Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Barcelona

By John Sage

accessible-cruises-from-barcelonaChoosing an accessible Barcelona cruise with accessible shore excursions can be extremely difficult.  Just try calling the shore excursions department of any cruise line, and the first thing that will come out of their mouth is “Europe doesn’t have the Americans with Disabilities Act”!

Below we have listed several accessible Barcelona cruises where we can provide accessible excursions in the vast majority of the ports of call.  This makes up for the fact that cruise lines do not offer accessible shore excursions in most Mediterranean ports.

One of the benefits of choosing a cruise that departs from Barcelona is that there are numerous accessible Barcelona tourist attractions to visit including the enormous Sagrada Familia church, the historic Barcelona Cathedral, the wheelchair-friendly underground Roman Ruins, the Picasso Museum, and a wheelchair accessible beach.  An accessible Barcelona walking tour allows you to visit many of these attractions using step-free routes.

If you book your cruise through Sage Traveling, we provide our Barcelona accessible trip planning services for FREE, which includes recommendations for accessible Barcelona hotel rooms in wheelchair-friendly areas near Las Ramblas, near an accessible beach, or in the Gothic Quarter neighborhood.  You also will receive the 52 page Barcelona Accessibility Guide for free.

 

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Top Accessible Grand Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona

Top 12 gold medalTop 50 silver medalIn terms of accessibility, one cruise itinerary stood out above the numerous Grand Mediterranean cruises departing from Barcelona.  Princess’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise is the most accessible Barcelona cruise. 100% of the ports on this itinerary have accessible shore excursion options, and it includes 10 ports whereas some others only have 9 ports. Although Princess only offers accessible shore excursions in 6 ports, Sage Traveling offers accessible tours* in the remaining 4 ports.

Additionally, this cruise sails on the Regal Princess which is one of the newest and most accessible cruise ships on the seas.  An accessible Grand Mediterranean cruise from Venice runs this cruise itinerary in reverse order.  Learn more about this cruise

Honorable mention: Celebrity’s 12 night cruise (100% of ports have accessible excursion options), Celebrity’s 13 night cruise (100%), Norwegian’s 12 night cruise (100%), Royal Caribbean’s 12 night cruise (100% or 89% depending on date), and Holland America’s 12 night cruise (91%).  Contact us for more details.

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

Top Accessible Western Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona

Top 50 silver medalFor a quick cruise that visits Spain, France, and Italy, Royal Caribbean’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise is a great option. It visit the three big stops in Italy….Livorno for Florence and Pisa, Civitavecchia for Rome, and Naples for Pompeii.  You’ll also be able to visit the scenic French Riviera in Provence as well as the uber-luxury country of Monte Carlo.

RCCL’s Liberty of the Seas was built in 2007 and contains popular features including the FlowRider surf simulator, the Cupcake Cupboard, an ice skating rink, and cantilevered whirlpools overlooking the ocean. This cruise departs every Sunday during the summer.  Learn more about this cruise

Honorable mention: Norwegian’s 7 night cruise (100% of ports have accessible excursion options. It visits Palma de Mallorca & Cannes instead of Nice & Marseilles).  Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible Barcelona Cruises by Disney

Top 12 gold medalTop 50 silver medalFamilies traveling with children should take a good look at Disney’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise.  Because this Barcelona accessible cruise has accessible excursions available in every port, we named it one of the Top 12 Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean Cruises.  Ports of Call include Villefranche (near Nice and Monte Carlo), Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Civitavecchia (for Rome), and Naples (for Capri & Pompeii).  This cruise only sails a few times during the summer months, so be sure to book early!  Learn more about this cruise

Honorable mention: Disney’s 12 night cruise (100% or 89% of the ports have accessible excursion options, depending on the sailing date).  Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible Luxury Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona

Top 50 silver medalWhile most luxury cruises visit obscure ports with no accessible excursion options, this Barcelona accessible cruise has accessible shore excursions in every port!  Crystal Cruises’ 7-Night Western Mediterranean Voyage starts in Barcelona and finishes in Monte Carlo.  Along the way, it visits jetsetter destinations including Cannes, Portofino, and Tuscany. Because the Crystal Serenity only has 1070 passengers, disabled guests will love that they don’t have to walk/rolling long distances like on 3000+ passenger vessels! Learn more about this cruise

Honorable mention: Crystal’s 23 night cruise starts in Barcelona and ends in Istanbul.  It includes overnight stops in Barcelona, Sorrento, Venice, and Istanbul.  Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible 3 Week Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona

Top 12 gold medalTop 50 silver medalIf you’re looking for a longer vacation, the Mediterranean is the place to do it!  Holland America’s 24-Night Cruise from Barcelona has accessible excursion options in 17 of the 18 ports of call.  It includes all the normal stops in the Western Mediterranean; several stops in the Adriatic Sea including Dubrovnik, Kotor, and 2 days in Venice; and Greek ports like Lesbos, Corfu, Argostoli, and Athens.

The Nieuw Amsterdam is Holland America’s newest ship in the Mediterranean and makes for a comfortable place to spend a long holiday! Learn more about this cruise

Honorable mention: In terms of accessible ports, nothing else comes close!

 

Top Accessible 1 Month Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona

Top 50 silver medalHolland America’s 33-Night Night Mediterranean cruise visits 21 wheelchair accessible Ports of Call. For such a long Barcelona accessible cruise, a 93% accessible ports percentage is extremely high causing us to name this one of our Top 50 Accessible European Vacations.  Cruise stops include Barcelona (2 Days), Marseilles, Monte Carlo, Calvo, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), La Goulette, Palermo, Naples, Civitavecchia, Cruising Strait of Messina, Messina, Malta, Argostoli, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Korcula, Split, Venice (2 Days), Katakolon, Navplion, Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini, Naples, and Civitavecchia. Learn more about this cruise

Honorable mention: In terms of accessible ports, nothing else comes close!

 

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

 

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Read more:

Europe Accessible Cruising Advice
How to Choose Your Accessible Cruise
Accessible Mediterranean Cruise Port Reviews
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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