A Fantastic Trip!
We just completed our 4th Annual Caregiver Cruise! We sailed up to New England and Canada aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas, with stops in Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, St. John, and Halifax. We enjoyed a lot of sights, great weather, and a fun, supportive vacation. One of the best parts of the cruise is that families can actually have time to relax. Insight does all of the planning and preparation so that families can just show up and enjoy!
As one caregiver shared, “I really appreciated a group that could take care of each other, so we didn’t have to do it all ourselves, because it’s getting more and more difficult to travel, but it was so well planned and a great respite for both of us.”
Of course, we had plenty to keep us busy too! Whether it was getting to see the Cheers bar in Boston, enjoying a city tour of Halifax, sampling all the delicious seafood, or participating in the Love & Marriage Show on the ship, we had many fun activities to enjoy. Or as a caregiver put it: “We had places to go, things to do, fun people to be with, and a little bit of a break from the routine!”
The Caregiver Cruise provides a safe and supportive environment to vacation, so that everyone can relax and have a little fun! You can check out all of our adventures on Facebook and Instagram!
About the Caregiver Cruise
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, 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. Our 4th cruise had us returning to New England and Canada in July 2018 for lots of sightseeing, seafood sampling, and fun with Insight friends!