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Rick Knee

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We are booked in cabin 7526 on the Radiance of the Seas for an 11 day cruise to Alaska, our first cruise.

 

We requested an accessible cabin and were told none were available. We are wait listed for one.

 

The TA checked and said my wheelchair would fit through the door of the cabin so there "would be no problem."

 

I mentioned this on this disability forum thread and folks seemed to freak out about this. They are trying to be helpful.

 

Therefore does anyone have a picture of this cabin from a previous cruise? One with a person standing in it for size perspective.

 

I can walk a few feet without my chair so I'm wondering if this will work out okay. Will the chair block the entire cabin?

 

Rick

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We are booked in cabin 7526 on the Radiance of the Seas for an 11 day cruise to Alaska, our first cruise.

 

We requested an accessible cabin and were told none were available. We are wait listed for one.

 

The TA checked and said my wheelchair would fit through the door of the cabin so there "would be no problem."

 

I mentioned this on this disability forum thread and folks seemed to freak out about this. They are trying to be helpful.

 

Therefore does anyone have a picture of this cabin from a previous cruise? One with a person standing in it for size perspective.

 

I can walk a few feet without my chair so I'm wondering if this will work out okay. Will the chair block the entire cabin?

 

Rick

 

Did you give them the exact dimensions of the chair? did they ask anything about the chair or did they assume it was a folding wheelchair? That chair won't fit through the door nor will you have room to navigate nor can you use your bathroom.

here is a picture of a standard balcony cabin exactly like the one you have booked on the Radience.

 

Radiencestandardbalconycabin.jpg

 

that is the size of the door usually 26" and that is all the room you have other than that you step up into the bathroom

and this is how much room you have to get past the bed to balcony and you have a pull down pullman.

 

radiencestandardcabin.jpg

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And let's not even talk about the bathroom. There is a step up and it is like a phone booth.

 

Always ask for measurements. Never ask if your wheelchair will fit. Just like you shouldn't ask for "accessible". Ask what the measurements and/or features of accessible cabins are. Or in your case, ask for the measurements of the standard cabin. Ask your TA for the measurement of the door and of the doorway clearance of the standard cabin.

 

There is not much room at all in the standard cabins.

 

Candy

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My husband and I were on the Radiance last August on a 11 day Alaska cruise tour. I am able to walk a little distance but we felt I needed to take my wheelchair. You will have to fold it up to get the wheelchair in the room and we put it folded up in front of the couch. The barthroom had a small step to get in. So you would have to walk to get in. I hope you get your handy room.

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We've cruised several times, although never on Radiance of the Seas. Rather than use a regular wheelchair, we use a travel chair. The main difference is that it does not have the large, rear wheels. It folds very easily to get through the doors and also is quite convenient to put into car trunks or luggage areas. The draw backs are that you always have to be pushed rather that moving the chair yourself and that the rear wheels require going backwards over large thresholds or on steep inclines.

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