In short, you should not book an ADA compliant cruise stateroom if you are not disabled. Depending on the cruise line, your reservation could be canceled or modified if you book an accessible stateroom and you or someone in your party is not disabled.
Accessible staterooms are held for people with disabilities until all other non-accessible staterooms in that category are reserved. Special needs accessible staterooms are designed with wider doors, roll-in showers, grab bars, lower sink and vanity, bathroom grab bars, higher toilet, and ramped thresholds. Most staterooms also offer an ample five-foot turning radius. Upon reserving an accessible stateroom, guests must acknowledge the need for the accessible stateroom by completing a form provided by the cruise line. Proof of disability such as medical certificates or disability placards are typically not required.
If a guest is booked in an accessible stateroom and they do not have a mobility disability or other disability that requires the use of the features that are provided in the accessible stateroom, they may be moved any time to a non-accessible stateroom in order to accommodate a guest with a disability.
Some cruise lines restrict the ability to book ADA compliant cruise staterooms online. If you are disabled and need an accessible stateroom, we recommend calling to book with one of our travel agents.