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Welcome to Buddy Cruise® FAMILY... EDUCATION... A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

Buddy Cruise is a 501c3 non-profit charity providing educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and developmental delays through unique venues.

Join us for our unique annual conference at sea! The programs we offer are not only beneficial for families touched by Down syndrome but other special needs as well. A Buddy Cruise not only gives you the opportunity to gain information through educational workshops & events, but you will network with other families from across the globe that are in similar situations and form lasting bonds. Families who have a hard time finding a scenario to meet all family members’ needs are accommodated with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities.


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  • The Micheli Family

    2015 will be the fifth cruise we have been on since 2009 with our Buddy Cruise family. In 2011 we had our daughter and missed it. In 2013, we decided to go on a separate cruise and did not realize how much we would miss our family. This is truly the most amazing experience and you do not only educate and grow awareness but you also gain lifetime friends and what I call my BC family. If you are considering joining us...I say you have no idea what you are missing out on and you will too become a BUDDY CRUISER FOR LIFE! 11/9/2014 10:15:38 PM

  • Schofield family

    2014 was are first year on buddy cruise and we like so many with special needs children felt we were all alone. But when we went on buddy cruise it was an unbelievable experience. We loved it and was like a second family. Everyone on the buddy cruise acted like they knew us for years so this is like are second family.can't wait till next year and many more... 10/27/2014 7:32:02 PM

  • hollie konek-morgan

    down right awesome. I went the first year with my son, not knowing anyone to going this year and knowing so many. I am even volunteering as an ambassador and I have my own team, DOUBLE D'S OF THE EASTERN SHORE. I am now a buddy cruiser for life. 7/1/2014 10:20:05 AM

  • Deborah and Curtis Bradshaw

    We absolutely LOVE the Buddy Cruise. We attended our first cruise several years ago and we were hooked! There is no way to fully describe the experience. it is a totally awesome worthwhile adventure and we look forward to each and every one. Let's just say we are Buddy Cruisers for life. We now have several friends now attending as well. Can't wait for Buddy Cruise 2014!! 6/5/2014 6:33:24 PM

  • Beverly Godfrey

    You just have to go on the cruise to know how truly wonderful and heartfelt this experience with all these Buddy Cruisers really is, it's a memory you will keep forever, and smile. 6/5/2014 7:51:16 AM

  • Holly Caulfield

    An AWESOME experience. 6/4/2014 7:59:34 PM

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