Royal Caribbean International receives “autism friendly” certification

 

hsampson@MiamiHerald.com

A travel company has certified the entire Royal Caribbean International fleet as friendly to guests who have autism or other developmental disabilities.

Autism on the Seas, a Connecticut-based company, recently introduced the certification standard and training program for cruise lines.

Royal Caribbean’s ships are all certified bronze, which means the Miami-based cruise company can provide autism friendly movies and modifications to youth activities, priority boarding, gluten-free and dairy-free food and other adapted services. The cruise line expects to reach the silver certification level, which indicates increased staff training, by the end of the year.

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