Silversea Cruises has introduced accessibility-enhanced shore excursions. Through its partnership with Accessible Travel Solutions, a company devoted to expanding opportunities for disabled and senior travellers, the cruise line is offering new accessible excursions in nine destinations in the Caribbean and Central America, and additional shore excursions will be developed for the Mediterranean in 2019.
The new partnership enables Silversea’s disabled and senior guests to travel deeper in each destination, offering immersive shore excursions that showcase a destination’s history, culture and natural beauty.
The collection of shore excursions incorporates such enhancements as vehicles with wheelchair lifts or ramps; trips to sites and attractions that have step-free access, accessible restrooms, and routes that avoid steps; and guides who are experienced with accessibility issues.
Some of the tours include: Accessible Pitons & Waterfalls — Castries, St. Lucia; Monkey Sanctuary & Iguana Hideout for Limited Mobility; Accessible St. Kitts — Basseterre, St. Kitts; Accessible Mayan Experience & Scenic Drive — Cozumel, Mexico; Accessible Grenada — St. George’s, Grenada.
Adria Bono, director of shore excursions for Silversea Cruises, said: “We never stop searching for ways to unlock amazing deep travel experiences for our guests, while also delivering exceptional comfort and luxury. From up-close encounters with sea turtles in Grand Cayman to exploring UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks in San Juan, these new accessible experiences are sure to bring the world closer to our disabled and senior guests.”