Carnival Glory Cruise Access

So far I have only been on one ship. As I “try” them out I will try to put together some concise information so you’ll have some basic idea of what to expect. Basic special needs information can be found  on the Carnival Special needs page. You will have to fill out a few extra forms to secure the room. There are accessible rooms in every category but they do go quickly so book as early as you can.

Accessible Info for the Carnival Glory

Cabins
If there is more than one of you using a mobility device in the cabin you will have to work with special needs to figure out what will work for you. They can move beds around and take small furniture like the wee table and chair out. But not every cabin category can accommodate to wheelies.

Standard cabin doorways 24,” accessible cabin doorways 34.” Standard cabin bathroom doors are approx. 18″ wide and have a lip up to get in. Accessible bathroom doors are 34″ and floors are flush with the rest of the room. When measuring to figure out if you are going to fit through make sure you take off 2″ to account for the door-swing, so really most doors are only 32.” Also account for your  push rims and hands.

Although door handles are easy to use there are no ADA paddles, or electric openers. There are emergency pull cords in all of the accessible washrooms, although I found the doors heavy on the public ones (make sure someone knows you went in). Also the bed heights were 22.”

The Ship
All the rest of the interior doors on the ship were either sliding electric eye or held open (such as the shops and casino during business hours). I did find that I was a little “short” to activate the electric eyes on some of the doors (maybe to keep kids from running away). Most of the doors to the exterior had a beveled lip (2″), they are heavy and the wind pushing them makes them very difficult to open.

The elevators were all easy to use, there are places on the ship that you might think you can\’t access but if you take a good look at the ship’s diagram you will find the odd “sneaky” elevator.

There are not a lot of carpets to deal with save the hallways in the cabin areas.

All of the counters, reception desks and bars are at standard height so you might have to yodel so they know you’re there.

Although there was no adapted equipment in the gym I was able to get in and join classes. They also had no problem with me rolling into the sauna.

The dining rooms try to reserve tables near the door for those with wheelchairs. All of the dining tables have lots of room under them. And someone will magically appear in to take away a chair if you need a space. One of the staff will always accompany you in the buffet to carry your tray and dish stuff out. The only problem with this is that they will give you far more food than you need and you may have some difficulty contending with all the plates.

The bars are not supposed to give out drinks in cans but will if you ask because you want to stand around and chat and not spill your drink.

The auditorium has specially reserved seating for wheelchairs on the first floor row ends.

When going on and off the ship the gangways were REALLY steep and slippery in some ports. I found that to keep you and the other passengers safe they were more likely to let you on and off with the staff who always get off at a lower level. The bonus here is that the line move much faster and somebody is always ready to help.

I never had to tender while on this cruise so I can’t comment on that.

Non-Accessible Areas

upper deck sports area (b’ball, track, volleyball)
pools
hot tubs
water slide

Accessible cabins on the Glory

Number Cabin Cabin Door Width Bathroom Door Width Notes
4E 6286  34″  34″ Stateroom
4E 6311  34″  34″ Stateroom
4E 6354  34″  34″ Stateroom
4E 6381  34″  34″ Stateroom
4F 7332  34″  34″ Stateroom
4F 7335  34″  34″ Stateroom
4G  8342  34″  34″ Stateroom
4G  8345  34″  34″ Stateroom
4G  9204  34″  34″ Stateroom
4H 1007  34″  34″ Stateroom
4H 1008  34″  34″ Stateroom
4H  9285  34″  34″ Stateroom
4H  9286  34″  34″ Stateroom
4H  9291  34″  34″ Stateroom
4H  9292  34″  34″ Stateroom
4J 1001  34″  34″ Stateroom – Partially obstructed view
4J 1002  34″  34″ Stateroom – Partially obstructed view
4J 1003  34″  34″ Stateroom – Twin beds do not convert to a king size; Partially obstructed view
4J 1004  34″  34″ Stateroom – Twin beds do not convert to a king size; Partially obstructed view
4J 6205  34″  34″ Stateroom – Twin beds do not convert to a king size; Partially obstructed view
4J 6206  34″  34″ Stateroom – Twin beds do not convert to a king size; Partially obstructed view
4J 7205  34″  34″ Stateroom – Twin beds do not convert to a king size; Partially obstructed view
4J 7206  34″  34″ Stateroom – Twin beds do not convert to a king size; Partially obstructed view
4J 9202  34″  34″ Stateroom – Partially obstructed view
4J 9203  34″  34″ Stateroom – Partially obstructed view
8A 6207  34″  34″ Balcony Cabin –  There is a 1″ sill at the balcony door
8A 6208  34″  34″ Balcony Cabin –  There is a 1″ sill at the balcony door
OS 7228  34″  34.5″ Suite – The suite does not have a shower, only a tub. There is a 1″ sill at the balcony door.
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