Our Balcony Cabin on Harmony of the Seas

We recently went on a cruise to the Bahamas on one of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas inaugural sails. This vessel is the world’s largest passenger cruise ship, capable of carrying over five thousand passengers. We stayed in a balcony cabin on the sixth deck -6212 during our journey. What Makes it Family Worthy? Royal Caribbean prides itself… Read More

The Autism Friendly Harmony of the Seas

  Harmony of the Seas of the Royal Caribbean International is the world’s largest passenger ship at 226,963 GT. The ship carries over two thousand rooms and houses over five thousand guests. We were hosted on one of Harmony’s inaugural voyages as part of Royal Caribbean’s advisory committee for autism travel.   Embarkation On our two… Read More

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

Eight Cruise Line Accommodations to Request When Traveling with Autism

For parents of children with autism or other special needs, there is more to planning a cruise than making reservations. Booking is only the first step for families to ensure their needs are met. Here are eight cruise line accommodations parents should consider requesting. Boarding The port is often noisy and chaotic with hundreds of… Read More

Nine Ways to Accommodate Kids with Autism while Flying

Airline travel is a stressful experience for any family. For a family with children with autism, however, there are many aspects to airports that are not autism-friendly by default. To help mitigate problems, parents need to be proactive in both contacting the airline and preparing themselves. Here are our nine tips for accommodating children with… Read More

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

Flying LATAM Airlines with Autism

    LATAM is an airline that mainly flies to and from South America, so we hadn’t flown with them until we decided to visit Peru. One of the main reasons we chose LATAM was that I had British Airways miles that could be used to cover four tickets round trip from Los Angeles to… Read More

Business Class on Air New Zealand is Luxury Defined

Some people say that the most surprise events make for the best stories, and in our case, our experience with Air New Zealand exemplifies exactly that! We had originally booked a flight from Lisbon to Zürich connecting to LA which ultimately fell through when our Lisbon to Zürich segment flight was late. This change of… Read More

Ten Questions and Tips for Families Flying with Autism

Flying can be a stressful experience filled with lots of complicating factors. Families with autism will likely run into problems adjusting to the often confusing, overstimulating environment of an airplane. Not to mention that most airlines do not have the ability to provide every accommodation, so parents are often on their own. The following is a list… Read More

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