While we don't require information about the extent of your disability, the more information you can share with us, the better we are able to assist you. For your convenience, please see the link below for the “List of Equipment and Services Requiring Advanced Notice”. Please note we require advance notice for some requests.
* Please know, if we don’t receive enough advance notice, we will do our best to provide the requested equipment and/or services, but they will not be guaranteed.
Guests with medical conditions that require the use of dialysis or oxygen should contact us to discuss bringing the appropriate equipment onboard.
Guests requiring continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis are welcome onboard. Guests should bring onboard or arrange to have delivered all necessary supplies and equipment needed to perform the dialysis. Please have your supplier contact our Access Department to request clearance for port delivery.
We are unable to assist or administer hemo-dialysis treatments. However, guests using self-administered hemo-dialysis equipment are welcome to sail under certain requirements; contact our Access Department for details. Otherwise, guests requiring physician assisted dialysis may make arrangements by contacting Dialysis at Sea at 1-800-544-7604. Dialysis at Sea specializes in the treatment of hemo-dialysis care while onboard on select Royal Caribbean sailings along with trained doctors and nurses and provides dialysis equipment and supplies.
All types of oxygen are permitted onboard. Please notify us as to quantity, type and delivery schedule. Each ship has a different storage policy; however, you will be able to keep some or all of your cylinders in the stateroom.
Royal Caribbean welcomes children with disabilities, especially in our fun-filled Adventure Ocean program. Upon request, we will do our best to provide you with your requested accommodations. Some of these accommodations can include:
Our Youth staff are required to have a four year University degree or international equivalent in education, recreation or a related field. They also have at least three to five years qualified experience in working with children ages six months to 17 years.
In addition, all Youth staff have received autism awareness training developed by Autism on the Seas. This training covers characteristics of autism and developmental disabilities, correct person-first language and terms, and skills to initiate a conversation with a parent about his or her child’s needs.
Pregnant guests cannot be entering, or have entered, the 24th week of pregnancy on the first day of their planned cruise or cruisetour. Guests will be required to fill out a Public Health Questionnaire at the pier attesting that they have not entered the 24th week.
Upon request, every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations that will meet the needs of guests with cognitive, intellectual and development disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Some of these accommodations can include: early boarding, boarding & departure assistance, early disembarkation and special dietary needs. Please contact our Access Department.
If you have another type of medical condition that has not been mentioned, please inquire about policies and procedures that may affect your cruise. To customize your accommodations to meet your specific needs, please complete the Guest Special Needs Form.
Call our Access Department at (866) 592-7225, or send an e-mail to email@example.com, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Our fax number is
Feel free to ask for a Complaint Resolution Official (CRO). Our CROs have been trained and are aware of applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) disability regulations as well as our policies and procedures regarding guests with disabilities. Our CROs are available at all U.S ports of departure and ships.