Posted June 27th, 2015, 12:42 AM
Last edited by crochetcruise; June 27th, 2015 at 12:54 AM Reason: Additional questions remembered *sheepish grin*
Hi, new and physically disabled cruiser here, travelling independently on the Golden Princess November 11, 2016 in a Window Suite, sailing Sydney-Melbourne.
I am Legal Blind and carry a magnifying Monocular lens to read signs with if needed.
As a Suite passenger, even though I'll be a Blue Card newbie-well everyone had to take their first cruise at one time-I'm eligible for Priority Embarkation.
Some questions I personally would like to know the answers to:
Is there a marked specific area at the Overseas Passenger Terminal please?
I have my cousin able to bring me to the ship, how far into the Terminal is she able to come with me?
I have balance problems and use a Rollator wheeled walking frame so loathe escalators especially when carrying a suitcase strapped to the front of the walker-almost fell in a supermarket after going up to the 2nd floor-a concerned staff member showed me the lift which I hadn't seen, and it's now VERY
Is there a lift in the terminal as I've only seen the outside of the Terminal on the web and I already know to have a clipboard folder with all Embarkation paperwork in and a pen with a string taped to the top and tied onto the clip so I can't lose it-I'm NOTORIOUS
for losing pens!
Re souvenirs a friend is looking for a card wallet that zips open and has pockets to take multiple cards-does anyone know if something similar is available on the Golden Princess and an approximate price for my budgeting (intended Birthday/Christmas present for her, she's an absolute Got Everything lady so when she showed me her current wallet which is starting to come apart, I decided to try and get her a replacement on the cruise, Any excuse to explore and photograph the ship eh?
Other souvenirs I'm interested in the Australian price of are; Princess Teddy Bears; monogrammed pens; mugs; caps; lanyards-what colours are available; tshirts and sweatshirts, and the Gift Services boxes of chocolates-I can only get the US price and am allowing 20% extra for safe budgeting.
Oh, the price range for Cocktails would also be useful for budgeting-I see I can get the Soda and More Package but not the All Inclusive Beverage Package on the Sydney-Melbourne cruise Also pricing the minimum Internet package, Speciality Dining-Crown Grill, Sabatini's and hopefully the Crab Shack, and the photo credit. Funds will be taken as pre-paid On Board Credit and a separate Casino Credit, which I understand is redeemable so I have back-up funds if I get a good run on the souvenirs
Will be watching this thread with keen interest. I shall report back in mid-November 2016 with a comprehensive report from the point of view of a Disabled Passenger complete with photos.