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What is the difference between a partially adapted and a fully adapted cabin?

Adapted/accessible cabins are available on all ships across the fleet, allowing full-time wheelchair users easy access to all the facilities within the cabin.

Arcadia, Iona and Arvia feature several partially adapted cabins, which have wider door widths and a wheelchair accessible wet room (roll in bathroom). Partially adapted cabins may not have sufficient manoeuvring space within the cabin and bathroom. Partially adapted cabins are not suitable for full time mobility aid users

 All adapted cabins and partially adapted cabins are shower only. Please note that on Iona PB, PC and PF adapted grades are partially adapted cabins. On Arvia PB, PC, PD, PE and PF adapted grades are partially adapted cabins. These are standard cabins that have accessible elements and are suitable to guests bringing non-motorised upright assistive mobility device and who do not require the use of a wheelchair, scooter, or other similar assistive devices.

Arcadia

Arcadia features a number of partially adapted cabins which have wider door widths and a wheelchair accessible wet room (roll in bathroom). Partially adapted cabins may not have sufficient manoeuvring space, within the cabin and bathroom. Therefore, partially adapted cabins are not suitable for guests who are full time mobility aid users.

Partially adapted cabins on Arcadia are:

C1, C2, C194, C203, E95, E96, G11, G12, G74, G81, G82 and G100

Click here for example images of Arcadia's part adapted cabin, C2. C2 has a support pillar near the doorways  - this may prove to be difficult to navigate around if you are a full time wheelchair user.

Arvia and Iona

All PB, PC and PF grade 'accessible cabins' are partially accessible. This means that they are standard cabins that have accessible elements, e.g. adapted bathroom with flush threshold and grab rails, and are suitable to guests bringing non-motorised upright assistive mobility device (rollators, walking stick or frames as examples) and who do not require the use of a wheelchair, scooter, or other similar assistive devices whilst inside the cabin. 

Partially adapted cabins on Iona are:

10327, 10331, 15322, 15323, 15326, 15327, 16326, 16327, 16330, 16331, 8327,8331,9326, 9327, 9330, 9331, 9222, 9223, 9228 and 9229

Partially adapted cabins on Arvia are:

10327, 10331, 15322, 15323, 15326, 15327, 16326, 16327, 16330, 16331, 8327, 8331, 11743, 11744, 12742, 9743, 9748, 9222, 9223, 9228 and 9229

Guests can bring a small device into these cabins (See below), as the inside ADA cabins are long and narrow in shape, this means the available floor space within these cabins is limited, making it difficult to manoeuvre, turn and store larger mobility aids.

 

Door Width

Gap b/w end of bed – desk/ chair

Gap b/w bed and wet room wall

Gap b/w bed and other wall

PB Grade

79cm

105 cm

74cm

Queen bed 74cm, Twin Beds 28cm

PC Grade

79cm

102 – 105cm

72 – 74cm

Queen bed 74cm, Twin Beds 28cm

PF Grade

79cm

105cm

72cm

Queen bed 72cm, Twin Beds 26cm

Click here for example images of Iona's part adapted Inside cabin, 16331.

Click here for example images of Iona's part adapted Inside cabin, 9327.

A guide to smaller mobility aids:  

  • We would advise that a smaller device is less than 100cm in length and less than 60/65cm in width (see cabin door width and gap at end and side of bed) when in use and can fold down as one piece (no removable parts) to less than 50cm so that it can be stored safely within the cabin, away from cabin door for emergency exit reasons, these are maximum dimensions. If guests are intending to use the device in the cabin, again the turning circle needs to be considered as the available floor space is limited. If in any doubt please reach out to the Guest Support, Accessibility Team to discuss further.

  • Walking frames (providing width is within 50cm), walking sticks, rollators are also all examples of smaller mobility aids as well as some makes and models of electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters (these will need to be checked).

  • Please note for any motorised equipment the batteries should be dry, gel or lithium cell.

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