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I just returned from a Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Greek Isles. It started in Venice, Italy. In Italy I used my laminated dinning cards. There were some nice Italians who were willing to help and some rude ones who physically escorted me to the door! Guess they didn't want to deal with someone who could not eat pasta.

Once on the cruise my life was GREAT!!! They bent over backwards to accomodate me! If you choose to do any vacationing outside of your homeland, I HIGHLY reccomend Royal Caribbean. Every night they would sit down with me and show me the menue all of the guests would receive. They told me to pick ANYTHING on the menu and they would make it gluten free. (except the pasta dishes) They even made sure every night I had a gluten free dessert! They made me Gluten free bread everyday. I usually skip the rubbery bread at home, but I ate it on the cruise. If they went to the trouble to make it I went to the trouble to enjoy every bite.

When I was in port, Rhodes to be exact, everyone wanted authentic greek food. I tried my dinning cards. I still ended up with a Greek Salad. I was dissappointed. I thought I could have had something else but the waitress said no. I didn't feel as though she was really trying to help. But I have learned when in doubt. Stick with a simple salad.

All in all, cruising may be the best way to travel gluten free.

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I just returned from a Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Greek Isles. It started in Venice, Italy. In Italy I used my laminated dinning cards. There were some nice Italians who were willing to help and some rude ones who physically escorted me to the door! Guess they didn't want to deal with someone who could not eat pasta.

Once on the cruise my life was GREAT!!! They bent over backwards to accomodate me! If you choose to do any vacationing outside of your homeland, I HIGHLY reccomend Royal Caribbean. Every night they would sit down with me and show me the menue all of the guests would receive. They told me to pick ANYTHING on the menu and they would make it gluten free. (except the pasta dishes) They even made sure every night I had a gluten free dessert! They made me Gluten free bread everyday. I usually skip the rubbery bread at home, but I ate it on the cruise. If they went to the trouble to make it I went to the trouble to enjoy every bite.

When I was in port, Rhodes to be exact, everyone wanted authentic greek food. I tried my dinning cards. I still ended up with a Greek Salad. I was dissappointed. I thought I could have had something else but the waitress said no. I didn't feel as though she was really trying to help. But I have learned when in doubt. Stick with a simple salad.

All in all, cruising may be the best way to travel gluten free.

Sounds great!!! I'm leaving in a few weeks on Princess to the Panama Canal, so I'm happy to hear it can be done. I've sailed with Princess before, but not since being diagnosed, but in my previous sailings they've been very good about trying to accomodate dietary requirements. Great, I'm getting really excited again, lol!

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Your post has made me so happy!!! My husband and I were talking about taking a cruise but I figured I'd be death walking by the time I returned. I cruised with Royal Carribean once before and swore I'd never go on another line...your experience has cinched it for me!!! Glad you had fun!


Amy

Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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Your post has made me so happy!!! My husband and I were talking about taking a cruise but I figured I'd be death walking by the time I returned. I cruised with Royal Carribean once before and swore I'd never go on another line...your experience has cinched it for me!!! Glad you had fun!

On the Royal Carabbean site they have a link to something like "glutenfree@rccl.com" It is an automated responce but it worked! Good luck

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