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Cruises for Seniors: Discover the Best Cruising Options

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Lessen the hassle of travel by booking a cruise capable of accommodating any physical limitations.

When planning for retirement, many people include the opportunity to travel as one of their goals. It’s not surprising that taking cruises to various parts of the world are on most people’s travel plans.

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Cruises for seniors eliminate the need for driving, booking motels, and finding preferred restaurants close to lodging. The best cruise lines for seniors include those that accommodate physical limitations, medical conditions and meet all types of dietary needs

With so many cruise lines offering an amazing array of cruises, you might be wondering what the best cruises for over 55 are.

Here at, we have all the information on every cruise line, and we know which ones have itineraries that are senior-friendly. There’s no guesswork and no cost to you when we book your cruise.

Cruises for Seniors

Take a look at the following senior-friendly cruise options and then call us at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) to book your next (or first) cruise. These are some of the best cruise lines for seniors.

  • Holland America Line – Seniors of any mobility level will enjoy cruising with Holland America. They provide accessible experiences for guests with disabilities and were recognized as the No. 1 cruise line for accommodating passengers with physical challenges by Porthole Cruise Magazine.

Their special amenities include a specially designed lift system for tender transfers. All Holland America cruises offer wheelchair assistance at embarkation and departure.

Vista Class ships provide 28 accessible rooms for physically challenged passengers. Destinations include Alaska and Yukon | Africa and Arabia | Asia and Pacific | Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific | Bermuda | Canada/New England | The Caribbean |Europe |Hawaii and Tahiti | Mexico | Panama Canal | Pacific Coast | South America and the Antarctic.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line – NCL offers affordable fares for seniors, frequent senior specials, and freestyle cruising options, which is especially helpful as it allows passengers to dine “whenever, wherever, and however” they wish. Guests don’t have to hurry back from an excursion in order to eat at a set time.

Be sure to ask us about Norwegian cruise specials for seniors 55 and over. The Pride of America is just one of the many NCL ships providing wheelchair access as well as scooter rentals for seniors and physically challenged passengers.

Destinations include Alaska | Australia & New Zealand | Bahamas, Bermuda | the Caribbean | the Panama Canal | U.S Eastern Seaboard | European River Cruises | Hawaii | Mediterranean, | Mexico | The Orient | U.S West Coast | South America |South Pacific | Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

  • Oceania Cruises – Oceania requires guests with medical conditions or special needs to advise Oceania at the time the deposit is made. Conditions may include the need for medical apparatus such as motorized scooters, wheelchairs, oxygen therapy, and other medical needs. Some ports of call may not provide accessibility for guests with limited mobility.

When making reservations, we can advise you as to what cruises offer wheelchair accessible ports of call. Oceania has a number of wheelchair accessible staterooms that feature wider doors, roll-in showers, grab bars, ramped bathroom thresholds, lowered sink and stateroom vanity, fold-down shower bench, hand-held showerheads, and turning spaces. Room refrigerators are available upon request.

Destinations include Africa | Alaska | Australia and New Zealand | Caribbean | Central America and Panama Canal | Eastern Seaboard | Mediterranean | Oceania and So. Pacific | Scandinavia and Northern Europe | South America | and the Orient.

Make sure to check out our bucket list checklist to find top destinations here.

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