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Escorted Accessible Mediterranean Cruise – Sign Up Now!!

Hello European travelers! You have probably noticed that each of my newsletters is focused on educating people about accessibility in Europe. This is the first newsletter that I’m going to do something different.

Last month I mentioned that I would be escorting an accessible 13 night Mediterranean cruise in 2014. I asked if people were interested and I heard from a bunch of you! I’m really, really excited about meeting so many of my readers and personally providing an awesome vacation. I’m devoting this entire newsletter to describing this cruise…. I don’t want anyone who wants to go to miss out!

The cruise will be on the Celebrity Equinox, which consistently gets rave reviews from passengers (Cruise Critic has a passenger approval rating of 93% which is the highest I found). It has 10 restaurants (from French to Asian-fusion), 18 shopping venues, and 13 bars and lounges. Read more about the Celebrity Equinox.

Celebrity Equinox Lido DeckCelebrity Equinox Sky Observation Deck

The cruise itinerary visits some of the most spectacular ports in the Mediterranean: Venice, Italy (2 days); Dubrovnik, Croatia; Mykonos, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey (2 days); Naples (Pompeii), Italy; Rome, Italy; Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Toulon (Provence), France; and Barcelona, Spain.

In each port, you’ll have the opportunity to experience top-notch accessible excursions…. none of those 2 hour see-the-city-through-a-bus-window tours that the cruise lines offer! These will include interior visits to the accessible tourist attractions and accessible routes to get between them. You’ll also have lunch in accessible restaurants with authentic local cuisine.

Accessible restaurants in Cassis, France 

Lunches in carefully-selected accessible restaurants,
such as these in Cassis, France are included

Each of these shore excursions have been hand-picked by me based on what I know will provide disabled tourists with the very best experiences.

Venice, Italy – Accessible transportation from airport. Welcome by John Sage on the ship. Optional accessible guided tour & pre-cruise accessible hotel stay
Dubrovnik, Croatia – Accessible transfers and guided tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town
Day at Sea – Relax at the pool, spa, casino, one of the lounges, or on your balcony
Mykonos, Greece – Accessible driving tour of island including visit to wheelchair accessible Paradise Beach
Istanbul, Turkey – Accessible transfers and guided tours of Grand Bazaar and Basilica Cistern
Istanbul, Turkey – Accessible transfers and guided tours of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace
Day at Sea – Relax at the pool, spa, casino, one of the lounges, or on your balcony
Day at Sea – Relax at the pool, spa, casino, one of the lounges, or on your balcony
Naples, Italy – Accessible driving tour including Naples city tour, Pompeii, and Herculaneum ruins.
Rome, Italy – Accessible driving tour including Colosseum, Roman Forum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain.
Livorno, Italy – Accessible driving tour including panoramic view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence’s Duomo cathedral, Accademia (with Michelangelo’s David), Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Tuscan winery.
Toulon, France – Accessible transfers including visits to the medieval town of Aix-en-Provence, an accessible winery, and a wheelchair accessible beach in Cassis.
Barcelona, Spain – Accessible transportation to airport. Optional accessible guided tour & post-cruise hotel stay.

This group is limited to 16 people and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

More details can be found on the this cruise flyer. The price of your vacation will depend on where you are flying from, how much your flight costs, the type of stateroom you choose, and the age of the travelers (for calculating travel insurance). Contact me at or contact Donna at for a trip quote and to reserve your spot!  I look forward to seeing you onboard!!

Travel Wisely,

John Sage, Founder and President of Sage Traveling

Phone: 1-888-645-7920

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