Top 11 Accessible Cruises by Norwegian

By John Sage

john-sageAlthough Norwegian is not as accessible as other cruise lines, we were still able to pick the Top 11 Accessible Cruises by Norwegian in the Mediterranean.

When evaluating accessibility on Norwegian Cruise Line using the top criteria for selecting an accessible cruise, NCL’s main problem is that it has few accessible shore excursion options in the Mediterranean. That’s not a showstopper for you though, because Sage Traveling offers 200+ accessible shore excursions across 62 Mediterranean cruise ports.  In contrast, NCL only offers accessible cruise excursions in 4 Mediterranean cruise ports.

In the Mediterranean, Norwegian Cruise Lines has 3 cruise ships:

  1. Norwegian Epic – This Epic Class cruise ship is the newest NCL ship that sails in the Mediterranean.  Built in 2010, it sails 7 day itineraries that start from Barcelona or Rome.
  2. Norwegian Jade – Part of the Jewel Class and built in 2006, this accessible Norwegian cruise ship sails Eastern Mediterranean & Western Mediterranean itineraries from Rome & Venice.
  3. Norwegian Spirit – Built in 2004 and part of the Leo Class, the Norwegian Spirit sails Grand Mediterranean itineraries between Barcelona and Venice.

 

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  2. €50 off each Shore Excursion – Receive discounted rates if you book your cruise through us
  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
  6. Sage Accessibility Guides for each port – Our Sage Accessibility Guides contain essential accessibility advice for each port

 

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Cruises from Barcelona

Norwegian’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Epic

Norwegian’s newest ship in the Mediterranean, the Norwegian Epic, runs 7 day cruises in the Western Mediterranean.  Built in 2010 and part of Norwegian’s Epic ship class, this ship has more luxurious amenities and better accessibility features than previous ships.

While there are numerous 7 day accessible Barcelona cruises, Spanish speakers and island lovers will love that this accessible Norwegian cruise itinerary visits the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca instead of a second port of call in France.  Those disabled and senior cruisers looking for two stops in France should opt for our top pick for accessible Western Mediterranean 7 night cruises.

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  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Barcelona
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: Departs every Sunday between May 11 and Oct 19
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide *

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Cannes, France

 0

 3

No

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 0

 3

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

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

 

Norwegian’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Spirit

Like several other cruise lines, Norwegian offers a 12-night Grand Mediterranean cruise that visits destinations in both the eastern and western ends of the Mediterranean.  Sage Traveling can arrange in all 10 of the 10 ports on this itinerary.

While this is certainly an attractive itinerary, because the Norwegian Spirit is a Leo Class ship built in 2004, I usually recommend other accessible 12-night Grand Mediterranean cruises.

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  • 12 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/24, 5/18, 6/11, 7/5, 7/29, 8/22, 9/15, 10/9, 11/2
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Toulon (Provence), France

 2

 6

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 2

 8

Yes

Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

 Contact us to check rates and availability

Cruises from Rome

Norwegian’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Epic

This 7-night wheelchair accessible Norwegian cruise can also be begun in Barcelona, however starting in Rome has some benefits.  Since this cruise starts and ends every Wednesday, you can easily spend 4 days before or after exploring Italy.  Four days in Rome allows you to see most of the main tourist attraction.  Alternatively, you could shorten your stay in Rome and spend a couple of days in Florence or Naples.

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  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: Leaves every Wednesday between 5/14 and 10/15
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Cannes, France

 0

 3

No

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 0

 3

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

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

Norwegian’s 10-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Many of the cruise ships relocate to the Caribbean during the winter months, however the Norwegian Jade stays in Europe year-round. This itinerary sails from November to April and has accessible excursion options in all 6 of the Ports of Call. Because sailings on the major cruise lines are so rare this time of year, we named this to our Top 50 Accessible European Vacations list.

This accessible cruise from Rome sails on the Norwegian Jade.  It is part of the Jewel Class which is newer than the Leo Class (Norwegian Spirit) and older than the Epic Class (Norwegian Epic).

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  • 10 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 1/8, 1/29, 2/19, 3/12, 4/2, 4/23, 11/12, 12/3, 12/13
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

No

Istanbul, Turkey

 2

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

 

Norwegian’s 11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

This accessible NCL cruise also runs in the winter months but it visits ports in the Western Mediterranean instead of the Eastern Mediterranean.  It sails on the same ship, the Norwegian Jade, and has fewer accessible ports.

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  • 11 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 1/18, 2/8, 3/1, 3/22, 4/12, 11/1, 11/22
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 82% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 0

 4

Yes

Toulon (Provence), France

 2

 6

No

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Valencia, Spain

 2

 3

No

Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

 0

 0

No

Carthage, Greece

 0

 0

No

Palermo (Sicily), Spain

 1

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

 

Norwegian’s 21-Night Eastern & Western Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

By combining the 10 night Eastern Med cruise & the 11 night Western Med cruise described above, Norwegian has created a Grand Mediterranean cruise that you will remember forever.  This accessible Norwegian cruise has 16 ports of call, and accessible shore excursions are available in 14 of them.

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  • 21 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 1/8, 3/12, 4/2, 11/12
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 88% of the ports have accessible excursions available
  • Top Accessible Mediterranean Winter Cruise from Rome (alternative)
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

No

Istanbul, Turkey

 2

 8

Yes

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

Toulon (Provence), France

 2

 6

No

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Valencia, Spain

 2

 3

No

Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

 0

 0

No

Carthage, Greece

 0

 0

No

Palermo (Sicily), Spain

 1

 3

No

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

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Norwegian’s 14-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

This Norwegian cruise only has one sailing date so I thought about leaving it off the list, however it has a unique characteristic that made me change my mind.  It is Norwegian’s only cruise that starts in Rome and finishes in Venice.  This allows Italy lovers to spend additional time visiting Rome, Venice, and even places like Naples and Florence.

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  • 14 Nights, Civitavecchia to Venice
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/3
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 83% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Messina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 5

No

Kotor, Montenegro

 0

 0

Yes

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Koper, Slovenia

 0

 0

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

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Cruises from Venice

Norwegian’s 7-Night Greek Isles Cruise on Norwegian Jade

From May to October, the Norwegian Jade sails alternating 7 night itineraries out of Venice.  Of the two this 7 night Greek Isles cruise is my favorite and I put it on my Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises list and my Top 50 Accessible European Vacations list.

This wheelchair accessible Norwegian cruise has four Greek ports of call.  The village of Corfu is the first stop on your way through the Adriatic Sea.  The steep cliffs of Santorini are followed by the colorful village on Mykonos.  Some of the top ancient ruins in the world can by visited by disabled travelers at the historical site of Olympia.

The Norwegian Jade is part of the Jewel Class and was built in 2006. It features 6 complimentary dining options plus specialty restaurants like Papa’s Italian Kitchen, Dinner at Cagney’s Steakhouse, Jasmine Garden, Teppanyaki, and Moderno Churrascaria.

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  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Norwegian’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade’s other 7 night accessible Venice cruise spends less time visiting Greece while adding two stops in Croatia and one stop in Turkey.  It also visits Athens where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and/or the Temple of Poseidon.

This accessible Norwegian Cruise Lines itinerary has accessible excursions available in all 5 of its ports.  It also runs frequently by departing every other week.  Because of its good accessibility and good availability, I named this cruise to my Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises list.

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  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/17, 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

No

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

Norwegian’s 14-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

By combining both of the 7 day accessible Norwegian cruises, you can spend 14 wonderful days exploring the top destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean.  In the Adriatic Sea, you’ll be able to visit Split, Dubrovnik, and Corfu.  Accessible tours of ancient ruins are available in Katakolon, Athens, and Ephesus.  In Venice, Santorini, and Mykonos, you’ll be able to view and photograph some of the most unique scenery in all of Europe.  What a great vacation!

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  • 14 Nights, Round-trip Venice
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: Every Saturday from May 10 to Oct 11
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Corfu, Greece

 0

 1

No

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

No

Split, Croatia

 0

 2

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Contact us to check rates and availability

 

 

Norwegian’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian’s 12 night Grand Mediterranean cruise runs back and forth between Venice and Barcelona, and you can board in either location. Accessible shore excursions are possible in all 10 of the ports on this itinerary.  Because the Norwegian Spirit is an older ship, I usually recommend a different accessible Grand Mediterranean cruise for most people.

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  • 12 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Barcelona
  • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/6, 5/30, 6/23, 7/17, 8/10, 9/3, 9/27, 10/21, 11/14
  • 2015 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Norwegian Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Athens, Greece

 0

 7

Yes

Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

No

Istanbul, Turkey

 2

 8

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Toulon (Provence), France

 2

 6

No

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

 Contact us to check rates and availability

Learn about the 6 Benefits of Booking Your Cruise through Sage Traveling

  1. Exclusive Cruise Discounts – We can get you better deals than if you book direct
  2. €50 off each Shore Excursion – Receive discounted rates if you book your cruise through us
  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
  6. Sage Accessibility Guides for each port – Our Sage Accessibility Guides contain essential accessibility advice for each port

 

Get a Cruise Quote

 

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Top 5 Accessible Cruises from Istanbul
Top 9 Accessible Cruises from Rome
Top 11 Accessible Cruises from Venice
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Best of Accessible Holland America Cruises
Best of Accessible Norwegian Cruises
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