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Special Needs at Sea works with MSC to provide mobility services for thousands of travelers on handicap vacations each year!


MSC Cruises provides an unparalleled authentic Italian-influenced cruise experience. When guests step aboard, they are greeted by the tasteful décor that includes Italian marble and elegant simplicity of brass and wood. Some of the other Italian inspired excellence onboard includes nightly shows accentuating the line’s heritage, Italian-language classes and a seven course dining menu that features a different regional Italian specialty each night.

MSC Cruises welcomes guests with special needs and makes big efforts in providing accessibility for disabled passengers. All of MSC Cruises’ ships offer wheelchair accessible staterooms. Additionally, accessibility for disabled passengers is available to all public rooms, elevators support wheelchairs and scooters, the main dining room and casino have accessible tables and there are wheelchair spaces available in the theatre.

The Splendida, Fantasia, Musica, Opera and Poesia MSC Cruises have the most accessibility for disabled passengers and the largest number of accessible staterooms; the Splendida has 43 accessible staterooms, Fantasia has 41 and the Musica, Orchestra and Poesia all have 17 accessible rooms. These ships all have roll-in showers, grab bars in the bathroom and shower, raised toilet seats, adjustable shower heights and fold down shower benches. The spa is also wheelchair accessible on all of these ships.

For guests on handicap vacations who are deaf or hard of hearing, portable room kits featuring a visual and tactile alert system are available upon request. Closed captioned televisions are on each of the ships and TTY phones and assistive listening devices are also available upon request.

MSC Cruises does not provide wheelchairs or scooters for their guests on handicap vacations. For wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals or other special needs equipment rentals, contact Special Needs Group at (800) 513-4515. Guests with special needs may receive early embarkation and debarkation upon request. To receive additional information about MSC Cruises’ accessibility, call 800 666-9333.

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