Disembarkation Day Tips for Families with Autism

The very last morning of a cruise can be hectic with thousands of people trying to get off the ship.So, planning the day to be as stress-free as possible is crucial, especially for parents of children with autism. To help parents make the disembarkation process as painless as possible, we are sharing our personal tips. Before… Read More

Cruising Oasis of the Seas with Autism

  In October 2015, I participated in the “TBEX at Sea” conference. It was held on the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship which impressively weighs in at over 225 thousand tons, and is over one thousand feet in length! She had her maiden voyage in December 2009 and still continues to provide a… 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

Family Tips for Cruising Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has always been a favorite cruise line with our family. My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon on the now defunct ‘Song of America’ in 1992, and it was aboard ‘Radiance of the Sea’ that our kids enjoyed their first cruise in 2005. After having cruised with Royal Caribbean numerous times over the… Read More

Five Tips to Survive the Last Day of Your Cruise

 Now that you have survived all of the pre-travel preparation and the actual cruise itself, it’s time to wrap things up and plan for your departure. Just like your pre-travel planning, it is just as important to make a checklist so that you don’t leave anything on the ship or have any problems on the… Read More

Family Fun Cruising Aboard Freedom of the Seas

This ship owned and operated by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is the namesake of the cruise line’s Freedom-class. Capable of carrying over five thousand passengers and crew members the ship mostly travels to ports in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.   What Makes it Family Worthy? Filled with family-friendly activities this ship is sure… Read More

Review of our NCL Breakaway Balcony Mini Suite

  The Norwegian Breakaway operated by the Norwegian Cruise Lines has a total of 1,024 staterooms and 238 suites.With the Rockettes as its godmothers and New York City as its base, it is one of the most glamorous cruise ships navigating the high seas. Having never cruised with Norwegian cruise lines before we decided to… Read More

Family Cruise aboard Allure of the Seas

  Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines,  Allure of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship commissioned and built in Finland.After cruising her sister ship  Oasis of the Seas that offered family friendly amenities we decided to spend a Thanksgiving vacation onboard. What Makes It Family Worthy? Traveling on cruise ships is an affordable and stress-free… Read More

Top Family Fun Activities on Norwegian Breakaway

    Operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Breakaway ship can accommodate up to four thousand passengers and a little over one thousand five hundred crew members on any given voyage. Trips on this vessel usually encompass parts of the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Eastern seaboard of the United States. These cruises primarily are… Read More

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