Best cruises for seniors on a holiday budget

Best cruises for seniors on a holiday budget

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There are several reasons why we’re convinced that cruises offer the perfect holiday experience for seniors.

 

To name a few – social outings, fine dining, fun, luxury and a new outlook all at the same time! They also offer a degree of comfort specific to seniors who experience limited mobility. We take a look at some of the best cruises on offer in 2017!

 

Brisbane to the Whitsundays
One of the most popular short cruises is from Brisbane to the Whitsundays, anchoring near Airlie Beach and exploring the Great Barrier Reef. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world, with gorgeous native aquatic wildlife; something not to be missed! Prices start from $549 for four nights, and the cruise is best embarked upon in Summer so you can enjoy the cool sea breeze.

 

 

Auckland to Bay of Islands
After a bit of a culture hit not too far from home? This four-night cruise from Auckland will offer spectacular scenery, dolphin watching and shore tours providing you with insights into Maori culture. If you’re feeling on the agile side, why not also try your hand at kayaking or scuba diving? Prices start from $503. Look out online for great deals on flights from your closest major city to Auckland.

 

Bay of islands

 

South Pacific and Fiji
If you’re looking for a slightly longer getaway, try the 12-night South Pacific and Fiji cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The Celebrity Solstice is a luxury cruise ship with specific benefits for seniors – it’s easy to navigate and has optimum passenger flow. If you’re after something a bit flashy, this ship is the perfect choice! The ship’s all new architecture makes it a delight to the eyes, and formal events add something a little special to the overall experience.

 

Fiji

 

Suez Canal Cruise
If you’re after an adventure, or maybe something a little exotic, the Suez Canal Cruise will definitely fulfil your appetite for wanderlust! Departing from Dubai and ending in Venice, this cruise will take you aboard a Royal Caribbean, a fleet of ships celebrated for their dedication to senior service. Ask which of their ships incorporate hydraulic pool chairs so that seniors with limited mobility can enjoy a dip! Which brings us to our next point.

 

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Getting around on deck
Are you a senior who experiences limited mobility, but still wants to enjoy a holiday with sightseeing, in comfort? Macrae rentals hire out a variety of mobility aids that will assist you to navigate your cruise ship easily and comfortably. Our walkers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters will have you zipping about on deck in no time! There are no fixed term contracts either – rent for only the amount of time you need it for. Head over to our mobility page to see your range of options.