MSC Introduces More Accessible Shore Excursions

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Photo by MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has announced the roll out of a new accessible shore excursions program to five more ports this winter, and three more next summer. This means that MSC’s accessible tours will now be available in 20 destinations across the Caribbean and Mediterranean. 

The cruise line is extending the availability of tailored shore excursions for those with varied and limited mobility. Family members and friends can join in on these accessible tours, with the comfort of small groups led by professional guides who are experienced with travelers with limited mobility.  They’ve been created with careful consideration, guaranteeing the following: 

  • Tour routes are completely step-free
  • Accessible to wheelchairs wherever possible
  • Only short distances are covered
  • Accessible restrooms with wide doorways are planned along the route

Highlights of the Accessible Tours Program include:

  • San Juan (Puerto Rico) - The best highlights of San Juan are combined into one accessible tour. Visitors will enjoy a leisurely stroll in the Old Town, and experience a driving tour of the old Fort San Cristobal, the El Capitolio, the Casa Olimpica, and other popular landmarks. 
  • Ocho Rios (Jamaica) - Explore the fascinating historic, open-air museum Columbus Park, the famous Kokono Falls Park with waterfalls, tropical botanical gardens, and other island artifacts. 
  • Philipsburg and Marigot (St. Maarten) - Guests head out on a scenic drive in both capital cities of St. Maarten, tasting their way through the Dutch and French heritage of the island with Dutch cheeses, French pastries, and the island’s best rum distilleries. 
  • Naples (Italy) - Head out on an unforgettable half-day excursion, exploring the 2,000 year old Roman city of Pompeii and taking a tour of historic landmarks including Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace. 
  • Valletta (Malta) - Passengers will be able to enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient city of Valletta before exploring Mdina, the island’s former capital contained within ancient walls. 
  • Marseilles (France) - After spending time on a hill overlooking the city, travelers will travel back in time while exploring historic landmarks including the Old Port and accessible parts of the 17th century Fort Saint-Jean. 

These tours are available to book ahead of time like any other shore excursion, and will be confirmed once onboard based on whether the participation minimum is met or not. If it’s not, guests may have the option of booking the tour as a private experience at an extra cost. 

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