Royal Caribbean has achieved the following Autism Friendly Certifications fleet wide:
- Bronze Level – all required autism friendly products and services in place
- Silver Level – all Youth staff trained on autism awareness
Developed by Autism on the Seas’ Advisory Team, autism awareness training covers following topics: characteristics of autism and developmental disabilities, correct person-first language and terms, and skills to initiate a conversation with a parent about his or her child’s needs.
In addition, all Youth staff are required to have a four year University degree or international equivalent in education, recreation or a related field. They also have at least three to five years qualified experience in working with children ages six months to 17 years.
Royal Caribbean offers an autism friendly initiative for families living with autism. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Adventure Ocean staff and more.