Are There Accessible Cabins On A Cruise Ship?
We don’t want you to worry about anything when you embark on your cruise holiday – so we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about accessible cabins onboard your ship. Early booking is recommended if you require an accessible cabin as there are limited amounts available on most ships.
Royal Caribbean International – Cabin doors are between 32 and 34 inches in order to cater for wheelchair users – they also operate electronically. Accessible cabins also have ramped bathroom thresholds. You can take a look here to find out more about accessible bathrooms onboard Royal Caribbean. Small refrigerators are available for insulin needles and other medication. Commode chair/shower stools, needle bins and bed blocks are available on request.
Celebrity Cruises – Accessible cabins are usually located on the same deck of the ship, which limits the fuss when trying to find your room. They pretty much offer the same accessibility as Royal Caribbean do, with everything you need being covered.
Norwegian Cruise Line – There is an onboard accessibility coordinator who deals with any issues and requests relating to accessibility. The accessible cabins have wide doors, suitable for most wheelchairs. The bathrooms have enough room to fit an average sized wheelchair.
Carnival Cruises – Carnival offer all of the necessary facilities to accommodate passengers needing accessible cabins. Accessible beds and bathrooms with multiple rails are standard in accessible cabins.
Fred Olsen – Accessible cabins are available fleet wide with the exception of Balmoral. The cabins have widened doors, however access for wheelchairs can depend on the ship you’re on. As standard, the cabins have handrails around the bathrooms but none in the main area. The beds are lowered and each cabin has a telephone link in case of emergency.
MSC Cruises – Cabins have enough room to move around no matter the size of the ship. Wheelchair users or guests with minor mobility issues can expect rails in their bathroom in order to aid mobility.
Princess Cruises – Space in accessible cabins does vary from ship to ship. Each cabin has an all in one kit which has TTY, aiding communication. There will also be rails in the bathrooms of most cabins.
P&O Cruises – Accessible cabins vary onboard P&O ships, however they all have the same basic facilities. These include wide doorways, wet room style shower rooms, grab rails and a fixed or pull down shower chair. For cabins with a balcony, ramp access is available.