deweydel
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Handicapped Rooms

Has anyone used a handicapped room on Granduer of the Seas?  We will be using one and my husband will have a scooter delivered to the room.  Just wondering how the rooms are and what do you do with  the scooter when you get to the dining room?Happy  He can do limited walking with his COPD.

Tags: Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Handicapped.

4 Answers

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Hi,
Seeing as no one has responded, I'll provide you a bit of general information about accessibility.  
First off, we have not been in an accessible room on that ship. 
There are common features with most accessible cabins:
- More square footage to accommodate the scooter
- Walk in showers to make getting in and out easier. Some ships boast roll-in showers so just check the specs about your cabin
- Lower cabinetry and counter tops. Easier to work from a wheelchair height.

As for the dining room, our experience has been that we leave the scooter at the entrance OR drive the scooter to the table and then a crew member parks it for us out of the traffic lanes.  They also retrieve it for us when dinner is over.

Best wishes.

 

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

oh yes... another thing about accessible rooms...
The key pad is not on the door, it is located in the hallway to allow space for the door to open outward.  Many ships have automated the door opening mechanism so you only need to stand clear of the door as it opens.
Doorways for accessible rooms also tend to be wider than for standard cabins.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I think that if you call the cruise line and give them the specific cabin number that you want to book, they will give you accurate information for that cabin.  I do know that these cabins for the most part are roomier and everything is low down. I know a couple who did stay in one and weren't handicapped. It was offered to them as a last minute upgrade. 

I am happy to see more handicap passengers taking cruises.  I just wish that more excursions would be offered for them specifically.  Some have a hard time boarding and exiting the coaches.  Luckily more and more of them are handicap friendly.  Have a wonderful cruise.  Just let the cruise line know ahead of time what help you will need.  If they are aware, they do accommodate your needs..

deweydel
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Thank you for the Info

Hi,
Seeing as no one has responded, I'll provide you a bit of general information about accessibility.  
First off, we have not been in an accessible room on that ship. 
There are common features with most accessible cabins:
- More square footage to accommodate the scooter
- Walk in showers to make getting in and out easier. Some ships boast roll-in showers so just check the specs about your cabin
- Lower cabinetry and counter tops. Easier to work from a wheelchair height.

As for the dining room, our experience has been that we leave the scooter at the entrance OR drive the scooter to the table and then a crew member parks it for us out of the traffic lanes.  They also retrieve it for us when dinner is over.

Best wishes.

 

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