Silversea is offering new accessible shore excursions for disabled and older travellers in nine destinations in the Caribbean and Central America.
The line is also developing such excursions in the Med for 2019 as part of its partnership with tour operator Accessible Travel Solutions.
Silversea said the tie-up would enable customers to “travel deeper” in each destination, with activities featuring vehicles with wheelchair lifts or ramps; trips to sites and attractions that have step-free access; accessible restrooms; routes that avoid steps; as well as guides who are experienced with accessibility issues.
Among Silversea’s programme is its Accessible Mayan Experience & Scenic Drive excursion, which includes a “comfortable” guided drive around Cozumel, stopping at a cultural centre for a taste of ancient Mayan life, ceremonies and foods, including tortillas and chocolate.
Later in the trip there is a visit to the ruins of El Cedral and a tequila-tasting, with free time to relax on an accessible beach.
Adria Bono, Silversea’s director of shore excursions, said the new accessible experiences had been created to “bring the world closer” to disabled and senior guests.
John Sage, owner and founder of Accessible Travel Solutions, added: “We appreciate Silversea’s dedication to serving all guests, regardless of their accessibility needs.”