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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I will be traveling on a Carnival Cruise this summer. I did contact Carnival and they said I would need to talk to the head waiter the first night about a special diet and that I would be able to bring anything on board that I would need. Have any of you had this experience that you can share what you had brought yourself and what you were able to eat? They said that they did not have a specific gluten free meal request for the whole stay, but they would work it out when I was there? Any advice would be appreciated. I was on a few Carnival cruises years ago, but was not diagnosed at the time.



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I would insist on working it out ahead of time. I have had lousy experiences when I wait until I get there (not on Carnival but other places) and if they just don't get it, you're stuck with no other options. What about sending some gluten free food there ahead of time (i.e., bread or bread mixes, brownie mix, etc.)

Good luck, Kim.

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