Top 9 Accessible Cruises from Rome

By John Sage

accessible-cruises-from-romeRome is one of the best cities from which to start your accessible Mediterranean cruise, because you can easily spend 3 or 4 days beforehand visiting this fascinating city.  If you start your cruise elsewhere, you’ll only have about 8 hours to visit Rome…not enough time at all!

Before your accessible Rome cruise, you can easily spend a day on an accessible visit to the Vatican.  An accessible tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum can be done on a second day.  And on your third day you can take an accessible tour of Renaissance Rome including the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

If you book your cruise through Sage Traveling, we provide our Rome accessible trip planning services for FREE, which includes recommendations for accessible Rome hotel rooms in wheelchair-friendly areas near the Vatican, near the Colosseum, or in the Centro Storico district.  You also will receive the 100+ page Rome Accessibility Guide for free.

Rome accessible cruises provide you with an opportunity to visit all parts of the Mediterranean.  The most common cruise itineraries from Rome are:

  1. 7 night Western Med cruises – These typically visit Naples, Florence, Barcelona, and two stops on the French Riviera (Marseilles, Toulon, Cannes, Villefranche, or Monte Carlo)
  2. 10 or 11 night Eastern Med cruises – These accessible Rome cruises usually visit Greek islands like Mykonos, Corfu, and Santorini; ruins in Athens or Ephesus; Istanbul; and/or some of the Adriatic countries.
  3. 11 to 14 night Holy Land cruises – A handful of accessible Rome cruises spend 3 days in Israel.  Some of them also visit Egypt
  4. Various other cruises – 11 night Western Mediterranean cruises, 2 or 3 week Eastern Mediterranean cruises, 3 or 4 week Grand Mediterranean cruises, and other special itineraries are available.

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Top Accessible Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

Top 12 gold medalTop 50 silver medalWhile multiple accessible Eastern Mediterranean cruise itineraries from Rome exist, we gave our top ranking to Celebrity’s 11 Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome.  This accessible Rome cruise travels all the way to Istanbul and spends two days there!  You’ll be able to spend one day visiting the famous sights like the Hagia Sophia & Blue Mosque, and spend another day on experiences like shopping at the Grand Bazaar and a drive to Asia.

You’ll be able to visit the two most famous Greek Islands, Santorini and Mykonos.  Ancient ruins abound on this cruise, and you can visit the ruins of Ephesus (one of the largest early Christian communities), the Acropolis in Athens, and previously buried volcanic ruins of Pompeii.  Our tour guides are familiar with the needs of disabled tourists and will be able to take you along wheelchair accessible routes in each of the ruins.

This Rome accessible cruise sails on the Celebrity Reflection, one of the newest ships in their fleet!

Honorable mention: Celebrity’s 10 night cruise (100% of ports have accessible excursion options. Visits Messina & Rhodes instead of Istanbul), Celebrity’s other 11 night cruise itinerary (100%. Starts in Rome and ends in Venice!), Holland America’s 11 night cruise (89%), Princess’s Rome 7 night Rome to Athens (80%), Royal Caribbean’s 9 night cruise (100%), Royal Caribbean’s 12 night cruise (100%) and Norwegian’s 14 night cruise (100%).  Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible Western Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

Top 12 gold medalTop 50 silver medalIf you’re looking for the highlights of the Western Mediterranean, Royal Caribbean’s 7 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise from Rome is your best option. It visits the modern city of Barcelona, the historic French region of Provence, and the beautiful French Riviera at Nice.  From Livorno, you can book an accessible tour of Florence and Pisa, or spend time viewing the scenic Tuscan landscape and visiting Chianti wineries.

You’ll also be able to choose from an accessible journey to the top of Mt. Vesuvius volcano, the previously buried city of Pompeii, or an accessible boat tour to the island of Capri. All 6 ports of call have accessible shore excursion options.

Because this cruise departs every Thursday, you can easily spend 3 days after your cruise sightseeing in Rome.

Honorable mention: Norwegian’s 7 night cruise (100% of ports have accessible excursion options. Visits Cannes & the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca instead of Marseilles & Nice), Holland America’s 7 night cruise (100%), and Holland America’s 11 night cruise (89%). Contact us for more details.

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Top Accessible Holy Land Cruise from Rome

The Princess 11 Night Holy Land Cruise is my top pick for an accessible Rome cruise to the Holy Land.  Not only does it visit two ports in Israel (Haifa & Ashdod), but it also visits two ports in Egypt!

You will be able to visit a variety of ancient sites on this cruise: Jewish sites in Israel, Pyramids in Egypt, the ancient city of Ephesus, the Acropolis in Athens, the Colosseum in Rome, and more. If you’ve ever seen one of those “Top 100 places to visit” checklists, this single cruise will allow you to check off about 8 of them!

Honorable mention: Celebrity 14 night – Itinerary A (100% of ports have accessible excursion options), Celebrity 14 night – Itinerary B (100%)

 

Top Accessible 3 Week Cruise from Rome

A few 3 week cruises depart from Rome, and Princess’ 21 Night Mediterranean Cruise from Rome is the best of them.  This wheelchair accessible Rome cruise visits 5 port in Greece, 1 port in Turkey, 2 ports in Croatia, 1 port in Malta, 3 ports in Italy, and 1 port in Tunisia. 100% of the ports have accessible shore excursion options.  This itinerary sails in September and October.

Honorable mention: Holland America’s 22 night cruise (90% of ports have accessible excursion options). Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible Winter Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

Top 50 silver medalWhile most cruise ships relocate from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean in winter, the Norwegian Jade stays put.  Norwegian’s 10 Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome has one port of call in Italy, two ports of call in Greece, and two port of call in Turkey (including an overnight stay in Istanbul).  Accessible shore excursions are possible in 100% of the ports of call.

Honorable mention: Norwegian’s 11 night Western Mediterranean cruise (82% of ports have accessible excursion options) and Norwegian’s 22 night Grand Mediterranean cruise (88%). Contact us for more details.

 

Luxury Cruises

Top Accessible Luxury Western Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

Crystal’s 16 night Western Mediterranean cruise not only allows you to sail on one of the most luxurious ships in the entire world, but it also allows you time to visit Rome before your cruise and Monte Carlo after your cruise.  John Sage has personally inspected accessibility of hotels in both cities, and we can make sure your stay is a comfortable one!

This accessible luxury Rome cruise visits hot spots like Ibiza, Portofino, Monaco, St. Tropez, Barcelona, and more.   There is only one sailing date, so be sure to book your accessible cabin far in advance!

Honorable mention: Azamara’s 8 night Western Mediterranean cruise (72% of ports have accessible excursion options). Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible Luxury Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

There are a few accessible luxury cruises from Rome that visit the Greek Isles, and Crystal’s 14 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise is the best of them. It visits picturesque islands like Capri, Sicily, Corfu, and Mykonos, while also providing sightseeing opportunities in Venice and Croatia.

By starting in Rome and finishing in Istanbul, you’ll also have extended time to explore two of the most important cities from antiquity!

Honorable mention: Crystal’s 7 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise (100% of ports have accessible excursion options), Crystal’s 18 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise (92%) Contact us for more details.

 

Top Accessible Luxury Italian Cruise from Rome

I hear from many people who want to visit Italy by cruise ship, and Crystal’s 7 night Italy cruise is the best option for those who want a luxurious experience.  This cruise sails on the highly-rated, 1070 passenger Crystal Serenity, and it includes the Italian Ports of Call of Rome, Sorrento (Naples & Capri), Taormina (Sicily), and Venice.  By adding a visit to Florence by accessible train before or after your cruise, you’ll get a true taste of the various regions of Italy!

Honorable mention: In terms of accessibility, no other luxury cruise ships come close!

 

Top Accessible Luxury Holy Land Cruise from Rome

Azamara’s 12 night Holy Land cruise has accessible shore excursions in 89% of its ports and includes 3 days spent in Israel!  The Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem are a few of the options you’ll have for accessible sightseeing.

This wheelchair accessible Rome cruise finished in Athens where you can visit the Acropolis, the spectacular National Archaeological Museum, and hidden gems like the Museum of Cycladic Art.   Accessible shore excursions to the ruins of Olympia and the ruins of Ephesus are possible on this cruise.

The R-Class Azamara Quest will be your home for 12 nights, and its small 694 passenger count will ensure that you receive personal attention and an intimate environment!

Honorable mention: In terms of accessibility, no other luxury cruise ships come close!

 

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Read more:

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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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