Originally Posted by river froglette
Are food allergies taken seriously and will I be given enough protein 6-8 ooz without the chemicals or items like wheat that I am allergic to?
I am allergic to MSG, red forty food coloring /dye, shrimp, wheat, and the salad 'freshener/cleaner' sprays among other things.
I've emailed the Royal Caribbean food allergies at the address on the website before their 45 day cut off. They've replied only with a form letter telling me to go meet the staff at the restaurant when I board the ship. I've read tho, that only the buffet is open and the restaurant, the cascades is not, so unsure when the best time to go 'meet with them is'.
Is there Splenda aboard? Is there usually a charge for lemon or lime to go with the water? Is there club soda and a charge for that?
Are the foods mostly prepared with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or are they up on the 'no trans fats' requirements of most health conscious people?
Is the plate on Royal Caribbean Int. mostly carbs and not veggies and fish or meats?
Lunch the first day will be in the buffet - there is always a carving station with some sort of roast meat as well as lots of salad stuff.
Once you get to the dining room, speak with the headwaiter regarding your dietary restrictions. He will go over the next night's menu so that you may select items you can eat. I've toured the galley and noted that they have photos and lists of ingredients of all of the main courses, so they can instantly tell you what is in them.
At dinner, there are always "anytime" selections that include grilled chicken breast, steak and some kind of grilled fish. You may request extra veggies (I asked for steamed broccoli and it was immediately produced every night) or extra anything, really - if you want steak AND chicken - no problem at all.
Yes, you can get lemon/lime with your water at no charge. Carbonated beverages, however, are not free.
I have no idea what kind of oil they use, but I'm sure the headwaiter will be able to tell you.