We are planning a 7 day cruise and have a disabled child who can walk, but does have a wheelchair. We were going to bring just a stroller for him because it is easier. But the disabled rooms are much larger, and it would be nice to have the room and the chair if we did find we needed it. Has anyone stayed in these rooms or traveled with a wheelchair? We have yet to travel, and figure it is hard enough as it is why bring on the added pressure of his chair.
We have not traveled with a wheelchair, however I have read many threads form those who have and they all speak very highly of their accommodations on board. I know both theaters have nice accommodations for wheel chairs and their families. of course elevators to all levels. If you inquire at guest services they even have a limited amount of wheelchairs that are made to go in the sand at Castaway Cay for your use if you'd like. I have sailed 10 times with DCL and have always seen someone in a wheelchair. They fit though the main halllways with no trouble at all. The decks with staterooms are smaller, but plenty of room for someone to step aside for a minute while you pass if needed.
I'm sure you'll have no problems at all with a special needs cabin. The wheel chair may be a lot more comfortable for your child if that is what he is used to. You could always bring both.
Wishing you the best,