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Im going on a cruise ship. Do they have gluten free meals....anybody with experience on a cruiseship...

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Im going on a cruise ship. Do they have gluten free meals....anybody with experience on a cruiseship...

I'm a travel agent in Canada and fellow celiac patient. Make sure that your travel agent asks for special diet - well in advance and the cruise line will accommodate. Also, the buffets are full of all things natural as well as huge amounts of no-no's. If you haven't used a travel agent call the cruise line directly - they have a special requests line on the documentation.

I find that the best thing to do is to talk to the maitre d' in yuor seated dining room and explain what you need. Also - absolutely refuse sauces - they have been made early and will contain things that we can't tolerate.

The cruise lines are hurting in this economy and will do all in their power to accommodate you - please don't hesitate to ask and if you don't get satisfaction go to the purser's desk immediately.

Have a great trip :)

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Hi there! I'm cruising soon as well. I've been on one cruise before and I just had to pick through all the buffets. I ate lots of eggs, fruit, yogurt... you have to use your best judgement- "when in doubt, do without!!" Corny, I know but that's my motto. As far as the dinner goes, usually there is some sort of fish on the menu. If you like fish, that's always a safe route. You just have to order it plain. Steamed veggies are good, salads... it's hard asking the non-celiac wait staff gluten questions because they usually have no idea. Even asking the chef is a little skeptical to me, only because there are so many factors of contamination in the kitchen.

You'll be fine though, just go with what you know.

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