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Royal Caribbean partners with Make-A-Wish to help kids

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Andre, 10, is a blood disorder wish kid
Royal Caribbean International's new multiyear partnership with Make-A-Wish will support the nonprofit's mission of granting wishes to children with critical illnesses around the world.

The cruise line's Wishes at Sea program aims to contribute to the nonprofit’s efforts with both fundraising and in-kind donations of memorable family experiences.

Passengers may support this by making donations online and/or participating in events on the ships or in private destinations. These will vary from Walk for Wishes 5Ks and walkathons to auctions for exclusive experiences and more.

Making a difference in families' lives

'We are thrilled and humbled to partner with Make-A-Wish for years to come. In this partnership, we are in a position to do what we love – delivering memorable vacations – while making a difference in the lives of those at the heart of Royal Caribbean, families, who need it most,' President Michael Bayley said.

VIP treatment

Adventures in Perfect Day at CocoCay include access to the water park, a private cabana and a high-flying experience on the Up, Up & Away helium balloon. Aboard ship, Make-A-Wish families will get VIP treatment from start to finish, with exclusive experiences, complimentary Wi-Fi, private FlowRider sessions and more.

'We know that a wish can chart a new course in these children's lives, and we look forward to having the opportunity to work together to deliver that life-changing impact,' said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America.

Passengers can learn more and donate here.