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Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com. One of the key decisions to make when traveling with a disability in Europe is whether you should travel by cruise ship or by train/car/plane. Here are 8 Reasons Why Accessible Cruise Travel is Better followed by 8 Reasons Why Accessible Land Travel is Better.

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  • Accessible Cruise Travel vsAccessible Land Travelhttp://sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Cruise-Travel-vs-Accessible-Land-Travel-in-Europe
  • www.sagetraveling.comOne of the key decisions to make when traveling with a disability inEurope is whether you should travel by cruise ship or by train/car/plane.Here I present 8 Reasons Why Accessible Cruise Travel is Better followedby 8 Reasons Why Accessible Land Travel is Better.
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is Better
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is Better“Don’t waste energy on the things that don’t matter.” – I met a disabledpassenger on a cruise, and he said this was the reason he only travels bycruise ship. I thought it was a great way to state it. All of your energy willbe spent on enjoying your trip instead of traveling from place to place!1
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterNo bad neighborhoods on a cruise ship – When traveling on land, youalways run the risk of choosing a bad hotel. You could be in aneighborhood with a high crime rate, lots of cobblestones and hills (such asthose shown in the Istanbul photo on the left), strip clubs, panhandlers, orthe overly crowded section of Venice (such as those shown in the Istanbulphoto on the right). Or maybe you choose a great hotel in a great location,but the building next to you has loud construction going on! Withaccessible cruise travel, you don’t ever have to worry about sleeping in abad neighborhood.2
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterOnly unpack once – To me this is one of the best parts about accessiblecruise travel. I don’t have to pack and unpack every time that I need toswitch hotels. Unpack once at the start of your trip and pack once at theend of your trip, and you’re done!3
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterMore consistency in dining quality – You’ll be hard pressed to find a badmeal on a cruise ship. On land it’s easy to walk/roll into a charmingrestaurant only to be disappointed by the food.4
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterAll cruise staff speak English – If you are on one of the majorinternational cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity,Princess, Azamura, Seabourn, etc…), all of the cruise staff will speakEnglish. On top of that, they’re from all over the world which makes forsome fascinating discussions!5
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterExcellent customer service – Customer service by the waiters, maids,and bartenders is usually very good on cruise ships. The cruise lines traintheir staff extensively to make sure this is the case. Paying for the samequality of customer service would cost much more on land.6
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterEasy to see multiple countries in a short trip – Cruising is the only waythat you can say “I slept in Italy last night, I’m in Croatia today, and I’ll be inGreece tomorrow.” You don’t have to spend any of your daylight hourscatching trains, because the cruise ship comfortably transports you whileyou sleep!7
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Cruise Travel is BetterCruising can be cheaper than land travel – Depending on your travelpreferences, cruising can be cheaper than land travel. If your budget is ofprimary concern, choosing an interior cabin, sailing in the off-peak seasonmonths, choosing an itinerary with ports that don’t require expensivedriving excursions, and limiting the amount of incidental expenses on theship can really bring the price down. Travel smart and cruising can becheaper than land travel!8
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is Better
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterOne day is too short in many ports – This is one of the biggestdrawbacks of accessible cruise travel in my opinion. How are you going tosee Rome in 10 hours when you need a full week? One day is also notenough time in Istanbul, Athens, Tuscany, Naples, Venice, and many moreports.1
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterIf you need maximum accessibility, land travel provides more options –If you have special needs beyond wide doorways and roll-in showers, landtravel allows you to choose from different hotels with differentaccessibility features (grab bar positioning, bed height, etc…). You’ll be ableto find the perfect hotel accommodation for your needs (exampleaccessible Paris hotel shown on left, example Venice hotel shown on right).2
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterOn cruise excursions, it’s tough to not be a tourist surrounded bytourists – When 3000+ passengers pull into port, most of them want to seethe highlights. The ruins at Ephesus (shown in the photo below on the left),St. Mark’s Square in Venice (shown in the photo below on the right), andthe Colosseum are just a few of the popular attractions that tourists willflock to. You may spend more time waiting in line than experiencing theculture! Land travel allows you to get away from the tourists and see howthe locals live.3
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterMany of the great European cities are inland – Madrid, Paris, Munich,Lucerne, Prague, Zurich, Vienna, and Budapest are just a few of the citiesyou’ll miss with accessible cruise traveling.4
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterYou can immerse yourself in a single culture – I love working on a fewphrases in a foreign language when I travel. With a week or two in Italy anda few weeks of practice beforehand, I’m able to do some basiccommunication in Italian. I feel like a local! With cruises, it’s really tough towork on a language or get a feel for local customs when you’re switchingcountries every other day.5
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterBetter ambience in restaurants on shore – While the dining areas oncruise ships are generally fancy, there is still something to be said for diningon a scenic piazza in Rome (Campo de Fiori shown on the left) or the GrandCanal in Venice (shown on the right).6
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterFinding accessible shore excursions can be difficult in some ports, andimpossible in others – We’ve spend countless hours researching accessibleshore excursions in Europe. In many ports vans with wheelchair ramps arehand to find and/or expensive. In other ports, electric wheelchair users(and anyone else who can’t walk up bus stairs or transfer into a normal car)will have no option but to stay on the ship!7
  • www.sagetraveling.com8 Reasons Land Travel is BetterLand travel can be cheaper than cruising – Although theaccommodation and food are a bargain with accessible cruise travel, thecost of the trip can add up when you start to factor in accessibleexcursions. If you’re traveling on land, you can travel cheaply by avoidinglarge expensive cities, choosing hotels outside the city center, dining ataffordable restaurants, and using public transportation. Travel smart andland travel can be cheaper than cruising!8
  • Call Us: 1-888-645-7920 We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality! Contact us at info@sagetraveling.comhttp://sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Cruise-Travel-vs-Accessible-Land-Travel-in-Europe