WHAT:  Educational conference and special needs family vacation AT SEA! 

WHO:   Caregivers, families and friends of any individual, any age, with any disability 

WHEN:  Nov 4-Nov 11, 2018


Galveston, TX  * Cozumel, Mexico*Grand Cayman* Falmouth, Jamaica

WHY:   Because we CAN! 

HOW:   Moms Only, Dads Only, Couples, Families

COST:  From just $499 per person!! 

Join A Mother's Rest every year on board the Buddy Cruise!   Buddy Cruise is an educational conference at sea for FAMILIES of individuals with disabilities.  Bring the whole family and give your kids the trip of a lifetime.  

AMR Moms at coco cay, 2017

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 under 11) 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.   Three port stops with dozens of amazing excursions to choose from.   

Never been on a cruise before?  DON'T WORRY!  Happy to answer all of your questions before you book.  Just a $500 deposit to reserve your stateroom!  The rest is not due until August 2018.  Get some cheap flights in and out of Galveston!   Follow the process listed below to book now.   

Reece in St. Maarten, 2015

Gift Certificates Available

  1. Familiarize yourself with the LIBERTY OF THE SEAS, our ship for 2018. 

  2. Check out the deck plans, room types, and on-board amenities!

  3. Research flights into Houston's HOBBY airport (HOU)...this is closer to Galveston.

  4. Contact Royal Caribbean M-F, 9-7pm, to inquire about group rate pricing for your preferred stateroom.  Remember, suites & ADA rooms will book up fastest.  Don't wait!  Call 877-239-2789 #2 

  5. Our Group ID is #3934033.

  6. Ask the agent for "best rate".  Even though you are part of the Buddy Cruise group, often times, the cruise line rate is lower than the negotiated group rate.

  7. If you are cruising for the first time, I recommend choosing a room on the lower decks (3 or 4).  This is where the least amount of sea motion is felt. 

  8. Have the agent add your pre-paid gratuities, it's easier that way.

  9. Once you have officially booked through Royal Caribbean, join the private AMR BC2018 FB group.  This is for all guest scenarios (moms, dads, couples, families, etc). 

  10. NEXT, REGISTER with Buddy Cruise here.


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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