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lharry

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About lharry

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Interests
    Cruising and spending time with family
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Carribean
  1. Benthayer - thank you so much for this information. This was greatly helpful. And thank you for being helpful to the blind woman. I am quickly learning that the majority of people are "uncomfortable" with people who are "different", and it makes me sad. I myself, am learning to be helpful to others and to treat everyone, no matter who or what, just like I would treat anyone. Thanks for your advice! Linda
  2. Thank you legaljen1969! I'm sure we will enjoy it! 😀
  3. Joseph2017China - you are one angry person! I was not intending to "use my status" for anything other than to state that we would normally board at different times. Either you are reading too much into my simple question, or you are just looking for anything to make an argument. Either way, I did contact Carnival special needs. Thank you again for recommending that I contact them. Done!
  4. Maybe I didn't phrase my question the best - and if I offended you, I do apologize, but it is not my intention to "get special treatment" for my son. As I mentioned in my original post, he is NEWLY blind. I am not familiar with anything related to accessibility when it comes to this cruise. The reason I was asking is because my daughter in law has never cruised before, and my son cannot see, and it was my thought that if it were possible for them to board when we do, we could help both of them, if necessary. It was not my intention to get special treatment for him - and I am quite sure that he would not want special treatment. Again, I'm sure I am not very articulate with my wording, and therefore, I obviously came across (to you at least) in a way that I did not intend. Sorry that I offended and annoyed you. And, in case you are interested (or not), I did contact Carnival and found out that they do offer an audio version of the Fun Times, which will be greatly helpful. Still waiting to find out if voiceover works on the HubApp. And I am resolved to the fact that he / they will not board early, so either we will wait to board when they do, or we will be waiting for them as they get onto the ship. Thank you kindly for your responses to my simple question.
  5. Great information Kokopelli-az! Thank you for this. I see that they offer an audible format for the Fun Times, which will be very useful.
  6. Thanks Schoifmom. My guess also is that I will have trouble finding someone at Carnival that will know the answer as well. I guess I can start with my PVP. Hopefully he will know who I should call to find out.
  7. Yes, I am platinum but I was not aware because I haven’t traveled with a visually impaired person before. You will notice I said recently became visually impaired. But thank you for the information
  8. Does anyone know if the Carnival Hub App has voiceover? Or if it is somehow accessible for the visually impaired?
  9. Okay. Thank you. I didn't think so, but just wanted to ask, since this is a new situation for us.
  10. Is this a thing? I'm specifically asking about Carnival. My husband and I are platinum so we get priority boarding, but my son and his wife are not, and he is recently visually impaired. Just curious if it would be possible that they would be able to board early also or if they will have to wait. Thanks!
  11. Thank you very much Milldonkey! I appreciate your insight. We are adjusting to our new way of life. And thanks about the excursions! I will not limit him from doing anything based on his lack of vision. He's young and very active, so we will find the perfect excursion for him.
  12. Final payment has not been paid yet. My son and his wife are currently booked in an interior room for 2. They are now thinking about bringing their daughter. Can they add her to their current booking and just change their room to one for 3? Is the only difference the additional cost of the 3rd person? Is there a $50 fee to change the booking?
  13. Oh - GREAT to know!! Thank you for that!
  14. Thank you Kokopelli-az. I feel quite sure Braile is out of the question at this point - it's all so new. He literally went from seeing fine in October to now not being able to see - and no cure or treatment is available. He's still trying to wrap his head around the whole idea. I do appreciate the links. I will check them out. And I will give Carnival a call as well. Another question that I just thought of - he won't have a need for an accessible room, right? I'm assuming they are more suited to the physically handicapped, versus the visually handicapped. Or, is there something I'm not thinking of. Thanks again!
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