Published on December 30, 2016 by Lola Augustine Brown
Winter Cruises to Chase Away Winter Blues

As the temperature starts to drop, the idea of getting away somewhere warm gets more and more appealing. Cruises are a great way to seek out the sun and have your every need taken care of, so all you need to do is get yourself to the departure port and get on the ship.

Most cruises are highly accessible, so your mobility issues needn’t stop you from enjoying everything that the cruise has to offer. Here are three winter cruises that will give you a healthy dose of sunshine to see you through until spring.

Tour the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

Throughout the winter months, this big and beautiful new ship will take you on a 12-day tour of the Southern Caribbean. Leaving from Cape May, New Jersey, you’ll hit some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, including St Kitts, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St Maarten, Barbados, and Martinique.

What’s wonderful about this cruise ship is the spaciousness of it, giving bigger than usual staterooms and common areas that make it far easier for wheelchair users to get around, but also the special considerations for those with impaired mobility that were built into the ship. There are 32 accessible cabins, ranging from interior rooms to deluxe suites with balconies. You’ll have no problem accessing the activities and entertainment on offer, and there are specially designed accessible shore excursions too.

Go Adventuring Down Under on Celebrity Solstice

Ready to strike Australia and New Zealand off of your bucket list? The Celebrity Solstice is a multi-award winning cruise ship that offers the best of everything, from food and entertainment to spa experiences and unique features such as a manicured lawn on the top deck where all manner of fun activities take place. Most shore excursions are accessible.

This ship prides itself on being accessible from stern to bow, with 30 accessible staterooms complete with automatic doors, lowered counters at the casino and all guest service areas, lifts into the pools and whirlpool, and many other features. If you’re looking for an absolutely luxurious experience on the other side of the world, this cruise will definitely hit the spot. Four of the accessible suites are Concierge Class State Rooms, complete with butler service, so if you have the cash to splurge you can cruise the high seas in the very best style.

Tour the Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez with Princess Cruises

If you’ve not seen the Baja Peninsula, then you’re in for a real treat with this cruise because this laid back part of Mexico has a nature and spirit of its own. You’ll see Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, La Paz, and Puerto Vallarta. Cruising on the Princess Cruises just refurbished Ruby Princess is fabulous, with lots of interesting entertainment and dining options.

Princess prides itself on being inclusive and accessible, and besides the fact, there are 31 accessible suites on board, each ship has many more innovative features that help guests enjoy all features. Princess is also known in the industry for working with the destinations it visits to increase accessibility on beaches and with transport options.