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Slugsta

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    Dorset, england
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    travel, food
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    P+O, so far
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    Baltics

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  1. It probably couldn't make it any worse! I live in Poole, which is where many of the original Newfoundland inhabitants came from, so I am really looking forward to our visit for many reasons.
  2. Well, I was talking about the 4 legged variety, but I can't speak for anyone else πŸ˜ƒ
  3. Great idea! I could put a harness on mine and get it to pull my wheelchair 😁
  4. Even if someone is able to work out who I am and where I live, my home is not left empty when I am away. So, IMHO, the risk is small.
  5. We have used Penguin and have always been very happy with them. Hope you have a lovely cruise Chrissie Ann.
  6. Just a word of warning to have a 'Plan B' in mind. The queue for the cable-car was very long when we were there in September last (around 2 hours, IIRC!).
  7. We're not there until the 21st. Mind you, we would both have trouble trying to sneak one onboard πŸ˜‚
  8. It might not, technically, be classed as 'monsoon' but Venice is subject to flooding. Acqua alta (high water) starts around October and continues until about January
  9. IIRC, our cruiseline provided an accessible shuttle that took us to a location where we could easily catch a water bus. There are special rates for disabled people "Finally, passengers with wheelchairs can buy single-fare "disabled tickets" at heavily-discounted rates from ACTV ticket booths and Hellovenezia offices. Each ticket is valid for 75 minutes, and a companion travels free. Once you have a pass or a supply of tickets, you'll be able to get between the city's various "accessibility zones" on the map by using the water buses. (The city claims that about 70 per cent of the streets in the historic center are accessible by vaporetto.) This strategy works especially well on the Grand Canal, the Giudecca Canal, and the Lido, where the No. 1 and No. 2 routes are wheelchair-accessible." Taken from this website https://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/accessible_venice.htm I don't know how accessible the 'people mover' is, I'm afraid. I'm lucky in that I am able to walk a bit, so I walked over a couple of bridges while OH carried my chair. It would take more thought if this were not possible.
  10. We re not sailing until September, so I look forward to hearing feedback from the people going sooner. DRS - step away from the Newfie, it is mine! πŸ˜ƒ
  11. Thanks for asking these questions - I will be in Halifax and Sydney in Spetember and using a powerchair, so any/all answers you get will be helpful πŸ™‚
  12. That outfit is adorable! πŸ™‚
  13. Hi and Welcome πŸ™‚ I wish you many years of happy cruising.
  14. OP congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby πŸ™‚
  15. Our first cruise was in 2006 on the QEII. All we could afford was the lowest class of outside cabin - I wanted an outside because I thought I might be claustrophobic in an inside. As it happened the portholes (not windows) were covered and locked for much of the cruise due to bad weather, so I didn't get the daylight I had wanted. It didn't matter, so we have largely taken inside cabins since then. The ship was tiny in relation to many of the other ships, even then. One day we looked down into the bay from the top of a mountain in Norway and saw 'our' ship dwarfed next to a modern, white behemoth. She looked beautiful in her traditional livery. In retrospect, we now know that the ship was looking tired and getting near the end of her commercial life. Our subsequent cruises have all been on newer, larger ships with more 'bells and whistles' but that first one gave us our love for cruising πŸ™‚
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