Cruises for seniors with disabilities are an enjoyable, comfortable, and hassle-free way to vacation.
On board, you’ll find beautifully appointed accessible staterooms and public spaces on our easy-to-navigate cruise ships. Many of our onboard activities can be enjoyed by all guests, from trivia challenges and wine pairing classes to destination seminars, thrilling entertainment, and silent meditations.
You’ll also get assistance from ship to shore, making the boarding experience as easy and comfortable as possible for seniors with disabilities.
All of Celebrity’s ships have accessible features, which allow seniors with disabilities to move around the ship and enjoy all of the activities and amenities offered on board.
Throughout the ship, you’ll find wide corridors that can accommodate wheelchairs and power scooters, conveniently located elevators, and power doors on Solstice-class and Edge-series ships. All dining, bar, and lounge venues offer wheelchair seating, as do our onboard theaters.
Public areas feature open and inviting spaces with gradual inclines for easy access, as do our public bathrooms.
Play games in the onboard casino at lowered tables and lowered slot machines. When you’re ready to enjoy the sun, a chair lift will help you get into the pool or hot tub.
Braille signage is included in elevators and public areas throughout, while Celebrity Today, our daily newsletter, is available in Braille and large font. Large print menus are also available in all dining venues.
To ensure that your cruise experience is perfect from beginning to end, you’ll get help with transportation from the airport to the pier, during boarding, and when departing the ship for cruise excursions. We also offer extra assistance for those who want to reach areas of the ship that are not easily accessible.
Celebrity welcomes service dogs aboard for seniors with disabilities. If you wish to accommodate a service dog, arrangements can be made in advance with our Access Department.
Read: Accessible Travel Guide
All of Celebrity’s luxurious cruise ships have accessible staterooms, and each is specially designed for travelers with disabilities.
Our accessible staterooms have carefully considered features, such as wider doors with removed door sills, which make for convenient wheelchair and power scooter access.
Select staterooms have a five-foot turning radius for easy navigation, while our accessible veranda staterooms have wheelchair-accommodating balconies so you can enjoy the view.
An accessible stateroom can also be customized for guests with sight or hearing special needs. Teletypewriters (TTY), portable room kits with a visual-tactile alert system for door knocking, telephone ringing, alarm clocks, and smoke detectors are all available onboard. Televisions in all staterooms have closed captioning.
Additional features, like lowered clothes bars in the closet, a roll-in shower with handheld showerheads, grab bars, and a fold-down shower bench are standard in accessible rooms, as are lower sinks and vanities, higher toilets, and ramped thresholds in the bathroom.
Accessible staterooms are conveniently located near elevators. Before you book your cruise, you can review the ship’s deck plans to see where they’re located and select one that’s nearest to the public areas you’re most interested in.
Accessible staterooms are held for travelers with disabilities until all other non-accessible staterooms in that category are fully booked.
There are only a limited number of accessible rooms on board, so it’s always a good idea to book early and fill out the required special needs form or when you book with one of our vacation specialists.
All Celebrity ships have a clinic onboard with a doctor and two nurses on call 24 hours a day. The ship’s pharmacy is stocked with basic medications, including seasickness medicine, aspirin, and other common remedies.
The onboard pharmacy does not have the ability to fill prescriptions, so make sure to bring a sufficient supply of your medication and place it in your carry-on luggage so that you’ll have access to it as soon as you board. And with Celebrity Cruises Open Access, you can go straight to your stateroom before exploring the ship.
Dialysis stations are located onboard, although only ambulatory peritoneal dialysis can be administered. Celebrity Cruises does not have the ability to administer hemodialysis treatments or provide assistance for dialysis treatments needed while on board.
Guests using peritoneal dialysis should have all the required solutions and equipment delivered to the ship at least two hours prior to sailing on embarkation day. Contact us to find out more information on our policies and procedures regarding dialysis on board.
Oxygen cylinders are allowed on board. Passengers need to share the type of oxygen cylinder, quantity, and delivery schedule before boarding. Contact us to find out more information on the oxygen storage requirements of each ship, since our policies differ depending on the ship.
Unforgettable Destinations & Excursions
Celebrity’s luxury cruise ships sail to over 300 destinations and 79 countries on all seven continents of the world. On cruises for seniors with disabilities, you can travel around the world and visit multiple destinations all in one trip—while only having to unpack once.
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Whether you’re admiring the green hills of Ireland, getting up close to koalas and kangaroos down under in Australia, seeing the magnificent mountains and glaciers of Alaska, exploring the temples of busy Hong Kong, or unwinding on the white-sand beaches of a sunny Caribbean Island, you’ll sail to your destination on one of our luxury ships with fully-equipped and thoughtfully designed accessible features for seniors with disabilities.
At every port destination on your cruise itinerary, you can book shore excursions that cater to your specific interests and activity level. Consider private journeys, which are highly personalized excursions, small group tours, or destination tours that take you straight to a city’s most iconic sights and landmarks in a wheelchair-accessible van.
Book Your Accessible Cruise
Now that you know all about our cruises for seniors with disabilities, browse our cruise itineraries and book your next trip online, or call one of our vacation specialists today at 1-800-852-8086.