Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Aug 6, 2015
    Nicole from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family has been to WDW many time and will be back in 2016. I am thinking of surprise the kids with the sea part of our next trip. My concern is eating gluten free on the excursion, mostly Castaway Cay. Is this possible? Thanks.

    Ahoy, Nicole!

    I consulted one of my good cruise friends who has a child that is gluten-free and asked her about eating on the Disney Cruise Line ship and also at Castaway Cay. She said it is a breeze!

    Prior to sailing, you will want to contact Disney Cruise Line at 800-951-3532 to tell them that someone in your family is gluten-free. When you arrive to your dinner in one of the main dining rooms on the first night of your cruise, the server will inquire about the special dietary needs for your family. They will know all of the menu items that are gluten-free, and may even have a few special things that only appear for your table.

    The night before you dock at Castaway Cay, you can order a special gluten-free meal that you will pick up at one of the restaurants on the island (probably Cookies, Too). The meal will be ready and waiting for you! How easy is that?

    Surprising your kids with a Disney Cruise would be awesome! I would recommend planning your vacation with the Walt Disney World portion first, followed by a relaxing cruise on one of the beautiful Disney Cruise Line ships. I also advise that you take at least a 4-Night cruise, since that gives you a full day at sea.

    Please visit us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel as you begin the planning for this great trip! I look forward to answering more of your questions as they arise.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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