Travelling anywhere with an allergy can be an added stress, add in being on a ship in the middle of the ocean that you often can’t get off of and it suddenly seems a lot more daunting. I can say with absolute confidence that cruising with Disney will alleviate all of these worries! I am allergic to seafood and my mum to Gluten and neither of us have had any issues and always felt safe and well looked after with Disney.
It all starts before your cruise even sets sail, when you’re checking in online. When you have the option to write a note on your booking that will then be passed on to your dining room service team. A lot of people like to include Birthdays, Anniversaries or special occasions. but it is also the way to let your serving team know about any food allergies they need to be aware of.
On the first night of the cruise, when you meet your server at dinner, it will be good to remind them of your allergy. They will most likely then ask for more information and then talk you through what you can and can’t have on the menu. Once you have ordered, backstage a lot happens to make sure you get the correct food that won’t make you sick! Your head server and the head chef will check that the food ordered is all ok. It will then be cooked in a seperate kitchen and then it will be on it’s way to you!
Your server will also recommend that you pre-order some meals for the next day, depending on your allergy. It might seem like a hassle when you just want to get to bed, but it can make your day so much easier in the end, plus help save you time at when eating the next day.
This also applies when planning to dine at Palo or Remy – the servers will be told about your allergy. And also when you dine at the restaurants for breakfast and lunch – your server won’t be looking after you, but the server who is will find out.
Do you have an allergy and have cruised with Disney? Do you have any additional tips to make someones life easier?