I returned back from our family vacation on Sunday morning. We had a fabulous time aboard the Caribbean Princess, cruising to the Eastern Caribbean. Many weeks before we sailed I faxed a script from my doctor, indicating that I needed a gluten free diet. Well, accomodating is an understatement! The first meal, the buffet, scared me at first. I approached a uniformed gentleman and explained my sitation. Within 5 minutes a tall man appeared with a large chef hat. The "Big Kahuna" I called him, went through the line with me, explaining what I could and could not eat. He even had the kitchen prepare some dishes without sauce for me. Whew! I took a deep breath and knew it was going to be okay!
At the first evening meal I told the waitstaff that I was gluten free. They ALL knew exactly what I meant. From that moment on, the head waiter provided the next day's menu for me to choose my meal. Gluten free bread was brought to the table without my asking. Our particular waitress was from Thailand and was delightful. She was excited as she told me what I could have. "Accentuate the positive" was her attitude. I had gf corn muffins for breakfast also. Each and every person working in the eating areas was familiar with "GF" and all that it meant. BRAVO TO PRINCESS CRUISES for making my vacation the best!
Prior to my cruise, I mentioned before that I went to Denver. I am so tired from unpacking so I will download pictures of my gf finds tomorrow...be well...