Just curious if anyone knows if a small scooter will fit thru a regular cabin doorway. My husband is handicapped and we will be traveling on the Carnival Miracle in October. I was going to get a transport wheelchair weighing 19lbs and push him around. Our Scooter store lady told us to rent a small scooter and take it with us. She thought I was nuts for pushing him around for a week. I don't mind, but my concern is getting that thing thru the doorway.
If anyone has had success please let me know. One thing is that I am unable to get a handicapped cabin. All sold out! We are traveling on a family vacation so we have to go.
I would think you would be fine with one of the smaller scooters. The travel ones should fit OK. We had friends who took one in an OV cabin on the Majesty (an older shop) and had no problem. You could check to see if any Handicap cabins are available.
Thanks for your input. I called Carnival and inquired about the width of the cabin doorway. Just an FYI the doorway is 21" for the standard and 36" for the HAC doorway on the Carnival cruise line. So for those of you interested here you are.
Most regular cabin doors are 21 inches wide,you can call the Cruise line directly and get special services to have somone on the ship measure for you! Your Travel Agent should have done this for you or got you booked in a wheelchair accessible cabin in the first place, it costs no more money it just takes the travel agent a bit more time.
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A big scooter will go though the handicap room doors. I haven't tried the regular rooms but most should make it. Consider one to the 3 piece "portable" scooters which are smaller and earier to handle. They will go though any "normal" door - and they won't "clog up" your room.
You can go online to the carnival site and it gives you the dimensions of the room and doorways. I am cruising in October on the Inspiration, and have a Rally scooter. There is more than enough room. Also, I have a friend who just returned from a Carnival cruise and they had a gentleman in their party who took his scooter and there were no problems. These were all in regular ocean view rooms, not suites or handicapped rooms. You can also call Carnival's Guest Services Special Needs Counselors and they will answer all concerns. Happy cruising.
I'm probably a little late, but I just found a website that has the most comprehensive information I've ever seen. It is on Vacations To Go . Com. They have an entire section dedicated to travelers with disabilities, and they even give the dimensions of the doorways for accessible cabins on most ships! Check it out: