Top 11 Accessible Cruises by Celebrity

By John Sage

accessible-celebrity-cruisesCelebrity Cruise Lines has 3 new wheelchair accessible ships that sail in the Mediterranean.  These 11 cruise itineraries are the most accessible that Celebrity offers.

Accessible Celebrity cruise ships set sail from Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul, and Venice.  Numerous port to port sailings such as Barcelona to Rome, Rome to Venice, and Venice to Istanbul allow you to visit cities before and after your cruise.

Celebrity sails more two-week sailings than other cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian.  Celebrity’s numerous 10 to 14 day cruise itineraries are similar to those offered by Princess Cruises, although Celebrity’s ships are generally newer.

There are 3 accessible Celebrity cruise ships that are currently sailing in the Mediterranean:

  1. Celebrity Equinox – This Solstice Class ship was built in 2009. It sails 7 to 13 night cruises from Barcelona, Istanbul, and Venice.
  2. Celebrity Silhouette – This Solstice Class ship was built in 2011.  It sails 7 night cruises from Venice, 11 to 13 night cruises from Venice, and 10 & 11 night Eastern Med cruises from Rome.
  3. Celebrity Reflection – This Solstice Class ship was built in 2012.  It sails 10 & 11 night Eastern Mediterranean cruises from Rome.

 

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Cruises from Barcelona

Celebrity’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

As far as Grand Mediterranean cruises go, Celebrity’s 12 night Barcelona to Venice cruise is one of the very best. It sails on the Celebrity Equinox, a Solstice Class ship built in 2009, and accessible shore excursions are available in 10 out of the 10 ports.

This accessible Barcelona cruise includes visits to the French Riviera, 4 ports in Italy, ancient ruins in Athens & Ephesus, and the picturesque towns of Dubrovnik and Mykonos.  On some sailing dates, an additional port is added and you’ll be able to visit the most picturesque Greek island, Santorini.

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  • 12 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/8, 6/1, 8/26
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide *

Barcelona, Spain

 2

 4

Yes

Nice, France

 0

 5

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 2

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

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* Note – Sage Accessibility Guides are only available if you book your cruise through Sage Traveling 


Celebrity’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

This accessible Celebrity cruise is similar to the one above in that it visits both East and West, however this itinerary starts and finishes in Barcelona.  Eight of the eight ports visited by this Solstice class ship have accessible cruise excursion options.

Some of these dates have slightly different itineraries including 13 or 14 night cruises, two stops in France, and overnight stays in Barcelona.  Contact us for more information about how these changes will impact your accessibility needs.

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  • 12 Nights, Round-trip Barcelona
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 8/12, 9/20, 10/2, 10/14
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 2

 4

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 2

 7

Yes

Toulon (Provence), France

 1

 6

No

Barcelona, Spain

 2

 4

Yes

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Cruises from Istanbul

Celebrity’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

I named this cruise the Top Accessible Ancient Ruins Cruise and one of the Top 12 Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean Cruises.  It provides an outstanding opportunity to visit Istanbul before your cruise and Rome after your cruise!

This accessible Istanbul cruise visits ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine ruins in Rome, Pompeii, Athens, and Istanbul.  Wheelchair accessible tours provided by officially-licensed guides are possible in all of these ports!

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7 Nights, Istanbul to Civitavecchia

  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/21, 7/19
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Istanbul, Turkey

 1

 8

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Valletta, Malta

 1

 2

Yes

Catania (Sicily), Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

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Cruises from Rome

Celebrity’s 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Reflection

This cruise is the Top Accessible Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome for two reasons: 1) The cruise visits 7 ports and accessible excursions are available in all of them, and 2) the Celebrity Reflection is a Solstice Class ship that is one of the newest and most modern in the Mediterranean.

I get excited just thinking about these ports!  While many cruises don’t make their way all the way to Istanbul, this one does.  You also have a stop in Kusadasi to visit the Ephesus ruins and the House of the Virgin Mary.  Spectacular ruins in Athens, Pompeii, and Rome can be visited with a disability.  The top two Greek isles are included on this cruise, the windmill-covered island of Mykonos and Santorini with its famous blue-domed church.  Numerous sailing dates mean this cruise can fit into your busy schedule.

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  • 11 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/12, 6/2, 6/23, 7/14, 8/4, 8/25, 9/15, 10/6
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours *

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Istanbul, Turkey

 1

 8

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

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Celebrity’s 10-Night Eastern Med Cruise on Celebrity Reflection

Like the 11 night cruise mentioned above, this wheelchair accessible Celebrity cruise also sails on the 2012-built Celebrity Reflection.  The most important similarity between these two cruises is that accessible shore excursions are possible in every port!

This cruise visits a few different ports of call: it includes the city of Messina on the Italian island of Sicily & the Greek island of Rhodes while skipping Istanbul.  This cruise has numerous sailing dates and you can easily spend 3 or 4 days before or after the cruise visiting Rome.

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  • 10 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/23, 6/13, 7/4, 7/25, 8/15, 9/5
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Rhodes, Greece

 0

 2

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

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Celebrity’s 11-Night Eastern Med Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette

This 11 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise and the 10 night cruise listed above have a lot of similarities with a few important differences.  The main difference is that this accessible Rome cruise finishes in Venice while the 10 night cruise described above finishes in Rome.  Another difference is that this cruise sails on the Celebrity Silhouette instead of the Celebrity Reflection, although both ships are Solstice class ships so they are fairly similar.

This 11 night cruise visits Malta & Crete while the 10 night cruise visits Messina & Rhodes.  All four ports are outstanding so the determining factor may come down to which accessible cabins are available.  Contact us to discuss which cabin number will be best for you.

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  • 11 Nights, Civitavecchia to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/5, 6/10, 7/15, 9/12
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Valletta, Malta

 1

 2

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Chania (Crete), Greece

 0

 1

No

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

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Cruises from Venice

Celebrity’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

I named this accessible Celebrity cruise my Top Accessible Venice to Istanbul Cruise.  You’ll love that you get to spend extra time in Venice before your cruise and in Istanbul after your cruise!

Along the way, you’ll get a taste of some of the top Eastern Mediterranean destinations.  You’ll get to see ancient Greek and Roman ruins in Olympia and Ephesus.  The medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, the Greek village of Corfu, and the cliffs of Santorini are also included on this itinerary. Accessible excursions are available in all ports so I named this one of my Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises.

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  • 7 Nights, Venice to Istanbul (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/14, 7/12
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 1

 8

Yes

 Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Celebrity’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean (Itinerary A) Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette

While Celebrity has two 7-night round-trip Venice cruise itineraries, only this one has accessible excursions in all of its ports.  It sails on the Celebrity Silhouette which is the newest Celebrity ship that sails out of Venice.

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  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 8/3, 8/17
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

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Celebrity’s 11-Night Adriatic Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette

Eight of the night ports on this Celebrity cruise have accessible excursion options which prompted me to designate it the Top Accessible Adriatic Cruise from Venice.  It includes two stops in Croatia, four stops in Italy, one stop in Montenegro, and one stop in the island country of Malta.

A similar accessible Celebrity cruise itinerary that departs on May 16 lasts 13 nights and has 100% accessible ports.  It switches some Italian and Greek ports.

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  • 11 Nights, Venice to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/22
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Catania (Sicily), Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Valletta, Malta

 1

 2

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Split, Croatia

 1

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

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Celebrity’s 12-Night Adriatic Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette

If you’ve already been on a Grand Mediterranean cruise and are looking for new ports to visit, this wheelchair accessible Celebrity cruise is one of your best options.  It visits ports up and down the Adriatic coast and in Sicily that are skipped by many cruises including Koper, Ravenna, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Bari, Valletta, and Catania.

Since this cruise starts in Venice and finishes in Rome, you will have opportunities to visit lesser known tourist sites like Murano and Burano in Venice & Ostia Antica, the Capitoline Museums, and the Borghese Gallery in Rome.

There are slight variations in the itinerary depending on the sailing date.  Some cruises visit Katakolon instead of Bari, and the 9/23 sailing is one night shorter.  Contact us to discuss how these changes affect your accessibility needs.

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  • 12 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/29, 7/3, 8/31, 9/23
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Koper, Slovenia

 1

 3

Yes

Ravenna, Italy

 1

 1

Yes

Split, Croatia

 1

 2

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Bari, Italy

 1

 1

Yes

Valletta, Malta

 1

 2

Yes

Catania (Sicily), Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

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Celebrity’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

The distinguishing factor of this accessible Celebrity cruise from Venice is that it is the only one that adds destinations in the Western Mediterranean.  It also starts in Venice and ends in Barcelona providing you the opportunity to spend additional time exploring these two world-class cities.

First-time Mediterranean cruisers will enjoy that this cruise visits 5 different countries, and accessible shore excursions are available in all of them.  Some sailing dates add an extra country by visiting Mykonos, Greece.

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  • 12 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Barcelona
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/20, 9/7
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Celebrity Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 1

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 2

 7

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 1

 6

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 2

 4

Yes

 Contact us to check rates and availability

Other Accessible Celebrity Cruises not on our “Top 11” List

There are several other cruises that, for one reason or another, did not make my list of the Top 11 Accessible Celebrity Cruises.

  • Celebrity’s 7 night Eastern Med Round-trip Venice cruise (83% of ports have accessible excursions)
  • Celebrity’s 11 night Venice to Rome cruise (80%)
  • Celebrity’s 13 night Adriatic cruise (82%)

These itineraries may work for some disabled and senior cruisers.  Contact us for more information on these cruises.

 

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  3. Pre-trip Accessibility Consultation – We help you make informed decisions
  4. Pre-cruise Accessible Hotel Recommendations – We have personally inspected accessibility of hotel rooms and the surrounding neighborhoods
  5. Emergency Support during your Trip – We quickly solve your accessibility problems based on years of experience doing it for other clients
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