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accessible cruises

accessible cruises

Our accessible cruises are a perfect way to relax and see the world. We choose the very best ships on the best routes to ensure that you have a wonderful experience with lots of activities, entertainment, great food and drink and amazing new destinations to explore. From 3 to 14 night cruises you will be spoilt for choice. With food and all your entertainment included, cruising is great value for money. The entertainment is world class with entertainers coming directly from Broadway or the West End.

There really is something for everyone with accessible cruises. If you want to avoid a beach holiday then head for our cruise to the Norwegian Fjords where you will see stunning scenery and get the chance to visit world class cities.

And somewhere like the Mediterranean or the Caribbean is as much about warm weather as it is about visiting some fabulous ports packed with history, art and shopping.

If you don’t want to lie on the deck in the sun, there are so many alternatives on board to fill your time, you’ll hardly notice the days go by.
You will never be bored whilst cruising – With activities galore, ever changing scenery with new ports to discover and constant entertainment on board, there is always a choice of things to do and something new to discover. And if you just want to kick back and relax, then you can choose that any time of the night or day.

October

A really popular 10 night cruise with our customers. Flying from the UK to Florida, USA where after an overnight stay we pick up the ship that takes us on a tour of the Southern Caribbean, calling in at the Virgin Islands, St Maarten, St Kitts and Matinique.

This Caribbean cruise comes with the promise of tropical sunshine and bright blue skies, crystal clear waters and miles upon miles of soft sandy beaches. Treat yourself to cocktails, Caribbean cuisine or freshly caught seafood. Your own paradise awaits you, what are you waiting for?

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure – Fly from UK to Florida, stay overnight at local hotel.

Day 2 – Check in on board of cruise ship, depart Fort Lauderdale

Day 3 – At Sea

Day 4 – At Sea

Day 5 – Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), U.S. Virgin Islands

Sail on a pirate schooner to Buck Island, dropping anchor in beautiful Turtle Bay for superb snorkelling. Swim with playful dolphins in nearby Tortola or soar through the rainforest canopy on a spectacular zip-line. Find out about Charlotte Amalie’s pirate history at Blackbeard’s Castle or explore 17th-century Fort Christian. There’s golf, diving and shopping on this paradise island too, plus a thrilling skyride.

Day 6 – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Hawksbill turtles, octopus, seahorses and brown pelicans are among the abundant wildlife on stunning St Croix. Dive in crystal waters among coral reefs and wrecks, explore the exotic island scenery on horseback or by jeep, or enjoy golf or game fishing. There’s irresistible duty-free shopping, plus mouth-watering seafood. Christiansted has old world charm and a rich heritage, which you can discover on a guided tour.

Day 7 – Fort de France, Martinique

Sample Caribbean rum, soak up the atmosphere at the lively fish market or stock up on spices, crafts and souvenirs at the Grand Marche. Visit the Schoelcher Library, shipped piece by piece to Martinique from Paris, or tour the stunning mountains, mangroves and beaches on this beautiful volcanic island. Napoleon’s bride, Josephine, was brought up in Martinique but her family’s links with slavery make her unpopular there.

Day 8 – Basseterre, St. Kitts

Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493 and you’ll be entranced by its sunny skies, beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Dive among the colourful coral and fish, see monkeys, mongoose, sheep and goats in the fields and rainforest or hike to the rim of a steaming volcano. Ride the St. Kitts Scenic Railway through old sugar plantations or explore Brimstone Hill Fortress for breathtaking views over the ocean.

Day 9 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Let your hair down to a steel band, sail or snorkel in dazzling waters or soak up the sun on this welcoming island, who said accessible cruises would be boring? Browse the markets and tempting duty-free shops in Philipsburg, or chill with the friendly locals in the laid-back cafes and restaurants. With fabulous white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas, it’s a Caribbean dream.

Day 10 – At Sea

Day 11 – At Sea

Day 12 – Arrive back to Fort Lauderdale – Flight back to the UK

July – Accessible cruises

Sailing from Southampton allows those who prefer not to fly the opportunity to experience a fantastic 7 night cruise holiday with us. Start your accessible cruises from day one whilst we sail in luxury to sunnier climes. Stopping off in Normandy, France, then onto Lisbon, Portugal and finally Vigo, Spain.

Explore the D Day landing beaches in Normandy, the black and white mosaic boulevards in Lisbon and maybe go white water rafting in the Spanish countryside, whatever you want to do the choice is yours whilst you spend an absolutely luxurious 7 nights on-board.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure from Southampton

Day 2 – Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France

Dabble in modern art at the fabulous Musée d’Orsay, visit glorious Versailles or take in iconic sights such as the Paris Opera, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Explore Paris’ colourful districts on a walking tour of the cafés, boulevards and parks or shop for chic haute couture on Rue du Faubourg St Honoré. The D-Day beaches of Normandy also provide an unforgettable experience.

Day 3 – At Sea

Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our ‘at sea’ days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End style entertainment to adrenaline charged sports.

Day 4 – Lisbon, Portugal

Make memories playing a match in the Benfica FC stadium or indulge in an off-road adventure in the Sintra mountains. Enjoy the seaside pleasures of Cascais and Estoril or tread Lisbon’s black and white mosaic boulevards. See stunning coastal scenery from the top of the Belém Tower or St George Castle, lose yourself in soulful Fado music, ogle at the amazing Oceanarium or delve into Lisbon’s exciting café culture.

Day 5 – Vigo, Spain

Taste fresh mussels and oysters in picturesque Vigo, which also has a lively fish market. Bask on the town’s beaches or on the lovely Cíes Islands nearby or explore the Castro fortress, the exciting Museum of Contemporary Art and the charming squares, churches and alleyways of the old town. Visit magical Santiago de Compostela, savour Galicia’s fine wines or go white water rafting in the Spanish countryside.

Day 6 – At Sea

Day 7 – Arrival back in Southampton

August

New for 2018 is one of our breathtakingly beautiful 8 night accessible cruises around the Norwegian Fjords. Sailing from Southampton to Bergen, Norway, hang out in the colourful harbour district, with its cool shops, buzzing cafes. Stopping at Geiranger, Alesun, Skjolden and Stavanger you will see jaw dropping views, amazing scenery, have the opportunity to take a thrilling guided walk on a blue glacier, try amazing local foods, explore the culture, your senses will be on overload throughout the trip. An experience never to be forgotten.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Meet at Southampton for check in and departure

Day 2 – At Sea

Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our ‘at sea’ days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End style entertainment to adrenaline charged sports.

Day 3 – Bergen, Norway

Hang out with the friendly locals at Bryggen, the colourful old harbour district, with its cool shops, cafes and buzzing nightlife. Hike up one of Bergens seven spectacular mountains, take a thrilling boat ride on the amazing fjords or hop on a funky funicular for some heart-stopping views. Feeling wacky? Then hug Norway’s largest tree on Mount Floyen or scream at Edvard Munch’s famous work at the city’s KODE art museum.

Day 4 – Geiranger, Norway

See jaw-dropping views of the Norwegian fjords in Geiranger, travelling along beautiful Geiranger Fjord to experience the thundering Seven Sisters waterfall. Hike, bike or kayak in this awe-inspiring scenery or visit Hornindal Lake, Norways deepest and clearest lake. There’s charming architecture too, such as Geiranger Church, a quaint octagonal wooden church with lovely views of the countryside.

Day 5 – Alesund, Norway

Try herring, salmon, reindeer and elk dishes in beautiful Alesund or explore impressive Atlanterhavsparken, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Discover Alesunds pretty port with its distinctive Art Nouveau style architecture or the Sunnmore open-air museum, with 50 original buildings from the late Middle Ages. For adventure, hike in the footsteps of trolls and vikings for some breathtaking mountain views.

Day 6 – Skjolden, Norway

Take a thrilling guided walk on a blue glacier in the Jotunheimen National Park. Go horseriding, white water rafting or Nordic walking in the awe-inspiring scenery around Sognefjord, Norway’s longest navigable fjord, or enjoy an exhilarating RIB ride along the coast. Explore Urnes Stave Church, dating from 1130 AD, with its intricate carvings, or get a glimpse of fjord life at the Sogn Folk Museum.

Day 7 – Stavanger, Norway

Be humbled by the awe-inspiring views over Lysefjord from Pulpit Rock, 604 metres above sea level and the most breath-taking viewing platform in the world. Taste local seafood, lamb, vegetables and fruit in foodie Stavanger, the host of Scandinavia’s largest annual food festival. Enjoy concerts and arts events in this former Capital of Culture or visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum for all there is to know about oil.

Day 8 – At Sea

Day 9 – Arrival back to Southampton.

A short break away from your routine, which offers a 3 night complete luxury cruise. Sailing from Southampton, our first port of call is Rotterdam, where you can visit the quirky cube houses built in the 1970s or the maritime museum in the heart of Rotterdam, lunch is on shore and lets buy clogs and Edam whilst we are there. Bruges is next on the list, explore the sights, maybe take a canal trip, beer and chocolate is on the menu here for all your foodies. The evenings are spent on board enjoying all the entertainment, food and drink that the luxury cruise liner can offer. An ideal way to initiate you into the ways of cruising. After which we are sure you will be a convert and try out our longer accessible cruises.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Meet in Southampton, check in and depart

Day 2 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

See the quirky Cube Houses built in Rotterdam in the 1970s by architect Piet Blom or explore the vintage ships in the Maritime Museum. Travel to funky Amsterdam for the traditional charm of Dutch canals, bridges and 17th century houses and enjoy the lively coffee shops and amazing art museums. Explore Amsterdam by canal boat, bike or on foot to take in the atmosphere and attractions of this vibrant cosmopolitan city.

Day 3 – Bruges, Belgium (Zeebrugge)

Enjoy a relaxing bike ride through Belgian countryside or reflect at Flanders Fields. Explore the sites of charming Bruges or take a canal trip in historic Ghent. There’s a thrilling powerboat ride along the coast for adrenalin-lovers or yummy Belgian chocolate, tasty seafood and appetising local beers for foodies. Kids will adore Zeebrugge’s vast sandy beaches or the Russian submarine at the maritime museum.

Day 4 – Return to Southampton

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