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A friend who uses a scooter wants to try cruising for the first time. She would be travelling solo. Would she be able to manage in a studio on the Epic or one of the other ships that offer studios? I toured them years ago and I don't think there is much room to get around inside the cabin or to leave the scooter in the hall. There were also stairs to get to the lounge if I remember correctly. Or would she better to take an inside handicap cabin and pay the supplement?

Thanks,

Tony

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Probably won't fit and the interior corridors are even smaller than the outward ones in my memory..

 

There are Studios on the same deck as the Studio Lounge on deck 11. You probably came down into the Lounge from the Studios on deck 12 on Epic.

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No, the cabins are way to small and I doubt if you could get a scooter down the corridor-- they are very narrow.  Almost too narrow for the housekeeping carts.

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I agree.  I think it's wonderful that those who need scooters have the option of cruising available to them (could be me someday!).  However, the whole Studio/hallways setup is not conducive to scooters.  Handicap inside is a much better option. 

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Cabin aisles, regardless of cabin type are not conducive to scooters or strollers in the aisles.  That problem is hugely compounded if the stewards have their carts in the cabin aisles (which is usually the case at least ½ of every day.

 

To add to that, solo cabins, while good for one, are pretty small.  I don’t believe you could fit one in the cabin.

 

In short, it can’t be stored in the aisle. And, it certainly can’t be stored in the cabin. 

 

Personally, if I insisted on a scooter or a stroller on a cruise, I think there are other lines that can better accommodate you.

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1 hour ago, graphicguy said:

Cabin aisles, regardless of cabin type are not conducive to scooters or strollers in the aisles.  That problem is hugely compounded if the stewards have their carts in the cabin aisles (which is usually the case at least ½ of every day.

 

To add to that, solo cabins, while good for one, are pretty small.  I don’t believe you could fit one in the cabin.

 

In short, it can’t be stored in the aisle. And, it certainly can’t be stored in the cabin. 

 

Personally, if I insisted on a scooter or a stroller on a cruise, I think there are other lines that can better accommodate you.

 

If the scooter fit in the studio you would have to crawl over it to get from the bed to the bathroom and sit on it while you washed your hands at the sink! 

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2 hours ago, graphicguy said:

Cabin aisles, regardless of cabin type are not conducive to scooters or strollers in the aisles.  That problem is hugely compounded if the stewards have their carts in the cabin aisles (which is usually the case at least ½ of every day.

 

To add to that, solo cabins, while good for one, are pretty small.  I don’t believe you could fit one in the cabin.

 

In short, it can’t be stored in the aisle. And, it certainly can’t be stored in the cabin. 

 

Personally, if I insisted on a scooter or a stroller on a cruise, I think there are other lines that can better accommodate you.

I have seen plenty of scooters on NCL ships. An accessable room near the elevators would work best to help dealing with the narrow halls.

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On the Bliss a scooter was tucked near the stairwell to the lounge but the fellow needed help getting in from outer hallway.

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What I did is each night call housekeeping to come get my scooter. They charge it overnight then call in the morning to bring it back. Easy peasy

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23 hours ago, CasinoCruzGirl said:

What I did is each night call housekeeping to come get my scooter. They charge it overnight then call in the morning to bring it back. Easy peasy

When you called how long did it take for them to bring the scooter to you?

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54 minutes ago, jjikids said:

When you called how long did it take for them to bring the scooter to you?

Within 15 minutes

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Last Fall on the Escape, we're on deck 5 ... where there are a # of accessible Insides & OV cabins ... and they have a designated holding/overnight scooter "parking" & storage area, off-limits to pax - not far from the Fwd elevators - we walked by it a few times, observing easily half a dozen being recharged.  

 

No obstructed hallways or corridor hazards in egress for everyone ... and this deck has some of the widest passage, unlike other higher decks: a win-win for everyone.  

 

The accessible OV rooms, however, if available - has plenty of space for a scooter to be kept & there is a dedicated outlet, intended for charging purposes - inside the stateroom & behind the extra wide entry door.   

 

As far as Studio rooms on the Escape, most definitely NOT possible from what we saw as part of the cabin crawl.   

 

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On April 26, 2019 at 8:47 PM, CasinoCruzGirl said:

Within 15 minutes

Thanks. Good to know.

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