Ordering food allergy-free meals on a Disney Cruise
I wish that I had more options for our dairy & beef allergic child, it seems that she had so much chicken, I was starting to worry that she would get burned out on it! It would be better if the chicken had different sauces, maybe. She was served a plain roasted chicken. Teriyaki, BBQ sauce, basil pesto — anything could have helped! All of the bread was made with dairy. 🙁 I wish that I had brought a loaf of Rudi’s bread or Ener-G Rolls with us. Also, there are no allergy-free chicken tenders available, like those found all over Disney World. With the bread, I could have made her chicken-bacon-guacamole sandwiches, teriyaki chicken sandwiches and more.
Update: We spoke to AllergyFree Foods about this. It was a distribution oversite affecting Texas-based Disney Cruises. They should be available now.
I inquired about and found that gluten-free pizzas can be found, however, I was told to speak with the head server to order one. They also had gluten-free rolls available.
How to special order
After each dinner, I was provided menues for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the following day. I chose her meals, wrote them down and gave them to our waiter. See the menus posted for ideas!! This may help you pack for your trip.
For the next cruise, we will pack a loaf of Rudi’s bread, Ener-G rolls, Daiya cheese, Earth Balance butter, BBQ Sauce, French Meadow brownies and her favorite salad dressing.
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Hello! Thanks for posting your experience with us. I’ve sent an email to Disney cruise representative and was told that we can’t bring any food on board except for pore-packaged snacks. They kept telling that they can’t guarantee a 100% safe environment and I am now very confused whether my son will have any safe food to eat onboard.
Hi Alyssa! Thanks for your comment. It is true about pre-packaged foods, but that’s actually an international customs law. Disney will tell you that they cannot guarantee a 100% safe environment because they do not have dedicated kitchens and, despite their best efforts, sometimes accidents happen. However, our daughter has been on over a dozen DCL cruises with no incident. She is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and dairy. The chefs create a dedicated space for your meal prep and your servers follow you throughout the cruise, so they know your allergies very well at each meal. If you want more reassurance, contact Pixie Lizzie (http://www.pixielizzie.com) and view her Facebook page (https://fb.com/PixieLizzie) and she can walk you through it. Her services are free when you book through her and the price is the same as booking with Disney Cruise Line directly. She can tell you about their protocol and share more first-hand experiences.