Educational conference and special needs family vacation AT SEA! 


Families and friends of any individual, any age, with any disability 


Oct 30-Nov 3, 2017


Cape Canaveral, FL  * Nassau, Bahamas * Coco Cay, Bahamas


Because we CAN! 


Moms Only, Dads Only, Couples, Families


From just $266 per person!! 

Join A Mother's Rest every year on board the Buddy Cruise!  A cruise is one of the few places you can do everything and nothing at the same time!  Book your own stateroom all to yourself!!   Grab another Special Needs Mom friend and share the cost.   Want to get away as a couple?  Do it!  Maybe a "Mommy & Me" trip with one of your typical children?  Or bring the whole family and give your kids the trip of a lifetime.  

Auntie in Bermuda, 2013

The cruise is entirely free-style except for a few pre-planned group activities.   Join us for coffee each morning.   Enjoy inspirational speakers and presentations at your leisure throughout the trip.   Participate in the "Buddy Walk at Sea" !  Play at the pool, get a massage, or fall asleep with the sea breeze in your face on the top deck.   Day and evening kids camps (for all ages) are available, FREE, even for the youngest and those with special needs!  Dances and other evening activities for the adults on board are numerous.   It's fun you forgot you even knew how to have!   And as much as there is to do on board, there are just as many quiet spaces to read, nap and revel in the peace. 

After 10 years, the staff at Royal Caribbean are well prepared for their Buddy Cruisers!   Evening meals are together as a group in the main dining room, but the whole rest of each day is free to do as you like.  Get off the ship in port in the Bahamas and have a relaxing day on the beach.  If you do bring your children, lots of other SN family helpers are on board with another set of eyes and hands....and feet, if you have a "runner" like mine.   TRUE RESPITE.  

Never been on a cruise before?  DON'T WORRY!  Happy to answer all of your questions before you book.  Just a $200 deposit to reserve your stateroom!  The rest is not due until August.  Get some cheap flights in and out of Orlando!   Follow the process listed at www.buddycruise.org to book now.   


 Our goal is to have (15) AMR Moms/Families on board!

Can't come this year, but want to sponsor a mom?  

DONATE ANY AMOUNT as a grant for  AMR moms to enjoy the trip of a lifetime together. 

Reece in St. Maarten, 2015


A Mother's Rest Charitable Respite  Foundation

501c3 ID: 81-4965846

Virginia SCC ID: 08172710

Maryland FC ID: 0003682488

Donation Mailing Address:

32 W. Main St  New Market, MD 21774


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