My wife and I were on the Conquest last year. It was our first cruise. We had cabin 1014 on Panorama deck with a balcony and it was fabulous. With gas prices being what they are I am sure everyone is cutting back some on vacation costs as are we. So this year we are going with an Inside. Bummer I know but at least we are going. :-)
I just booked us a 4A with an upgrade to 4G which puts us once again on the Panorama deck. YIPPIE since we loved the deck. It is not crowded, has easy access to the outside etc.. My delima is this... They put us in cabin 1007 which is a "Handicap" room. What exactly is a handicap room? They also said that it is the only Inside handicap room and the only upgrade to 4G on the deck so if it is needed before the sailing date they could move us. If they need it would we be bumped down a category or up one?
Should I just tell them to give us a different room?
You didn't say when you are sailing. If you're within final payment, you probably won't be moved. Most people who need the handicap cabins book early to get them (unless it's a recent injury).
I'm not sure, but I think if they need the handicap cabin they will put you in a 4G or better since their offer was for a 4G. If there are no 4G's left, you'll get "better"! You also may be offered a lower category and some OBC.
I haven't seen a handicap cabin on Carnival, but from what I've read, they are larger and the shower is "roll in". I've also read that on some ships the beds can't be put together in the queen configuration, so you might want to check on that if it's important to you!
I hope someone who's been in one of these cabins can help you more !
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We were on the Conquest 3 years ago and a member of our group was in a handicap room. As I recall the shower was roll in, the counter tops were handicap height, the toilet was raised with grab bars and I think, but I'm not super sure, that the beds did NOT make into a double or queen. While it certainly was an acceptable cabin it was not as nice as a standard cabin. I do not say that in a nonchelant way, because it certainly is exactly what you would want if you were handicapped, but not necessarily if you were fortunate enough to be able bodied.