Going on a cruise can be a wonderful way for guests who are autistic. Careful planning is always recommended when considering a cruise.
The first thing to consider is the size of the ship. A smaller ship might be more suitable for guests with autism. The larger ships however do have a huge amount of facilities such as theatres, cinemas, casinos, and larger kids club areas. They may also have go-kart tracks, climbing walls, and large splash parks and pools.
Make sure you think carefully about the time of year that you are travelling as well. During summer months and school holidays, the ships are likely to be sailing at full capacity. With some of the larger ships carrying over 5,000 passengers they can get very busy and in some areas will be noisy.
Some of our major cruise lines offer an autism-friendly initiative for families living with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Please follow the links below to find out more;
Royal Caribbean - https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en/experience/accessible-cruising/autism-friendly-ships
Disney Cruise Line -
And to help answer any questions that you may have, please visit https://www.autism.org.uk/directory/a/autism-on-theseas-cruises for further guidance.