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  1. This means elevator use for those of us who MUST use electric scooters or wheelchairs will continue to be very difficult.
  2. My next solo cruise is scheduled for May 2022, a TA from FL to UK -- lots of lovely sea days! I plan to spend most of my days on my balcony w/my Kindle & pot of coffee, enjoying the feel & smell of the ocean. (This was my plan pre-covid & now.) I enjoy the occasional on-deck conversation, but do not seek them. However, I do seek to share a table at dinner. I prefer traditional seating at a table for 6-8. that's my "social" time. We'll see what's necessary next year.
  3. I've only had an aft cabin once (Vista suite on the Emerald -- surprise upgrade!). It was a dream come true! I sat on the deep balcony during a thunder storm in Italy (in port) & never felt a drop of rain. I had wonderful views as we left each port. Great breakfast/lunch/reading site, esp. on sea days. If there was more movement, I never knew it, but I Iove bumpy seas. The last night, moving into the English Channel was extra bumpy. I only know that because the empty coat hangers in the closet rattled so loudly that I had to get up & put them on the floor.
  4. I have to fly into any departure port. [OK, I could cruise out of Charleston, but never have.] San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Whittier, Seward, FLL, Miami, Canaveral, Tampa, NYC (Brooklyn & Manhattan), San Juan, Honolulu and numerous foreign ports. NYC is my favorite (for the skyline & Statue of Liberty), followed closely by either Alaska port.
  5. dogs4fun -- thank you! just the info I need! Now, if only the virus cooperates & my cruise "goes" next May/June!
  6. Nitemare -- thanks! The ports are Akureyri, Isafjordur, & Reykjavik. Yes, I'm considering the Blue Lagoon -- because it's there. Thanks again!
  7. I posted this question on the "Disabled" board & got 0 responses. Thought I'd try here. If all goes well & the Covid gremlins are under control next summer, I'm booked on a TA Princess cruise that makes 3 ports in Iceland. I'm a "senior" w/mobility issues so I'll rent a scooter (as usual; yes, I have a HC cabin) & probably take my rollator (2-3 tender ports) too. I'll be cruising solo. [Yes, I know it's quite early for planning, but I NEED the distraction!] Since I've never been to I
  8. If all goes well & the Covid gremlins are under control next summer, I'm booked on a TA Princess cruise that makes 3 ports in Iceland. I'm a "senior" w/mobility issues so I'll rent a scooter (as usual; yes, I have a HC cabin) & probably take my rollator (2-3 tender ports) too. I'll be cruising solo. [Yes, I know it's quite early for planning, but I NEED the distraction!] Since I've never been to Iceland, I'll probably do only ship's excursions unless I can join some private tours from the roll call. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/advice you experienc
  9. Hi! I'm assuming that Covid-19 rendered this discussion moot for this year (2020). Of course, most of us are hoping/wishing for 2021. The bright side of cruise-stoppage (for your relative & family) is that he's had all this extra time for PT & recovery. So, for 2021 and/or a future cruise -- just remind him that most of the newer (& not-so new) ships are 900+ ft. long. That's 3 football fields (100 yds. each)! Can he walk that several times a day? I no longer can (no strokes, just 2 kinds of damaging arthritis). Thank heavens for electric scooters &
  10. I'm reading this late in the 2020 non-cruise summer; I assume that your cruise did not happen. However, for future reference, Qaqortoq & Nanortalik are quite tiny, as others have mentioned. I was there in Aug. 2019 on a Princess cruise; both are tender ports -- meaning that there was just a timber pier in each places, able to unload/load ONE tender at a time. The process took a LONG time each tender -- 2 hrs. from leaving the ship to walking onto the dock. Same for return. Those ports are not set-up for large ships -- and probably shouldn't be. Qaqortoq is about 2,700
  11. I've relied on your site for several years now. THANKS! I hope I'll be using it agin soon.
  12. I was on the Star (2014) on Plaza deck; the window was above the bed. I did not like that. Since then, I've been on the Emerald, Crown & Ruby in (barely) obstructed view cabins & all had the window opposite the beds. I really like those cabins. It's not a balcony, but it's a very nice picture window for the view.
  13. In the suite I had (Emerald Princess), the seat wasn't a fold-down; it was a stone (marble?) shelf-like bench -- very nice. I had the fold-down seat in an accessible cabin last year. My guess is that you won't need the little, portable shower stool -- unless you want a foot stool in the shower.
  14. I've only had a full suite once (Ahhh!). The walk-in shower was great - quite large. There was a built-in seat/bench in the shower. There's also a large tub but, for me, it would have been impossible to get in/out. In the regular cabins (inside, ocean, balcony), the small walk-in shower can still manage room for a shower stool. I always pre-order one & the steward brings it. I can't stand for long & I like long showers. I don't book a mini-suite because it's a shower-over-tub (like most homes). I can't safely climb over a tub side for the length of the cr
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