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  1. How sad to resort to W/chairs when not needed. My husband legitimately needs one as do many others. To take it away from the ones who really need it is very low class IMO. I don't need one & do not want one as I prefer my own power. Not only do they take W/chairs from others who really need it, they are using staff to move the W/chairs unnecessairly & making others wait. I hope in their inconsideration they at least tip the people as we do. My rant for the day.
  2. Thankfully our cruise on Anthem ends Nov 2. Will escape this week by a hair. Have been on it before and glad we don't have to repeat it. Love kids & have 6 grandchildren we have taken on cruises, but want this to be quiet and relaxing as we've had an extremely hectic summer & fall with all kinds of family issues we're close to putting a satisfactory end to.
  3. We're sailing on Anthem October 19th & 24th. Decided to check if anything would come up yet. My whole calendar for the 19th- 24th was visible. Other information popped up also. Didn't check the 24th yet, but good to know what information already available & what may be on the app in real time. Thanks for the heads up.
  4. I'm late reading this, but enjoying it immensely. We sail on Anthem B2B in October and am chomping at the bit to get cruising. We took it up a notch and booked an Owners' Suite for a change of pace. It's our 75th (husband) and 70th birthdays so thought we'd splurge more than usual.
  5. Received this same email for my Feb 16th cruise.
  6. Perhaps a copy of the insurance card/coverage for the child travelling ?
  7. We're 95 days out on Anthem & I could access entertainment yesterday. 😊
  8. For anyone interested, we are cruising b2b on Anthem starting 10/19. Final payment due July 21. Today I was able to book all entertainment for both cruises. I didn't look yesterday as too busy so maybe it was open then also. Can't wait for these cruises. Such a hectic, busy summer I need some cruise therapy.😊
  9. I agree with this. Have never had trouble booking b2b in same cabin. We do as the above poster & it works well. May have a problem if trying to book last minute though I would guess, but have never tried it
  10. I am enjoying your review also. Please continue. It's highly entertaining. Maybe after you're done ironing you should contemplate being an author or comedienne ? Great job, & hope you finish your review.
  11. How far is it to the ferry from the ship ? Where did you rent your scooter ? We're planning to rent one for my husband from scoot around. Thanks.
  12. Nashna, thank you for the heads up. Others' experiences are very helpful. I'm sorry this did not work as advertised. I hope RCCL will do the right thing and refund your OOP expenses . We have grandchildren also and take them on cruises and want them to have a good time, but within established limits. I'm glad to know this could (& unfortunately did happen) so can beware when we hopefully will be able to take them again. Hope all works out well for you.
  13. Hope they don't change our Oasis sailing in Feb. Scheduled for Labadee. Like getting off there. Would not get off at Coco Cay. Time will tell.
  14. I broke my arm on the Anthem 4 years ago. As a retired RN I was quite concerned/interested in the care. Was impressed with the facility/equipment itself and the care received. As knowing I was to receive conscious sedation in order for a closed reduction of my arm, I especially noted the crash cart and it's equipment, supplies. Obviously I could only receive initial care & treatment, but they were very careful to evaluate my arm several times ,especially swelling of my fingers. Was on the ship 2 more days after that, flew home on a Saturday, saw the ortho on Monday & surgery on Tuesday. My arm healed well, and am going back on the Anthem this fall.
  15. Perhaps some medical documentation from the physician himself would lend credence to the wrist pin. ??
  16. Thanks Princeton 123211 for that information. That's great news.
  17. This is good information. My husband is mobility challenged & can only walk short distances slowly. In Boston I plan to do the Freedom Trail excursion without him through the ship & then return & use either UBER/LYFT for him to experience some of Boston also. Fortunately we've been here a number of times when he was active, so have seen a lot of Boston. We always loved to walk around the city, but now I would have to go alone. While I don't mind that option I don't want him to miss out on some activities. Are UBER/Lyft readily available close to the ship or is it a distance for him to walk ? TIA.
  18. our wheelchair "reservation" is simply to get him from the car to the check in desk and onto the ship. It's not for use onboard. There are several rental companies that deal with cruise ship rentals...either a motorized wheelchair or scooter of some type. They deliver to the ship...it will be waiting in your cabin. You need to be careful tho....not all cabins have doorways wide enough to get the vehicle thru the door. So go in with your eyes wide open! Any scooters or wheelchairs MUST be stored IN the cabin. Can't leave them in the hallway! Thanks all for your help. I understand doorway restrictions, etc. Will check with Scootaround as reviews for special needs at sea are terrible. We're in an Owners' Suite so will check with RC to be sure it will be ok. I know the W/C help at the port is only for boarding & hadn't planned to use it after that.
  19. I have reserved a w/chair for my husband at the port (Cape Liberty) for embarkation. Has anyone tried to rent a motorized w/chair as opposed to a scooter. Have seen some especially compact and light ones that would be perfect for him (e.g Air Hawk, etc). Have not bought one for personal use yet as capable with cane for shorter distances. Any ideas as to where to start. Maybe find a durable medical equipment supply place to stop at on the way to the port ? Would like to UBER/LYFT to port and hope could find a driver willing to do this. Of course recognize would pay for this extra side trip, but not sure how accomadating drivers would be or is anyone aware of companies that would have these at the port much like scooters ? Or who do I contact ? Special needs at RCCL or private company ? TIA. Any ideas/suggestions much appreciated.
  20. Wow, that seems really discriminatory. I'm almost 70 & am more fit then lot of people in their 40's & 50's. Go to the gym every day. Do strength training 3x week & cardio every day. Just ran a 5 K with my granddaughter for Girls on the Run. I don't think it should be a blanket cut off IMO.
  21. I personally do not have mobility issues & enjoy taking the stairs as much as possible, also for exercise. I do not like waiting for elevators so therefore I'm happy. Unfortunately not so for my husband. He has diabetes, neuropathy and cardiac disabilities. He takes the elevator for that reason. He will use a cane for stability. So I try to have empathy for those who need the elevators & hope the ones who don't will take the stairs.
  22. FOS would be my first choice. We are not fond of Jamaica at all. Just my opinion.
  23. We prefer Oasis class ships & have cruised often enough to not really care much about the itinerary as they are repetitive. We prefer deck 8 midship & as we often do B2B always book the same stateroom as don't want to move on turn around day. Usually book a GS . We do like to get off at Labadee & will get off at CocoCay when book the Symphony. Sometimes get off short time at other ports, but don't usually do an excursion as have done all we're interested in. Do not like Nassau particularly do won't get off there. LIke to go to the pool on port days. Never crowded. !!
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