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what is the difference between wheel chair accessible cabin on cruises and non wheel chair accessible?

What is the difference between wheel chair accessible cabins on cruises and non-wheel chair accessible?My partner and I are not handicap and I have been assigned a room that is wheel chair accessible.Can I ask the cruise line to change the room? Or it is not that bad?

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My family has gone on 2 Royal Caribbean cruises with my father who is an wheelchair. Here are some additions to the wheel chair rooms: -generally larger. RC wheel chair rooms are actually 50% bigger than normal cabins. They take 3 regular rooms and make 2 (trust me...you can see the wall divisions!) -Balcony rooms have a little ramp out to the balcony for easy access. -the bathrooms are much larger and the showers are wheel-in. Now, I am EXTREMELY surprised you go a wheel chair room if you are not disabled. Royal Caribbean requires anyone booking a wheelchair room to submit a letter from a physician stating that it is required. They do this because the wheel chair rooms are much larger than the same class non-wheel chair accessible rooms but cost the same. So of course if they didn't require the proof everyone would be booking them for the space. Anyway, If you have a moral conscience, then you may want to tell the cruise line so that the room could be made available to someone who really needs it...but hey, sometimes it's nice to get something you weren't expecting!
Sep 30, 2017
Keep it! We are trying to GET a wheel chair accessible cabin! Twice as big!!! You can probably change it if you want but seriously don't.
Sep 30, 2017
I agree with letting the Cruise Line know that you don't need a handicapped accessible room. We are trying to get one for my daughter on Disney and have no luck. Have fun on your cruise.
Sep 30, 2017
No, you don't need to change it, it will be fine. It only means that the door openings might be a little wider to accommodate a wheelchair going through, especially in the bathroom, there wont be any steps inside, and their probably will be a handle in the shower stall. Other than that I cant think of what else might be different, but you don't need to change your room.
Sep 30, 2017
You step up into the bathroom. On non-wheel chair rooms.
Sep 30, 2017

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