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Ilivetogo

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    Wheelchairs on excursion buses

    Thank you for the info. Very helpful. I know her husband is very stubborn and INSISTS that they ONLY do tours attached to the ship so that if something goes wrong, they won't be left behind or have any trouble getting back, etc. I, personally, prefer to independent tours myself also, but he's really putting his foot down on this one. He's scared, I'm sure. He's not been limited in mobility before - I think it's making him more apprehensive and super super careful.
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    Wheelchairs on excursion buses

    Thanks a bunch! I will try over on the Disabled forum also. I was on this one because I thought that people who have gone to this specific area would have more info on these specific buses.
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    Wheelchairs on excursion buses

    Thank you so much for the info! They are definitely aware of the mobility restrictions of each of the tours they want, and they're not doing anything he can't do. Mostly museums, etc. where they can "roll". She is just worried about getting it onto the buses. Princess told them to check with the excursion people straight away once on the ship and they can pretty much tell them immediately if they can or can't do it. We're just trying to plan.
  4. My sister and her husband are heading out on Emerald Princess June 4-17 on the Baltic Heritage cruise. They want to go on excursions to castles, museums, gardens, etc. Her husband had spinal surgery some years ago, and still has much trouble walking very far. He will be using a wheelchair on the excursions, but can get onto the bus himself and walk short distances. They are wondering whether or not these buses to the excursions typically have a place to load/store a wheelchair. He would not be able to take the excursion if they can't take the wheelchair along. Anyone have any experience with the bus capabilities? Thanks!!!
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    JAX taxi to Port

    Thank you. Great info!! .
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    JAX taxi to Port

    Good grief. I have looked on the boards AND I've checked online. I'm having difficulty finding out approximately what a taxi/shuttle from the airport to the port at Jacksonville will run (2 people). No problem jumping in a shuttle with other folks. By looking at the directions, it appears it's only about 7-8 miles away, so it can't be THAT much ... but wondered if anyone has done this first-hand. THANKS!!! .
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    As promised ... EPIC food pictures!!

    [quote name='ask2112']OMG! Now [B][COLOR=red]I need to go on a cruise[/COLOR][/B] immediately and eat! Great Photos[/quote] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple]Me too!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] .
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    As promised ... EPIC food pictures!!

    [quote name='By&Ro Canada']Thanks for posting your pics! We are going on our first cruise in just a few weeks so it was great to see how tempting the meals are AND to read this is what is available at the free restaurants... [B][COLOR=blue]I already know this cruise is going to be too short![/COLOR][/B] :)[/quote] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple]You've got THAT right. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple]Have a great time!!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] .
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    As promised ... EPIC food pictures!!

    [quote name='JustCruizeIt59']Thank you for making me hungry. It looked like plenty of variety in both Manhattan and Taste--[B][COLOR=blue]don't understand why people say its the same menu everynight[/COLOR][/B], its still plenty of choices that all look good.[/quote] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple]That's because a lot of the menu IS the same every night. They had the steak, the tilapia, the salmon (not photographed - sorry - and it was GOOD), and about 4 or 5 more dishes EVERY night on the main dining room menu. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple]On the "changing" side of the menu, there was a new list of about 2-3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and a dessert or two that was different every night. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=purple]Between trying each of the items you liked on the standard, every-day part of the menu, and occasionally trying one of the different entrees listed each night, there were MORE than enough options without even getting to have it all. Trust me, it was ALL good.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=#800080]By the way, you could check the evening's menus (the part that changed each day) on the TV screen in your cabin. Came in handy - we sometimes chose what we wanted before we got there!! You could also check the menus of the other restaurants on board. Very cool. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] .
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    EPIC food - PICTURES!!

    Oooo ... sorry. Not quite sure what I gained from EATING it!! I didn't really watch myself at all. :( It was all so good. ;) .
  11. Very true. It does splash around the little counter area when you're doing something with your hands. (Not so much with teeth brushing.) I used the little hand towels and washrags along the edges. Had to. .
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    EPIC food - PICTURES!!

    You're welcome!! Glad you all enjoyed it. .
  13. YAY! Glad you enjoyed them!! Have fun when you go. .
  14. This will be pool-related stuff. Self-explanatory ... These two round, glass enlcosures were poolside showers. Very nice. They had a huge "rain" type showerhead. Here's the line for the Epic Plunge. It starts at the bottom of the ride - where you spill out - so that you can get your tube. Then you head up the stairs with your tube. (This photo was from when we first boarded - there wasn't very many people up there taking advantage of the slides yet. It was great! We got lots of slides in that first afternoon!!) Here's the view from right next to the bottom - where you get your tube. You just line up along the edge and the NCL guy gives you the tube after helping the last guy get out of the water. The view from (almost) the top of the stairs - showing the "bowl" for the Epic Plunge. ALL ages were on this ride. It was awesome!! The only negative thing about the pool area is that they really really used the wrong stuff to cover the deck. This was a very smooth deck and was somewhat like smooth concrete or terrazzo. And man was it H O T!!! It didn't take me long to figure out that I HAD to be wearing my flip flops ALL the time up there. Even the pretty blue tiles (seen in the tube line above) were blazing. Also, this smooth surface was very slick when wet. They laid out big rugs all over for people to walk on. Still, I saw MANY people slip and fall (including us) on this extremely hot deck. .
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