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About onelegcraig

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  1. Thanks for the quick replies. Guess we have to start watching the exchange rates (we are Canadian) and buy U.S. money again. 🙂
  2. Sorry if this has already been asked and answered, I could not find it on these boards. We have booked a 10 day Canada/New England/Newfoundland cruise for 2021 on the Rotterdam. It begins in Boston and ends in Montreal. All of the ports are Canadian except one. Will on board purchases be in Canadian or U.S. currency? When we give extra cash to stateroom attendant, waiter, etc , which currency would they rather receive? Thank you.
  3. So sorry if this has already been asked and answered. We have been unable to find anything on the boards. Is there a plant-based milk substitute available on the ships (oat, cashew, almond, soy)? We would bring our own, but I don't think our room has a fridge. Thank you in advance for any information.
  4. Thank you for posting. We will be in #3437 on lower promenade aft in February. So excited.
  5. We have 'done' Alaska twice. Great tour with Dave & the railroad on our first trip which included Skagway. Second time the ship docked in Haines and we got married at the totem pole. Haines is one of our favorite ports. Skagway is much more touristy, Haines is more real Alaska.
  6. I know as a resident of Ontario, our provincial health coverage is not valid in other provinces. We need to buy 'out of country' insurance each time we go to Vancouver or Montreal. We have found it best to buy an annual plan (from Costco I think) to cover those unexpected trips out of province as well as to the U.S. and beyond.
  7. Couple pics of the train, and our first glimpse of Denali from the train. We later got to see it up-close-and-personal from a small plane.
  8. We have done Holland America Alaska twice with a wheelchair, first time cruise only - round trip Vancouver, second time land/sea (Triple Denali). They were very accommodating to our needs. The McKinley Explorer train had a lift to get to the dome car, all our hotel rooms were handicapped accessible (as we advised them of our needs in advance). Our travel agent advised us to do the land portion first and cruise second, which was good advice. The land portion is tiring (or we made it that way by trying to do and see everything 🙂. ) Then the cruise portion was a chance to relax. With advance planning we were able to find tour operators that were able to work with our limitations. My advice is to stay in Denali for as long as you can, it is beautiful. We stayed at the McKinley Chalet Resort, and did a few excursions from there. Our luggage was picked up and transferred for us to/from each hotel, which was a big help, and then magically appeared in our ship stateroom.
  9. I sat in the garden talking to the cats 🐈, while my wife did the house tour. She said it was very interesting, but would have been difficult even with my crutches, steep stairs and no elevator. The gardens are beautiful though and the cats were friendly.
  10. Thanks for the pictures (they really are worth a thousand words). The streets remind me of Havana and Puerto Rico, not too wheelchair friendly. Wife really wants to see Monkeys and Sloths on this trip.
  11. We are starting to research ports for our February 2020 Panama Canal transit. Any one have experience with Puntarenas Costa Rica. I can use crutches for short distances and stairs, but being a one-leg amputee a manual wheelchair is used for distances. (Other ports of concern are Corinto Nicaragua and Puerto Quetzel Guatemala.) Thanks for any input/suggestions.
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