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Kiran

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  • Location
    Cape Cod
  • Interests
    puzzles reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    carribbean

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  1. My Mom rented a scooter ~15 years ago and it was simply too large for her to maneuver on a cruise ship. She had only ever used a scooter in the Theme parks. I found a used Travel scoot for sale and she has used that for many cruise and Theme parks. It can go on Tenders, on Tour buses, (they store underneath), in taxis trunks, back seat if necessary. She can fit it in a non HA cabin pretty easily which is why I bought it for her.
  2. Wasn't Celebrity supposed to be the line for people who really enjoyed good food and wine? That was supposed to be its distinguishing characteristic. Sympathies to the poster. The food went downhill from our first celebrity cruise to our second a year later.Oh well! The entertainment/activities went down as well.Oh well! Will still cruise as it works so well for traveling with a young daughter and an elderly Mom.
  3. For when you are home again: I fractured my Fibula at the right ankle on Columbus Day. A knee scooter ordered from Amazon has been invaluable. I was too tippy on crutches. The knee scooter is foldable so can go in backseat or trunk when I take an Uber to work and home again, as I can't drive. https://www.amazon.com/NEW-KneeRover-Knee-Walker-Alternative/dp/B0743L5HW2/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=deluxe+knee+rover&qid=1574509994&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-14
  4. Considering this Hawaii route for future cruising. Thanks for posting
  5. Hoping to do an ABC Islands cruise January 2021 Celebrity Constellation out of Tampa. So Thanks for posting your trip!
  6. Thank you for posting. Considering doing an ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) cruise on the Connie next January out of Tampa and have only been on Silhouette & Equinox so wondered how older ship bearing up. Sounds Good!
  7. Fifteen years ago we rented a scooter for a cruise and it was so large and my mom was so not used piloting a scooter in a tight space that the rented scooter ended up parked for the whole week of cruise. Her previous scooter experience had been limited to renting and using at theme parks. I heartily second the recommendation to practice with a scooter before using on a cruise ship. With age she has added a Travel Scoot, a Rollator and a cane with a folding chair and she uses what she needs each day with wheelchair assist to board and debark. http://mytravelscoot.blogspot.com/2010/03/getting-on-carnival-ecstasy.html is where I learned about Travel Scoot. A Travel Scoot makes staying in regular cabin possible and it used to be possible to rent but not sure if that is still the case. There are now more foldable options and slimmer scooters such as Tzora, Luggie, Smart Scoot, Pride a Go Go(?) Good Luck!
  8. https://www.princesapr.com/ We ate here last February and enjoyed it It is a stop on some Food Tours https://sanjuanfoodtours.com/old-san-juan-food-tour/ We also visited "Senor Paleta" - artisan popsicles!
  9. There is a used Travelscoot on eBay but equipped with a non airline battery. The battery is over the limit of 300 My Mom uses the original Travelscoot and it has been great for her.
  10. It caught me by surprise also I booked a Panama Canal cruise on Princess Web site and didn't see any of the usual warnings about deposit being nonrefundable for a sale price When I checked later, It was listed as nonrefundable deposit on the booking confirmation in small print.
  11. Ship -Gem Deck -8 Stateroom # -8519 Stateroom Category –ID Starboard or Port Side -inside Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) –NO! Over Stardust Theater Very Loud late into the evening Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? -No Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Was wind a problem? - If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? - Any specific problems with this cabin? -Staff said they would ask theater to turn down sound but it remained too loud to allow sleep. Only choose if you are a night owl. Any other comments? -
  12. Ship - Gem Deck -10 Stateroom # -10653 Stateroom Category –IF Starboard or Port Side -inside Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) –yes Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? -No Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. –N/A Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Was wind a problem? - If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? - Any specific problems with this cabin? -Cabin is Handicap Accessible but my mother had a problem getting scooter over door lip. Shower is the type with a chair to sit in and has a showerhead on a hose and a drain on all sides Any other comments? -
  13. I use Chrome and the website wouldn't work for me even after turning off AdBlock. Switched to ie and limped through online checkin with only two "Website not responding" messages.
  14. Thank you all for the suggestions. I will ask my Mom if she would like to remain on ship. She doesn't want to be left out of the fun but having breakfast and evening with everyone else might be enough for that day. Especially if she has some good books! Not so worried now.
  15. Starting to panic as cruise draws near. My Mom has limited mobility and stamina at 87 and after a recent hip replacement. I will pay whatever necessary for her to have easy to access shade. Even walking 60 feet over sand intimidates her. What are the options for Labadee? We are a party of 6 but her having accessible shade and lounger/bed is paramount.
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