• On Jan 18, 2019
    Deborah from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We been on 13 cruises (and leaving 2/3 on another one) and absolutely love food. Unfortunately I was recently placed on a low sodium diet. I was wondering how accommodating the buffets, quick/counter service and sit down restaurants are?

    Welcome aboard, Deborah, and congratulations on your upcoming 14th cruise! Does that mean all 13 have been with Captain Mickey and his crew? I hope so, because after sailing with Disney, my family and I know that it's the only cruise line for us! No others can compare to the level of service and entertainment we receive each time we head out to sea with Disney!

    Dining onboard is certainly a highlight for me when cruising with Disney too, Deborah. Don't worry at all about missing out due to your new low-sodium diet. Following your doctor's orders will keep you healthier and better able to enjoy more and more cruises in the future. You'll want to give the agents at Disney Cruise Line a call at (800) 951-3532 as soon as possible to add your low sodium diet to your cruise reservation information. They'll add that so that your dining servers will be alerted before you even set foot on the ship. Then, go over that information with them at the first dinner onboard, and they'll guide you from there. As you know, Disney offers Rotational Dining, so you'll have the same dining servers with you each night as you rotate through the three table service restaurants, which means no having to re-explain your diet to new servers every time. They'll be ready for you!

    Disney does suggest that guests with special diets such as this try to eat all of their meals in the table service restaurants, which are better equipped to handle special requests like this. However, you're welcome to ask about specifics at the quick service spots and Cabanas buffet, but I'd suggest sticking to the table service restaurants as much as possible.

    I hope that helps as you get ready to set sail on this next cruise, Deborah! Enjoy the magic!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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