Here at Vision Cruise and onboard all the cruise ships we offer, it is a priority that all guests are able to relax and enjoy their cruise holiday. Therefore providing special assistance onboard to those who are are blind or visually-impaired is of utmost importance. Take a look below to find out how cruise lines cater for blindness, or visually-impaired passengers.
Royal Caribbean International – Braille signs are located around the ship for blind passengers. If you rely on a guide dog for everyday tasks, you must inform us at the time of booking – they are welcome onboard but the owner is responsible for their supervision. Permits must also be provided for the animal. However, service animals are not permitted to disembark the ship at any ports of call.
Celebrity Cruises – Braille signs and elevator buttons are present throughout Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Infinity ships. Qualified readers are also available to read various written material to those who are unable. Waiters are also able to read menus on request. You must contact Guest Services when you board the ship if you require these services. Service animals are welcome onboard subject to certain restrictions. It is best to contact the Access Department for further information.
Norwegian Cruise Line – Guests who are blind or have limited vision are able to meet with a member of staff on embarkation day to discuss accessibility needs. A ship orientation tour is also available upon request and braille signage is located throughout the ship. Passengers who require a guide dog must contact the Access Desk prior to departure.
Carnival Cruise Line – Braille signage is available throughout all ships for passengers who are blind or visually impaired. Menus and other written information are available in large print format. Passengers who rely on a guide dog are permitted to bring the animal onboard. They must have current vaccinations and are the sole responsibility of the owner. Evidence of vaccinations, documentation and permits must be provided so the animal can embark and disembark the ship.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines – Blind or low vision passengers are recommended to travel accompanied by a carer or companion to assist them onboard and onshore.
MSC Cruises – A number of ships have braille signage in public areas, elevators and at the entrance to cabins. All ships are equipped with with deck indicators in the elevators, public areas and decks. For safety reasons some passengers may be requested to travel with a carer or service dog. Service dogs are welcome onboard all ships if they have current vaccinations and necessary documentation and permits for entering foreign countries. The owner is responsible for the supervision and care of the animal.
Princess Cruises – All ships are equipped with facilities to assist passengers who are blind or have limited vision – this includes braille elevator buttons and books on tape in the libraries. They also welcome guide dogs onboard.
Cunard – All ships provide braille inside and outside on the elevators, outside toilets and outside guest staterooms. Audio books are available to use in the onboard libraries. Guide dogs are welcome onboard however they are not permitted to disembark the ship at any ports of call. You must inform the Customer Contact Centre that you require the assistance of a guide dog at least three months before departure.
Holland America Line – Guide dogs are permitted onboard if the ship is informed in advance. Convenient table an dining room space for the animal can also be arranged upon advance request. However, service animals are not allowed to disembark the ship in any ports of call.
P&O Cruises – Guests must inform the cruise line in advance of any disability including blindness. This allows them to identify any extra services which may be offered. All ships offer braille and large print throughout. If passengers require an orientation tour, this is available on request on embarkation day.