Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises

By John Sage John Sage with the Queen Victoria cruise shipWhen going through the steps of planning your accessible Mediterranean cruise, the most important step is selecting an accessible cruise itinerary.  Choose the right cruise and you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.  Choose the wrong cruise and you could end up with a week-long disappointment! My Top 12 Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean Cruises are based on visiting more than 80 European cities in my wheelchair, as well as planning numerous accessible trips for other disabled travelers.  Give us a call so we can discuss all your interests and pair you with the perfect cruise!

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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
  6. Sage Accessibility Guides for each port – Our Sage Accessibility Guides contain essential accessibility advice for each port

Table of Contents:

Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Athens Best of Accessible Azamara Cruises
Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Barcelona          Best of Accessible Celebrity Cruises
Top 5 Accessible Cruises from Istanbul Best of Accessible Crystal Cruises
Top 9 Accessible Cruises from Rome Best of Accessible Disney Cruises
Top 11 Accessible Cruises from Venice Best of Accessible Holland America Cruises
Top 4 Accessible Baltic Cruises  Best of Accessible Norwegian Cruises
  Best of Accessible Princess Cruises
  Best of Accessible Royal Caribbean Cruises

 

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Cruises from Barcelona

1) Top Accessible Grand Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona

100% of the Ports of Call on this cruise have accessible shore excursion options, and the cruise visits 5 countries.  What a great way for disabled travelers to explore Europe! Your 12-night wheelchair accessible Princess cruise starts in the modern city of Barcelona where you can dine on tasty tapas in the Gothic Quarter.  The enormous Sagrada Familia basilica, which has been under construction for more than one hundred years, is one of the most impressive churches in all of Europe.  Arrive a few days early and you can relax on a wheelchair accessible Mediterranean beach! Scenic drives through Provence and Tuscany are followed by visits to world-class attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and Pompeii.  Ancient Greek ruins in Athens, ancient Roman ruins in Ephesus, and ancient Byzantine ruins in Istanbul give you a taste of European history going back 2500 years. The windmills on Mykonos and the bridges & canals in Venice are some of the most iconic sights you’ll find anywhere in Europe.  And this wheelchair accessible Mediterranean cruise travels on the Regal Princess which is one of the newest and most accessible ships on the seas!  Show Cruise Details

Princess’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Regal Princess

  • 12 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Princess Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide *

Barcelona, Spain

 1

 4

Yes

Toulon (Provence), France

 0

 6

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 1

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 1

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 1

 9

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 1

 8

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

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

2) Top Accessible Disney Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona

Disney’s 7-Night Cruise from Barcelona is the most accessible Mediterranean cruise that Disney offers. All five of the ports on this cruise itinerary have accessible shore excursion options that will work great for families.  In Nice, an old town walk or an accessible beach visit are a couple of your options.  In Livorno, kids will enjoy exploring medieval fortresses.  Pizza in Rome, a boat tour around the island of Capri, and visiting the crater rim of Mount Vesuvius will also keep kids entertained! While some other Disney cruises also visit accessible ports, this itinerary has multiple sailing dates which earned it a spot on our Top 12 list! Show Cruise Details

Disney’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Disney Magic

  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Barcelona
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Disney Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

Villefranche (Nice), France

 1

 3

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 0

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 1

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 0

 9

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 0

 4

Yes

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3) Top Accessible 3 Week Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona

Senior travelers looking for a longer cruise will love this 3 week Holland America wheelchair accessible Mediterranean cruise. With 1 day in Spain, 1 day in France, 1 day in Monaco, 7 days in Italy, 3 days in Turkey, 6 days in Greece, 1 day in Montenegro, and 1 day in Croatia, you’ll visit seven different countries during your vacation!

Multiple sailing dates are available for this 3-week accessible cruise, but be sure you avoid the summer heat and the Venice flooding season!

Holland America doesn’t list any accessible shore excursions on their website and has not responded to our requests.  Consequently, we have been unable to confirm that they have any truly accessible excursions.  Don’t worry though, we can arrange top-notch accessible excursions in 94% of the ports!

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

  • 24 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days)
  • 2016 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

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  Cruises from Rome

4) Top Accessible Western Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

Although this 7 night Royal Caribbean cruise can also be boarded in Barcelona, I gave this itinerary my nod for the Top Western Mediterranean Accessible Cruise.  You can easily spend 3 or 4 days before or after your cruise visiting the ancient, Renaissance, and Vatican sights in Rome.

Since the cruise departs every Thursday, it is a good idea to arrive in Italy on Thursday to board the boat, and then spend the weekend after the cruise in Rome’s city center.  the Sage Accessibility Guide for Rome is included in our trip planning services.  Learn more

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Royal Caribbean’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Liberty of the Seas

  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours *

Sage Accessibility Guide

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 2

 9

Yes

Barcelona, Spain

 2

 4

Yes

Marseilles (Provence), France

 1

 6

Yes

Nice, France

 0

 5

No

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 2

 7

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 4

 8

Yes

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5) Top Accessible Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Rome

While most Eastern Mediterranean cruises depart from Venice, Celebrity offers a great 11 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise option where 100% of the ports have accessible shore excursions.  One of my favorite features of this cruise is that it visits the top two Greek Islands, Mykonos and Santorini, while many other cruises only visit one or the other.

Spectacular Turkish attractions like the ruins of Ephesus and the Blue Mosque.  The Athens acropolis (the most famous Greek ruins) and Pompeii (the most famous Roman ruins) are also on this itinerary. 

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

  • 11 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia
  • 2016 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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Cruises from Istanbul

6) Top Accessible Ancient Ruins Cruise

This 7 night wheelchair accessible Mediterranean cruise is the best option for people who love ancient history.

Celebrity’s 7 night Eastern Med Cruise starts in Istanbul and finishes in Rome which means you’ll have extended time to visit both of these magnificent cities.  Along the way, you’ll be able to visit the ruins of Pompeii, fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, the Parthenon in Athens, and more!  Learn more

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

  • 7 Nights, Istanbul to Civitavecchia
  • 2016 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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7) Top Accessible Egypt Cruise from Istanbul

wheelchair-accessible-egypt-cruisesThis cruise is unique on our Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises list because it visits 3 continents: Asia (Ephesus), Africa (Egypt), and Europe (numerous ports).

Starting in the East at Istanbul and ending in the West at Barcelona, this 14 night Holland America accessible Egypt cruise also visits Greek & Roman ruins (Olympia & Pompeii) and exotic Egyptian destinations in Cairo & Alexandria.

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Holland America’s 14-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Ryndam

  • 14 Nights, Istanbul to Barcelona
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 91% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Holland America Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

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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Cruises from Venice

8) Top Accessible Grand Mediterranean Cruise from Venice

This Princess cruise runs in both directions between Venice and Barcelona. It visits 10 ports and I have personally inspected accessibility in each of them…I can assure you that a great time is possible in each port!

Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, France, and Spain are all visited during this 12 night accessible Mediterranean cruise by Princess. An accessible pre-cruise Venice visit and an accessible post-cruise Barcelona visit are both possible. It has several embarkation dates between May and September.  Learn more

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Princess’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Regal Princess

  • 12 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Barcelona
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Princess Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Athens, Greece

 1

 7

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Naples (Pompeii), Italy

 1

 9

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 1

 8

Yes

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

 1

 7

Yes

Toulon (Provence), France

 0

 6

No

Barcelona, Spain

 1

 4

Yes

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9) Top Accessible Greek Isles Cruise from Venice

While many Eastern Mediterranean wheelchair accessible cruises include stops in Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro, and elsewhere, this 7 night Norwegian cruise focuses exclusively on Greece.

It includes the scenic volcanic island of Santorini, the lively island of Mykonos, the quaint town of Corfu, and the historic ruins of Olympia.  Norwegian cruise lines sails this cruise itinerary frequently, so you can easily fit it into your busy schedule!  Learn more

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

  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice
  • 2016 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

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10) Top Accessible Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Venice

100% of the cruise ports on this 7 night Eastern Mediterranean accessible cruise by Royal Caribbean have accessible shore excursion options for you to choose from.

Although this is a short 7 night cruise, you will still be able to experience 4 different countries: the ruins of Olympia in Greece, the Ephesus ruins in Turkey, the walled city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, and the Venice accessible boat tours in Italy.  Learn more

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Royal Caribbean’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Splendour of the Seas

  • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 1

 3

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 1

 4

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

 0

 2

No

Venice, Italy

 1

 6

Yes

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11) Top Accessible Venice to Istanbul Cruise

This 7 night accessible Mediterranean cruise by Celebrity starts and finishes in two of my favorite European cities: the unique canal city of Venice and the ancient Byzantine city of Istanbul.  The Celebrity Equinox is one of Celebrity’s newer ships and has an extremely high passenger approval rating.

All seven of the ports on this cruise itinerary offer accessible excursions including accessible van tours and accessible walking tours.  Learn more

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

  • 7 Nights, Venice to Istanbul (2 Days)
  • 2016 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

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12) Top Luxury Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

Crystal has been consistently rated the most luxurious cruise line on the seas.  Although they don’t offer any accessible shore excursions in Europe, Sage Traveling has you covered.  We can arrange accessible shore excursions in 92% of the ports on this cruise itinerary.

This 19-night Crystal Eastern Mediterranean cruise starts and finishes in Italian ports so you can easily add a visit to other popular Italian destinations like Naples and Florence using comfortable, wheelchair accessible, first-class train transfers.

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Crystal’s 19-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Crystal Serenity

  • 19 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Civitavecchia
  • 2016 Sailing Dates: Contact Us
  • 92% of the ports have accessible excursions available
Ports of Call

Crystal Accessible Tours

Sage Accessible Tours

Sage Accessibility Guide

Venice, Italy

 0

 6

Yes

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 0

 3

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Istanbul, Turkey

 0

 8

Yes

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

 0

 4

Yes

Mykonos, Greece

 0

 1

Yes

Santorini, Greece

 0

 3

No

Monemvasia, Greece

 0

 0

No

Valletta, Malta

 0

 2

Yes

Taormina (Sicily), Italy

 0

 6

No

Sorrento (Capri), Italy

 0

 3

Yes

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 0

 8

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

 

 

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