Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Apr 6, 2014
    Sarah from SC 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.

    This will be our first cruise on the Disney Dream in September with a gluten allergy. We were wondering how this will work with the ice cream station, pool deck food and buffets? We have contacted member services but want to be prepared. thank you!

    Welcome aboard, Sarah! You must be so excited to set sail this fall on your very first Disney cruise! Let me reassure you that Disney Cruise Line is excellent about accommodating guests with food allergies.

    Be sure to note your allergy information on your cruise reservation if you haven't already. Disney Cruise Line does suggest that guests with food allergies try to eat most, if not all, of their meals in the main dining restaurants, as the kitchens and Cast Members there are better equipped to deal with food allergies. The galleys in these kitchens are much larger, assuring cross contamination of allergens is not an issue. So, when at all possible, plan to dine in those restaurants. Since your same dinner servers will be with you each night, you won't have to re-explain your food allergy each time, and they'll be aware of giving you suggestions for alternatives. You might ask them each night which restaurant they'll be working in for breakfast and lunch the next day so you can sit at one of their tables for those meals too! 

    If you'd like to dine at Cabanas buffet or the quick service spots near the pool deck, you'll need to be more careful with what you choose. You can always ask the Cast Members there to verify any choices you make, and if they don't know, they can find out for you. You may even chat with your servers in the main restaurants to see what they suggest as far as options on the pool deck too. I do believe that Luigi's Pizza near Donald's pool offers a gluten free pizza crust. Check once you're onboard to be sure it's still available.

    One thing is for sure, Sarah: You are in for a fabulous cruise and the servers and chefs are there to ensure that even with a gluten allergy, you will still enjoy delicious food and wonderful service.

    Have fun planning!
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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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