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Carnival Corporation Adds Third Berth to Cozumel Pier

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Will Increase its Cruise Ship Brands’ Visits to Popular Port

October 8, 2015 — Carnival Corporation & plc today officially opened an all-new, highly anticipated expansion of its operations in Cozumel, Mexico, adding a third berth to the company’s pier at Puerta Maya, the most popular cruise destination in the Caribbean.

With an investment of more than $20 million, the all-new “arm” was added to the company’s existing pier to allow three ships to be moored at the terminal at the same time. To mark the occasion, three of the company’s ships – Carnival Breeze, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Triumph – arrived today and became the first trio of ships to use the new three-berth pier. The pier will accommodate any ship across Carnival Corporation’s 10 brands, including its next-generation ships. Carnival Corporation Adds Third Berth to Cozumel Pier

“Cozumel is the Caribbean’s most visited cruise ship destination and consistently receives high ratings from our guests,” said Giora Israel, senior vice president of global port and destination development for Carnival Corporation. “So the destination is in demand by our guests, and we are excited about officially opening the third berth to our pier, since it gives our brands greater flexibility for visiting Cozumel and more of our guests the opportunity to enjoy the island.”

While the new berth has been in the planning stages since 2005, work started on the new pier in May 2014. The existing two-berth pier was re-opened in October 2008, following an extensive $50 million reconstruction to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 which included destruction of the original pier. The rebuilt two-berth pier and the all-new arm providing a third berth at the pier have been constructed to withstand a threshold category 5 hurricane, in addition to being able to accommodate any ship in Carnival Corporation’s fleet. Carnival Corporation Adds Third Berth to Cozumel Pier

The Puerta Maya pier and welcome cruise center is located on the southwestern part of Cozumel, approximately five miles south of San Miguel, the island’s largest city. The cruise center houses over 50 different outlets offering apparel, fine jewelry, artwork and other merchandise from recognizable retailers such as Milano Jewelers, Del Sol, Piranha Joe’s, Dufry and Diamonds International. The facility also features 15 stand-alone carts where local merchants market colorful handmade crafts, costume jewelry and souvenirs.

In April 2015, the expansive cruise center opened the world’s first underwater oxygen bar. Called Clear Lounge, the 13,000-gallon freestanding aquarium provides guests with a unique 20-minute experience underwater. Guests enter the bar wearing a high-tech Sea Trek helmet, a specially designed clear diving helmet, which provides a mixture of oxygen and aromatherapy. Bartenders serve up oxygen-enriched smoothies.

On-site dining options within the Puerta Maya complex include the Tres Amigos Bar, a theme restaurant inspired by the 1986 hit movie “Three Amigos” starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. The waterfront eatery — the first of its kind in the Caribbean — offers traditional Mexican fare, along with an extensive beverage menu.

Also featured is Pancho’s Backyard, an outpost of the popular downtown Cozumel eatery featuring magnificent ocean views, as well as Fat Tuesday, a waterfront bar offering frozen drinks and light snacks, along with a DJ and dance floor.

Posted: October 8th, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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Princess Offering “Sun Drenched Deals” For 2016

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October 8, 2015 – Princess Cruises is offering great savings with the Sun Drenched Deals promotion. The sale offers special savings to sunny cruise destinations for 2016. Guests will save up to $1,000 per stateroom on more than 130 warm weather cruises to the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, California Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. Plus, they receive free onboard spending money of up to $300 per stateroom.

Those who book a balcony, mini-suite or suite will receive a $150 onboard credit per stateroom for six- to seven- day cruises or $300 per stateroom for cruises 10 days or longer. Guests who book an interior or oceanview stateroom will receive $50 onboard credit per stateroom on six- to seven- day cruises or $100 per stateroom for cruises 10 days or longer.

In addition, guests can book this special cruise deal with a deposit of only $100 per person.

Examples of Sun Drenched cruise deals include:

Caribbean cruise vacations — 7 days: $499 interior; $699 balcony
Mexican Riviera cruise vacations — 7 days: $499 interior; $749 balcony
California Coastal cruise vacations — 7 days: $599 interior; $849 balcony
Mexican Riviera cruise vacations — 10 days: $699 interior; $1,099 balcony
Hawaiian Islands cruise vacations — 15 days: $1,599 interior; $2,499 balcony

Additional information about the “Sun-Drenched Deals” sale can be found at

All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. The “Sun Drenched Deals” sale runs through 11:59 p.m. PST on November 17, 2015 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

Posted: October 8th, 2015 under Hot Cruise Deals.
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Pitbull Named Godfather Of Norwegian Escape

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International Music Superstar to also Perform at Norwegian Escape Christening Ceremony

October 6, 2015 –– Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that international music sensation Pitbull will serve as GODFATHER for its newest ship, Norwegian Escape.

On Monday, November 9, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, will be the honorary Godfather and headline performer at Norwegian Escape’s christening ceremony at PortMiami. Norwegian Escape will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and features a multitude of innovative dining venues and entertainment offerings.

It is a longstanding tradition in the maritime world to name a Godparent of a new sea-going vessel. This honor, dating back to the 1800s, is bestowed upon an individual who officially names and christens a new ship, and remains in their role for the life of the vessel. Pitbull will serve as the honorary Godfather for Norwegian Escape, becoming one of the naming ceremony’s central figures along with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s CEO Frank Del Rio and Norwegian President Andy Stuart. This exciting event will take place while the ship is docked in PortMiami on Monday, November 9, where Pitbull will officially christen the ship during a high-energy pier side ceremony. The selection of Pitbull as the ship’s Godfather reinforces Norwegian’s non-traditional cruising that focuses on freedom and flexibility for guests.

“Pitbull has been an excellent partner and great friend to Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president. “A Miami native, he epitomizes and contributes to the energy, excitement and local flavor that our ships so proudly embody and we’re excited to build upon our relationship and have him serve in this special role as Godfather to Norwegian Escape.”

This new role builds on the superstar’s previous relationship with Norwegian, as the international recording artist thrilled the crowd during the February 2014 christening ceremony for Norwegian Getaway, which also featured the introduction of his signature Voli vodka brand to cruise goers. Voli is available across the Norwegian fleet and featured in several signature cocktails including the Mr. Worldwide and Dale.

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About Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull) Pitbull Named Godfather Of Norwegian Escape
Armando Christian Perez, known around the world as Pitbull, is an internationally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor. His rise to popularity exemplifies the American Dream: He began on the streets of Miami and now commands stages around the world. Away from the spotlight, he is also an education advocate. From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, he transforms challenges into positive experiences and lives by a personal code that balances hard work with enjoying life.
Pitbull’s career sales have exceeded 6 million albums and 70 million singles worldwide. He has scored #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 8 billion views, and his social media reach matches audiences of some television networks. Pitbull continues his ascent in the era of streaming music. On Pandora, for example, his all-time metrics include 3.34 billion streams, 14.5 million stations created and 11.2 million active listeners per month, with “Give Me Everything” his most streamed song at 368 million. Learn more at

Norwegian Escape
Currently being built at Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Escape will sail weekly seven-day cruises from her year-round homeport of Miami to the Eastern Caribbean beginning on November 14, 2015. The 164,600 gross ton ship will be the largest ever to home port year-round in Miami, carrying 4,200 guests to tropical Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. Norwegian Escape’s signature hull artwork is designed by marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation, Guy Harvey.

Accommodations include the company’s signature luxury ship–within-a-ship complex: The Haven by Norwegian; along with Studios, designed and priced for solo travelers; and many options for families, multi-generational groups, spa enthusiasts and more.
Norwegian Escape’s dining and entertainment will include outposts of several popular land-based outlets, including the first-ever floating Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road.

Norwegian Escape will also feature the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront that will feature live nightly performances where guests can enjoy the sounds of the tropics.

Posted: October 7th, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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Carnival Cruise Line Named “America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line” By Reader’s Digest

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October 7, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line has been named America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line by Reader’s Digest Magazine.

The award is based on a poll of more than 4,500 of the magazine’s readers who were asked to rate products they trust across 40 different categories taking into account the areas of quality, value, and reliability. Carnival received more votes than any other cruise line. The awards are featured in the October issue of Reader’s Digest.

Over the past few years, Carnival has invested millions of dollars in on-board product enhancements designed to deliver on its brand promise of providing fun, memorable cruises at a great value.

From the exclusive Seuss at Sea program offered in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to the Carnival LIVE Concert Series which entertains guests with some of the top acts in music to exciting food and beverage concepts like Guy’s Burger Joint developed in partnership with Food Network star Guy Fieri, Carnival continues to evolve its vacation experience to keep up with consumer trends and exceed the expectations of its guests.

“Getting away from the stresses of everyday life is more important than ever and we take a great deal of pride that our guests entrust us with their vacations which provide them with an opportunity to relax, reconnect and recharge with their friends, families and loved ones,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president. “Being named America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line by the readers of such a respected publication like Reader’s Digest is a wonderful validation of these efforts,” she added.

A full list of Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands is available at

Posted: October 7th, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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“The Holidays Come Alive” On Royal Caribbean This December

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December 2015 Kicks Off A Holiday Extravaganza at Sea

October 5, 2015 – This December, Royal Caribbean International invigorates the holidays with festive activities and entertainment aboard all ships sailing in the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking forward to rockin’ around the Christmas tree with your favorite DreamWorks character or simply spending some quality time with family and friends, the cruise line is inviting cruisers of all ages to immerse themselves in a diverse lineup of holiday celebrations during their vacation.

“We are all about bringing friends and family together to share an amazing vacation experience and what better time to do that than during the holidays. We are excited to be introducing many new onboard festivities that will further inspire holiday cheer,” said Mark Tamis, senior vice president, hotel operations, Royal Caribbean International. “With a wide range of innovative onboard amenities and immersive holiday themed experiences, Royal Caribbean cruises are primed to provide distinct experiences that are ideal for families looking to take the stress out of holiday planning by letting them enjoy a memorable Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s holiday at sea.”
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Guests sailing on a Royal Caribbean cruise this holiday season will experience new amenities and activities that are sure to excite guests of all ages. Holiday festivities that will get families into the spirit include: classic movie screenings, guest and crew caroling, family arts and crafts and cookie decorating, special holiday-themed Adventure Ocean youth program, upgraded stateroom experiences—including themed and adorned towel animals – a commemorative seasonal souvenir cup from Coca-Cola as well as holiday ice skating aboard select ships.

On ships featuring the DreamWorks Experience guests will have the chance to take holiday photos with Po of “Kung Fu Panda;” Shrek, Fiona and Puss In Boots of “Shrek;” and Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and King Julien from “Madagascar ” who will be adorned in festive holiday outfits. In addition, families can enjoy a special holiday character breakfast where kids of all ages can interact with this special cast of characters.

A special offer for the holiday season, guests can book December sailings through the BOGOHO HOHO! holidays promotion and gift their travel companion in the same stateroom with half off their cruise fare on all open North American sailings. For all eligible sailings departing December 15-31, 2015 or December 15-31, 2016, vacationers also can receive pre-paid gratuities for the first and second guests in the stateroom in addition to half off cruise fare for their second guest. These special holiday itineraries will be featured on cruises departing from nine easy-to-reach domestic home ports, including: Bayonne, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), Miami, Port Canaveral, and Tampa, Fla.; Galveston, TX and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Posted: October 5th, 2015 under Cruise Ship News, Hot Cruise Deals.
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Carnival Cruise Line Launches “Fly2Fun” Air Program

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New Program Provides Maximum Value, Choice and Convenience for Guests

October 5, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line is launching a new air program that is designed to provide guests with maximum value, choice and convenience when making their air arrangements in conjunction with their cruise.

The new Fly2Fun program is highly flexible as it allows guests to customize their air reservations with a wide array of options, including the ability to specify their preferred air carrier, departure point, specific flight schedule, and type of accommodation (coach, business, etc.). Immediate confirmation is received once the reservation is made, thus streamlining the vacation-planning process. Flights can also be customized for those who wish to extend their vacation with a pre- or post-cruise stay.

Fly2Fun also includes the Flight Protection Program that ensures guests will be flown to the next port of call to begin their cruise should they miss their departure due to airline mechanical or weather-related issues. Carnival will cover air, hotel, transportation and meal costs for guests to meet the ship in the next port of call.

“Our new Fly2Fun program is a convenient tool that saves our guests valuable time when booking their flights while offering attractive features like the Flight Protection Program that provides peace of mind knowing we’ll fly them to the next port should they miss their cruise,” said Vicky Blanch, Carnival’s director of travel operations.

Two different options are available within Fly2Fun – Flexible Air and Restricted Air. With Flexible Air, guests or their travel agent can book travel on major carriers up to four days prior to sailing with an attractive “Book Now – Pay Later” feature in which payment for air is collected with the final cruise payment. Additionally, there are no change fees if modifications are made outside of 60 days of departure. With the Restricted Air option, tickets are non-refundable. Air tickets must be paid at the time of booking and change fees are based on the airlines’ policies once the ticket is issued.

Fly2Fun must be booked via phone. Once a cruise reservation is in place, guests can call 1-800-CARNIVAL to make the air reservation. Travel agents making air reservations for their clients can call 1-800-327-5782.

Posted: October 5th, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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Holland America Line Supports 2015 National Plan a Cruise Month with Explore 4 Savings, Onboard Credits and Cruise Giveaways

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Three unique Holland America Line cruises to be given away in CLIA’s #CruiseSmile Sweepstakes

October 2, 2015 – Holland America Line is supporting October’s National Plan a Cruise Month organized by Cruise Lines International Association with Explore 4 savings, onboard credits and three special cruises that will be given away in CLIA’s #CruiseSmile sweepstakes.

The monthlong event offers promotions and online opportunities to give consumers the perfect chance to become more knowledgeable about cruising, as well as plan and book a cruise vacation while taking advantage of special savings and promotions.

“By putting the spotlight on cruising for the entire month of October, we’re able to spread the word about the value and benefits of a cruise vacation, particularly a Holland America Line cruise,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “The different promotions we’re featuring are sure to entice more travelers to book this month, and the #CruiseSmile sweepstakes is an added incentive to learn more about cruising and possibly win a Holland America Line cruise.”

Throughout the month, Holland America Line will feature the exclusive Explore 4 promotion on select holiday 2015 and January 2016 through April 2017 sailings that provides four added-value extras: a free Signature Beverage Package valued at up to US$1,400, free Pinnacle Grill dinner for two, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Suite bookings also receive a $300 onboard spending credit per stateroom ($150 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner in addition to the other offers.

Guests looking to take advantage of the Explore 4 program can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Baltic Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and Panama Canal.

Travelers making a booking during National Plan a Cruise Month on select 2015, 2016 and 2017 cruises also receive a special onboard credit, depending on the length of the cruise and type of cabin booked. Guests can receive up to $400 per stateroom in onboard credits in addition to all of the Explore 4 offers, when applicable. For example, guests who book a suite on a 15-day cruise receive a bonus $400 per stateroom in onboard credits.

As part of CLIA’s #CruiseSmile sweepstakes, three Holland America Line cruises will be given away throughout the month. One cruise from various cruise lines will be featured each day during promotion. The contest asks participants to upload a photo by visiting the #CruiseSmile microsite — — and share it via Facebook or Twitter, or by uploading a photo directly to their Twitter or Instagram profiles using the hashtag #CruiseSmile and tagging a friend. One winner randomly will be selected each day.

The three Holland America Line staterooms offered in the #CruiseSmile contest will be from the 14-day Far East Discovery voyage aboard ms Volendam departing Nov. 22, 2016, and two staterooms from the four-day Bahamas cruise departing Nov. 9, 2016, aboard Holland America Line’s soon-to-be-launched ms Koningsdam. Check the #CruiseSmile sweepstakes daily to see when these cruises will be featured.

Holland America Line also will host special events for guests aboard each of its ships during the National Plan a Cruise Month promotion. Guests who make bookings on board will be able to take advantage of Explore 4 savings, the CLIA onboard credit offer and our standard onboard credits for booking while on board of up to $400 per stateroom and reduced deposits starting at $100 per person. All travel partners will receive credit and full commission for all future bookings made by their clients while aboard.

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 under Hot Cruise Deals.
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Carnival Cruise Line and New Orlean Saints Announce Multi-Year Partnership

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October 2, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line has signed a multi-year agreement with the New Orleans Saints that includes in-stadium promotions, community partnerships, onboard game-day festivities, social media activities and advertising opportunities. Carnival is the largest cruise operator at the port of New Orleans.

As the Official Cruise Line of the New Orleans Saints, Carnival will bring even more fun to the Big Easy with a variety of in-game activities and promotions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, including the “Helmet Shuffle” contest that awards one lucky fan a free cruise during each home game. Additionally, stand-alone ads will be positioned throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, while Carnival messaging will be featured on the team’s web site.

Guests on board Carnival’s New Orleans-based ships can also enjoy the new Saints Sailgate Sailaways, football-themed deck parties that will include food and drink specials, games, prizes, a DJ, dancing and more.

Saints fans will also have a chance to win a number of fantastic prizes, including autographed jerseys, footballs and helmets and free Caribbean cruises departing from New Orleans.

Carnival is also teaming up with the Saints to support the team’s Read and Rise program that promotes children’s literacy in and around the New Orleans area.

“Carnival has been a part of the New Orleans community for more than 20 years and this partnership with the Saints offers fans a variety of opportunities to engage with the team and, just like on board our ships, provides an environment that creates a lifetime of wonderful memories,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.

“Both Carnival Cruise Line and the New Orleans Saints are committed members of the greater New Orleans community who share similar objectives in regards to enhancing the combined economic impact of our partnering brands on the city and region,” said Saints Owner Tom Benson. “We are thrilled to join with Carnival as they add another element of excitement to our game-day experience, while enhancing the appeal of the tourism industry for our region.”

Carnival pioneered year-round cruising from New Orleans in 1994 and currently operates two year-round ships carrying 400,000 guests annually – more than any cruise line. Carnival’s New Orleans-based ships include Carnival Dream, which sails seven-day cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida, and Carnival Elation offering four- and five-day cruises to Mexico. Next spring, the newer, larger Carnival Triumph will assume Carnival Elation’s short-cruise program, increasing capacity on this route by 34 percent.

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Guests To Be Featured On New TV Series

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Norwegian Cruise Line partners with Peter Greenberg Worldwide to sponsor Dream Quest with Evette Rios, a new series set to debut on the CW Network

September 30, 2015– Norwegian Cruise Line has teamed up with acclaimed travel journalist Peter Greenberg and Emmy Award-winning entertainment company Tri-Crown Production Group to produce a new weekly 30 minute television series titled Dream Quest with Evette Rios.

The new series is set to debut as part of the CW Network’s “One Magnificent Morning” Saturday block. Dream Quest with Evette Rios will feature 26 episodes in its 2015-2016 season, airing at 11:30 a.m. Each week Dream Quest cruises to a new location and, with the help of Norwegian’s outstanding crew members, makes deserving guests’ dreams come true.
 Norwegian Cruise Line Guests To Be Featured On New TV Series
“Each and every day, the hard working 20,000 Norwegian team members worldwide strive to make all of our guests’ dream vacations a reality across our fleet,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line said. “On Dream Quest with Evette Rios, we’ve taken our guests’ vacations to the next level, making them stars in some of our most exciting onboard and in-port experiences while also making their dreams come true.”

Hosted by television personality, mother and lifestyle expert Evette Rios, Dream Quest takes families on an interactive voyage where they learn about the world’s amazing oceans, the animals that live beneath the water and the ecological advancements underway to preserve and protect our most precious resources.

The new series follows families as they embark upon journeys filled with excitement, adventure and learning aboard select Norwegian ships including Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Jewel and the all-new Norwegian Escape. Each ship is a floating classroom designed to give families the real-life education of a lifetime.

The concept for Dream Quest with Evette Rios was developed in conjunction with Peter Greenberg, America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and “Sunday Morning,” among other broadcast platforms. His production company, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, produces the PBS Television series “Travel Detective” and the special series “ROYAL TOUR” featuring personal, one-on-one journeys through countries with their heads of state.

To learn more about Dream Quest with Evette Rios or to apply to be a participant in the show, visit!casting/c1b33. To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line and the destinations it cruises to visit

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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Royal Caribbean To Offer “The Autism Channel”

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October 1, 2015 – Royal Caribbean International will be the first in the hospitality industry to offer complimentary on-demand access to exclusive content from The Autism Channel onboard most of its ships. Starting in late October 2015, this new offering enhances the cruise line’s highly successful Autism Friendly program, designed to provide inclusive cruise vacation experiences for families living with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The Autism Channel is a streaming television service providing information and resources to families and professionals supporting and improving the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders. Educational and entertainment programming on The Autism Channel ranges from a look inside the daily lives of several families with children on the spectrum, to interviews with medical and legal professionals.

“The Autism Channel is delighted that Royal Caribbean has chosen to make this valuable content available on many Royal Caribbean ships. For every one person on the autism spectrum there are six more persons directly impacted by that person. Complimentary access to The Autism Channel’s exclusive content will benefit many Royal Caribbean guests and bring more awareness to Autism,” said Jeffrey A. Kasky, president, The Autism Channel.

Some of the programs available for viewing are:

I Am Autistic with Daniel Heinlein – Diagnosed with Asperger’s as a teenager, Daniel Heinlein talks about autism with doctors, researchers, and others on the spectrum.
Dr. Judy – A board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Judith Aranson-Ramos, MD talks about early diagnosis and treatment for people on the spectrum.
Real Look Autism – From renowned executive producer Mary Beth Marsden, an unfiltered look at ASD children and their progress.
Direct From Autism Service Dogs America – Follow a therapy dog’s journey from selection through life as a working dog.
The Rocket Family Chronicles – A mockumentary about the life and times of Rocket, an on-the-spectrum filmmaker and his unique family.
Cooking with Jana – Gluten and Casein free cooking with Chef Jana McMahon, featuring easy to make recipes low in allergens.

Complimentary on-demand access to The Autism Channel will be available in all staterooms onboard Quantum, Oasis, Freedom, Voyager and Radiance-class ships on LED flat-panel interactive televisions. Programming will be initially offered in English as well as closed captioned for guests who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Royal Caribbean International was the first cruise line to become certified Autism Friendly by Autism on the Seas™ the leading travel organization catering to vacationers with autism and other developmental disabilities in February 2014. As part of its program, Royal Caribbean has introduced autism friendly services including sensory friendly movies, an autism friendly toy lending program, and social story (downloadable from, and all youth staff from the cruise line’s award-winning children’s program are provided autism awareness training. The training will be extended to other members of the staff and shipboard crew as part of their job-specific training.

Posted: October 1st, 2015 under Cruise Ship News.
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