Royal Caribbean Adds Autism Programming to its TV Service


In a bid to increase accessibility and make cruising comfortable and enjoyable for all, Royal Caribbean has announced it will add The Autism Channel to its on-demand TV offering across most ships in its global cruise fleet.


The Autism channel, which will be inclusive to all passengers via the line’s complimentary on-demand television package, is a specialist streaming television service that offers advice, support, guidance and resources to autism sufferers, as well as their family members and friends. Intended to be both educational and entertaining, the channel aims to support and improve the lives of those living with autism through specialist interviews and programmes.


Jeffrey Kasky, president of The Autism Channel, said of Royal Caribbean’s decision to add the channel to its on-demand television service: “The Autism Channel is delighted that Royal Caribbean has chosen to make this valuable content available on many Royal Caribbean ships. For every one person on the autism spectrum there are six more persons directly impacted by that person. Complimentary access to The Autism Channel’s exclusive content will benefit many Royal Caribbean guests and bring more awareness to Autism.”


Currently, Royal Caribbean plans to add complimentary access to The Autism Channel to all staterooms aboard its Quantum, Oasis, Freedom, Voyager and Radiance Class ships. The service will be broadcast in English, with subtitles available for those that are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


Included among the list of programmes available on The Autism Channel is ‘I am Autistic’ with Daniel Heinlein; a discussion with renowned behavioural paediatrician Dr. Judy; ‘Real Look Autism’; ‘The Rocket Family Chronicles’; and ‘Cooking with Jana’ — a cookery show focussing on gluten and casein-free recipes.


For more information about the accessibility services available aboard a specific cruise line, please don’t hesitate to contact the Cruise1st Australia team on 1300 857 345.

Image sourced via The Autism Channel. Credit: The Autism Channel.

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