Are There Accessible Dining Areas Onboard?
Dining onboard a ship is one of the most luxurious things you can experience – with course after course bring placed in front of you as the sun sets on amazing destinations. Most of the time you are seated at a specific table, letting the staff know that you need accessible features in advance will ensure you are accommodated for when dining. Take a look below to see what cruise lines offer when it comes to accessible dining.
Royal Caribbean International – Many of the main dining rooms have entrances with gradual inclines, suitable for wheelchair users. Most of the restaurants will also be able to switch out chairs to offer enough room for wheelchair passengers to sit at the tables.
Celebrity Cruises – All public rooms onboard have enough room for wheelchair users to comfortably fit through. There may be accessible seating available depending on the ship. However it is advised that you voice particular assistance needed when booking your cruise.
Norwegian Cruise Line – Many of the public dining rooms have accessible entrances, however the number varies from ship to ship. To find out more whilst you’re onboard, it is best to contact the ships accessibility coordinator.
Carnival Cruises – Carnival provide diagrams which show where there are accessible entrances to restaurants and other public areas. On most of their ships, there are a lot of places with easy access to dine or sit.
Fred Olsen – Most of the restaurant entrances have gradual inclines, making them accessible and suitable for wheelchair users. Asking a crew member for help is advised when tackling seating arrangements.
MSC Cruises – All public areas, including restaurants, are easily accessible for all guests. Most entrances are wide enough to accommodate at least one wheelchair user.
Princess Cruises – Some restaurants onboard Princess have accessible entrances. Head to the Tour Office onboard to find out more about which areas are and aren’t accessible.