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101 Guide: Royal Caribbean Cruises

Setting sail for the high seas is an adventure in itself, but for those with accessibility needs, finding the perfect cruise experience can sometimes feel like navigating uncharted waters.

Enter Royal Caribbean cruises, where luxury, excitement, and accessibility converge to offer an unforgettable holiday experience for all. We've proudly partnered with Royal Caribbean to bring you an incredible lineup of accessible cruise holidays departing this year and next.

Ready to learn more about this Royal experience? Read on for our 101 guide.

1. How is Royal Caribbean different to P&O?

Each ship really does offer something different, so it's important to find the right one for you.

Royal Caribbean is renowned for its innovative ships boasting cutting-edge accessible amenities, unique activities, and diverse entertainment. This creates a more lively atmosphere on board. On the other hand, P&O Cruises emphasises traditional British cruising with onboard activities such as fine dining, afternoon tea, and ballroom dancing, fostering a sense of refined elegance.

Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on your individual preferences, whether seeking adventure on the high seas or a more traditional, formal, cruising experience with a British touch.

2. What is accessibility like onboard?

Royal Caribbean prioritises accessibility across its fleet, ensuring that guests with diverse needs can fully enjoy their cruise experience.

Their ships feature a range of accessibility features to accommodate passengers with mobility needs, visual or hearing impairments, and other disabilities. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are available (these are in limited supply but we have exclusive access) equipped with wider doorways, grab bars, and roll-in showers for added convenience.

Throughout the ship, you'll find ramps and elevators to facilitate easy movement between decks, as well as accessible seating areas in theatres, dining venues, and entertainment venues. Trained staff members are also available to assist guests with disabilities and provide personalised support as needed.

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3. What is there to do onboard?

No one does entertainment quite like Royal Caribbean. These ships are home to world-famous musicals with full stage productions. Alongside of their incredible theatre shows, you can enjoy breath-taking ice-skating shows, live music, parades, jazz clubs, karaoke and so much more.

No two days on a Royal Caribbean cruise are ever quite the same.

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4. What is the choice of dining like?

Prepared to be wowed. Guested are often amazed at the incredible choice of dining available.

When you book a Royal Caribbean cruise with us, all of your meals and snacks on board are included in the price and once onboard, you can enjoy delicious food in a number of venues. From the Windjammer Buffet, which has every type of food you could possibly imagine to the elegant dining hall where you are served Al A Carte, you will be spoilt for choice.

If you fancy treating yourself then Royal Caribbean have a huge selection of speciality dining restaurants on all of their ships. These come at an additional charge, but they are worth it!

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5. What port do Royal Caribbean Cruises depart from?

Departing from Southampton, UK, Royal Caribbean offers a convenient starting point for embarking on your cruise adventure. Situated on the south coast of England, Southampton is a bustling port city with excellent transportation links, making it easily accessible.

Need support getting to the port? No problem! We offer a free of charge (up to 125 miles) home pick up service, taking you directly to the port where our Limitless team will be waiting to greet you with a warm smile and to help with a smooth check in process.

6. What additional support is available?

As with all of our accessible cruise holidays, we'll be there to support you throughout. This starts right from the very first phone call you have with our friendly team, where our expert travel advisors will help you plan your perfect cruise. This pre-holiday support includes ensuring you have the care you need to cruise with confidence. We'll also be able to assist with equipment hire.

On departure day, having been picked up from your home, you'll be welcomed at the port by our team of professional carers and your dedicated tour manager. From here on, they will be there to support you whenever needed, ensuring it's all smooth sailing. We take great pride in removing all the normal stresses and worries of going on holiday, so that you can enjoy the most relaxing time at sea.

7. When to book?

The sooner the better. Booking early ensures you'll get the best selection of accessible cabins. While we have exclusive access to many of these, they tend to go quickly. Booking early will also enable you to easily spread the cost of your cruise with our flexible payment plans.

Royal Caribbean, Anthem of the Seas, Lisbon

8. What Royal Caribbean cruises are currently available to book?

We have a great selection of Royal Caribbean holidays to choose from. Click below to view upcoming sails!

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Want to learn more?

If you have any questions about Royal Caribbean cruises please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 711 7112.

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