I find large, modern cruise ships to be more accessible than even the nicest hotels. This ship, Celebrity’s Silhouette, did not disappoint. The cabin was spacious and wheelchair friendly, especially the bathroom. When I pushed my key card into the slot, the door to our cabin not only unlocked, but it opened for me. And the public spaces shined. Almost every door I encountered opened and closed for me automatically. The entrance to every public bathroom was equipped with a pushbutton, as was the entrance to the accessible stall within. Few ramps were required because few elevation changes existed. And elevators? There were banks and banks of them.
Kim and I like to gamble. I play the blackjack tables, and she plays video poker. We frequented the ship’s casino, as did my brother Andy. I came in second place in the blackjack tournament, but that pot wasn’t enough to offset my losses for the week. Kim didn’t make out so well either, but we met a lot of people and had fun.
Each evening we rendezvoused with the rest of our gang on the appropriate deck to have a drink and watch the sunset. Here are a few photos.
“How long have you been in your iBOT?”
“Almost nine years. I got one of the last ones made.”
“We’re making an iBOT 2.0, you know.”
“You work for DEKA?”
“Yes I do.”
“Hey, I’m the guy on the landing page of your website…”
We had a nice conversation on all things iBot, and he is excited about the next generation product, although he couldn’t provide me with many details.
I’m going to miss my iBot when it finally reaches the end of its life.
One more post about the cruise!
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