Handicap Cabins Carnival?
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When making reservations you need to be very clear to the Carnival Rep or your TA that you need a FULLY ACCESSIBLE CABIN. The Carnival Reps have a tendency to omit that it's a only modified cabin that's why you need to be very specific of your needs. Carnival's web site has denoted all Modified Cabins and Fully Accessibile cabins on it's deck plans located on the website.
FYI- Because there are so few Fully Accessible Cabins relative to the selection of standard cabins most of us who need an Accessible cabin must book at least a year in advance.
Hi- We would be doing our 5th cruise and traveling with my in laws who would be on their second cruise. This time the in laws would need a handicap cabin. My mother in law is now wheelchair bound. We would need a cabin that had a roll in shower with a seat if possible, the ability for her to get into the bathroom without a step or threshold and if possible a grab bar to get in and out of bed. The grab bar we can manage without. But the bathroom is the most important factor. Does Carnival offer those types of staterooms. From the deck plans all that is listed in the key on the side is handicap accessible but does not say anything else. Are there balcony cabins with what we need? Are handicap cabins more money? Would I be better off calling Carnival and getting the information from them? ThanksCall special needs at 1-800-438-6744 ext 70025. Tell them your mother-in-law needs a wheelchair accessible cabin. Stress the wheelchair part. Tell them she needs an accessible bathroom. There are two kinds of HC cabins modified and wheelchair accessible. Modified IS NOT wheelchair accessible. The special needs department blocks the wheelchair cabins so they can't be booked. They show up as sold but they have control over them. Good luck and have a great cruise.
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There is no grab bar by the bed, however.
We had a balconey room on one cruise. I wouldn't book it again (unless of course it was the only handicap accessible room available) as the sliding doors to get on/off it were not manageable by a person (me) in a wheelchair, and I spend time in the cabin alone.
HC cabins are not any more expensive than regular cabins in the same category. A hypothetical example: If a regular cabin in a category c sells for $2,000 / person, a handicap cabin also in a category C would sell also for $2,000.
Also, it was the same size as an ordinary cabin, so no room to move around or park the scooter.
I was not told that it was a modified and not a fully accessible H/C cabin.
On my last cruise on the Pride I had a reg. balcony cabin. My 2 teenage Gr kids were with me and were able to get my scooter in and out of the cabin but it was a real squeeze and hard to get it parked once in the cabin. This time I have a modified cabin. I am able to walk short distances so getting into bathroom and onto balcony shouldn't be a problem - can use my cane. My concern is I was told I'd have no trouble getting scooter in and out of the room or parking in room because there was no sofa and fewer closets. I am traveling with an older relative who is totally mobile and gets around fine, but she would not be able to drive scooter in and out of room any better than I can. Reading these posts about modified cabin really has me worried now. Am I going to have problems getting scooter in and out and will there be room to park inside cabin?As others have already stated a Modified Cabin is no larger than the Standard cabin in that catagory. For example if you booked a Modified Balcony Cabin it is the same interior size as a Standard Balcony cabin . The bathroom is also the same size as a standard bathroom but it has a grabs bars and a shower seat. The bathroom has a step up into it and the shower also has a 4"-5" lip. It is not a zero threshold bathroom entry or shower.