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debbiewp

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    Princess
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    Caribbean

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  1. Coral....that’s a great idea, wish they had thought of this when they booked! Too late now, but thanks for the thoughtful response
  2. I am well aware that the crew is NOT responsible for caring for my parents, and in retrospect I guess I unintentionally exaggerated their handicaps and should clarify for all that my parents live independently in their own home over 400 miles from us (and further from all other family)...they attend social events, go out to dinner and enjoy a beach vacation with their entire family in the summer. They both still drive, do their own shopping and they are both quite able to walk on their own...the transport chairs were just a thought to make things easier for them on a large ship. I have been on 19 Princess cruises -- as have my parents and my children from the time they were young children. Believe me, we know how to treat the staff, we know how to dress appropriately for the occasion and we know how to show some consideration and kindness to others. Remember to maybe, just maybe, take into consideration your snarky responses to a simple question on this board.
  3. Wow...I'm pretty sure that I did not in any way state that I expected the ships staff to move my parents place to place and I am well aware of the family's responsibility. I think that perhaps I unintentionally exaggerated their handicaps and should clarify for all that my parents live independently in their own home over 400 miles from us (and further from all other family)...they attend social events, go out to dinner and enjoy a beach vacation with their entire family in the summer. They both still drive, do their own shopping and they are both quite able to walk on their own...the transport chairs were just a thought to make things easier for them on a large ship. Obviously, I cannot expect everyone to be as kind in their responses as others.
  4. Thanks, this would be a great idea if I could ever convince them to use one!
  5. reedprincess, I understand and thanks so much for your suggestions. I think that perhaps I unintentionally exaggerated their handicaps and should clarify for all that my parents live independently in their own home over 400 miles from us (and further from all other family)...they attend social events, go out to dinner and enjoy a beach vacation with their entire family in the summer. They both still drive, do their own shopping and they are both quite able to walk on their own...the transport chairs were just a thought to make things easier for them on a large ship. They are also quite stubborn about asking for help. I appreciate your reply and I'm sure we will all enjoy the cruise!
  6. My husband, adult daughter and myself will be on the Crown for a 10-day cruise in November. Our family has been on 19 previous cruises with Princess, accompanied by my parents. Due to separate health reasons, they have had to cancel their last two cruises, but are determined to be on this one with us. My 85-year-old father has multiple issues (breathing problems when walking ANY distance) and my 81-year-old mother is recovering from a broken ankle. It looks like they will both need transport chairs while on board, and the three of us will be on call to push them around lol. My husband, daughter and myself will want to go off ship at every port...I doubt this will be possible for my parents. Does anyone know if there are crew members that we could request to transport my parents in their chairs to, for example, the pool deck or Horizon Court, if we are not available to do so? Obviously, if my mom didn’t have the ankle problem, she would be able to push his chair. Several years ago, my father used a transport chair following his hip replacement, so we are familiar with how they work and we did take him off ship. And for those that think they should just stay home, they love cruising, love Princess and realize that this will be their last trip..We are trying to keep them happy and comfortable and hoping all goes well, it will just be a different cruise experience than the past 19. Thanks for any advice....
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