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My 2 favorites are "Ship of Fools" and "Lifeboat"...
My 2 favorites are "Ship of Fools" and "Lifeboat" because of the superb casts and wonderful acting in both. Tallulah in one and Viven Leigh in the other. Also memorable was "The Last Voyage" where...
Darcie, you were asking about battery life and...
Darcie, you were asking about battery life and noticing that your year-old is not holding a charge as well as it used to. We have had the same problem and, if we are going on a cruise, we always get...
We travel with both a scooter and a manual...
We travel with both a scooter and a manual wheelchair and always HAVE to book an accessible cabin.
As to your original suggestion of having postings of distances from the ship to buses, tour...
If you are talking about a regular accessible...
If you are talking about a regular accessible balcony cabin and you need it because of use of either a wheelchair and/or scooter, the maximum number of people that would be comfortable in such a...
Destinations and ports of call are primary for us...
Destinations and ports of call are primary for us - particularly ports which we have not visited previously. And we avoid ships that do the same old, same old Caribbean itineraries - dullsville...
On a westbound cruise like that in the Fall, a...
On a westbound cruise like that in the Fall, a balcony on the port side tends to get more sun because the sun is lower in the southern sky. Starboard balconies tend to get little or no sun...
Before you go too far down the road of renting a...
Before you go too far down the road of renting a scooter, you need to be aware that unless you have booked an accessible cabin, many scooters will not fit through the door of a regular cabin - too...
I would suggest that the New Zealand cruise would...
I would suggest that the New Zealand cruise would be better for her because, with the possible exception of Bay of Islands, the ship should dock at every port. And I believe I read recently that...
I believe you will find that none of the cruise...
I believe you will find that none of the cruise lines permit 4 passengers in an accessible cabin, even the largest. We explored this possibility last year and found none. If you find I am wrong, I...
And without knowing the actual cabin dimensions,...
And without knowing the actual cabin dimensions, it is probable that when the roll-away is in use, it would virtually preclude use of the wheelchair because of lack of turning space. I think you...
I got a kick out of Canucks from Alberta worrying...
I got a kick out of Canucks from Alberta worrying how cold it will be in NJ in January. What you should be aware of is that the first couple of days southbound and the last two northbound will not...
Best to keep in mind that the 12 hours in Naples...
Best to keep in mind that the 12 hours in Naples is actually 9-10 hours from the earliest that you can get off until the time you must be back on board. Therefore do not make your ashore agenda too...
I agree with Candy who has lots of experience in...
I agree with Candy who has lots of experience in this field. The woman is bitter and feels that life has dealt her a bad hand instead of just doing her best to deal with it. Personally, I would...
non-traditional, yes. too big, yes. ugly,...
non-traditional, yes. too big, yes. ugly, no. and, fortunately, I do not select my cruises, ships or itinerary by the aesthetics and appearance of the ship.:)
State Dept warning - whether yes or no, I would...
State Dept warning - whether yes or no, I would not go back to Jamaica after 3 cruises that stopped there. Natives are much to aggressive for comfort and drugs are out of control. Too bad...
Good riddance to what has been, for the most...
Good riddance to what has been, for the most part, cheap prints and poorly and cheaply framed. I hope the RCI, and any other cruise line contemplating a change from Park West will contract with a...
One of the main reasons arguing against basing a...
One of the main reasons arguing against basing a ship in Tahiti is the excessive cost of provisioning the ship. As someone has already stated, everything would have to be brought in by either air...
My reaction to the OPs statement is the same as...
My reaction to the OPs statement is the same as Gunther1 above. Statements such as "various people" and "may be dangerous" lead me to believe those various people have probably never been to Turkey...
Yes, the cruise line should be told way in...
Yes, the cruise line should be told way in advance so they can plan accordingly. One thing they do is post signs that there should be no smoking since portable oxygen is in use. And the Medical...
We have been in those JS on all 4 Radiance Class...
We have been in those JS on all 4 Radiance Class ships. There is plenty of furniture on the balcony (which is huge) and if not you can always asked your room steward to get another chair or two. ...
We have cruised on Radiance and her three sister...
We have cruised on Radiance and her three sister ships (Serenade, Jewel and Brilliance) in both balcony and Junior Suite accessible cabins; we have found them to be just the most accessible ships we...
I have not been in the particular cabin you...
I have not been in the particular cabin you selected, but my experience with balconies at or close to the bow of the ship are so windy when the ship is at cruising speed as to be almost unusable....
Since they obviously give you quite a problem,...
Since they obviously give you quite a problem, and switch locations vary from one class of ship to another, I suggest you take along a small pad of Post it of small sticky labels and mark each one. ...
I, for one, am pleased to see that X is doing a...
I, for one, am pleased to see that X is doing a good job of removing contraband items such as booze and irons, etc from luggage. I believe that passengers know these items are not to be taken on...
Another aspect of table selection is the actual...
Another aspect of table selection is the actual location. Many prefer sitting by a window, but with a chair or scooter this becomes a major problem of getting past at least 3 other rows of tables...