Celebrity Cruises® offers a welcoming autism-friendly environment onboard its cruises ships. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Fun Factory staff. In addition, Youth Staff have received autism awareness training which 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 Ships

Celebrity Cruises offers autism friendly initiatives for families living with autism. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Fun Factory staff. Additionally, we offer a wide range of autism friendly products and services, which include:

Priority check-in, boarding and departure

Fun Factory toilet-trained policy exception

Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free and dairy-free

Pagers/phones for parents of children while signed into the care of Fun Factory programs (subject to availability).

Fun Factory flexible grouping by ability for children 3 to 11 years old

Autism-Friendly Films

Autism friendly films are presented in a low lighting, low volume environment. Guests are encouraged to freely talk and walk around during the film. These films will be offered on all autism group cruises, and cruises with at least five children with autism onboard. Dates and times will be highlighted in Celebrity Today.

Autism-Friendly Toy Lending Program

"In our efforts to deliver top-rated products with both entertainment and educational value, Celebrity Cruises partnered with Fat Brain Toys—one of the most highly regarded toy companies among occupational, physical and play therapists—to offer an exclusive Autism Friendly Toy Lending Catalog. We also offer: non-toxic crayons, markers, water colors, building blocks, dominoes and picture books. Upon request, we will provide a tote bag with the Fat Brain Toys of your selection. Download Autism Friendly Toy Lending Catalog."

Autism-Friendly Activities

We offer activities for children of all abilities. Families are encouraged to consult with Fun Factory 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, behaviors, 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 vacation. Download Cruising Social Story Booklet."

What Do You Offer 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 • Our Teen Program with teens-only hangouts and activities. Please note while some activities are hosted, supervision or one-on-one attention is not provided"

What Do You Offer For Adults With Autism?

"• Expected check-in, boarding and departure • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free • Autism Friendly Toy Lending Program • Autism Friendly Films • Social Story Booklet • Our Cruise Activities Program. Please note while some activities are hosted, supervision or one-on-one attention is not provided (Adults are not permitted in Teen or Fun Factory spaces)"

FAQs

Can Celebrity accommodate my special medical needs

Absolutely. We welcome guests with disabilities and special needs and work hard to make sure you experience your best vacation ever. You'll be able to book accessible staterooms, and take advantage of the pool, the casino, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®,...

If I have a disability can I travel alone?

We do not require that a guest with a disability travel with another person as a condition for traveling on our ships. However, guests must be self-sufficient and note that our personnel are not required to perform personal tasks (e.g. assisting with...

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