Special Needs at Sea works with Azamara Cruises to provide mobility services for thousands of travelers aboard their ships each year!
In December of 2009, Azamara Cruises rebranded itself to be Azamara Club Cruises. The re-branding was based on four pillars: (1) destination immersion; (2) extraordinary service; (3) cuisine and wine; and (4) wellness and vigor. The changes to the “deluxe” line brought about items such as longer itinerary port calls, wine and non-alcoholic beverages included in the price, better trained suite butlers and more upscale and accessible shore excursions. Also included in Azamara’s new branding was a further commitment to provide unrivaled cruises for the disabled.
Azamara Club Cruises include three ships, the Azamara Journey, the Azamara Quest, and the Azamara Pursuit. Each of the ships has 355 staterooms, six of which are accessible. The accessible staterooms have a 32” wide entry doorway and bathroom doorway. The bathrooms come equipped with a roll-in shower, grab bars, lowered sink and vanity, fold-down shower stool, hand-held showerheads and ramped threshold. The rooms also have accessible closet rods and shelves.
Azamara also provides early boarding, boarding and departure assistance, accessible shore excursions, cruise transfers utilizing wheelchair accessible vehicles when available and accessible Blackjack tables in the casino.
Azamara also welcomes guests with visual and hearing special needs on their accessible cruise excursions. For guests who are blind or have low vision, each of the staterooms, dining areas and public areas are designed to incorporate Braille wherever possible and service animals are allowed onboard. Guests who are deaf or hard of hearing may request an American Sign Language interpreter (on sailings to and from US/Canada), portable room kits (alerts for door knocking, telephone ringing, smoke detector and alarm clock) and TTY telephone.
To learn more about Azamara Cruises’ accessible cruises for the disabled and accessible shore excursions, contact Azamara’s special needs department at special_needs@AzamaraClubCruises.com or call 1.866.592.7225. For scooter rentals, oxygen rentals or other special needs equipment rentals, contact Special Needs Group at (800) 513-4515.