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  1. This topic is already being discussed on the NCL board: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2656491-getaway-42719-transatlantic-shortened-by-two-days/
  2. Welcome to Cruise Critic! You probably will not be getting a reply from the original poster, as this is a 4 year old forum entry. Unfortunately, they do not archive anything, so you need to watch the entry date on the post. Happy Cruising!
  3. This is taken directly from the Cunard Special Assistance Section on tendering: if your friends have it in writing from the cruise line, or you wish to confirm, I would call their special needs phone number to discuss with a representative directly, and get it in writing. Embarking and disembarking the tender safely In some ports it is necessary to anchor off shore rather than alongside the dock or quay . When this is the case, we use a tender to take you ashore. A tender is a small vessel that carries around 100 passengers. In order to board the tender, please note that you will be required to use steps (up to 20cm/8 inches high) and navigate the gap between the platform and the tender (of up to 45cm/18 inches). In the interests of safety, we require all guests wishing to use the tenders to have sufficient independent mobility to negotiate steps and traverse a gap of up to 45 cm/18 inches. Anyone wishing to board the tender will need to demonstrate this ability via a mobility test prior to tender embarkation by stepping unaided over a distance of 45 cm/18 inches. Children who are unable to step across a gap of this size will be permitted to use the tender service provided their parent/guardian is able to demonstrate that they can carry or pass them safely across the mobility test gap. There will be crew members there to guide and steady you as you embark, but they cannot support, carry or lift guests on board the tender for safety reasons. Please wear appropriate, flat, and securely attached footwear, when embarking and disembarking the tender. If you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter, please note that you or your travelling companion are responsible for assembling and disassembling your wheelchair/mobility scooter. The crew will endeavour to assist where practical and safe to do so, providing that no individual part weighs more than 20kg/40 lb. If you have notified us that you have reduced mobility you will be invited to a tender briefing on board and given the opportunity to take part in the mobility assessment (described above) in advance. This must be completed independently, without any assistance. If an officer decides it is not safe for you to board a tender, please respect their decision as this decision is taken to ensure your safety, in accordance with health and safety law.
  4. Welcome to Cruise Critic! You may wish to note the dates of the posts you are replying to. I doubt if in this case, they will reply, as it was 2 years ago Oct ‘17.
  5. I think you are saying that the organization will be promising you a dog in May, and it will be in training still during your cruise time. If I am correct in this, I don’t know if the organization training the dog will allow you to remove them from training (Southeastern Guide Dogs, does not ), to take the dog on a cruise. First, I would double check that this would be allowed, as it disrupts the training. Second, I would not advise taking a puppy in training on a cruise. Too much new things, and disorients the training dog. I do not think it is a good idea for the dog to go with you on this cruise. Once the puppy completes their formal training, you will have time to further train the dog for cruise travel. JMO, as a previous volunteer for a training organization for special needs work.
  6. Items in all restaurants except for the Terrace Cafe, are served in individual portions. I would order items, and ask for an extra plate for each of you, so you can sample each. If you are sharing a table with others, note, their entrees are theirs only, unless you have agreed ahead of time to share.
  7. No charge. Even in Specialty restaurants. You can also specify appetizer portions, if you would prefer, for some entrees, just ask your waiter! I have ordered several “appetizer” portions for dinner on multiple occasions in Toscana on Riviera and Marina.
  8. I believe you are asking about The Columbus Ship from Cruise and Maritime cruise line. Your question will be answered better by the folks on that forum... https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/825-cruise-amp-maritime-voyages/ fyi, for your next post, you would probably want to put in a title for your thread posting.
  9. Several things at play here... 1) what Cruiseline/ship? 2) HC Room (wider doors)? 3). Small scooter or larger capacity Scooter - size across scooter to get into room. 4) You will not be able to store scooter outside of room, so You may need to contact special needs dept and see if HC is still available, or if scooter will fit inside your cabin. 5). 2 companies deliver, but it depends on the line, and ship as to which one is allowed on the ship. One is : https://www.scootaround.com/ , and the other is: http://www.specialneedsatsea.com/ but usually one or the other is allowed, not both. Check with the special needs dept of the cruiseline (it should be noted in the FAQ, or via phone).
  10. Unfortunately your post ended up in the bloggers forum...you may wish to to to the Other Cruise Line forum, there is a post already on this new line: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2640900-vidanta-cruise-line/
  11. A TA, but just not any TA. Not always the one with the best rebates back or OBC either....I have read too many reviews of cruise lines/ships, where the people had no clue what to expect, and ended up being very disappointed, because their expectations far exceeded actuality, then came back and wrote a negative review, when all they needed to do was ask someone familiar for advice. You need to utilize a TA either in person, or over the internet that is familiar with the line and ship you plan on cruising on. Ask questions of them...ie., have YOU personally sailed with this line, and on this ship or a sister ship? Ask them about setting your expectations concerning what is important to you. CC is a wonderful tool, but should not be the only one in your toolbox. An experienced TA makes a big difference, especially when sailing on a new line, or ship or for the first time. Years ago cruising was simplistic. Where do you want to go, and for how long. Today...there are too many variables.
  12. You just asked this question, and answered here: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2646437-pickleball/
  13. While the decision ultimately is yours, the question I would ask you is: if the CPAP machine were lost, or broken by being checked, would you still be able to enjoy your cruise. If the answer is no, then you should not consider checking it through. This is a piece of Medical equipment, not easily replaceable or repaired on the trip, so I would never consider checking it. Purchase a small backpack or a rolling carryon for it, but I would seriously reconsider checking it.
  14. I am not sure I understand the question. Why don’t you just carry it on, and carry it off with you? Oceania does not “confiscate” liquor. You may bring it on with you, store it in your cabin and carry it off. Why do you want O to take it from you?
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