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  1. Princess tour buses always take my walker/rollator & store it under the bus in Europe, Canada, Caribbean & Alaska. I've seen scooters stored too. There are lots of options in Alaska & they're listed in the excursions on the Princess website. Have fun! I'm headed there again (I hope) in Sept. 2021!
  2. I was in St. Maarten last Nov. (none of the others in recent years). There were a few golf carts leaving the ship but none coming back. There was supposed to be one, but I waited nearly 30 min. It came just as I dragged my self to the gangway. My scooter was at the gangway; we'd been on a smaller boat & couldn't take the scooter & had no place to leave it near the excursion area.
  3. I've used Special Needs at Sea 3x now, with no problems. The 3rd time was to be this spring, but the cruise was cancelled because of the virus. Yes, they tried to charge me the $50 cancellation fee but I refused to pay it because of the situation. They finally agreed to waive it. The entire amount was credited to my CC within the week. SNS includes their insurance (on the scooter) in the rental price & was still cheaper than Scootaround. Last Nov., I didn't have an Accessible cabin (they book very early) on the Regal Princess so I got a small, fold-able scooter from SNS; it has a 19" width. It fit thru the cabin door -- barely -- & was a tight fit in the cabin. The bigger problem was turning into the door way as the cabin was not in an 'open' hallway (across from the elevator bank). Good luck!
  4. Hi! Here's a Youtube link for tenders: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tender+boats+for+cruise+ships Every tender I've ever used has 1-2 steps in/out of the boat, but the crew is extremely helpful w/assistance. The actual cruise ship may have a step or so too. I now use a scooter on the ship but since they don't go on tenders, I also take my walker/rollator if my cruise includes a tender port. The walker folds & can go on the tender, the same as a folding wheelchair. (I usually cruise solo, so a chair won't work for me.) Good Luck! I just hope we'll be cruising by mid- 2021.
  5. I have a 25% FCC w/Princess; I've applied it to a TA for May 2021. I've little confidence that cruise will happen. I also have a Sept. 2021 Alaska cruise booked that I could move the FCC to if the TA doesn't go. I feel a bit more confident about that cruise. However, I'm 70+ and I must fly to any embarkation port, so I'm trying to take a hopeful wait & see. (But I REALLY want to go!)
  6. Has anyone visited the Gardens recently? I was there in 2001; they were fantastic. I'd like to visit them again this year, but have not seen them mentioned on this forum. Any updates or thoughts? Could I visit them before or after Mendenhall Glacier? Thanks!
  7. I just "discovered" this show too. I really enjoy it (I'm nearly 75).
  8. RE: taxi fares Is that $35.00 per person or per taxi?
  9. First cruise to Alaska? Definitely consider an itinerary that includes Glacier Bay! I'm doing my 5th Alaska cruise (Ruby Princess) in Sept. I'd planned to change things a bit & not go to Glacier Bay, but my adult kids (their 2nd time) quickly VETOED that idea. Back to the Bay!
  10. Also consider: can the scooter turn from the hallway into/out of the cabin? Scooters are a bit like semi-trucks -- they need a bigger turning radius (as I learned the hard way).
  11. Sorry for the double post -- can't get it to DELETE!
  12. I fly into LAX about noon on 4/10. I need to get to the hotel in San Pedro for my 4/11 cruise. I am an senior w/mobility issues & I'll be traveling solo. I'll have wheelchair assistance from the arrival gate to baggage claim. I plan to book a car service for LAX to San Pedro. I've read that "ride share" vehicles aren't allowed to pick-up at the terminal & that pax must use a shuttle to get to the ride share area. How does this work for handicapped and/or seniors? I know that I cannot get my bags, my rollator/walker & myself onto a shuttle. Yes, I'll post this on the West Coast page too. Thanks!
  13. I fly into LAX about noon on 4/10. I need to get to the hotel in San Pedro for my 4/11 cruise. I am an senior w/mobility issues & I'll be traveling solo. I'll have wheelchair assistance from the arrival gate to baggage claim. I plan to book a car service for LAX to San Pedro. I've read that "ride share" vehicles aren't allowed to pick-up at the terminal & that pax must use a shuttle to get to the ride share area. How does this work for handicapped and/or seniors? I know that I cannot get my bags, my rollator/walker & myself onto a shuttle. Yes, I'll post this on the West Coast page too. Thanks!
  14. I fly into LAX about noon on 4/10. I need to get to the hotel in San Pedro for my 4/11 cruise. I am an senior w/mobility issues & I'll be traveling solo. I'll have wheelchair assistance from the arrival gate to baggage claim. I plan to book a car service for LAX to San Pedro. I've read that "ride share" vehicles aren't allowed to pick-up at the terminal & that pax must use a shuttle to get to the ride share area. How does this work for handicapped and/or seniors? I know that I cannot get my bags, my rollator/walker & myself onto a shuttle. Yes, I'll post this on the Disabled Cruisers page too. Thanks!
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