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  1. Hubby had spinal surgery a little over a year ago. Every cruise I email special needs and let them know he needs special needs muster. Once on board I check with guest services to see where it's held. 2Shoes2Go is correct with the location on Glory. The biggest thing for him, along with standing, is using stairs. They excuse special needs first so that they can use the elevator before the crowds hit. We usually go down when they summon the crew to ensure he has a chair. They are very nice and do not ask any questions about your disability. Have fun!
  2. We have embarked from Port of Los Angeles, Galveston, Long Beach, San Francisco, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, Gulfport (when there was a power line hanging over the Mississippi) and San Juan. New Orleans is my favorite followed by Ft. Lauderdale. San Francisco was cool (homeport at the time) but only because we ran Bay to Breakers and then got on the ship...fun experience. Our boarding picture was us with our race bibs .
  3. We've taken an excursion three times prior to our upcoming cruise. There was a mix up due to weather the last time we were in GC and Sharon offered us a discount on our next booking. We will be there next week so I reached out to them the first of August, it took weeks for a reply. I never received a confirmation and have emailed her three times trying to get it. In the past they were very quick to reply and very professional. I don't know what is going on but they obviously don't want my business any longer. We are still on the fence about what to do.
  4. Thanks for the info, as long as he has a place to chill until a wheelchair is available we are good to go.
  5. After hubby's recent spine surgery I have a question regarding embarkation with a wheelchair. He will be fine on the ship without one just needs extra help getting up the ramp. We are cruising out of New Orleans in a couple of weeks and I am wondering what the process is to obtain a wheelchair. We are platinum and I'm only mentioning because we go into a different door than general boarding. I have notified special needs that he will require a wheelchair and received an email back but it was not Port specific. Are the wheelchairs available right inside of the door and if not is there a place to sit while we wait for one? What I really would like to hear is your experience with boarding earlier or boarding later. Are there more wheelchairs available earlier or later? I'm thinking earlier as they are just finishing with getting passengers off the ship but I'm not sure having never experienced it. Would love to hear your input on what you do to make boarding easier for hubby as well as not getting in the way of other passengers anxious to board. Sent from my SM-G930V using Forums mobile app
  6. We had the 1st cove balcony on the starboard side and while I loved being close to the water the spray kept the balcony wet a good part of the time. My kids had the 3rd and 4th on the port side and had the same issue but somewhat lesser degree. The area was very quiet by the front elevators and we loved that. BUT the best thing was coming back onboard we just walked up one flight of stairs to our cabin, no jamming in the elevators with 15 sweaty strangers :). If I were to book another cove I'd try one 10 cabins back.
  7. Curbside can print your boarding passes for you when you check in.
  8. Love that they waived the nonrefundable. I booked this yesterday under the same offer! Can't go wrong with a $250 balcony!!!:D :D
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