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We hope you enjoy your visit to BARRIER-FREE CRUISING and that you will bookmark us and come back often.

The main purpose of this website is to make special needs travellers aware of how the cruise industry is addressing the requirements of hosting those of us with mobility problems and other disabilities. We look forward to your feedback.


Hubbard Glacier - Alaska Cruise Highlight

Istanbul - Former Capital of the World

San Juan - Puerto Rico's Accessible Gem

Kusadasi - Gateway to Ephesus

Santorini - Greece's Shining Jewel


Prague - "Mother Of All Cities"

Brighton Beach Memories


Celebrity Eclipse - Meeting The Accessibility Challenge

Celebrity Constellation - Keeping Connie "Ship Shape"

London's Accessible Cabs

Eddie Manning - Wheels & Wheelchairs


Karl Hallberg - Food & Beverage Connaisseur

Ana Hura - Keeping Her Guests Happy

Benny Weidacher - Putting Fun In His Work

Marcela Salum - Argentina's Gift To The Cruise Industry

JC - Big Bands To Big Ships

Eve De Nies - Food & Beverage Manager

Tom Brady - From Hyatt to the High Seas

Sue Denning - A Dynamo In High Heels

Photo Galleries:

Something new is being added to our Photo Galleries every week.

Cruise Ship Collection
Celebrity Equinox - Behind The Scenes
Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Constellation

Malaga, Spain
Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Lisbon, Portugal
Seville, Spain
Santorini, Greece
San Juan, Puerto Rico
São Miguel Island, Azores, Portuigal

Prague, Czech Republic
York, United Kingdom


We have recently added two more Travel People profiles in our Feature Stories section, one of the most popular areas on the website.

I always find it fascinating when I sit down to interview some of these people that their stories have never been put out there prior to this website.. They are not only interesting people but also some of the hardest working in the hospitality industry.

Too many times they get lost in the shuffle and many of their guest passengers have no idea what their jobs entail. The purpose of these interviews goes way back to my first travel writing assignment back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth and a trip meant leaving the cave in search of food.

I approached the travel editor of a large Canadian newspaper with an idea I had about going behind the scenes and doing profiles of the people who were responsible for your entire travel holiday.

I originally planned it to be a five part series but it ended up running to thirteen weeks as I realized how many layers there were to a successful vacation trip.

I began where you would begin in the days before the internet. I interviewed a local travel agent.. Next came an airline ground hostess, the airline Captain, tourist board personnel at the destination, the hotelier and on and on. The final story, and one of the most interesting, was the last person you see before getting in the car and heading home... the Customs and Immigration officer.

The response to the series was awesome and so began thirty-plus years of travel writing and broadcasting.

When the idea for this website came up I thought that you might be interested in meeting some of the people responsible for making sure your cruise goes smoothly, something about how they got where they are and what their job entails. During the process we have made some friends along the way but then again, isn't that what cruising is all about.

As I said before, they are some of the hardest working people in the industry and they deserve to be mentioned.

Our apps are now available on Google Play and Opera Mobile Store. You can download them by clicking on the icons below. To date more than 3,800 apps have been downloaded!

Bob Rice
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Cruises
Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruises
Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises
Google Play
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Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
Holland America Lines
Holland America Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
NCL Norwegian Cruise Line
NCL Norwegian Cruise Line
Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
RCI Royal Caribbean International
RCI Royal Caribbean International
Google Play
Opera Mobile Store
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