Good News for Cruisers -- Freedom of the Wheels

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Freedom of the Seas is one big ship!

Royal Carribean, not opting for Universal Design but still dead-in-the-water with affirmative active set-asides, has put the extra deck space to good use. Michael Cole writing in the naples Sun Times reports,

The ship also features a six-person wheelchair accessible family stateroom (423 square feet with a 120 square foot balcony), featuring a curtained-off sleeping alcove with bunk beds, sleeper sofa, an accessible bathroom and shower, and accessible closets. Also, look for 10, six-person family oceanview staterooms; four, six-person promenade family staterooms and two, six-person inside family staterooms to make life on the high seas more enjoyable than ever.

The proper ratio would have been inverted of course 18 wheelchair accessible staterooms with only one inaccessible cabin for those families that want the freedom to discriminate and have an ethical issue with Visitability.

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