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As Cruise Lines implement and continue to evolve their temporary health and safety plans and requirements, we’re committed to adapting to these plans and providing you the continued support you have come to expect from Autism on the Seas.

Listed below are the general measures we have implemented and will continue to enhance.

Details of these measures will be available closer to your cruise date and onboard your cruise, as these measures will be evolving as time passes. 
In the meantime, do not hesitate to Contact Us with any questions or concerns.

Last updated: August 23, 2021

Our Cruises/Services

Our Staff Assisted cruises remain as scheduled, based on the cruise lines ability to conduct cruising.  We will contact our booked guests when and as soon as we learn anything affecting any of our cruises.

There is no requirement that Autism on the Seas guests must meet (relative to Covid-19) to receive the Autism on the Seas services, other than what is required by the Cruise Line (or resort) or any country, federal or local government.

 

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Masks, Testing and Vaccine Accommodations 
Updated 
8-23-21

  • Any guest that has difficulty with, has a medical, religious or disability reason in wearing a mask, taking a nasal swab test, and/or taking the Covid Vaccine, please contact us for accommodation information.

Published Protocols for Guests Cruising on their Own (Cruise Assistance Package)   Added 7-22-21

  • For cruises without Staff Assistance (using our Cruise Assistance Package), our office will contact guests the week of their cruise to convey any differences in the regular assistance cruise lines provide to families.  Please contact us with any concerns or questions.

Published Protocols for AotS Sailings    Updated 7-22-21

  • For official information on each of the cruise lines protocols and requirements, the effect of those protocols on the regular cruise line services, please visit their websites below.  Our goal is for our onboard Staff to conform to these protocols and provide to you as much assistance as possible in helping you and your family have the safest and healthiest vacation possible.

    Royal Caribbean International: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/the-healthy-sail-center 

    Carnival Cruise Line
    Disney Cruise Line
    Norwegian Cruise Line
  • *Potential Modifications to AotS Group Activities and Services
    Cruise Line Physical Distancing protocols and Ship Venue capacity limits may in turn cause modifications (or in some cases the possibility exists for an exclusion of an accommodation) to some of the typical AotS Activities and Services.  Cruise Line protocols are potentially different from ship to ship, and most likely to change from cruise to cruise, and even day to day once onboard.  As your cruise approaches and if you have any questions, please contact our office.  We will make every attempt to deliver the same accommodations as we have pre-pandemic, and in lieu of any restrictions by the ship, we will alter our accommodations the best way possible. 

  • Notable Enhancements

    Royal Caribbean - 
    The traditional Muster Drill (now discontinued) has been replaced permanently with Royal Caribbean's new Muster 2.0.  The differences are provided below.
    Muster 2.0 Press Release

Muster 2

 

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During Staff Assisted Cruises, the AotS Staff will be:

  • Conducting ongoing Staff and accommodated Guest Health Checks (non-invasive, surveys, etc)
  • Monitoring health during Respite and Group Activities
 

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During Staff Assisted Cruises, the AotS Staff will be:

  • Conducting increased sanitizing and disinfecting of respite venues and respite toys/sensory items. 
  • Following strategic selective use of toys/items to reduce the opportunity of cross item/toy use.
 

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During Staff Assisted Cruises, the AotS Staff will be:

  • Contactless Respite Check-in and out
  • Contactless AotS Daily Schedules
  • Contactless exchange of onboard AotS Services information

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Last updated: June 7, 2021

For the safety of our guests and volunteer staff, Autism on the Seas is requiring its Staff Volunteers to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated, for sailings (and resort stays) departing in 2021.  This requirement may be extended without notice.

We realize the challenge some guests may have in adhering to some of the temporary Covid-19 Cruise Protocols.  An AotS staff member dedicated to your family during our Staff Assisted cruises will provide exclusive assistance in aiding you and/or your family in adhering to cruise line Covid health and safety protocols, and at the same time provide reduced interaction with multiple Staff. 


1:1 Staff Service (Staff Member Dedicated to your Family)

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Full refund ANY time, including if the cruise line, or you (for any reason) cancels the cruise.

ALREADY BOOKED: Request pricing or book 1:1 Service:  1:1 Request Form

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 Consider the Staff Assistance Benefits that meet your needs*

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       A* Periodic assistance by other staff as needed
     > 1:1 Staffing is based on first come, first serve staff availability
     >> All services in more detail on 1:1 website page and are subject to change without notice

 

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Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us with ANY questions or concerns.