The completely newly renovated ship MS Viola started sailing in May 2019, offering a fantastic luxury cruise experience! This new ship has 4 levels, which have all been designed with a modern and luxurious look, and all facilities are wheelchair accessible.
The MS-Viola is fully accessible for people with physical challenges. The luxurious and accessible cabins on this ship are unique and what many have been waiting for.
This disabled river cruise holiday includes an accessible cabin on a full board basis, accessible transfers from Cologne Bonn Airport to the harbour in Bonn, and on arrival you will receive a welcoming cocktail and Captain’s dinner. You can enjoy the breath-taking views on the Sun deck or relax in the Salon on the Panorama deck, while passing by the beautiful scenery along the Rhine and Maas.
The ship consists of the Lower deck, the Main deck, the Panorama deck and the Sun deck. The accessible rooms are situated on the Main deck. The Panorama deck is where the salon, bar, reading lounge and dining room are situated, as well as the reception, the hairdresser and adapted toilets. The Sundeck can be reached by a spacious elevator. On the Sundeck you can find a terrace for sun lovers, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and the constantly changing views.
The cabins on the ship are equipped with two electric high-low beds and accessible sanitary supplies. There’s one large fully adapted bathroom available per 2 cabins. The cabins that share the bathroom both have an entrance to the bathroom. When it is in use, the bathroom door of the other cabin will be locked automatically.
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are allowed on the ship and can be used at all times. Additional mobility equipment is available on the ship, including electric hoists and shower chairs. The spaces are easily accessible with a wheelchair, as there are no steps or stairs towards these rooms. The spacious sundeck is accessible with a large elevator. The entrance of the ship is wide and has a ramp that's put down at each dock.
You have the possibility to enjoy a shore excursion with a local English speaking tour guide. They take into account accessibility requirements and offer a suitable route to the centre of the towns. The guides are locals and know exactly which streets are the most suitable. Also, they will know where to go for a drink, snack or a toilet break.
This accessible cruise includes excursions such as a walking tour through the old city centre in Nijmegen, Gorinchem and Dusseldorf, a walking tour to admire the architecture in central Rotterdam, and a tour in Emmerich.
For more information on Fly Accessible Travel Netherlands Cruises holidays, or to check availability and prices, or to discuss what's suitable for your ability, please call 0141 248 9400.
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