Handicap Accessible Cruises  

Hearing Disabilities

There have been many technological advances developed to assist guests who are deaf and hard of hearing, and at Royal Caribbean International®, we've made every attempt to employ them wherever and whenever possible.  There's no reason everyone can't enjoy the Royal Caribbean cruise holiday to the fullest.

To customise your accommodation to meet your specific needs, please complete the Guest Special Needs Form.

For more information call our Access Department on 1800 754 500 (AU) or 0800 102 123 (NZ) (voice), fax (954) 628-9622, send an e-mail to special_needs@rccl.com, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us.
Features/accommodation available:
  • A portable room kit in your stateroom is available upon request. It includes a visual-tactile alert system that provides alerts for door knocking, telephone ringing, alarm clock and smoke detector.
  • A TTY (teletypewriter) in your stateroom is available upon request. The TTY in your stateroom interfaces with the TTY at the Guest Relations Desk to meet all your in-stateroom needs.
  • Amplified telephones are available in the staterooms and public areas.
  • Assistive Listening Systems (ALS) are located in the main theatres on all ships and in Studio B on Voyager, Freedom and Oasis-class ships.
  • Closed-captioned televisions are available in all staterooms across the fleet. Please note that only selected programs are captioned. All safety videos are captioned.
  • Sign-language interpreting services will be provided upon request for deaf guests who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication. Sign-language interpreting services are provided for main production shows, port and shopping presentations and other major activities on a shared basis for all deaf guests on board. A request for sign-language interpreting services should be made with the Access Department at the time of booking but no later than 60 days prior to sailing. Requests are subject to the availability of interpreters. Sign-language interpreting services are provided on cruises that depart from and/or return to the U.S. and Canada.

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