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  1. Cruise critic has a good article on what happens if a cruise line goes bankrupt.... here’s the link https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=5323 Thought I’d share it in case that impacts anyone’s decision whether or not to take advantage of this promo. I myself am considering it. Haven’t decided yet as my cruise isn’t until January 2022. It would be nice to get a discount.
  2. With travel essentially cancelled for this year and all of the negativity with the pandemic, I thought it would be nice to reminisce. So what was the best cruise you’ve ever been on and why?
  3. Thanks for all of the info!
  4. I meant Argentine tango. Not really interested in lessons (I use a wheelchair) but would love to see it performed.
  5. Just booked a South America and Antarctica cruise for January 2022 in the hopes all this pandemic will be better by then. Does anyone know if Princess has an tango performances onboard for this type of itinerary? Really want to see the tango but really can’t stay before or after the cruise for multiple reasons to see a real performance in Argentina.
  6. I plan on booking a South America and Antarctica cruise with Princess for January 2022. Based on a thread on the Princess boards this may be the last year they are allowed to sail that far south. I hear the cruise is an amazing experience. I was wondering if anyone else has done this or a similar cruise and whether you have any tips for me? South America is notoriously not very accessibility friendly, so wondering if there was anything you did that you loved or would skip in the future? Any tour companies you would recommend? How bad was the Drake passage? I use a wheelchair but can walk short distances with a cane. I can also transfer to a regular car or van. The ship I will be on is the Sapphire Princess. Ports of call are: Santiago Chile Punta Arenas Chile Ushuaia Argentina Falkland Islands (Stanley) Montevideo Uruguay Buenos Aires Argentina there will also be scenic cruising around Cape Horn and Antarctica. Thanks in advance for any tips or recommendations you have!
  7. I would also check out the Sage travel website. If you google it you’ll find it. They specialize in accessible travel in Europe and offer to book accessible hotels and tours. They can even provide accessible travel from airport.
  8. The fact that they are releasing world cruise itineraries is hopeful, maybe they will be releasing more 2022 itineraries soon 🤞🏻
  9. Try Sage Traveling. They are a tour company designed for wheelchair users.
  10. I just spoke with someone from HAL, a sister line to Princess, and she stated that 2022 itineraries wouldn’t be released until June 2021. Princess May have a similar timeline 😔
  11. I will be sailing on the Norwegian Star next year and one of the ports is a tender (Newhaven) for Edinburgh Scotland. I will be traveling with a manual wheelchair that is less than 100 lbs and I can walk short distances with a cane but cannot climb steps. Has anyone tendered here with Norwegian? Are there any steps to get on or off the boat? Or to get off the dock on land? I tried emailing the accessibility office and they were not helpful, they just emailed me their policy on tendering. Really hoping to get to visit Edinburgh.
  12. Yeah I get that... just going a little stir crazy with this virus and wanting to start planning a vacation I can look forward to.
  13. Does anyone have an idea on when Princess will release itineraries for 2022? Specifically interested in Alaska and Australia itineraries.
  14. I will look at seat guru. Something that I have a hard time telling from photos is whether there is enough room or how easy it would be to transfer to the seat from the aisle chair. I’m assuming that the arm rests aren’t movable. I want to make sure I’m able to get in and out of the seat without any major issues.
  15. I’m considering doing a cruise around Australia and New Zealand and would be flying out of New York. In the past I have always flown economy but due to the horrendously long flight I’m considering splurging on business class airfare. How accessible is business class? I’m thinking about using Quantas airlines as I have heard good things about them. I’m able to walk a little bit but have bad balance so I use an aisle chair to get to my seat. I also have a lot of difficulty standing from a seated position so I have to pivot or slide from the aisle chair to the plane seat. i was also concerned about storage in business class. I am on a ventilator to help me breathe and in the past it fits fine under the seat in front of me but I understand that most business class seats have aisle access. Is there room for me to store it? The ventilator is smaller than a lap top case. Thanks in advance for any feedback or advice.
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