Discount cruises from Vacations To Go
Speak to a Special Needs Specialist
Home Cruise Lines Ships & Ratings Cruise Regions Ports Cruise Newsletter Singles Cruises My Account

Travelers Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Cruises are an increasingly popular vacation option for people who have low vision or are blind. Some cruise ships offer service directories, menus and daily activity lists in large print and/or Braille, provide Braille and tactile signage in public areas, and have Braille and audible arrival alerts on their elevators. Sometimes crew members can conduct familiarization tours of the ship and stateroom on embarkation day and personally assist those in need in the event of an emergency. These services may require advance request and are not offered on all ships. All services should be confirmed with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor (800-998-6902) at the time of booking.

Service Animals
Most cruise ships will permit travel with a service animal. However, each country has rules governing the entrance of animals, and you are responsible for obtaining all required permits for the animal to depart the vessel in non-U.S. ports. To learn about a country's rules regarding service animals, contact that country's consulate or embassy in Washington, D.C. Copies of these permits, along with proof of all necessary vaccinations for the return of your animal to the United States, should be faxed to the cruise line, and copies should be brought with you onboard the vessel. The cruise lines require proof of medical necessity and appropriate training certification for service animals.

Find A Bargain on Accessible Ships

Tell us where and when you want to cruise and check any vision-related ship features that are important to you, and we'll show you the very best discounts on all the accessible ships that meet your requirements. Select as many options as you wish, but remember that in general, the more selections you make, the fewer matches will be found.


Narrow your search to one or
more regions of the world.
From Month

To Month

Specify the range of departure
dates you would consider.
Departure Ports  

Return to Same Port
Use this only if you have a specific
departure port or ports in mind.

Select all desired if you have low vision or are blind
Daily activity lists offered in large print *
Daily activity lists offered in braille *
Menus offered in large print *
Menus offered in braille *
Cruise services directories offered in large print *
Cruise services directories offered in braille *
Cabin steward can familiarize traveler with cabin facilities
Elevators have braille and audible arrival alerts
Service animals allowed to travel
Cruise personnel will familiarize traveler with the ship after embarkation *
Early embarkation / disembarkation upon request *
Emergency procedures offered in braille
Tactile and braille signage in public areas

Select all desired cabin accessibility Show additional options

Select all desired if you are hard of hearing or deaf Show additional options

* Items require advance request. Please confirm with your agent that these items are available at the time of booking.

The Special Needs department at Vacations To Go is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm, Central Time.