Here, our line-by-line guide to your choices:
|Azamara Club Cruises||Azamara can make meals gluten-free upon request, and some dishes — including soups and sauces — are already gluten-free. Meet with the restaurant manager every night to order dishes from the regular menu for the following day.||Email a completed Special Needs Form to the line’s Special Needs Department at least 30 days prior to sailing.|
|Carnival Cruise Lines||Discuss meal options with the head waiter on the first night of the cruise. Gluten-free bread, pasta, cake, pizza, and beer are all available onboard. When dining in the Lido restaurant, speak with the senior dining staff before hitting the buffet.||
Dietary requests are handled onboard the ship.
|Celebrity Cruises||Gluten-free dishes on the main dining rooms’ menus — like this sample one — are marked with special icons.||Complete this Special Needs Form at least 30 days prior to sailing.|
|Costa Cruises||Costa provides a full gluten-free menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the main dining room. Gluten-free basket lunches are also available for shore excursions, as are gluten-free minibar snacks.||Indicate your dietary preferences when you book.|
|Crystal Cruises||All dining venues have gluten-free selections, and most other meals can be prepared with substitutes. All Crystal ships bake their own gluten-free bread and make their own pasta.||Contact Crystal to obtain a Special Needs Form to be submitted 90 days prior to sailing, and confirm with the Customer Service Desk when you board.|
|Cunard Line||Cunard has special head waiters and chefs for dietary requests whom you may speak to when ordering. Gluten-free bread is always available, and separate sauces are made to accompany entrees. The line also stocks pre-made gluten-free bread rolls, cookies, pastas, biscuits, and cereals.||Let Cunard know when you book, and confirm your request with the purser’s desk when you board.|
|Disney Cruise Line||
Disney can prepare most items on the menu using gluten-free ingredients. Waiters will be notified when you sit down to dinner and will inform you what options are available that night.
|Inform the line’s Special Reservations Department using this Special Service Information Form at least 30 days prior to sailing.|
|Holland America Line||Prior to sailing, guests select their gluten-free options that will be provided during the cruise. Gluten-free options from the Gluten-Free Form are served in the main dining room, but all restaurants are able to prepare gluten-free dishes.||Notify the line using a Special Requirements Information Form 90 days prior to sailing.|
|MSC Cruises||MSC caters to gluten-free cruisers. The line’s dishes were developed with the Italian Celiac Association. Gluten-free menus are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on all restaurants aboard Preziosa, Fantasia, Orchestra, Poesia, Musica, Splendida, Magnifica, Preziosa, and Divina. Other ships have prepackaged gluten-free products.||After you book, fill out this Special Requirements Information Form online.|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||There is no gluten-free menu, but select dishes made with gluten-free flour are always available. You can discuss your options with your servers every night.||Contact the Access Desk before you book, as some requests may be easier to accommodate on cruises in certain geographical regions.|
|Oceania Cruises||A chef or restaurant manager will meet with you every night to review menus and select items for the next day. In many cases, gluten-free options can be provided without notice as well.||Let Oceania know about your dietary preference when you book.|
|Princess Cruises||The head waiter will meet with you every night to review the menu and select items for the next day.||
Check the gluten-free option on the Cruise Personalizer.
|Regent Seven Seas Cruises||A chef or restaurant manager will meet with you to discuss your preferences, review menus, and select items for the next meal. In many cases, gluten-free options can be provided at the time of the meal as well.||Email the line’s operations team at least 90 days prior to sailing.|
|Royal Caribbean International||
Meet with the restaurant manager every night to discuss menu options for the following day. Most meals can be gluten-free upon request.
|If you make your reservation at royalcaribbean.com, add your request to the “Update Personal Information” section. Or send an email request including your name, booking number, ship name, and sail date.|
|Seabourn Cruise Line||
Chefs will work with you to identify gluten-free food and to plan meals; the ships stock gluten-free cookies, breads, cereals, and pasta.
|Complete and email a Special Requirements Information Form.|
|SeaDream Yacht Club||In addition to offering the only complete raw food menu at sea (which is also gluten-free), SeaDream’s regular menus all have numerous gluten-free selections.||Notify the line through the Guest Registration Form.|
|Silversea Cruises||You can meet with the chef every night to review the menus and to discuss your meal options for the following day.||Let Silversea know about your allergies on the Guest Information Form at Silversea.com/MyVoyage at least 75 days before sailing.|
|Windstar Cruises||After boarding, you can discuss the gluten-free options with the maitre d’.||Fill out this Special Requirements Information Form at least 30 days before sailing.|