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Old January 12th, 2011, 09:47 AM
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I am going on a Princess cruise in May and I'm starting to think about all the things I need to do before we go (I'm a little excited if you couldn't tell!). I know that one of the things I need to do is send (fax) a letter to Princess telling them that I cannot eat gluten. I was just wondering if anyone has had to do this before and what kind of information I need to provide. I plan on giving them my name, the cruise I'm going on, and of course that I am gluten free, but I'm wondering if I need to give them more information. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old January 12th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I am on a gluten free diet .However ,I am on medication that I shall be on forever .My GI believes that if I stay on my medication I can eat anything .At home I follow my diet ,however on my recent cruise I ate everything except chocolate and I was fine .
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once you board the ship, head down to the main dining room, seek out the Maitre D, give him your dining information and then tell him your diet restrictions, and also mention it to the senior waiter on your wait team
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once you board the ship, head down to the main dining room, seek out the Maitre D, give him your dining information and then tell him your diet restrictions, and also mention it to the senior waiter on your wait team
Yes, but FIRST, have your travel agent notify ship's services at least 6 weeks in advance, and get a written confirmation!

THEN, follow the advice above once you board the ship.

Any dietary restrictions should always be given advance notice, and then confirmed on boarding. Just walking in and announcing it may create problems.
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A great many North Americans are on gluten free diets.
If you are sailing on a Grand Class Ship, approximately 300 - 500 of your fellow cruisers will also be requesting a gluten free diet.
The cruise lines are very familiar with this as they do it every week of the year.
Be sure to notify and remind your waiter and Maitre d'.
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A great many North Americans are on gluten free diets.
If you are sailing on a Grand Class Ship, approximately 300 - 500 of your fellow cruisers will also be requesting a gluten free diet.
The cruise lines are very familiar with this as they do it every week of the year.
Be sure to notify and remind your waiter and Maitre d'.
Bruce... thanks so much for that information. I had no idea that condition was that common.
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I am going on a Princess cruise in May and I'm starting to think about all the things I need to do before we go (I'm a little excited if you couldn't tell!). I know that one of the things I need to do is send (fax) a letter to Princess telling them that I cannot eat gluten. I was just wondering if anyone has had to do this before and what kind of information I need to provide. I plan on giving them my name, the cruise I'm going on, and of course that I am gluten free, but I'm wondering if I need to give them more information. Thanks in advance for your help!
Why not register with Princess online?

https://book.princess.com/captaincir...ionStepOne.jsp

You can choose to alert Princess of your diet needs from their website, along with other needs and preferences.

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People suffering from Crohn's disease ,colitis ,ulcertaive colitis ,irritable bowel syndrome and many other similiar illnesses should be on gluten free diets .

My gastroenterologist is of the belief that if his patients are on medication continously (for me its 6 pills a day) you can go off your gluten free diet occasionally .I eat whatever I desire on vacation (except for chocolate and dairy products)and I've never had a problem .
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Thank you everyone for your advice! I sent off an email to my travel agent and she said that they had received the information and everything should be all set! That was easy! Thank you LisaK and Mike also for the advice on going to the Maitre D. I'll make sure to do that once I get on the ship. Here's hoping it all works out!
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