MSC Cruises has recently launched the new excursion program which makes tours accessible for passengers with varying degrees of motor skills. In fact, the offer includes solutions that meet the personal needs of each guest, including cruise passengers with disabilities.
The “Programma Escursioni Accessibili” allows people to explore some of the most beautiful destinations without worrying about architectural barriers. The excursions are available in 20 destinations: already available in 11 Caribbean ports and will be introduced in 9 other Mediterranean ports between this winter and the 2020 summer season.
The itineraries and excursions were planned considering the safety and accessibility parameters.
This allows guests to easily visit destinations. In fact, they will find paths without steps and, where possible, accessible by wheelchair; less tight programs; the presence of health services accessible to people with reduced mobility along the way. Even friends and relatives can take part in this type of excursions, structured in small groups and managed by expert and specialized staff.
The reduced-mobility friendly tour of MSC Cruises
Among the facilitated tour experiences, for example, in San Juan (Puerto Rico) there is the excursion with a walk in the historic centre accompanied by an expert guide to enjoy the panoramic tour by car to discover the Fort of Sant Cristobal, of El Capitolio, the Olympic House and other famous places.
In Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the tour includes a visit to the Columbus Park open-air museum, Konoko Falls Park with its waterfalls, tropical plants and other artefacts from the island.
In St. Maarten, you can discover Philipsburg and Marigot, the capitals that represent the two souls of the island, German and French, with an attached tasting of French cheeses and pastries and visits to local rum distilleries.
Moving to the Mediterranean, a half-day trip to discover Pompeii, a Roman city with a history of 2,000 years, is scheduled in Naples, as well as visiting the main places of the capital such as Piazza Plebiscito and Palazzo Reale. In Malta, guests can take the panoramic tour of the ancient city of Valletta, before exploring the ancient walls of Medina. In Marseille, after the panoramic tour of the hills, guests will be able to discover historical sites such as the Old Port and the 17th-century Fort of Saint-Jean.
The accessible excursions will then be available in the Caribbean, where the tours are already active on the following ships: MSC Seaside, MSC Armonia, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina, MSC Preziosa with a stopover in Cozumel (Mexico), George Town (Grand Cayman), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Nassau (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Philipsburg (Saint Maarten), Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), King’s Wharf (Bermuda), Roseau (Dominica) and Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis).
For the Mediterranean, there are the tours of the winter season 2019-2020, with MSC Grandiosa and MSC Opera with a stopover in Genoa (Italy), Civitavecchia / Rome (Italy), La Valetta (Malta), Barcelona (Spain), Marseille / Provence (France), Messina (Italy). Three more destinations will be added in the 2020 summer season – Naples, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia – for the ships MSC Grandiosa, MSC Divina, MSC Fantasia, MSC Lirica and MSC Seaview.