Rhapsody of the Seas Cabin 8510

3.9 out of 5

Size: 243 sq ft.; Balcony: 66 sq ft.

Location: DECK EIGHT

Cabin Category: YU

Amenities: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King a private balcony sitting area with sofa bed private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area refrigerator mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Staterooms 8086 and 8586 have obstructed views.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to Royal King with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

"The cabin was somewhat accessible, especially with the addition of the portable ramps that allowed one to independently access the balcony. The roll-in-shower was ok, but not really large enough to allow for easy access and use by someone using a shower chair. Also, the commode was not long enough, that is, did not stick out from the wall far enough to be used by someone in a shower chair. I would recommend that at least some wheelchair accessible rooms with roll-in-showers, which would be the preferred room for individuals with severe mobility issues, such as quadriplegics, have longer commodes that can accommodate the use of a shower commode wheelchair. The bed was the right height for someone using a wheelchair, so thank you. This is a rarity these days as most beds are much to high for easy or independent use/access by someone in a wheelchair. The sofa/armchair was also a little much in a wheelchair accessible room a it severely decreased the ease of use and access of the room. Having one or the other would be preferable. The room had only one usable electrical outlet and for someone in a power chair that needs to charge his chair every night, this is a big problem and it can prevent the mobility impaired person from independently accessing their preferred side of the bed while also being able to plug in the chair on that side of the bed, if no outlet is available. There should be standard outlets on both sides of the bed in wheelchair accessible rooms. Finally, the light switch was a little to high to be easily used by someone with little or no use of their trunk and upper extremity weakness. Should place the switch for the lights on each side of the bed, lower, for easy of access and use. "


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