A cruise makes accessible travel easy
cruise access tips

Cruises are proving a popular choice for Australian travellers. Not only do they offer great value for money with all meals and many activities included in the package price, but there’s good accessibility on many of the ships. Passengers with mobility restrictions can take hoists, commodes and shower chairs on board making it easier to travel with specific equipment.

Cabin choice – Book accessible cabins well in advance as they are in high demand. Travel Without Limits travel consultants know the ships well and will help you with your cabin choice. The location can make the difference between a good cruise experience and a nightmare one (imagine being in the cabin beneath the dance floor).

Ovation of the Seas accessible cabins
Ovation of the Seas accessible cabins

Research shore excursions prior to booking – Not all shore excursions will be accessible. Some tenders may not be able to accommodate wheelchair users. Check with your travel consultant ahead of time.

Dietary requirements – cruises can cater to specific dietary requirements and provide blended foods if needed. Travel without Limits will advise the cruise company at the time of booking if this is required.

Guests with vision impairment– Some cruise ships will provide large print menus and orientation tours. Enquire when making a booking about this service.

cruise access tips
A cruise makes an easy accessible holiday

Guests with a hearing impairment – Some cruise lines will provide visual or tactile alert systems for guests.

Guests with autism or developmental disabilities – Priority boarding, dietary accommodation and other services are provided by some cruise lines.

Cruise tips access
Accessible Large Interior Stateroom w/Virtual Reality Balcony Cat. V1 – Bathroom

Accessible features onboard – not all cruise ships are created equal when it comes to access. Some ships offer pool hoists and other facilities which may make your holiday more inclusive and fun. 

Travel Without Limits can assist with your cruise booking. Call 1300 404100

 

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