Universal Design at Sea

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The Star quote Roberta Schwartz, director of education for the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH):

About one per cent of the cabins on new ships are usually accessible.

"The new Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas will have more than any other ship - 46 accessible cabins," says Schwartz. That's 1.7 per cent of cabins based on the 5,400-passenger ship that's scheduled to launch this winter.

"Cruise lines are also offering a wider range of categories for accessible cabins," says Schwartz. "They aren't just offering ones on lower decks or an ocean view cabin. There are accessible family suites and ones with balconies now."

One of the Crown Loft Suites on the Oasis has its own private elevator to access the loft level of the 737-square-foot, two-storey stateroom.


Full story:

http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/652214

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