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Rbrb10 February 22nd, 2013 01:37 AM

First 2 cruises. ;) thinking both will b carnival.
 
Finally looking at taking a cruise. Not sure why I waited so long. Because I love the beach. I may have many questions but my first are: 1) we are thinking of doing a shorter just hubby and myself. He has gotten sea sick doing deep sea fishing and want to make sure he does well. The ones I was looking at were like $229 before triumphs disaster now the prices went up. We live in Arkansas. Driving distance about the same to Galveston or New Orleans. But those ports we can drive to without airfare. So is that crazy doing it then doing the one with the kids on a 7 day just before school. 2) I read on these boards :) to book the second cruise on the first one. Right? 3) I have Lyme disease and rocky man spotted tick. Long story short as can be. Was misdiagnosed over ten years with even wrong meds. Now on right Track but I'm not able to do a lot. I'm very concerned with so much walking. I called. They informed me rooms weren't wide enough to take an electric wheel chair but could take one to fold up. I can walk but a day at the mall with my teenage daughter I'm done before we get to the car in 4-5 hrs. Is the cruise to much for me? 4) when we do go with DH and 2 teenage girls. What is the best budget friendly route for a room. ... Thanks for all your expertise. I'm so excited to start our new tradition.

Trip February 22nd, 2013 10:09 AM

Welcome to Cruisemates & nice to see you have cruise fever! It's not crazy to book the crusies that way, if that is what works for you and your family. Your husband may not even be effected by sea sickness. The stabilizers do a good job, & many who think they will, are surprised with no symptoms, but he can look into sea bands and ginger, if he feels he wants tovcover his bases.

Why dont you look into renting an electric scooter...this may be your answer to being more comfortable in ports. These companies can deliver to the ship,and give you peace of mind.

SinceIi have never booked onboard, I will leave that answer to the others who will post.

Contact a cruiser specialist travel agency, to get the most info, to help you book your cruise,and ask about travel insurance. Let us know what you decide, and, we can help you more, while you wait.!

Rbrb10 February 22nd, 2013 10:26 AM

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I had actually worried more about large ships and the walking on board. The excursions I'm thinking taxis and buses and really not much walking But they said unless booked way in advance doors rant wide enough for a scooter. Thanks for comment. I had never thought about one for ports. I may look into it for one.

Trip February 22nd, 2013 11:07 AM

I have cruised with people on scooters several times... and they are scooting all around the decks...:) ask your travel agent.

Paul Motter February 22nd, 2013 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rbrb10 (Post 1465328)
Finally looking at taking a cruise. Not sure why I waited so long. Because I love the beach. I may have many questions but my first are: 1) we are thinking of doing a shorter just hubby and myself. He has gotten sea sick doing deep sea fishing and want to make sure he does well. The ones I was looking at were like $229 before triumphs disaster now the prices went up. We live in Arkansas. Driving distance about the same to Galveston or New Orleans. But those ports we can drive to without airfare. So is that crazy doing it then doing the one with the kids on a 7 day just before school. 2) I read on these boards :) to book the second cruise on the first one. Right? 3) I have Lyme disease and rocky man spotted tick. Long story short as can be. Was misdiagnosed over ten years with even wrong meds. Now on right Track but I'm not able to do a lot. I'm very concerned with so much walking. I called. They informed me rooms weren't wide enough to take an electric wheel chair but could take one to fold up. I can walk but a day at the mall with my teenage daughter I'm done before we get to the car in 4-5 hrs. Is the cruise to much for me? 4) when we do go with DH and 2 teenage girls. What is the best budget friendly route for a room. ... Thanks for all your expertise. I'm so excited to start our new tradition.

1) Small fishing boats are completely different - far more movement. I can't take them very well myself, but don't think a cruise is like that at all. You may never even feel the ship move.

2) booking a cruise onboard has advantages - I believe you can use the deposit for any cruise (changing dates if you want) without penalty. This varies by line, and what kind of cruise you book (if you book Carnival's "Early Savers" that deposit may be married to that cruise date) - just ask when you are onboard.

Not crazy to book two cruises - if the prices went up it is because one ship is out of service now AND they have a lot of free cruises to book, so less room. Be sure to watch prices, they change all the time, especially for different sail dates

3) You should be able to get a "special needs" room with plenty of room for a wheel chair. If not, the I am sure a foldup will fit just fine. As far as "a lot of walking" probably not an issue if you don't want it to be. There are plenty of tour opportunities with coaches, etc and little walking required.

4) cheapest is one room with four beds - but that is really crowded. next option is a double for you & DH, and another inside (cheaper) cabin for the girls.


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