Cruises for the Disabled

Cruises for the Disabled

Destination cruise lines have upgraded and renovated ships in recent years to ensure that all guests are able to enjoy this popular vacation option. Cruises now feature amenities that make traveling by boat easier for passengers with visual impairment or hearing problems. Many ships are now wheelchair accessible as well.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

With destinations that include Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii and the Bahamas, Royal Caribbean Cruises visit ports around the world. In recent years, this cruise line has updated its ships to be more accessible for those passengers with disabilities. Amenities provided for guests include wide corridors, early boarding, hydraulic lifts for at least one pool and whirlpool on every ship, gradual inclines and automatic doors. For those with visual issues, Royal Caribbean's menus, directories, signage, signals, elevator buttons and itineraries feature Braille. Hearing impaired guests may request teletypewriters, amplified telephones, closed-captioned televisions and sign language interpreting services. In addition, Royal Caribbean offers Accessible Shore Excursions, a custom tour experience designed to help guests with disabilities explore the destination ports.



Royal Caribbean Cruises

866-562-7625

royalcaribbean.com

Holland America

Offering 15 ships and over 500 sailing opportunities each year, Holland America cruises to popular destination ports including Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, while also visiting less traveled areas, such as the Amazon and Antarctica. Holland America designed its ships to accommodate all guests. Amenities for disabled travelers include wheelchair accessible staterooms, additional grab bars in showers and a lift system to make boarding and disembarking easier. In addition, Holland America features infrared systems and assistive listening devices in theaters. When the cruise line is provided with advance notice of a guest's needs, rooms can be enhanced with TTY/TTD equipment and visual and tactile alert systems. The cruise will print complimentary Braille menus with advance notice as well.



Holland America

877-932-4259

hollandamerica.com

Azamara Club Cruises

With travel destinations in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and South America, Azamara Club Cruises offer elegant vacation adventures around the world. This cruise line is dedicated to providing a relaxing experience for all of its guests. For disabled passengers, this cruise line features cruise transfers using wheelchair accessible vehicles, large corridors, wheelchair accessible tables in the casinos and fully accessible staterooms. Service animals are allowed on ships, and early boarding tours help visually impaired guests become better accustomed to their surroundings. For hearing impaired travelers, Azamara Cruises provide sign language interpreting services, closed-captioned televisions and text telephones upon request. Special equipment is also available, such as shower benches or bed extensions.



Azamara Club Cruises

877-999-9553

azamaraclubcruises.com