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  1. We are booked for our 22nd cruise in early 2020. We have mostly cruised with Carnival and Celebrity, however we have also tried RCCL, NCL, Cunard. I would take them on Celebrity. We love both Celebrity and Carnival, but Celebrity seems a bit more sedate. Since they are celebrating their 60th Anniversary (congratulations to them), you may not want one of the new Mega ships, but rather a mid-size ship with less bumping cars, climbing walls, zip lines, etc. We love the Carnival Spirit class ships though, nice size, etc. One note, we haven't been on Celebrity since 2007. I always raved about Celebrity to friends of ours, however they cruised on the Celebrity Silhouette, and they did not like it, which was a surprise to us.
  2. We completed our 6th Pride cruise in March 2019. We book in the same area each time; Main deck AFT, standard Balcony (same cabin all 5 trips), and Upper deck AFT, extended balcony on another trip. We've done many, many cruises and maybe that's why we never noticed vibrations on the Pride.
  3. We're with you DeadPhish...it was great leaving from the Navy Yard. I guess at least with newer ships, they would need to dredge the river, and the way they operate in Philly I doubt we'll ever see any cruise ships sailing from Phila. There aren't many smaller ships anymore, which is a shame as they would fit and not need the dredging.
  4. Thank you spookwife. I'll be bringing my own scooter and it fits through cabin doorways. DH removes the armrest. It also breaks down into 5 pieces. We have a Jr. Suite so fingers crossed that it will work. Not crazy about the ramps and like you said, hope we can board on the lower level.Thanks again.
  5. We always go in September or October. The latest we ever visited the island was Oct. 7-14 and we definitely went to Horseshoe Bay and air temp was probably 85 degrees.
  6. We sailed her from Philadelphia PA to Hamilton and St. Georges in October 2006 and it was smooth sailing all the way. So glad she doing the same itinerary from Cape Liberty.
  7. Planning a Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas in 2020. If anyone has sailed on Grandeur with a mobility scooter, can you advise if there were any excursions you could do in Charleston and Port Canaveral. Also, on the ship, is the Grandeur easy to navigate with the scooter? In a nutshell, how are things on the Grandeur with a scooter; the ramps at the Port of Baltimore, the showroom on the Grandeur, the pools, etc.? Anything you can think of that might be helpful. We've been on many cruises without requiring a scooter, but have only done one cruise with RCCL in early 2000 and I was not having to use a scooter. Thanks in advance for any responses.
  8. Thank you njhorseman. When we park in the lot or garage at Cape Liberty can I drive the scooter and DH walk to the terminal or are there shuttles to the terminal?
  9. DH and I have cruised often, however, not with a mobility scooter. I have also posted on the other Board re Ports , but I thought I would try here first. For both ports, do you drop off luggage to porters first, and then park? I remember leaving from New York piers way back when, that we gave luggage to porters and then we went up ramp and parked on top level and used a very large elevator to go into the terminal. Or, can someone drop us off, and we can go in with scooter from luggage drop-off area? Same with Cape Liberty, can someone drop us off, we give luggage to porter, and then scoot into the terminal from drop off point? Thanks for help. We wanted to try a cruise with the scooter from Cape Liberty or Manhattan.
  10. DH and I have cruised often, however, not with a mobility scooter. I will also post on Disabled Board, but I thought I would try here first. For both ports, do you drop off luggage to porters first, and then park? I remember leaving from New York piers way back when, that you gave luggage to porters and then we went up ramp and parked on top level and used a very large elevator to go into the terminal. Or, can someone drop us off, and we can go in with scooter from luggage drop-off area? Same with Cape Liberty, can someone drop us off, we give luggage to porter, and then scoot into the terminal from drop off point? Thanks for help. We wanted to try a cruise from Cape Liberty or Manhattan.
  11. I only used my scooter on Carnival and I've never had any problems. The crew were always helpful, those passengers with scooters, wheelchairs, etc. are always allowed to board first. I never need assistance on the ramps, or using elevators. We've been cruising for a long time and we cruised with RCCL, Celebrity, and NCL and I didn't have mobility issues then, so I can't speak to how those cruise lines are for disabled folks.
  12. We started cruising in the late eighties, but that was before, I too, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes mobility issues for me. I was certain I would never use, of all things, a travel mobility scooter, but we completed our 26th cruise in March and my sixth with a scooter and it's the best purchase we've ever made. My DH suggested purchasing the scooter for travel and to use in large venues.It enables me to travel around the ship without him having to push me in a chair. I don't need an accessible cabin as I can maneuver with my cane, or grab the wall or whatever is available. I started out using a rollator and that might be an option for you. You can sit down on the seat if you're tired. Don't let your mobility issues limit your activities. Go and have a great time.
  13. We've been on the Carnival Pride many times, and we always either book the same standard balcony cabin on the Main Deck AFT or, once we booked an extended balcony on the Upper Deck AFT overlooking the ship's wake. We love the AFT area and the main or upper deck. It's convenient, quiet, very easy to get an elevator if you like. Enjoy your cruise.
  14. I don't think it really matters. Wear whatever you want. Nobody really cares. I'm someone who follows rules and tries to conform to whatever guidelines people request, but that's me. What I might think is appropriate for the MDR may not be what other people define as okay. So, from what we've seen lately, anything goes today, so just enjoy your cruise.
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