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Eating Gluten Free On Norweigan Cruise Line

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Hey all,

I just got back from a week long Alaskan Cruise aboard the Norweigan Pearl and wanted to share the positive experience.

A few weeks before my trip I was contacted by a rep from Norweigan who sent me a list of gluten free foods that I could pick from and they would make sure to have aboard. Once aboard I was contacted by the Maitre'D from the main dining room (first day aboard) who met with me and reviewed the gluten-free selections on each nights menu. He reassured me that all meals would be cooked in seperate pots/pans and that my morning bagels would be made seperate from the regular toasters. If nothing was easily adapted into a gluten-free meal then I could order gluten-free pasta, plain chicken, steak etc. I also was given special gluten-free desserts that were not on the regular menu if nothing else was available. The only thing they didn't bring aboard that I had requested was some Gluten Free beer (Oh well). I was also allowed to pre-arrange for a gluten-free meal ashore during one of my excursions.

The whole experience led to a great week where I could enjoy myself without worrying about being glutened. Anyone interested in cruising should consider Norweigan. They'll get my business again!

Cleveland Bob B)

"Dreams Are What The Future Is Made Of"

Endoscopy & Blood Work Positive.....

gluten-free Since December 2004.....

Soy Intolerant August 2007......

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So glad to hear this!! I was just thinking this morning that I want to add a cruise to Alaska to my list of travel destinations.


Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

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Thanks for sharing your experience. I'd like to take my son someday and show him where mom's from. I was born there and moved away when I was young and never been back but it's the kind of place that leaves a lasting impression on you. I have some wonderful memories. Now I have confidence that a successful gluten-free trip is possible.

Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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I recently went on a cruise with another cruise line (Amadeus) and they did a poor job. Another celiac on board had recently gone on a cruise with Norwegian, however, and said it had been a wonderful experience. Perhaps it is easier to be accommodated on a larger ship? (I was on a small river ship.) Anyway, I was thinking my next cruise would be with Norwegian. Thanks for sharing another positive experience with them.

McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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