icupkn, It is great you are taking Mom, we took my wife's parents in November, 2012. They are in their nineties. And yes, there is not much they were able to do. They did not mind us going on excursions. They were able to relax and enjoy the ship without all the people on it. We were only on shore about 4 hours at each port. Let your mom decide what she wants to do and enjoy the time you have with her. I bet you guys will have a great cruise.