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Old March 13th, 2007, 02:29 AM
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HI everyone...I will be cruising with an old and dear friend of mine who has a chronic debilitating lung disease. (she is only 42 ) She is on oxygen 24 a day. Will we get priority boarding because of this? And if so, how do I go about it. She can still walk but has to rest during long walks like what will be required to board the ship.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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Raina, here's a link to a page on Carnival's website about guests with special needs. I'd bookmark it and also call the 800 number at the bottom of the page. Have a great cruise!!!

http://www.carnival.com/CMS/Static_T...uirements.aspx
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AWESOME Cleveland! and GUESS WHAT? I am from Cleveland My family is still there. Grew up in Mentor, went to Kent State, sat in the DAWG pound at the Brown's games. LOVE IT!
Thanks for your help!
Cleveland certainly DOES rock! I miss it.cry:
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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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I've requested a wheelchair for my sister during embarkation and it is indicated on her funpass. However, I don't know if we will have priority boarding. I appreciate the above info - didn't know there was an "Embarkation Host"! We leave 3/25 so I will let you know!
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AWESOME Cleveland! and GUESS WHAT?

Small world, I grew up in Collinwood but lived on Lakeshore near the Eastlake/Willoughby line until retirement. I'm certain Carnival will take good care of your friend. On our last cruise, special needs guests were first off the ship at every port and debarkation. If yah liked the DAWG pound, you're gonna love Carnival. It's truly a FUNSHIP!
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Years ago we took my mom on a cruise 2 days after being released from the hospital....or 4 days after surgery (with the Doctors permission). We rented a wheelchair for her from the local health supply store and almost as soon as we entered the building (in Miami), a Carnival Rep came over, took us to the front of the line, signed us in, wheeled Mom up to the photographer, then got us on the ship.....

The first couple of days Mom spent most of the time in her cabin, just resting. When she did get out, for dinner or the shows, everyone (Staff, Crew & Passengers) were extremely considerate of her and the Staff went out of their way to help her, wheel her to her seat etc....

Needless to say, it was a great help to us and Mom... I hope you and your friend get the same treatment we got.... It certainly helped Mom feel alot better too!!!
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That's wonderful that your friend can still participate in cruising. I have health issues myself but no priority boarding.
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Cleveland...I LOVE Carnival. I agree. If you like the Dawg pound, then Carnival is the cruise line for me

Thanks for all the tips. My brother lives in Lakewood right now. Have you been to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame? It's such a cool place!

Good to see another Clevelander here...even if I now live in Miami.
Cleveland will always be my home...
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thanks to all!
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Have you been to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame?

I built it! OK, I had help. I'm a retired construction worker and worked on the R+R Hall of Fame and both new stadiums.
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OMG Cleve...how exciting!!!
Now I can say that I "know" someone who built it!!
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