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Cruising with Celiacs/Intolerance.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM

This will be my first post intolerance discovery cruise. Taking Carnival to the western Carribean.

Any experienced cruisers have recommendations of how to ask/ what to be extra careful of(hidden gluten) while on board ship?

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on November 19, 2010
at 03:15 PM

Wonderful, sent them an email at the address at bottom of that link

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on November 19, 2010
at 01:51 PM

I read that I have to ask for Real eggs not the powdered wheatmix eggs

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on November 19, 2010
at 12:34 PM

Sweet link, thanks, Nicole!

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on November 19, 2010
at 11:54 AM

I just got back from a Mediterranean cruise through Princess (my honeymoon!). I used a similar strategy to Resurgent. At our sit down dinner, I told the head waiter that I had Celiac. He knew exactly what it was and was able to guide my meal choices. Best yet, he allowed me to order a day in advance so that, if it included flour, the chef could prepare it gluten-free. Breakfast was easy for the reasons described above. Lunch was more difficult but not impossible - almost every sauce seems to contain flour so it is usually safe to avoid those dishes.

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on November 19, 2010
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@Nicole: well done, thanks

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on November 19, 2010
at 01:53 AM

They do make them. http://ezgluten.com/ They are expensive though.

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on November 19, 2010
at 01:52 AM

They do make them, but they are expensive. http://www.elisa-tek.com/ez%20gluten.htm

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on November 19, 2010
at 12:37 AM

Times like these make you wish that they sold sets of little ph-style stick that you could just dip lightly in a sauce and if it were gluten positive it'd turn some color. Wouldn't that make life for Celiacs eating out or traveling so much easier?

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on November 19, 2010
at 12:08 AM

Yeah I dodged the gravy at a work thanksgiving luncheon today for that reason.

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on November 18, 2010
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alot of sauces have gluten because flour is used as a thickener.. watch out for that

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on November 19, 2010
at 03:02 PM

Stephen,

This is from the Carnival website. We are headed on a cruise in a few weeks as well. Happy sailing and I hope that this helps.

Dietary Needs Carnival Cruise Lines can provide our guests with the following special dietary needs: Vegetarian, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat, Low-Carbohydrates, Low-Sugar, Gluten Free, Indian Vegetarian and Kosher. If you have food allergies, please advise your dining staff once onboard.

http://www.carnival.com/cms/fun/cruise_control/EMB_guest_specials_requirements.aspx?icid=CC_Footer_87

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on November 19, 2010
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Wonderful, sent them an email at the address at bottom of that link

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on November 19, 2010
at 11:55 AM

TBH I would try and get them to make your food up separately if you are looking for a gluten free meal. I have found that the best gluten free choices from a buffet style breakfast are the omelette station and the fruit section. Buffets and carveries are notorious for cross-contamination AFAIK...

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on November 19, 2010
at 01:51 PM

I read that I have to ask for Real eggs not the powdered wheatmix eggs

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on November 19, 2010
at 04:44 AM

Took a cruise to Alaska this summer, 4 months post paleo. Just remember two things about food on a cruise ship. First, for sit down meals tell them in advance that you have Gluten intolerance, they will provide you with decent gluten free fare. Second, try and eat as much as possible at the buffets - they were happy to fry my eggs in butter instead of some modern "spray" - there is unlimited bacon, there are roasts and other cuts of meats, hot and cold, you can choose the most unprocessed ones. And finally you can get an unlimited choice of veggies, raw, which you can have cooked in butter if you prefer.

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on November 19, 2010
at 11:54 AM

I just got back from a Mediterranean cruise through Princess (my honeymoon!). I used a similar strategy to Resurgent. At our sit down dinner, I told the head waiter that I had Celiac. He knew exactly what it was and was able to guide my meal choices. Best yet, he allowed me to order a day in advance so that, if it included flour, the chef could prepare it gluten-free. Breakfast was easy for the reasons described above. Lunch was more difficult but not impossible - almost every sauce seems to contain flour so it is usually safe to avoid those dishes.

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