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Seas for Autism

SEAs for Autism

A Cruise Ship Tour Program

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This "FREE" Cruise Ship Tour Program is designed for families who have children with Special Needs that provides an actual experience onboard a Cruise Ship through a 2 to 3-hour tour conducted by the Royal Caribbean International and the "Autism on the Seas" Staff, while a cruise ship is docked in its home port.

Ship Tour Dates (Register here)


  • To provide an opportunity for special needs families to experience a cruise ship environment and realize how a cruise vacation can be a TRUE VACATION.
  • To learn and see the differences of cruising on your own utilizing Royal Caribbean International's Autism Friendly Services versus cruising on an "Autism on the Seas" Staff Supported Cruise, so you can make the best choice for your family.

The Experience

  • A Cruise Ship Tour, escorted by Royal Caribbean personnel and the Autism on the Seas Staff to many areas of the ship, including cabins, entertainment venues, pool decks, dining rooms, and more.
  • Learn about the accommodations for checking in, boarding, security screening and how shipboard venue accommodations make vacationing a reality.
  • Lunch will be provided and you will be assisted during lunch by the Autism on the Seas Staff, as we assist families on our Staffed Cruises.
  • Your family will be assisted during the entire tour by the Autism on the Seas Staff.
  • An overview of the "Autism on the Seas" Staff Supported Cruise Services, click here for more information
  • For an overview of Royal Caribbean's Autism Friendly Services, click here for more information

Sample Tour Schedule

Our Staff will guide you every step of the way through the tour.  
*Visits to the areas of the ship listed below, will not include the use of the venues.

Time (approx) Experience / Activity
10:30 am Meet at the Port Terminal
  Security / Cruise Check-In 
 11:30 am Board the Ship
  Visit Cabin (various categories)
  Visit Activity Venues* (Rock Wall, FlowRider, Ice Rink, Bumper Cars, etc)
11:30 am Visit Pool Deck* (Sail Away Party, Swimming, Movies, etc)
  Visit Youth Center*
 1:00 pm  Lunch (Buffet Style) 
       - Questions and Answers
2:00 pm Disembark the Ship

Is there a Cost for the Tour?
No.  Although there will be a fee for parking at the port.

Who is Eligible?
This program is eligible for any special needs family that would benefit from the tour by learning about the special needs accommodations available, and experiencing a cruise ship environment, to make a family vacation come true.  Due to space limitations, guests who have sailed on an Autism on the Seas cruise are not eligible. 

When are the Tours?
The Ship Tours are scheduled throughout the year at various cruise ports around the country.  See the Ship Tour Dates / Registration Form below for exact dates and Ship Tour Ports.

Where are the tours?
Tours are conducted at cruise ports in these cities: Baltimore, MD / Bayonne, NJ / Boston, MA / Charleston, SC / Ft Lauderdale, FL / Galveston, TX / Los Angeles, CA / Miami, FL / New Orleans, LA / New York, NY / Norfolk, VA / Pt Canaveral, FL / San Diego, CA / San Juan, PR / Seattle, WA / Tampa, FL

How do I Sign Up to Go?
Families are selected on a first come/first serve basis.  The sooner you REGISTER your family, the sooner you will be chosen.  Complete and submit the form below for your opportunity to join us on a Ship Tour.  You may also complete the Registration Form for more information.

Ship Tour Dates / Registration Form