Common Cruising Misconceptions for Parents of Kids with Autism

Traveling parents of children with autism often have many concerns over cruising. However, many common concerns are either unfounded or easily remedied. Here are some cruising concerns we frequently hear about and how families can navigate them and enjoy cruising.   Cabin is too Small for my Child The average inside cabins encompass about 160… Read More

Twelve Tips for Keeping a Cruise Cabin Tidy

      Cruise ship cabins are notoriously small on average. However, they are built to house families of three-four members for a couple of days in relative comfort. Parents should try to make the best of the limited space and accommodations by packing well and by organizing the space in such a way that… Read More

Top Family Friendly Activities on Labadee Haiti

  Labadee is a private resort port on the north coast peninsula of Haiti. Urban legend has it that Christopher Columbus found this idyllic place but what we know for a fact is that in the 1600’s, Marquis de’La Badie, from France settled the area. Though the village and resort were named for him; the… Read More

Norwegian Cruise Lines Breakaway Ice Bar

  Recently we had the opportunity to go on a Norwegian Cruise Line voyage. We vacationed onboard the new Breakaway that first set sail in April 2013, and travels from New York to Bermuda during the northern hemisphere summer months and to the Bahamas and Caribbean in the colder months. The Norwegian Cruise Lines Breakaway… Read More

Thirty Tips for Newbie Cruisers with Autism

For anyone considering or already booked on a first-time cruise, here are thirty useful tips to help you get the most out of your cruise experience!   Before You Board Before you board, be sure to get travel insurance. Although there is a doctor on board, they do not take Medicare or other private insurance, so without… Read More

Cruise Ship Muster Drills Tips for Autism

In recent years, there have been some emergency situations and even tragedies in the cruise line industry. In June 2015, the deadliest boat disaster in China in almost 70 years occurred when 456 people, mostly older citizens, were on board a cruise when disaster struck, and only 14 passengers survived. In 2010 and 2011, the… Read More

Guernsey German Occupation Museum with Kids

  Although this UK Channel Island had been demilitarized and secretly classified as an area with no strategic value by the British government, the Germans still chose to bomb the small island of Guernsey on June 30, 1940. Over 30 people lost their lives that day as many others would in the days to come…. Read More

Tips to Booking a Cruise Vacation for Families with Autism

            Many readers have asked me to write about the logistics of cruising for families with autism, so here is the compiled list of  tips to help book  your next cruise vacation. Feel free to print it and pass it on to your friends. Questions to consider before  booking Q1 Do crowds… Read More

Visiting Cabo San Lucas’ El Arco With Autistic Kids

 Cabo San Lucas is one of the best destinations when cruising the Mexican Rivera., made famous back in the 1980’s by the popular  Love Boat TV series. For first time families traveling with kids that aren’t strong swimmers and can’t snorkel, a glass bottom boat tour to the iconic El Arco’s (Land’s End ) where the Sea of… Read More

First Five Things To Do After You Enter Your Cruise Cabin

  After you board the cruise ship, your first instinct is to walk around and explore the different activities and ‘welcome aboard ‘giveaways. Not so fast! Before you relax and start having fun, you really should go to your assigned cabin and check five essential things that may help you enjoy your vacation better. The Five things… Read More

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