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RonPaula

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  1. Hi, We did this cruise August 2018 on Anthem. In Halifax we did RCI excursion Famous Peggy's Cove. It was OK. The history of the area is fascinating, but the tour guide wasn't very good. We were on a coach with designated handicap seating, which was very nice. You can do as much or as little walking as you desire at the stopping point in the little village. In Bar Habor we did Acadia National Park. Not through the cruise line. It was on a school bus type vehicle, but had storage for my manual wheelchair. If I remember correctly, the walk from the ship to the shore is long and can get steep using various ramps. But my husband was able to push me in the wheelchair. We didn't do much in St. John. Just walked around and had lunch. I can't recall what we did in Portland, but it's a pretty city. It was a really fun cruise and I would definitely do it again. Paula
  2. I like to have breakfast and lunch in the MDR however they close earlier than I would like. When the cruise compass states that the MDR closes at 9:30 for breakfast, does that mean that diners need to be leaving or being seated by 9:30?
  3. I like to have breakfast and lunch in the MDR however they close earlier than I would like. When the cruise compass states that the MDR closes at 9:30 for breakfast, does that mean that diners need to be leaving or being seated by 9:30?
  4. Can someone suggest transportation options from the cruise port in Honolulu to the Waikiki area? We'll have two large suitcases plus a folding wheelchair, a folding rollator and two adults. And would this same provider take us to the Honolulu airport the following morning? Thanks Paula
  5. Hi pawzz51, l also have an autoimmune disease (MS) and have mobility issues. About 5-6 years ago I started using a cane and have graduated to using a rollator around home and for walking short distances. At times I use a scooter and a wheelchair. I have to admit that each new piece of equipment was hard for me to accept using. I was physically ready for new equipment long before I was emotionally ready. I suggest that you swallow your pride (something that physically challenged persons do quite a bit) and ask for all the assistance you need. Gangways can be long and steep. Corridors can be long, elevator waits can be long. We bring our own wheelchair so that it is always ready in case of fatigue setting in. Save your energy for fun. Paula
  6. I also wish that cruisers would make more of an effort to meet the dress suggestions put forth by the cruise line, however it doesn't affect my dining enjoyment at all. I am dismayed by the lack of table manners exhibited by MDR diners. On my last two cruises I witnessed people lowering their heads toward the table and shoveling food into their mouths and jamming rolls into their mouths. Elbows were all over the table. I understand that manners are something that are taught and can't be suggested by a cruise line, but again it is a lack of effort by the vacationer. I suppose it is just another thing that I will have to overlook if I want to continue mainline cruising.
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