MSC Cruises Offers New Accessible Shore Excursions Program

MSC Cruises has rolled out of its accessible shore excursions program to 5 more ports this winter and 3 additional ports for summer 2020, meaning that these tours will now be available for guests to book in 20 destinations across the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

MSC Cruises’ goal is to ensure that guests have the largest variety of shore excursions possible to suit all needs. With this in mind, MSC Cruises is introducing its Accessible Tours Program, extending the availability of tailored shore excursions for those with varied mobility. This program offers a unique opportunity to explore a range of the world’s most sought-after destinations without having to worry about accessibility.

These tours and excursions have been created with careful consideration for safety and accessibility, allowing all guests to explore each destination in total comfort, guaranteeing that:

  • Tour routes are completely step-free
  • Accessible to wheelchairs wherever possible
  • Only short distances are covered
  • Timings are run at a slower pace
  • Accessible restrooms with wide doors are planned along the route

Not only this, but family members and friends can join these inclusive tours, with the comfort of small groups led by professional tour guides – experienced in working with guests with varied mobility.

Jean-Pierre Joubert, MSC Cruises’ Head of Shore Excursions commented: “MSC Cruises is committed to offer an incredible choice of shore excursions designed to suit all tastes, giving guests the freedom to make the most of every moment ashore. We have always been sensitive to the needs of our guests, and constantly strive to offer the best possible service, meeting international accessibility standards. This program is unique because for the first time we offer accessible tours available in both popular cruise regions of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. By joining these tours, all guests will have the carefree opportunity of enjoying the best of every excursion.”

Highlights of the Accessible Tours Program include:

Accessible Tours will be available for guests cruising on the following ships:

  • In the Caribbean — where these tours are already available: MSC SeasideMSC ArmoniaMSC MeravigliaMSC Divinaand MSC Preziosa calling Cozumel (Mexico), George town (Grand Cayman), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Nassau (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Philipsburg (St. Maarten), Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), King’s Wharf (Bermuda), Roseau (Dominica) and Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis).
  • In the Mediterranean: New ports are introduced for the Winter 2019 season, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Opera calling Genoa (Italy), Civitavecchia/Rome (Italy), Valetta (Malta), Barcelona (Spain), Marseille/Provence (France), and Messina (Italy)

For Summer 2020 season, 3 more destinations – Naples, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia will have these tours available for guests cruising on MSC Grandiosa, MSC DivinaMSC Fantasia, MSC Lirica and MSC Seaview.

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Booking Information:

  • Tours will be confirmed on board based on whether the participation minimum is met or not. If not, guests may have the option of booking the tour as a private experience at an additional cost.
  • Guests can book now to ensure a spot as limited seats are available.
  • A minimum number of guests per tour is required, guests can check at the shore excursions desk on board for more details.

For more information about MSC Cruises’ Accessible Tours Program please visit local link to this page.

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John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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