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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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We are planning a cruise in September and cannot decide between Royal Caribbean (for its onboard activities) and Carnival (cheaper therefore would book balcony rooms). I'm wondering which is easier for gluten-free travel? Both DD and myself are gluten-free, and I especially want her to have fun!

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We just returned from a cruise on Norwegian and it went great. We are all gluten-free and my kids are also soy free, dairy free, and artificial additive free and they handled it beautifully. We didn't do the buffet except a couple times when the kids were hungry between meals and they had a hamburger no bun and potato chips. That went fine. Otherwise, we ate in the main dining room and ordered our meals the night before. We always had room service for breakfast and we just wrote in what we wanted and they brought it (mostly gluten-free waffles!)

While I was researching, it seemed that all of the cruise lines can do gluten-free now. If it were me, I would go with the balcony. We spent so much time out there just sitting, napping, reading, or eating breakfast. It added a lot to our experience, especially since the cabins can be so small.

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Thanks! We ended up in a boardwalk balcony room on Royal Caribbean. :)

Have a GREAT time and be sure to update us after!!

Safe journey! :)

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Thanks! We ended up in a boardwalk balcony room on Royal Caribbean. :)

We are going on a cruise in September on RCI also on the Oasis of the Seas. Having been on a cruise with RCI once before we were impressed with how they handled gluten free on the ship. My teenage daughter is the celiac and she had plenty of food to choose from and they made her gluten free pancakes and french toast for breakfast if she wanted it. Each evening they would bring her the next nights menu and she would point out what she would like and they made a gluten free version for her. She didn't choose the items that were obviously difficult to make gluten free such as those with pastry but many of them items on the menu could be adapted.

Which ship are you going on?

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