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Traveling with Food Allergies on a Cruise

Our family is planning our annual trip to Walt Disney World in September. We are also excited to be going on the Disney Dream for a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas as part of the trip. While I am looking forward to it, I am also a little anxious as my youngest daughter has food allergies. We have been to WDW before and they are very accommodating. We also have a kitchen and cook many meals in to stay safe and save money. My worry lies in part two of our trip – the cruise.

In advance preparations, I called the Disney Cruise Line and told them of my daughter’s allergies. They noted our record and said there would be a meeting on the first day of the ship with the chef and the dining team. That made me feel a little better. I am still anxious until I speak with the actual Dream cruise staff. I know that we will have the same staff each night for meals and that we will discuss our meals in full detail each time.

I have since been talking to other families with food allergies to find out how their best cruise travel advice with food allergies. I posted a message on the Allergic Living forums and received wonderful advice from Jennifer. I am linking directly to the post as it is detailed and informative. Allergy Mouse has also been in touch with her and they posted her experience on their blog. I will be sure to blog about my experience after our trip as well.

Please share if you also have any travel tips for those with food allergies!

A Walt Disney World Halloween

We went to Walt Disney World for Halloween last week and had a blast. We go every year for Labor Day week, which I highly recommend as the crowds disappear after Labor Day Monday. Girls at Disney for Halloween

I was in town for a trade show and my husband flew down with the girls on the Thursday night before Thanksgiving. His family met us there on Friday and we stayed at Caribbean Beach. We have never stayed there but it was awesome. It has a food court, lots of beaches, playgrounds on a private lake. The pool is big with a play place and two water slides. I highly recommend it and we walked around a lot.

Disney knows how to celebrate, so for Halloween we went to Downtown Disney and each store gave away candy for trick or treating. We went back to Caribbean Beach and they had a DJ by the pool, a costume parade and trick or treating around the pool. The kids had a blast.

It was more crowded as the wine and food festival were also at Epcot, but we didn’t go the parks. We rode the monorail and visited the resorts and then hung poolside at the resort. A great time was had by all!