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Celebrity Cruises Autism-Friendly Holidays

Celebrity Cruises Autism-Friendly Holidays

Having completed certification with Autism on the Seas, Celebrity Cruises offers a warm and welcoming environment aboard their ships for children and adults with
autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Guests can relax with the knowledge that all Camp at Sea Youth Counsellors have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, and over 60% of the team hold Graduate level diplomas, making them truly qualified education professionals.

Their unique collection of autism-friendly products and services provides choices and options for families to select all or some of the features depending on their needs. These include interactive initiatives for families, as well as additional support to ensure an extraordinary holiday free of boundaries.

Autism-Friendly Features

  • Priority check-in, boarding and departure
  • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free and dairy-free
  • Camp at Sea flexible grouping by ability for children 3 to 12 years old
  • Camp at Sea toilet-trained policy exception
  • Pagers/phones for parents of children while signed into the care of Camp at Sea programs (subject to availability)

Developed by Autism on the Seas’ Advisory Team, autism awareness training covers the following topics: characteristics of autism and developmental disabilities, and communication tactics, such as person-first language and terms, and skills to initiate a conversation with a parent about his or her child’s needs.

Autism-Friendly Films

Offered on all autism group cruises and cruises with at least five children with autism onboard, these sensory-friendly films are presented in a calm and comfortable environment, with low light and low volume, where guests are also encouraged to walk and talk freely within that safe space.  

Toy-Lending Program

Celebrity Cruises has partnered with Fat Brain Toys — a brand highly regarded by therapists — to offer an exclusive autism-friendly Toy Lending Catalog. These top-rated products are included along with non-toxic art supplies, building blocks, picture books etc. Upon request, a tote bag with the toys of your selection will be provided.

Autism-Friendly Activities

Celebrity Cruises offer activities for children of all abilities. Families are encouraged to consult with Camp at Sea staff regarding any special needs that their children may have in order to identify which activities are appropriate for their child and any possible modifications.

Cruising Social Story

A Social Story is a written or visual guide describing various social interactions, situations, behaviours, skills or concepts. These Social Stories help individuals with autism to better cope with social situations. Celebrity Cruises offers a Social Story Booklet about cruising to help families with autism prepare for their cruise holiday.

Features for Teens with Autism

  • Expedited check-in, boarding and departure
  • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free
  • Autism Friendly Toy Lending Program
  • Autism Friendly Films
  • Social Story Booklet
  • Teen Program with teens-only hangouts and activities

Please note while some activities are hosted, they do not provide supervision or one on one attention.

 

Features for Adults with Autism

  • Expedited check-in, boarding and departure
  • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free
  • Autism Friendly Toy Lending Program
  • Autism Friendly Films
  • Social Story Booklet
  • Cruise Activities Program

Please note while some activities are hosted, they do not provide supervision or one on one attention. (Adults are not permitted in Teen or Camp at Sea spaces.)

Cruise With Confidence

We know you’re looking forward to your next holiday, now more than ever.
To give you more peace of mind in planning, Celebrity Cruises have a “Cruise with Confidence” offer. Take advantage of the benefits on any existing or new booking made before 31 July 2021.

Cruise With Confidence

Flexible Cancellations
You have up to 48 hours before you sail to cancel and receive 100% Future Cruise Credit to use by April 30, 2022 toward any sailing through September 30, 2022.
Best Offer Guarantee
If you see a better offer for your cruise, you can change the price and/or promotion up to 48 hours prior to cruise
Bookings made after July 31, 2021, will be covered with the existing Best Price Guarantee policy.

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