Celiac Cruise Sailing Information

 

 

Here at Celiac Cruise we strive to provide our guests with a safe and worry-free cruise experience. From a dedicated gluten-free dining room to exclusive events and activities just for Celiac Cruise guests, we believe that Celiac Cruise is the perfect cruise vacation for those with celiac disease, a gluten allergy, or any type of gluten intolerance. 

 

Nothing makes us happier than seeing smiles on the faces of our guests who are able to safely experience eating from a buffet for the first time or who are able to choose anything (and everything) from the dining room menu without hesitation. Below you’ll find additional details about our sailing, but before you check out all of the info – check out the story of Emery, one of our inaugural guests, to see all the fun she had!

 

 

 

Booking Process

  • Please fill out the online booking form to pre-register for the sailing. After our team receives your form, someone will contact you as soon as possible (typically within 1-3 business days) to complete the booking, answer any questions you may have, and collect payment information for your deposit.  
  • Convenient payment plans are available if you prefer to pay in installments. Inquire with one of our team members when booking to set up your payment plan.  
  • Please email us at celiac@totaltravelevents.com or call- 866-499-4074 for additional information about booking your cabin!

Food and Beverage

  • Celiac Cruise includes all meals, entertainment, port charges, government taxes & fees, and Celiac Cruise programming. Also included is water, juice, coffee and tea. Sodas and alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost and can be purchased separately on board or as a package in advance.  For additional details, ask our team.
  • Royal Caribbean takes celiac disease very seriously. Crew members responsible for your food and beverage experience will be undergoing specific training preceding our sailing to ensure they understand the needs of those with celiac disease as well as understand the precautions necessary to eliminate risks of cross-contact/contamination.
  • Royal Caribbean will designate a dedicated food and beverage team for the main dining room who will be preparing and serving your food and beverage all cruise long.
  • Dedicated Celiac Cruise menus are created in partnership with Royal Caribbean’s culinary team to offer guests multiple options that change daily – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and other gluten-free snacks!  
  • Royal Caribbean is prepared to accommodate additional dietary restrictions in addition to celiac/gluten-free items. Vegan, nut-free, low FODMAP, and dairy-free diets can be accommodated. However, please make such dietary restrictions known to us when you book your cruise so that we can provide that information to Royal Caribbean in the weeks leading up to the cruise.
  • All gluten-free food is prepared in a safe environment, including a completely gluten-free kitchen galley in our main dining room. Additionally, all fried foods are prepared in dedicated gluten-free friers. 
  • Royal Caribbean prepares their own gluten-free bread onboard, baked daily each morning in specific ovens. Some additional gluten-free products from some of our favorite brands may be available as well.
  • On Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at Coco Cay, we will have specific dining options and venues available to Celiac Cruise guests. There will be several different options when on the island to enjoy a delicious, gluten-free lunch – including gluten-free ice cream cones!
  • Speaking of ice cream – the ice cream station on the pool deck will have gluten-free ice cream cones and/or disposable bowls so that you can enjoy a tasty snack as you bask in the sun.   

Orientation and Events

  • After boarding the ship, make your way to the Conference Center where the Celiac Cruise staff will welcome you aboard, provide you with your credentials, and answer any questions you may have about your cruise. A representative from the food and beverage team will also be available at this time to discuss any specific dietary restrictions or concerns.
  • Multiple events for adults, families, and children will be scheduled throughout the cruise to provide an opportunity to socialize, learn, and have fun! These are included in the cost of your cruise!
  • Celiac Cruise will also have numerous medical, food, and lifestyle specialists with extensive knowledge of celiac disease onboard to present research and learning opportunities for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Specific events, speakers, and programming will be released and posted on our website as these events are finalized.
  • Celiac Cruise will offer specific activities for children with a focus on gluten-free lifestyle. These may include crafts, cooking demonstrations, and/or social opportunities.
“No one should have to feel different or restricted on their vacation. We want our passengers to enjoy everything the ship has to offer, and that is the goal for our guests with Celiac Disease”

– Royal Caribbean Executive Team

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