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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:07 AM
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We will be on the Norwegian Spirit in the spring and I am worried about the size of the bathrooms in the stateroom. I'm 6'4" and weigh 315 and my better half is 5'6" and she is 306. Will we fit in the bathrooms? Are they as small as RV bathrooms? We have an outside balcony room on deck 10.
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The bathrooms are indeed small, and I don't think you will have any issues. You can multi task:):) The showers are small as well, so, in and ou, is a good idea:)

I hope someone can give you a more specifi answer though:)
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Yes, they are small like RV baths, but arranged a little better- to maximize your space. As in less boxy. -
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I hear your worries!! Back in 2005 was my first cruise and I was a bot heavier then as well! Yes the bathrooms were small as were the showers, but I fit just fine! You might have to bend your head a bit! I am 5'5 and had plenty of room. I found that I took a quick shower and then got dressed in the room. It was way to hot and steamy. Hope that calms some of yur worries!
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You can always check out how roomy the showers at the onboard gym are. There are always showers there and they are probably better sized than the cabin showers!!!!
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I have never seen any showers on NCL ships at the gym. Believe it or not I have actually used the gyms on all three ships!!!
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you might ask about a handicap cabin...they are larger and roll in type. surely your doctor would write a letter for you.

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I agree with trying the showers in the gym. They have full showers and dressing rooms there and might be more spacious. With that being said, I travelled last year with my sis in law (6 feet tall and heavy) and my best friend (6 feet tall and heavy) and neither had complaints about the restroom. They both have to have extra accomodations on airplanes but no problems on cruise. We had standard oceanview rooms too. (category 6A)

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You may want to check out the Junior Suites - I think the bathrooms are
more spacious in the suites. Of course, the cost is higher - would depend
on where you are sailing to, for how long, and your budget. The other
option, is if you are traveling with friends or family - some of the family
suites and higher have bathtubs and showers and double sinks. You could
divide the cost amongst your roomates - may come out to less than just
a regular balcony for the two of you.
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Thanks for the help, we appreciate it. We're feeling a bit better, my wife was really worried about fitting comfortably on the toilet with the way the door is situated at an angle.
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We will be on the Norwegian Spirit in the spring and I am worried about the size of the bathrooms in the stateroom. I'm 6'4" and weigh 315 and my better half is 5'6" and she is 306. Will we fit in the bathrooms? Are they as small as RV bathrooms? We have an outside balcony room on deck 10.
You can book a handicap room and that would take care of any issues you may have with the bathroom, and movement in general.


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Why would anyone ask a doctor to write a note for someone who is NOT handicapped??
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Well that would depend on the personal relationship between the patient and the physican - don't you think ?? Their weight could very well constitute health issues - that's their business - not ours.
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Well, I AM a physician, and am regularly asked to write notes that stretch the truth. It is dishonest and unethical.
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Well, great for you !! HOWEVER, as I stated before - "we don't know this couples' circumstances/health issues" so it"s NONE OF OUR BUSINESS !!
This board is for suggestions and answers to legitimate questions - you
are entitled to your opinion - you don't have to be sarcastic about it
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you might ask about a handicap cabin...they are larger and roll in type. surely your doctor would write a letter for you.

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I hope a doctor would not do this. Taking away a cabin that a truly diabled person needs so that someone can take a comfortable shower? If there happens to be a handicapped cabin left over that's not booked that's one thing, to do this is though is awful. My comment is aimed at the doctor that would do this and the poster that suggested it....not to the origianl poster.
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Those who suggested the handicap cabins thought it was just fine to make that their business, but those of us who disagree have the same right.

I am handicapped and I refuse to ask for a handicap cabin because I do not need one that accomodates wheelchairs. There are people who do and those cabins are for them. I can only hope that when I get to the point where I do need a wheelchair in my cabin (I already need one occasionally), that other people will have the common decency to not try and get one for less critical reasons.

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I don't need a handicapped room, I am not in a wheelchair, I was simply worried that due to my height & weight that I wouldn't fit in the shower and on/in the toilet area due to the angle it is positioned in as shown in the photos.
Thanks for all of the suggestions, I appreciate them all. And rest assured, I wouldn't ever ask for a note from my dr. unless I was really injured.
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yes the bathrooms are small and you will definately have to duck in the shower. I really don't know about the toilet situation, and you really won't know until you get aboard, all i can say is that if it is an issue, see if a handicap room is available or use the public restrooms whenever possible
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Mercy I did not mean to start a war of words...Being overweight myself sometimes a weight issue can be a major handicap.

My mother is very overweight and i know some of these issues with her can cause embaressment and concern.

I feel this is a true problem and as a retired nurse i can see it as that
and as for the doctor shame on you for not seeing it as the problem it is!
You do not know why we are obese or you obviously don't feel compassion or concern either. What has happen to some doctors today that think they know it all, and can act so high and mighty?

Maybe we're fat! but we are still people with feeling and concerns
This couple came to this board for answers to questions that truly worry them and they felt comfortable here to ask such a personal qestion.

thanks for asking I had not thought of this for my mom. But it has not been a problem in the past for us. and thanks for listening to my vent

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you might ask about a handicap cabin...they are larger and roll in type. surely your doctor would write a letter for you.

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I hope a doctor would not do this. Taking away a cabin that a truly diabled person needs so that someone can take a comfortable shower? If there happens to be a handicapped cabin left over that's not booked that's one thing, to do this is though is awful. My comment is aimed at the doctor that would do this and the poster that suggested it....not to the origianl poster.
If you are suggesting that all handicap people use wheelchair's you are sadly mistaken. Obesity is a handicap! There are many types of handicaps that don't include wheelchairs. My husband is handicap and needs the special bathroom, and he is not in a wheelchair but has many strength and balance issues. You DO NOT need a doctors note to ask for a handicap cabin.
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you might ask about a handicap cabin...they are larger and roll in type. surely your doctor would write a letter for you.

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I hope a doctor would not do this. Taking away a cabin that a truly diabled person needs so that someone can take a comfortable shower? If there happens to be a handicapped cabin left over that's not booked that's one thing, to do this is though is awful. My comment is aimed at the doctor that would do this and the poster that suggested it....not to the origianl poster.
If you are suggesting that all handicap people use wheelchair's you are sadly mistaken. Obesity is a handicap! There are many types of handicaps that don't include wheelchairs. My husband is handicap and needs the special bathroom, and he is not in a wheelchair but has many strength and balance issues. You DO NOT need a doctors note to ask for a handicap cabin.
The original poster did not say "I cannot fit in a shower" He simply asked if he would fit. The answer to that question is YES. It may not be as comfortable as the bathroom at home, but even at their large size, they will fit. I am FULLY aware that there are other individuals (those in wheelchairs or those that have issues that would prevent them from even using a 'regular' cabin) that have a legitimate need for a handicap cabin. Being able to fit in a shower comfortably is not a legitimate reason. Sorry, get over it. If he can't fit, that's one thing. The post that I responded to suggested that a doctor identify him as handicapped even though the poster himself has stated he is not.
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Being overweight myself... I certainly understand what everyone is saying...
Yes, the question was regarding the size of the bathroom... and that did not indicate a handicap issue...
That being said... If I were asking the question for myself, I could have added, I have bad knees and need a taller toilet or one that might have rails to help me get up... or rails to help me in and out of the shower... in this instance I would not consider it inappropriate to ask for a handicap cabin..

However, I am currently on weight watchers... and have lost 33 lbs. so far in 14 weeks,(weigh in is tonight) and my knees are feeling better and I have been walking more. I do not feel the need to request a special room at this time... but if you would have asked me 6 months ago, I may have been tempted to request it.
I agree with everyone... just being overweight is not a handicap in itself, it's what happens because your overweight....
Just my opinions.... update later on my weight loss.
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Congratulations - and keep up the good work !!
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Hello everyone! Back from Weight watchers.... just a quick update... I lost another 4.2 lbs this week, making my total....

38 lbs....
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Great news !! You are definately committed to achieving your goals. I hope to start using my treadmill next month - have some issues with my
legs right now but want to get in better condition for our trip in Jan. I sure
would like to lose some ## along the way - about 30 would be good.
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