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.

Cruise Orientation

Cruise Orientation

May 2, 2016

The first stop on our cruise wasn't actually on the boat, but our Cruise Orientation meeting! We met a few weeks prior to departure to give all of the families a chance to get to know one another, ask questions about the trip, and of course, get a thorough overview of what's planned for the vacation! And it wouldn't be a meeting without food, so we had some Boston Creme doughnuts to get everyone ready for New England!

Caregivers reviewing the itinerary.

Discussing the plans for the trip!