The Top 16 Accessible Holland America Cruises

By John Sage

holland-america-wheelchair-accessible-cruisesAlthough Holland America has some old ships sailing in the Mediterranean, there are still some great cruise options for disabled cruisers.  The key is to choose the correct itinerary on the correct ship.  This article will tell you what you need to know!

The Top 16 Accessible Holland America Cruises in the Mediterranean include a variety of itineraries.  The ms Nieuw Amsterdam has three different 12 night itineraries that can be combined into 24 night cruises. The ms Noordam sails four different 11 night itineraries that can be combined into outstanding 22 night or 33 night vacations.  In fact, the 33 night Holland America cruise made our list of Top 50 Accessible European vacations as the top one month accessible cruise!  Two older ships, the ms Prinsendam and ms Ryndam are home to accessible Holland America cruises to the Holy Land and Egypt.

Wheelchair accessible Holland America cruises are possible on six different ships:

  1. ms Nieuw Amsterdam – This Signature Class ship is the newest (built in 2010) and most wheelchair accessible Holland America vessel in the Mediterranean.  It has 12 night Grand Mediterranean cruises between Barcelona and Venice (it visits the same ports in either direction). It also has a 12 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise.  Both cruise itineraries can be combined into a 24 night cruise.  Slight variations in the itineraries cause the percentage of accessible ports to range from 89% to 100%.
  2. ms Noordam – This Vista Class ship was launched in 2006 and is more handicapped accessible than all other ships listed on this page except the ms Niew Amsterdam.  It has four 11 night itineraries between Athens, Barcelona, Rome, and Venice.  They can be combined into 22 night and 33 night accessible Holland America cruises.  Accessibility on these itineraries ranges between 89% and 100%.
  3. ms Ryndam – This S Class ship was built in 1994 and has a few Egypt cruises.
  4. ms Prinsendam – One of the oldest ships in the Mediterranean, this small 835 passenger ship sails to Egypt and the Holy Land from Athens & Venice.
  5. A few itineraries are available on the ms Rotterdam and the ms Eurodam.

Holland America does not list any accessible shore excursions on its website, and they haven’t responded to our requests for information.  Consequently, we are unable to confirm the accessibility of any of the shore excursions they offer.  That’s not a reason to avoid Holland America though, since Sage Traveling offers 200+ wheelchair accessible shore excursions across 60+ Mediterranean ports.

If you like Holland America Cruise Lines, you may also be interested in Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.

 

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Accessible Cruises on ms Nieuw Amsterdam

The ms Nieuw Amsterdam sails two 12 night Grand Mediterranean itineraries (same ports but in reverse order) and one 12 night Eastern Mediterranean itinerary.  These itineraries can be easily combined to create a 24 night cruise that visits 17 ports.

Holland America’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Accessible Shore Excursions in 100% of the Ports of Call

With visits to 7 European countries, this 12 night accessible Barcelona cruise is one of the best for first-time cruisers in the Mediterranean. It includes 1 Spanish port, 1 French port, 1 Monaco port, 4 Italian ports, 1 Greek port, 1 Croatian port, and 1 Montenegro port.

Your cruise vacation begins be being picked up at the Barcelona airport by a wheelchair accessible van. If you have chosen to stay a few nights in Barcelona, you will be brought to one of our recommended wheelchair accessible Barcelona hotels where we have personally inspected its accessibility.  While in Barcelona, you can take an accessible guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter, and accessible Barcelona driving tour to view the Modernist sights, or both.

We can provide wheelchair accessible shore excursions in all ports of call on this cruise.  From Marseilles, you will have the option of visiting the historic cities of Avignon and Arles or an accessible beach and winery.  In Monaco, you can either take an accessible Monte Carlo walking tour or an accessible French Riviera driving tour.

Three Italian ports of call are next on this disabled accessible Holland America cruise. The top accessible shore excursion from Livorno visits Florence, Pisa, and a Chianti winery. In Rome you can take an accessible shore excursion to the Vatican, ancient Rome, and/or Renaissance Rome.  An accessible Pompeii shore excursion or an accessible Capri Island boat tour are a few of your options from Naples.

In the Adriatic, you’ll be able to take an accessible tour of Corfu, an accessible walking tour of Dubrovnik, and an accessible guided tour of Montenegro.

When this accessible Holland America cruise finishes in Venice, an accessible Venice boat transfer can bring you to one of our recommended accessible Venice hotels.  I have personally visited each of them in my wheelchair, and can guarantee that they have bridge-free routes to reach vaporetto docks and wonderful Venetian restaurants!

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  • 12 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/20, 6/17, 8/4, 9/21
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

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

 

Holland America’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Accessible Shore Excursions in 100% of the Ports of Call

This 12 night accessible Holland America cruise is the same as the one listed above, except it goes in the opposite direction.  It visits all the same ports and has four sailing dates.

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  • 12 Nights, Venice to Barcelona (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/5, 7/23, 9/9, 10/15
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 12-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam

This 12 night Eastern Med cruise that can be combined with one of the above itineraries or done on its own.  It starts and finishes in Venice so you should have plenty of time for an accessible Venice guided tour.  If you book your cruise through Sage Traveling, you will be able to navigate Venice using the help of our 100+ Venice Accessibility Guide.

Accessible shore excursions to ancient ruins are possible in Katakolon (to visit the ruins of Olympia), Athens (to visit the Acropolis), Istanbul (to visit Hagia Sophia), and Kusadasi (to visit Ephesus).  The Greek islands of Santorini and Argostoli will give you an opportunity to experience the laid-back island lifestyle.

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  • 12 Nights, Venice to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/2, 5/24, 6/29, 7/11, 8/16, 8/28, 10/3
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 89% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 0

 8

Yes

Lesbos, Greece

 0

 0

No

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 24-Night Western & Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam

This accessible Holland America cruise was named as the Top Accessible 3 Week Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona on our Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises list. It also made our list of Top 50 Accessible European Vacations.

By combining the 12 night Grand Mediterranean cruise described above and the 12 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise, you’ll be able to spend 24 nights visiting the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean!

The ports of call on this cruise include 1 Spanish port, 1 French port, 1 Monaco port, 4 Italian ports, 6 Greek ports, 1 Croatian port, 1 Montenegro port, and 2 Turkish ports.

This Holland America accessible cruise is nearly identical to the one below, but I like it a little better because it allows you to spend a few days in Barcelona before your cruise.

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  • 24 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/20, 6/17, 8/4, 9/21
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 94% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 0

 8

Yes

Lesbos, Greece

 0

 0

No

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 24-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam

This Holland America cruise visits the same ports as the above cruise but in a different order.  Like the above cruise, it has accessible shore excursion options in 94% of the ports.

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  • 24 Nights, Venice to Barcelona (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/24, 7/11, 8/28, 10/3
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 94% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 0

 8

Yes

Lesbos, Greece

 0

 0

No

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Accessible Cruises on ms Noordam

The ms Noordam sails four 11-night itineraries between Barcelona, Rome, and Venice, and three of the itineraries are unique.  The itineraries can be conveniently combined to create 22 night and 33 night cruises.

Holland America’s 11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

This wheelchair accessible Holland America cruise is the first of two Western Mediterranean cruises that the company offers.  It starts in Barcelona and finishes in Rome.

While many cruise lines have 7 night Western Mediterranean itineraries, Holland America is the only one whose standard Western Med cruise is 11 nights.  The added days allow you to visit Corsica, Tunisia (in Africa), and Sicily.

These three additional ports are in addition to six standard ones.  In your first port, you’ll be able to take an accessible walking tour of Medieval Barcelona.  An accessible driving tour of Marseilles can be followed by an accessible French Riviera driving tour.  From Livorno, you can spend a full-day in Florence, or visit smaller Tuscan cities on an accessible excursion to San Gimignano and Siena.

Naples, Italy has numerous accessible shore excursion options including an accessible tour of Pompeii or an accessible tour of Mt. Vesuvius. When you finish your cruise in Rome, you’ll be able to stay in one of our recommended accessible Rome hotels.  We have not only inspected the accessibility inside the hotel, but also the accessibility of the surround neighborhoods.  We can help you to avoid those bothersome Rome hills and cobblestones!

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  • 11 Nights, Barcelona (2 Days) to Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/4, 5/18, 7/1, 8/14
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 89% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Calvi (Corsica), France

 0

 0

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia

 0

 2

No

Palermo (Sicily), Italy

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

* Get €50 off each accessible excursion if you book your cruise through Sage Traveling

 

Holland America’s 11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

This cruise visits the same ports as the 11 night Holland America cruise described above, except it sails in reserve order (from Rome to Barcelona). It has four sailing dates between May and October.

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  • 11 Nights, Civitavecchia to Barcelona (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/7, 6/20, 8/3, 10/8
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 89% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Palermo (Sicily), Italy

 0

 3

No

La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia

 0

 2

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Calvi (Corsica), France

 0

 0

No

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

Accessible Shore Excursions in 100% of the Ports of Call

Holland America’s ms Noordam sails two accessible cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean.  This accessible 11-night Venice cruise concentrates on Greek ports.

Six accessible Greek ports are included on this Holland America cruise.  In Katakolon, you’ll be able to visit the ruins of Olympia, home of the first Olympic Games.  An accessible shore excursion to the Acropolis is possible in Athens.  The volcanic island of Santorini presents some accessibility challenges, but it can be visited by disabled cruisers.  Paradise Beach and the iconic windmills can be visited on an accessible Mykonos tour. Accessible cruise excursions in Navplion and Rhodes are also available.

An accessible tour of the Ephesus ruins and an accessible tour of Pompeii are possible on this accessible Holland America cruise.  If you choose to spend a few nights after your cruise in Rome, you’ll be able to explore the city with the assistance of the 100+ page Sage Accessibility Guide for Rome.

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  • 11 Nights, Venice to Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/26, 6/9, 7/23, 9/5
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Navplion, Greece

 0

 1

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Rhodes, Greece

 0

 2

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 11-Night Adriatic Cruise on ms Noordam

This accessible Holland America cruise also sails in the Eastern Mediterranean, and it visits more countries than the cruise described above.  An accessible tour of Sicily is possible from Messina, and an accessible visit to Malta is possible using a wheelchair accessible van.

Greek ports of call on this Rome accessible cruise include the island of Corfu and the island of Argostoli.  Accessible shore excursions are available at both of these ports.

Most cruises only visit one or two Croatian ports, but this one actually visits three (Dubrovnik, Split, and Korcula).  The city of Kotor, Montenegro is on the agenda and also has accessible cruise excursion options.

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  • 11 Nights, Civitavecchia to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/15, 5/29, 7/12, 8/25
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 90% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Valletta, Malta

 0

 2

Yes

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Korcula, Croatia

 0

 0

No

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 22-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

By combining both of the 11 night itineraries described above, this 22 night Eastern Med cruise is one of the best you’ll find anywhere.  It visits 18 ports and accessible shore excursions are possible in 17 of them!

It visits nearly all of the top destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean:

  • Italy: Rome, Sicily, Naples (Pompeii), and Venice
  • Greece: Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Argostoli, Corfu, Katakolon, Navplion, and Rhodes
  • Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split, and Korcula
  • Turkey: Ephesus
  • Malta: Valletta
  • Montenegro: Kotor

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  • 22 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/15, 5/29, 7/12, 8/25
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 95% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Valletta, Malta

 0

 2

Yes

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Korcula, Croatia

 0

 0

No

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Navplion, Greece

 0

 1

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Rhodes, Greece

 0

 2

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 22-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

This accessible Venice cruise received our designation as the Top Accessible 3 Week Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Venice. It combines the 11 night Eastern Med itinerary & the 11 night Western Med itinerary that are described above.  It has accessible shore excursions in 94% of the ports.

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  • 22 Nights, Venice to Barcelona (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/26, 6/9, 7/23,
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 94% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Navplion, Greece

 0

 1

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Rhodes, Greece

 0

 2

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Palermo (Sicily), Italy

 0

 3

No

La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia

 0

 2

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Calvi (Corsica), France

 0

 0

No

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 22-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

Out of the three 22-night Holland America cruises, this Barcelona accessible cruise visits more countries than the other two.  It combines the 11 night Western Med cruise and the 11 night Adriatic cruise, and it has ports of call in 9 countries!

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  • 22 Nights, Barcelona (2 Days) to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/4, 5/18, 7/1, 8/14
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 89% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Calvi (Corsica), France

 0

 0

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia

 0

 2

No

Palermo (Sicily), Italy

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Valletta, Malta

 0

 2

Yes

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Korcula, Croatia

 0

 0

No

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Holland America’s 33-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Noordam

This accessible Holland America cruise visits 26 ports and appears on our list of the Top 50 Accessible European Vacations. 93% of the ports are wheelchair accessible, and it was named our Top Accessible 1 Month Mediterranean Cruise.  Although this cruise duplicates some ports, it only does so in destinations that require more than one day!  In Rome, you’ll be able to spend one day visiting the Vatican and another day visiting the ancient Rome sites.  In Naples, you can spend one day visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum and another day visiting Capri and Sorrento.

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  • 33 Nights, Barcelona (2 Days) to Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/4, 5/18, 7/1, 8/14, 9/16 (9/16 starts in Rome and finishes in Barcelona)
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 93% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 0

 6

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Calvi (Corsica), France

 0

 0

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia

 0

 2

No

Palermo (Sicily), Italy

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Valletta, Malta

 0

 2

Yes

Argostoli, Greece

 0

 2

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 2

Yes

Korcula, Croatia

 0

 0

No

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Navplion, Greece

 0

 1

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Rhodes, Greece

 0

 2

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

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Accessible Cruises on ms Ryndam

Holland America’s 21-Night Egypt Cruise on ms Ryndam

Sailing on Holland America’s ms Ryndam, this accessible Athens cruise visits 17 ports and has accessible excursions available in 15 of them.  Before your cruise you can spend a few days visiting the world-class attractions in Athens while staying at one of our recommended accessible Athens hotels.  After your cruise you can explore the capital of Catalunya using the Sage Accessibility Guide for Barcelona.

This has numerous ports of call, and many people consider the highlights to be the two Egyptian ports of Port Said and Alexandria.

There is only one sailing date for this cruise, so contact us far in advance to book your spot!

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  • 21 Nights, Athens to Barcelona
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 10/11
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 88% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

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Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Navplion, Greece

 0

 1

No

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Rhodes, Greece

 0

 2

No

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Volos, Greece

 0

 0

No

Istanbul, Turkey

 0

 8

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Marmaris, Turkey

 0

 0

No

Antalya, Turkey

 0

 1

No

Port Said (Cairo), Egypt

 0

 3

No

Alexandria, Egypt

 0

 3

No

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

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Holland America’s 14-Night Egypt Cruise on ms Ryndam

This accessible Holland America cruise is similar to the one mentioned above, but you board one week later in Istanbul. It has accessible excursions in 91% of the ports of call, and we named it the Top Accessible Egypt Cruise from Istanbul.

By departing your cruise from Istanbul, you will have an opportunity to explore this city by taking an accessible Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia tour and an accessible Grand Bazaar tour.  At the end of the cruise, you can visit a wheelchair accessible Barcelona beach and the famous Las Ramblas Boulevard.

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  • 14 Nights, Istanbul to Barcelona
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 10/18
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 91% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

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Istanbul, Turkey

 0

 8

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Marmaris, Turkey

 0

 0

No

Antalya, Turkey

 0

 1

No

Port Said (Cairo), Egypt

 0

 3

No

Alexandria, Egypt

 0

 3

No

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

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Accessible Cruises on ms Prinsendam

Holland America’s 14-Night Egypt & Holy Land Cruise on ms Prinsendam

This wheelchair accessible Holland America cruise visits the four most important ancient civilizations: Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, and Egyptians.  Accessible shore excursions are available in each of these for regions.

I thought so highly of this itinerary that I named it the Top Accessible Egypt Cruise from Athens and part of the Top 12 Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean Cruises.

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  • 14 Nights, Athens to Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 10/21
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 83% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

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Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Alexandria, Egypt

 0

 3

No

Port Said (Cairo), Egypt

 0

 3

No

Haifa (Nazareth), Israel

 0

 3

No

Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

 0

 3

No

Marmaris, Turkey

 0

 0

No

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Ile Rousse (Corsica), France

 0

 0

No

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

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Other Accessible Holland America Cruises that did not make our “Top 16” List

There are several other cruises that, for one reason or another, did not make my list of the Top 16 Accessible Holland America Cruises.

  • Holland America’s 42 night Barcelona to Athens (77% of ports have accessible shore excursions)
  • Holland America’s 7 night Istanbul to Athens (75%)
  • Holland America’s 11 night Rome round-trip – Itinerary A (90%)
  • Holland America’s 11 night Rome round-trip – Itinerary B (100%)
  • Holland America’s 18 night Venice to Rome (73%)

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

 

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Europe Accessible Cruising Advice
How to Choose Your Accessible Cruise
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Accessible Mediterranean Cruise Excursions
Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries
Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Athens
Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Barcelona
Top 5 Accessible Cruises from Istanbul
Top 9 Accessible Cruises from Rome
Top 11 Accessible Cruises from Venice
Best of Accessible Azamara Cruises
Best of Accessible Celebrity Cruises
Best of Accessible Crystal Cruises
Best of Accessible Disney Cruises
Best of Accessible Holland America Cruises
Best of Accessible Norwegian Cruises
Best of Accessible Princess Cruises
Best of Accessible Royal Caribbean Cruises
6 Benefits of Booking Your Cruise through Sage Traveling

 

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