Support Programs

Caregiver Cruise

A safe and supportive vacation!

We can all use a getaway, but what about traveling when your loved one has dementia? It can certainly be difficult, and that’s why Insight Memory Care Center offers a Caregiver Cruise! Both the individual with a dementia diagnosis and their caregiver attend, making the program possibly the first of its kind in the country. 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 chance to vacation in a safe and supportive environment.

Insight’s first Caregiver Cruise was offered in 2015. We sailed aboard the Grandeur of the Seas down to the Bahamas, allowing 8 couples to enjoy Port Canaveral, Nassau, CocoCay, and Key West. In June 2016 we took another 8 couples on our second annual cruise to New England and Canada. Families enjoyed stops in Boston, Portland, St. John’s, and Halifax. For our third annual cruise this past June, caregivers enjoyed the sunny beaches of Bermuda! We took a glass bottom boat tour, got our toes in the pink sand beaches, and explored the city of Hamilton. We also had some time for shopping, sampling rum cake, and taking advantage of all the amenities onboard the Anthem of the Seas.
 

Join us for our 2018 Caregiver Cruise!

Cruise to New England and Canada from July 5-14, 2018

We know it can be difficult to travel when your loved one has memory impairment, but we all still need a vacation! Caregivers are welcome to come by yourself or with your loved one. IMCC will provide supervision during excursions, and respite at sea from 9 am to 1 pm and during evening dinner and shows. Personal care assistance cannot be provided by IMCC during the cruise. We can also help arrange for respite care at home, if needed.

Travel Details

   • Grandeur of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

   • Departing Baltimore on Thursday, July 5, 2018, return Saturday, July 14, 2018

   • 9-night trip going to New England and Canada

   • Departing from Baltimore, stops in Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, St. John, and Halifax

 
Excursions

   • Boston: Old Town Trolley Tour

   • Portland: Portland to Kennebunkport

   • Bar Harbor: Cadillac Mountain

   • St. John: St. Martins and the Bay of Fundy

   • Halifax: Hop On Hop Off Halifax

 
Cost

All inclusive rate of $2500 per person (double occupancy)

Deposit due: March 1, 2018, $500 per person

Price includes cruise, taxes, gratuity, excursions, transportation from IMCC to Port of Baltimore and back to IMCC, and IMCC fee for respite care. Drinks and incidentals are not included.

 

 

Questions? Interested?

Please contact Christi Clark at 703-204-4664 or christi.clark@insightmcc.org if you would like more information.

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