Cruises and Sailing

Havana, Cuba Travel Adventure

While there are still restrictions to go anywhere in Cuba, even Havana, it is easier to get there than it has been in the past.  Several cruise lines go there from Miami and other ports, and you can also fly...

Carnival Cruises & Accessible Features

Cruising is one of the most popular ways for people to travel when on vacation. Carnival Ships feature accessible elevators at each elevator bank with tactile controls within reach of guests who use wheelchairs and audible signals for guest who are blind or with low...

Accessible Cruise to Alaska’s Inside Passage

Four years ago I took my very first cruise which happened to be to one of the best destinations a person could ever dream to visit, Alaska.  Since then it has been my dream to visit again.  This past May my...

Cruise Warnings: 6 Travel Access Myths

For some people, a cruise is the trip of lifetime, a celebration, a repeat occurrence, or perhaps the best and only way to travel, but not a utopia of wheelchair accessible travel. So before you book a cruise,...

12-Day Island Cruise (Royal Caribbean)

Cruising is the most accessible vacation for anyone in a wheelchair. The newest ships are bigger and better offering many opportunities for the wheelchair traveler. I was thrilled to experience the 2015 Anthem...

Overview: Accessible Cruising and Cruise Lines

Why take a cruise? Cruising on a various cruise line is one of the most popular means of travel for those who use a wheelchair or have some other limited mobility. The allure of having a guaranteed accessible space to return to after a day of exploring is the main...

7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise (Disney Fantasy)

As you may have read in my articles, my wife and I are Disney nuts. Back in 2010 we took the plunge and became Disney Vacation Club members. As part of signing up, we received a special allotment of points that...

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Disney Fantasy)

In my Adventures by Disney articles for Germany and 4 day Bahamian cruise, my wife and I are Disney nuts. Back in 2010 we took the plunge and became Disney Vacation Club members. As part of signing up, we...

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Disney Fantasy)

I have been on many great Disney Cruises, but the access on the 7-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise onboard the Disney Fantasy was a huge disappointment. In November 2014, our itinerary included stops in St. Thomas,...

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Royal Caribbean)

  Planning If you are anything like me, when you decide to take a vacation, spontaneity goes out the window. I need to know if the room I’ll be staying is accessible, if I’ll be able to use the bathroom, if...

5-Day Western Caribbean Cruise (Ruby Princess)

I was itching to go on another cruise.  I narrowed my travel search down to two itineraries, a 5-night to either the Eastern Caribbean or Western Caribbean, both on the Ruby Princess, which I knew was wheelchair...

Cruising with a Disability: What to Know

The word POSH, coincidentally, has nautical and monetary roots and due to the intense sun refers to the cooler side of a ship in which to occupy cabin space on the early Indian cruises. Port Out Starboard Home later shortened to 'posh' was only affordable by the...

Cruise Planning: 10 Travel Tips

1. Seek out the newest ships. While some oceangoing lines have nicely retrofitted older vessels with accessible features, generally, the newer the ship, the more likely that accessibility for all guests was built into the design. These ships typically will have...

Sea Adventure in Glacier Bay, B.C.

It’s always a bit risky taking a journey to a remote destination where accessibility may be in question.   But seven years after his accident, Steve Pisano, a T3-4 paraplegic, packed up his cameras and ventured to Alaska for an experience of a lifetime aboard the Sea...

5-Night Caribbean Cruise (Royal Princess)

I’ve always been fascinated with traveling; mostly by air though as that was my main form of travel when not taking a road-trip with my family.  For almost three years now I’ve had the honor of working for one...

Cruise: Mexico, Belize, Isla Roatan & Cayman Islands

It was a cold day bundled in my down overcoat in New England and I couldn’t count down the hours fast enough to spring break where I can feel the warmth of the sun to feed my soul and keep me going until the...

Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

With architect Hacı M. Hekim, Tunc Tonger has designed a three-story wheelchair accessible yacht to provide  the disabled with a comfortable and stylish atmosphere to travel at sea in called Well-abled. Access to the three stories is accomplished with a hydrophilic...

Freedom Sailing International

Freedom Sailing International is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, whose mission is to design, build and operate the first tall ship for all in the world, based on the goals of Universal Design (UD). The UD concept includes the full range of human...

4-Day Bahamas Cruise (Disney Wonder)

My wife and I never thought we would be cruisers. In our minds we always pictured older people on a boat playing shuffle board and eating at a buffet, or playing slots in the onboard casino. In...

Cruise: Be Your Own Advocate!

Cruising is a great way to travel and see the world and that's also true for many people with disabilities,  but only if you’re willing to actively advocate for yourself, plan carefully and accept some compromises. A little background: I’m a veteran cruiser who also...

Europe Cruise: Holland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland & Russia

Looking for a wheelchair accessible European Cruise?  If so, a Scandinavian Itinerary may be the one for you to begin your adventures with Holland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Russia.  Without a doubt, the scenery is magical, like a set Walt Disney envisioned...

Cruise: France, Italy & Spain

The Liberty of the Seas is the second biggest ship in the world, just behind the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. It measures an impressive 339 meters in length, has  6500 m2 in surface space and has the capacity to transport 5700 people (4300 passengers and...

Cruising on the Celebrity Silhouette

Easy Access Travel was honored to be among the Travel Industry guests invited to sail on a two night pre-inaugural cruise on the newest member of Celebrity Cruise Line’s fleet, the Silhouette.  We cruised out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, NJ and had an opportunity to...

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Tips

Overview One of the best accessible cruises is to Alaska, whether using a manual or power wheelchair or scooter.  I recommend doing the land tour first followed by the seven night southbound cruise.  Why?  When...

Easy Access Travel

Dedicated to meeting the needs of disabled and mature travelers. Easy Access Travel provides clients with the necessary information to make their trip enjoyable and rewarding by trying to eliminate “surprises” of the situations they may...

Carnival Glory Cruise Access

So far I have only been on one ship. As I "try" them out I will try to put together some concise information so you'll have some basic idea of what to expect. Basic special needs information can be found  on the Carnival Special needs page. You will have to fill out a...

Caribbean Cruise (Carnival Breeze)

Our cruise in January 2015 to the Caribbean on the Carnival Breeze included stops at the ports St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The large ship was filled with activities that we could all do and enjoy.  Movie night was fun and one of our favorite parts of the...

Disabled Travel Agent’s Favorite Cruises

I am often asked which cruise line and destination are my favorites; 16 years ago I took my first cruise aboard Holland America to the Pacific Northwest. The crew was the happiest people on earth and within a few days they knew my name & pronounced it correctly; quite...

Why Take a Cruise? Travel Agent’s Advice

CRUISING IS THE VACATION OF CHOICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES It’s no secret anymore that cruises have definitely become the vacation of choice for persons with disabilities.  Major cruise lines have realized that it is just smart business practice to make their...

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