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When going through the steps of planning your accessible Mediterranean cruise, the most important step is selecting an accessible cruise itinerary. Visit Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible ...

When going through the steps of planning your accessible Mediterranean cruise, the most important step is selecting an accessible cruise itinerary. Visit Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com.

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  • 1. Top 12 Accessible Mediterranean Cruises in 2014 www.sagetraveling.com/top-wheelchair-accessible-mediterranean-cruises
  • 2. When 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 3. 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 4. 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 5. 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 6. Cruises from Barcelona 1. Top Accessible Grand Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona (Cont.) • 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 7. Cruise Details Princess’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Regal Princess • 12 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days) • 2014 Sailing Dates: 7/1, 7/25, 8/18, 9/11, 10/5 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Barcelona, Spain Toulon (Provence), France Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Naples (Pompeii), Italy Mykonos, Greece Istanbul, Turkey Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Athens, Greece Venice, Italy 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 4 6 7 8 9 1 8 4 7 6 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability * Note – Sage Accessibility Guides are only available if you book your cruise through Sage Traveling www.sagetraveling.com
  • 8. Cruises from Barcelona 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 9. Cruise Details Disney’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Disney Magic • 7 Nights, Round-trip Barcelona • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Barcelona, Spain Villefranche (Nice), France Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Naples (Pompeii), Italy Barcelona, Spain 0 1 0 1 0 0 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 4 3 7 8 9 4 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 10. Cruises from Barcelona 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 11. Cruises from Barcelona (Cont.) 3. Top Accessible 3 Week Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona 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! www.sagetraveling.com
  • 12. Cruise Details Holland America’s 24-Night Western & Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam • 24 Nights, Barcelona to Venice (2 Days) • 2014 Sailing Dates: 4/20, 6/17, 8/4, 9/21 • 94% of the ports have accessible excursions available Port Barcelona, Spain Marseilles (Provence), France Monte Carlo, Monaco Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Naples (Pompeii), Italy Corfu, Greece Dubrovnik, Croatia Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 4 6 4 7 8 9 1 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes www.sagetraveling.com
  • 13. Cruise Details (Cont.) Holland America’s 24-Night Western & Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Kotor, Montenegro Venice, Italy Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Athens, Greece Istanbul, Turkey Lesbos, Greece Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Santorini, Greece Argostoli, Greece Venice, Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 2 6 2 7 8 0 4 3 2 6 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 14. 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 15. Cruise Details Royal Caribbean’s 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Liberty of the Seas • 7 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia • 2014 Sailing Dates: Departs every Thursday starting May 22 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Naples (Pompeii), Italy Barcelona, Spain Marseilles (Provence), France Nice, France Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 4 2 2 1 0 2 4 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 8 9 4 6 5 7 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability * Get €50 off each accessible excursion if you book your cruise through Sage Traveling www.sagetraveling.com
  • 16. Cruises from Rome 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 BlueMosque. • The Athens acropolis(the most famous Greek ruins) and Pompeii (the most famous Roman ruins) are also on this itinerary. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 17. Cruise Details Celebrity’s 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Reflection • 11 Nights, Round-trip Civitavecchia • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/12, 6/2, 6/23, 7/14, 8/4, 8/25, 9/15, 10/6 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Santorini, Greece Istanbul, Turkey Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Mykonos, Greece Athens, Greece Naples (Pompeii), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 4 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 8 3 8 4 1 7 9 8 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 18. 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 19. Cruise Details Celebrity’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox • 7 Nights, Istanbul to Civitavecchia • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/21, 7/19 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Istanbul, Turkey Mykonos, Greece Athens, Greece Valletta, Malta Catania (Sicily), Italy Naples (Pompeii), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 1 0 1 1 0 2 4 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 8 1 7 2 6 9 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 20. Cruises from Istanbul 7. Top Accessible Egypt Cruise from Istanbul • This 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. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 21. Cruise Details Holland America’s 14-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on ms Ryndam • 14 Nights, Istanbul to Barcelona • 2014 Sailing Dates: 10/18, • 91% of the ports have accessible excursions available Port Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Sage Sage Accessible Tours 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 Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 22. 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 23. Cruise Details Princess’s 12-Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise on Regal Princess • 12 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Barcelona • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/19, 7/13, 8/6, 8/30, 9/23 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Venice, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Athens, Greece Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Mykonos, Greece Naples (Pompeii), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Toulon (Provence), France Barcelona, Spain 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 6 3 7 4 1 9 8 7 6 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 24. Cruises from Venice 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 25. Cruise Details Norwegian’s 7-Night Greek Isles Cruise on Norwegian Jade • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice • 2014 Sailing Dates: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Venice, Italy Corfu, Greece Santorini, Greece Mykonos, Greece Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Venice, Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 6 1 3 1 2 6 Yes No No Yes No Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 26. Cruises from Venice 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 27. Cruise Details Royal Caribbean’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Splendour of the Seas • 7 Nights, Round-trip Venice • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/21, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Venice, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Santorini, Greece Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Venice, Italy 1 1 1 0 0 1 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 6 3 4 3 2 6 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 28. Cruises from Venice 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 29. Cruise Details Celebrity’s 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox • 7 Nights, Venice to Istanbul (2 Days) • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/14, 7/12 • 100% of the ports have accessible excursions available Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Venice, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Corfu, Greece Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Santorini, Greece Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 6 3 1 2 3 4 8 Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 30. Cruises from Venice 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. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 31. Cruise Details Crystal’s 19-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Crystal Serenity • 19 Nights, Venice (2 Days) to Civitavecchia • 2014 Sailing Dates: 6/15, • 92% of the ports have accessible excursions available www.sagetraveling.com
  • 32. Cruise Details (Cont.) Crystal’s 19-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Crystal Serenity Royal Caribbean Accessible Tours Port Venice, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Mykonos, Greece Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Mykonos, Greece Santorini, Greece Monemvasia, Greece Valletta, Malta Taormina (Sicily), Italy Sorrento (Capri), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sage Sage Accessible Tours Accessibility Guide * 6 3 1 4 8 4 1 3 0 2 6 3 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Contact us to check rates and availability www.sagetraveling.com
  • 33. 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 www.sagetraveling.com
  • 34. We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality! Call Us: 1-888-645-7920 Contact us at info@sagetraveling.com www.sagetraveling.com/top-wheelchair-accessible-mediterranean-cruises