Regent Seven Seas Cruises is renowned for its commitment to providing exceptional luxury voyages, and that commitment extends to ensuring accessible and inclusive experiences for all travelers. With a focus on accessibility, Regent Seven Seas Cruises aims to make their voyages comfortable and enjoyable for guests with special needs. In this article, we explore the accessibility features and accommodations offered by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises for Guests with Accessible Needs
Travelers with needs can embark on a memorable journey with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, thanks to our dedication to accessibility. All three of Regent’s ships have accessible staterooms, making it possible for guests with mobility challenges to enjoy the cruise experience. However, it’s important to note that the number of accessible suites is limited. To secure one of these suites, it is recommended to book as early as possible, preferably at the time of booking or no later than 90 days prior to sailing.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises takes accessibility seriously and has designed its ships to accommodate guests with mobility devices. The ships offer ample space for 180-degree wheelchair turns, ensuring that manoeuvrability is not compromised.
While Regent Seven Seas Cruises does not provide wheelchairs or scooters for their guests, there are emergency wheelchairs on board for unforeseen situations. To enhance accessibility further, the cruise line collaborates with Scootaround, a mobility equipment rental service, to offer prearranged rentals of mobility equipment. Guests can contact Scootaround at 888-494-7303 for additional details on renting mobility equipment.
For more information on the different accessible suites available on Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships, you can refer to the accessible suites page on our website.
Wheelchair Accessible Suites
Regent Seven Seas Cruises provides wheelchair accessible suites on all of their ships. These suites are thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs of guests with mobility challenges. The accessible suites feature a bathroom with a large roll-in shower equipped with a curtain rather than a glass enclosure. This design ensures ease of use and accessibility. Additionally, there are no cabinets under the sink to provide additional space for wheelchair users.
The accessible suites include ramps over the thresholds into the suite, bathroom, and onto the balcony in select suites. Here are some of the key accessibility features of these suites:
- Stateroom door width: at least 33 – 35 inches (varies by ship)
- Bathroom door width: at least 33 – 35 inches (varies by ship)
- Low doorsill (.5″) to get into stateroom
- Ramped bathroom thresholds
- Bathroom grab bars
- Lowered sink and stateroom vanity
- Roll-in showers
Hearing & Visual Impairments
Regent Seven Seas Cruises also caters to guests with hearing or visual impairments. For guests who are deaf or have hearing impairments, the cruise line offers a portable room kit with alerts for door knocking, phone ringing, and smoke alarms. These kits ensure that guests are alerted to important events and safety measures during their voyage. Additionally, rooms are equipped with closed captioned TVs and TTY text phones for convenience.
For guests who are blind or have visual impairments, Regent Seven Seas Cruises provides accessibility features such as Braille signage for elevators and room numbers. Guests can also request menus and daily itineraries in accessible formats.
For guests who require oxygen equipment, it’s important to note that Regent Seven Seas Cruises allows only oxygen concentrators aboard their ships. Guests must provide their own oxygen concentrators for the duration of the cruise.
Public Area Accessibility
Regent Seven Seas ships are thoughtfully designed to accommodate guests with disabilities in public areas. Some of the accessibility features in public areas include:
- Wide gangways to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters
- Accessible public restrooms
- Wheelchair seating available in all dining and bar venues
- Accessible showroom seating
- Accessible casino
- Braille/tactile public room signage
- Braille/tactile elevator buttons and audio call signals
- Braille/tactile stateroom numbers
It’s important to note that while these accessibility features are consistent across Regent Seven Seas ships, there may be variations from ship to ship. Therefore, it’s crucial to inform your agent of any specific disabilities when booking to ensure that your needs will be addressed on the particular ship you have selected.
For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions about reservations and accessibility, you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Regent Seven Seas Cruises website.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is committed to making luxury travel accessible to all, ensuring that every guest can embark on a journey of a lifetime with comfort and confidence. Whether you have mobility challenges, hearing impairments, or visual impairments, Regent Seven Seas Cruises strives to provide an inclusive and enjoyable cruise experience for all travelers.