Gluten Free & Food Allergy Cruises & Tours

Enjoying cruises while managing gluten free diets and food allergies is very doable and rewarding. Discover new places and experience safe gluten and allergen-friendly journeys with planning and a little extra effort!

Many cruise lines worldwide now cater to guests with special dietary concerns, even identifying gluten and allergen-free meals as specific offerings on their websites.

Be sure to communicate your special dietary requirements effectively with cruise line professionals based on the following guidelines.

Cruise Checklist for Safe Gluten and Allergy Free Meals

To ensure eating safe meals at sea during your cruise experience, it is recommended that you:

  • Research cruise lines to determine the best fit for your dietary needs and desired travel plans.

  • Review emergency medical facilities, medicines on board and procedures for life threatening reactions in the case of anaphylaxis.

  • Contact customer service department of your preferred cruise line to address any unanswered questions prior to booking your reservation.

  • Inform cruise line at the time of your reservation of your gluten and /or allergen food concerns.

  • Order your gluten and /or allergen-free meals in advance, if appropriate.

  • Ideally, obtain in writing mutually agreed upon meal plan for cruise.

  • Determine if designated wait staff / team serve each meal during cruise.

  • Determine what snacks are needed for excursions away from the ship. Research bakeries, restaurants and local cuisine, if desired.

  • Obtain foreign language travel cards as needed based on port cities.

  • Confirm special meals with the cruise line 3-5 days prior to departure.

  • Meet with Hotel Director (yes–on a cruise ship!), manager of the dining room, staff and/or chef upon boarding the ship to reiterate your needs.

  • Communicate your gluten and allergy food concerns to your designated wait staff and cabin crew, as required.


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