Great for handicap senior citizen: Pride of America Cruise Review by daughter1
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Great for handicap senior citizen
Cabin review: 10524
Ask for the sturdy shower chair as versus the shower stool (rectangular). Both work but for an elderly person a stool is somewhat daunting if used to having a chair back also. Otherwise the shower was roomy and perfectly set up. Handles were available in appropriate places in the bathroom. For a family traveling with grandma it probably would have made more sense to have two doubles as verses a king and a double bed couch, but the king was so large, 4 really could sleep comfortably in the room. The balcony was wonderful. We removed the ramp over the balcony door lip for easier access with the walker. This room was on the perfect side when docked in port and when cruising the Nepali coast off of Kaui as it offered the primo views. We watched whales and dolphins regularly from the balcony-no need for the excursions to do this. Room service was excellent for breakfast on the balcony.
Port and Shore Excursions
84+ GRANDMA ON BLUE HAWAIIN HELICOPTER VOLCANOE TOUR WITH SCOTT-AWESOME. What a memory with my son, our instant helicopter tour pals, aussies Trevor and John, and grandma. She couldn't stop smiling, chatting, etc. Groundcrew golf carted her to the helicopter and helped her in. Excellent service and wonderful people. She saw real hot lava!
Skip getting off the boat. Though NCL people were wonderful getting my mom up and down the 12 stiars to tender and the 2-3 steps into the rocking tender, this experience was daunting and tiring. the tour itself was a debacle as the lift for the bus had mechanical issues that I spent much time fixing as the tour bus driver was clueless. Though they comped us for the tour, and the balloon wheelchairing in the national park Polynesian temple site was fun, overall the experience was harrowing for all. There are plenty of activities on the boat that day-stay on and enjoy!