Accessible shore excursions.

If you are a full-time wheelchair user or are unable to board a coach, we will send you a separate shore excursion guide detailing access at your ports of call upon receipt of your questionnaire. This should arrive approximately 12 weeks prior to your departure and will include information regarding accessible transportation. Please email accessoffice@cunard.com to request accessible information if you have returned your questionnaire less than 12 weeks prior to your departure.

If you are able to board a coach but are not fully mobile, the most suitable shore excursions will be those labeled as 'low' activity level. You can view these low-level activity excursions via Voyage Personaliser closer to your voyage departure.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

We do allow wheelchairs and mobility scooters on shore excursions as long as they can be collapsed and stored in the hold of the coach. You must also be able to climb a few steps to board the coach. Please note that you (or your companion) are responsible for collapsing the wheelchair or scooter and placing it onto the coach. We do advise that if you are taking a wheelchair or scooter on any of our tours, that you choose a suitable excursion from those listed under Voyage Personaliser.

You may take an electric wheelchair on some accessible excursions, however, we must have details of the electric wheelchair. Once we have these, we will check with the tour agent to see if the electric wheelchair is suited to the type of vehicle used. It is advisable, where possible, to take a manual wheelchair as they are always suited to accessible vehicles.

Please note, mobility scooters cannot be accommodated in accessible vehicles as they cannot be safely secured in transit.

Mediterranean shore excursions.

You will be able to take a wheelchair or mobility scooter on a shore excursion in the Mediterranean providing the tour is suitable for guests with reduced mobility (tours labeled as 'low’ activity). In addition, your wheelchair or mobility scooter must be able to collapse so it can be stored in the coach's hold. Please note that you (or your companion) are responsible for collapsing your wheelchair or mobility scooter and placing it onto the coach. You must also be able to climb the steps onto the coach.

Caribbean shore excursions.

The mode of transport often used in the Caribbean is minibus and these will vary in size and age from port to port. Open sided buses may also be used which may have high steps to negotiate. Please be aware that mobility scooters, wheelchairs or buggies cannot be stored in the minibuses as there are no storage facilities.

The mode of transport used for each excursion will be noted in the tour description via Voyage Personaliser and in your pre-voyage information booklet.

USA shore excursions.

At US mainland ports of call, tours are likely to use coaches and your wheelchair or scooter can be stored within the hold providing it is collapsible (if a minibus is used, then this will be stated in the tour description).

Wheelchair accessible minibuses are only available in a few ports of call and can only accept full-time manual wheelchair users for safety reasons. For all shore excursions, you would be required to leave your wheelchair on the ship as there are no storage facilities at the quayside.

Alternative options.

Wheelchair and scooters users have the following options:

  • go ashore independently
  • take a taxi to where you wish to go (the tours desk on board can assist in arranging this)
  • take a regular tour, from the main shore excursion programme, however, you would need to consider the amount of walking involved, this is indicated in the shore excursions brochure online.