The mission of Buddy Cruise is to provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, inclusion and advancement for individuals with Down syndrome.

Our events are a forum for prominent educational speakers to address a wide range of Down syndrome and disability related topics. Buddy Cruise is unique because we not only give families the opportunity to gain information through educational workshops & events, but they are able to network with other families from across the globe that are in similar situations and form lasting bonds. All of this is done on a cruise ship allowing for inclusive opportunities throughout the ship and in the various ports of call. Families who otherwise have a very hard time finding a scenario to meet all family members’ needs are accommodated with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities.


2. Provide educational and networking opportunities for families touched by Down syndrome

3. Participate and raise awareness for DS at events across the country

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