range of motion is still somewhat limited in that leg. At home, I walk with a cane and use a shower chair to get in and out of the shower at home (it's a tub with a shower as I haven't remodeled since my accident last year). I can walk short distances and do a few stairs, leading with my good leg. I'm a little hesitant to book the accessible cabins as my friend and I definitely wanted either a balcony or a mini-suite and the TA is saying that it's showing that it would be a guarantee. How do the cruise lines handle guarantees on accessible cabins? Also, I've only used either a wheelchair or powerchair for short periods so any recommendations on how to decide if I need one, and what might be best for me would be helpful. Thank you very much. I'm still trying to adjust to my new normal.
  10. We ended up going with a category 8D - cabin 7680 to save a little. Thoughts on this location? It's a bit aft but not all the way at the back.
  11. Would a cabin location around 8206 be good? Price wise, I think that could definitely be within our budget.
  12. Hello my friend and I are looking to book a girls trip on Allure for the Western Caribbean itinerary in December. We were originally going to do a Baltic cruise on Serenade this summer but I suffered complex tibia plateau fractures last fall and I'm not to the point where my leg will be able to handle 13 days on cobblestones and lots of stairs by July so we've decided to save that for 2020 and try a relaxing Caribbean cruise for this year. I've only done 1 previous cruise, and it wasn't on RC and my friend has never cruised before. The sheer variety of cabin types on the Oasis class ships is a bit overwhelming honestly. Our cruise will stop at CocoCay, Cozumel, CostaMaya, and Roatan if that matters at all. We know we don't want a suite, and most likely don't want a regular inside but other than than we're having a hard time deciding as we're wondering how much time we'll really spend in the cabin on an Oasis class ship as it seems like there is so much to do? How do people decide, and I'm thinking middle decks are best?
  13. That same cruise in 2020 is going to be on Jewel of the Seas, which is Radiance class I believe so I think it docks in Stockholm. Also it still overnights in Stockholm the first night before embarking so we like that.
  14. My friend and I had lunch today, and we are going to see about switching the Baltic cruise to next year and maybe doing something a bit easier this year like a 7 day Caribbean so I have a bit more time. The surgeon had said 12 months for full recovery which would put me into September and that was before some complications I had. My progress the first couple of months once I was able to bear weight was progressing well but the last 6 weeks or so I am a point where the gains are slower now. Royal is offering this same itinerary in 2020. I do like the idea of public buses in Stockholm and Copenhagen if that's possible, and a private tour for St. Petersburg might be worth the cost even if my leg is better by then.
  15. My friend and I are supposed to be on the 13 night Scandinavia-Russia cruise on serenade of the seas on July 28th of this year. I had a bad accident last September after we booked the cruise and broke my right leg in 6 places at the base of the knee joint (called a tibia plateau fracture). I've had a couple of surgeries but I'm still walking with a cane, and can't walk long distances so I'm trying to figure out how feasible this trip is at this point. My leg tends to swell when I walk more than a couple of blocks. Our itinerary is: Stockholm (overnight) Helsinki St. Petersburg (overnight 2 nights) Tallinn Riga Visby Berlin Fredericia Copenhagen (overnight) We were thinking of doing the HOHO in Stockholm and maybe Copenhagen and we were looking at a tour in St. Petersburg. How walkable are the other ports, or are there buses available in the other ports also? This will only be my 2nd cruise so I'm also nervous about a cruise of this length with an injury like this. We do have trip insurance. I also don't want to ruin the trip for my friend.
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