July 10, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Celiac Disease Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn G. Geller, was recently appointed to sit on the Royal Caribbean Advisory Board on Disabilities. The Advisory Board held its first meeting in May 2015, and was established by the cruise line to improve the travel experience for guests with disabilities, to obtain feedback on the existing guest programs and services, and to highlight the company’s accessible travel programs. Among the remaining Advisory Board Members with whom Marilyn serves include: representatives from American Association of Kidney Patients, American Sleep Apnea Association, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Food Allergy Research & Education, Hearing Loss Association of America, United Spinal Association, and representatives from several other national advocacy organizations.

“I am honored to have been selected to sit on the Royal Caribbean Advisory Board on Disabilities, as it is a cause for which I am deeply passionate,” stated Marilyn. “This position will provide an additional avenue to raise awareness for celiac disease and to pursue CDF’s advocacy efforts to have the voice of the gluten-free community heard.”

The purpose of the first meeting of the Royal Caribbean Advisory Board on Disabilities was to provide an overview of Royal Caribbean’s Access Department and its responsibility to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Royal Caribbean’s accessibility program provides accessible stateroom features, special accommodations for those with hearing and visual disabilities, as well as specific dietary and medical needs, and more. To learn more about Royal Caribbean’s accessibility programs, please click here.