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Old February 2nd, 2005, 01:04 PM
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Default Juneau, Skagway, Victoria, and San Francisco cruise info wit

We are taking a RCC cruise in September on Vision of the Seas. I am aware that this is a smaller ship than our most recent cruise on Mariner, but otherwise, we've been told the wheelchair accomodations are similar in the rooms. Is this true? All of the ports on this cruise will be docked, which is AWESOME! but we were wondering if there are things to do right at the dock area or if we will have to get any alternate transportation to get into the towns. I went to a website for Juneau and the map on the website makes it appear as though the town is right there and everything would be within walking distance. I read on another posting that the trolley is accessible but you can't see out of it from the wheelchair seating. Is that because the walls are too high, or is there another reason? I am able to raise my seat so I am appx at a 5' level. Any info anyone might have about all these ports would be greatly appreciated. I can't get out of my wheelchair and it is a power chair. It can't be carried (it weighs appx 450 lbs with me in it). Do you think it would be a good idea to have a manual wheelchair instead at any of these ports? Realize, however, if I have the manual, I won't be able to do the raising function, which may or may not be an advantage. Basically, what I want to know is which would be the wiser choice? The ability to raise up (and be more independent) or have the manual so I have the ability to get into more places. Seeing as how these are US ports (with the exception of Victoria) I would think they'd all be fairly (if not completely) accessible. Is this true and if not, what are the exceptions to this?
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