Caregiver Cruise

2016 Caregiver Cruise to New England and Canada!

We know it can be difficult to travel when your loved one has memory impairment, but we all still need a vacation! Both the individual with a dementia diagnosis and their caregiver are able to attend the cruise, making the program possibly the first of its kind in the country. Insight provides supervision during excursions, and respite at sea, giving cruise participants the opportunity for a vacation in a safe environment, in the company of others who “get it.” In addition to the many benefits a cruise offers – the chance for a vacation, seeing new sights, a getaway – the caregiver cruise provides families with a sense of normalcy.

One caregiver shared: "It was just fun to be with other people because at home I’m pretty isolated and this gave me an opportunity to be with people, be entertained, go to the shows, just relax and enjoy things - without my husband and with my husband."

Check Out What We Did!

We made daily posts here with trip highlights and excursions so you can feel like you've cruised along with us!
We departed from Baltimore on Thursday, May 26, 2016, and returned Saturday, June 4, 2016 with stops in Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, St. John, and Halifax.

And We're Off!

And We're Off!

May 26, 2016

We departed this morning for our 10 day adventure at sea! We’re thankful for the sunny skies as we make our way up to the Port of Baltimore this morning. As a part of the Caregiver Cruise, Insight provides transportation from door to door. We all met this morning at Insight to ride up to Baltimore together, giving our caregivers one less worry for the vacation. The only real worry was getting all the luggage to fit in our vans!

We’re hoping the sunny skies continue as we make our way onto the boat for our 4 pm departure. We will have plenty of time this evening to get settled in, and explore our ship: Grandeur of the Seas. We’ll be cruising tonight and tomorrow as we head north to Boston for our first stop!