Silversea Partnership Brings More Accessible Excursions
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Thanks to a partnership with Accessible Travel Solutions, a company devoted to expanding opportunities for disabled and senior travellers, Silversea Cruises is offering new accessible excursions in nine destinations in the Caribbean and Central America. Additional shore excursions will be developed for the Mediterranean in 2019.
The line says the new partnership enables 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 excursions incorporate 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.
Tour titles include: Accessible Pitons & Waterfalls -- Castries, St. Lucia; Monkey Sanctuary & Iguana Hideout for Limited Mobility -- Roatan Island, Honduras; Accessible St. Kitts -- Basseterre, St. Kitts; Accessible Mayan Experience & Scenic Drive -- Cozumel, Mexico.
"We never stop searching for ways to unlock amazing deep travel experiences for our guests, while also delivering exceptional comfort and luxury," said Adria Bono, Director of Shore Excursions for Silversea Cruises. "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.
John Sage, owner and founder of Accessible Travel Solutions, offered this comment: "Accessible Travel Solutions is excited to collaborate with Silversea Cruises to make cruise vacations more accessible and more enjoyable for all. We appreciate Silversea's dedication to serving all guests regardless of their accessibility needs."
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.