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  1. Yes. There is a facebook posting in regard to this by Princess, indicating the issue is under review/evaluation.
  2. This states between 9:30am to 2:30pm. I was assuming several renactments within that time. But if the performance is the entire time, that is a long renactment. (The dunking of the wench and the drunk in the stocks is at 1230, and is a complete renactment in less than an hour.) With the ferry schedule from the dockyard we can't get there by 930.
  3. Does anyone have any other information about the specifics of this reenactment--days of week/time?
  4. I would appreciate any opinions or reviews regarding the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, including location. We are considering this hotel for a pre-cruise stay. We will be going to a couple of Broadway shows, visiting the Time square area, and touring Central Park. We are still considering the other things we may want to do. Thanks.
  5. I did reserve a wheelchair accessible room with a roll-in shower. And yes such hotel roomsrooms are supposed to be ADA compliant. However you would be surprised at how many times we have entered the reserved room to find out it isn't completely ADA compliant. And this has happened at many top hotel brands. And once we get to the room, if we find out it's not adequate, it's very difficult to locate another ADA room with a roll-in shower at the last minute. We would rather avoid any issues.
  6. I had booked the Embassy Suites late last year for our stay/cruise in mid August. In reviewing comments of otherswho had stayed there I found that this is not a typical embassy suites. Most of the rooms do not have a separate bedroom and sitting area / kitchen. There is a sitting area within the studio rooms but the bed is separated from the space by a partial built-in room divider. Because one of our party uses a wheelchair and we need space on both sides of the bed for both of us to be able to use the bed, I called the hotel to ask for additional information. They claim there is a small amount of space between the bed and the divider, but I'm concerned about whether it will be sufficient space on both sides of the bed to meet our needs. Has anyone stay and one of the studio suites (WC accessible or not) who could tell me about the space between the bed and the divider? I have trying to find out this information from various sources and have been unsuccessful but I'm going to need to make a decision on the room soon. So I would appreciate any information. As a backup I've made a reservation at a Hampton inn times square Central hotel. If anyone has any information about this hotel, including location, I would appreciate it. I may create a separate post in regard to this hotel as I realized that this thread topic header does not list this hotel.
  7. Water709, is the balcony table as big as the tables before the remodel? In the photo, it only appears cocktail table size, but hopefully it is bigger.
  8. Ask your cabin steward for the red medical waste bags-- they will give them every day.
  9. Lou, thank you for your reply and the additional information you have given. We very much would like to take train and now I know how to handle it. We may either cancel our booking on the Coral and book another ship/cruise line or keep the booking but book a "back up cruise" and watch carefully for the potential tendering information so that if Ketchikan becomes a tender port we can cancel the Coral. We really enjoy the Coral--it is our favorite ship on which to go to Alaska. But we aren't going to sacrifice a port just to take her.
  10. While I know that some of the other Princess ships tender, I didn't know the Coral ever tendered in Alaska. We have the Coral booked for next year and the problem we have with tendering is one of our family members is wheelchair bound (manual wheelchair). Princess doesn't allow you to tender unless you can walk onto the tender. So at least a couple of us would be stuck on the ship if the ship tenders (and Princess doesn't give you any compensation for this either, not even a refund of port charges). So we are going to have to think about this booking. One other question. I checked and on our ship sailing date, the website only shows a coach transfer available. How did you book the Princess train? Was this something you or your travel agent specifically called to request? or was it on the website as available?
  11. Was Ketchikan scheduled on the itinerary to be a tender port, or was this a change?
  12. Koolforkatz, how did you receive notification? I faxed the forms in early on Wedneday morning, but haven't heard anything.
  13. Princess does not allow passengers to tender unless the passenger can walk onto the tender. So passengers who are wheelchair bound are not allowed to tender.
  14. Are wheelchair accessible taxis readily available at the airport or do we need to pre-book one? We are going to a hotel downtown.
  15. Essiesmom, I understood that your cabin assignment was a guarantee and I believe you are blameless in staying in this cabin. I'm sorry if it in any way sounded like I was saying that your staying in this cabin was wrongdoing on your part. I realize that Princess and other cruise lines often assign guarantees to wheelchair accessible cabins and for those who receive the assignment, especially after final payment, I usually believe and post that they should keep the cabin because the cruise line will probably just assign it to someone else if they refuse to take it. I realize there are photos of the special wheelchair accessible cabins out there, but I just don't want to make anything easier for people who have the scheme to give themselves an "upgrade" by staying in these cabins when they don't have a need via "onestop shopping" for info and photos on Cruise Critic. (And I believe there are people out there who have such schemes based on posts they have made on Cruise Critic). Plus my understanding is that one has to know the cabin number in order to look up photos on cruisedeckplans.com. (by special wheelchair accessible cabins, I mean those which have some special features that regular wheelchair accessible cabins don't have). I've sent emails of photos of these types of wheelchair accessible cabins to disabled cruisers but I try to be careful about posting them.
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