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Buddy Cruise Inc

Rating: 5 stars   56 reviews 3,608

Nonprofit Issues:

Disabilities, Health

Address:

PO Box 162 Lithia FL 33547 USA

Mission:

To provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, inclusion and advancement for individuals with Down syndrome and developmental delay through unique venues.

Target demographics:

Serving families touched by Down syndrome and developmental delays globally.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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1-877-BDY-CRUZ
www.buddycruise.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

The only way to cruise is with 300+ of the most fun-loving people I have ever met on The Buddy Cruiser!!! Great people, great conference at sea with some amazing kids and families! I've been on 4 cruises and I'm so excited to go on my 5th, in 2016!!

 
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Buddy cruise is a lifetime family that will always be by your side. it's an amazing journey and an educational experience you can't find anywhere else I went on my first cruise 4 years ago with out knowing anyone. I could write a book about my experience on bc with my son. it's like having a family from all over the world. Go once and your hooked. We are team double ds and we are buddy cruisers for life. Come join the family

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Buddy cruise is a lifetime family that will always be by your side. it's an amazing journey and an educational experience you can't find anywhere else I went on my first cruise 4 years ago with out knowing anyone. I could write a book about my experience on bc with my son. it's like having a family from all over the world. Go once and your hooked. We are team double ds and we are buddy cruisers for life. Come join the family

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family first found out about the Buddy Cruise several years ago while we were living in Alaska, and have since attended 3 sailings. It has been a fantastic experience for us being the person in our family who has a disability is my 57 year old brother in law with Down Syndrome.
The experience of going on a ship for him has been wonderful great. There are so many people and being with his peers makes him very happy. Even though he is older, there are always activities he can participate in.
Jorge and Pam Arnoldson who founded Buddy Cruise, their family and the crew who help them (they work year round) every year, think of everything for the inclusion of the participants no matter what age. Parents are always included each trip with seminars to help them cope with happenings in their lives.
I can't say enough about the Arnoldsons and the cruise. Anyone who has a child, sibling or any member of their family with a disability should attend a Buddy Cruise to have a fantastic memorable experience.

 
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I have been on four Buddy Cruises and each and everyone is a heart warming experience you just won't forget. Its a wonderful way to meet and make new friends from all over the country and people you look forward to seeing each and every year. Its like seeing family again and catching up on everything and making new memories.. Please take a Buddy Cruise once, and you will be hooked.. I hope you will..

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Each time we go on a buddy cruise we can't wait to sign up for the next one. Fun, exciting and we have made some great friends.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Imagine being surrounded by people that know how to genuinely love better than any on earth. Oh, then you are in PARADISE too. Best week of my year. Coolest part is you don't have to have Down Syndrome or go with someone who does to be a part of this incredible group. A++

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

From the first moment we joined the group, we were welcomed with open arms. It was educational, fun, refreshing, enlightening and so much more. We fell in love with the Buddy Cruise organization and the people. We now volunteer our time to help others experience that same wonderful feeling we had about the Buddy Cruise. One of the coolest effects to observe is how the other passengers interact and learn about our family members. It is amazing to see what a difference the week makes. We are definitely Buddy Cruisers for life!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1st time cruiser with the Buddy Cruise. We had the trip of our lifetime, filled with great people, great experiences and most of all fabulous memories. We hope to be able to enjoy it next year.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Buddy Cruise is an amazing organization! I just love the level of excitement about every single family!

 
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