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Finally, gathered together in one place, all the essential information you need to safely and confidently cruise with your special diet.

While it started life as a conventional book project, providing the guide free online is the best way to get this information into the hands of as many people as possible. I hope it helps you find a great vacation, and avoid a lot of frustration in the process.

I am also offering an e-book version of this guide for a small fee. It contains exactly the same information you’ll find here. If you find the guide helpful, please consider purchasing the e-book, which helps support running this site.

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Table of Contents

1. Why Cruise if you Follow a Special Diet?

Are you Serious?
It’s Not That Simple
Is Cruising Right for You?
Important Medical Caveats

2. Planning Your Cruise

Find a Good Travel Agent
Cruise Line and Itinerary
Dining Options
Shore Excursions
Notify Cruise Line
Bringing Your Own Food
Local Stores
Other Restrictions

3. Arrival

Getting to the Ship
Getting Onboard
Meet the Maître d’

4. Main Dining Room

Fixed vs. Open Seating
Making Open Seating Work
Picking your Meals
Breakfast and Lunch

5. Other Venues

Buffet
Specialty Restaurants
Room Service
Going Ashore

6. Working with Staff

Attitude is Everything
Practice Defensive Eating
Resolving Problems
When Things Go Right
Feedback
Galley Tour

7. Ensure the Best Experience

“Get it Right” vs. “Get it Right Now”
“No, I Insist”
Communicating Clearly
Staff Knowledge

8. Bon Voyage!

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