NCL Norwegian Dawn 10 Day British Isles Cruise August 2023

This review will cover our gluten-free dining experience on the Norwegian Dawn whilst cruising round the beautiful British Isles. Having sailed on the sister ship to the Dawn (Norwegian Star) less than a year ago, we had high hopes for our gluten-free experience on board. Would it live up to our previous experience? Read on to find out more (and spoiler alert, it was very different!).

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NCL Norwegian Star Two Week Transatlantic Cruise November 2022

This review will cover our experience of eating gluten-free on NCL Star whilst crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. It was our first time on this lovely ship (and first time sailing NCL as gluten-free diners), and our second cruise on NCL. We discovered that NCL deal with gluten free/allergy requirements quite differently to any other cruise line we’ve travelled with so far. Read on to find out more about our experience.

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Celebrity Solstice One Week Alaskan Cruise May 2022

A bucket list cruise for both of us, this review will cover our experience of eating gluten free aboard the Celebrity Solstice ship. With a landscape as incredible as Alaska is I might slip in a fair few non-food pictures too (sorry/not sorry!). This was our second time on a Celebrity ship, but our first since having to eat gluten-free. Read on to find out how we got on!

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Virgin Valiant Lady Mermaiden Voyage 18/03/22

This review covers a three night sailing on Valiant Lady from Portsmouth on it’s maiden voyage. Virgin Voyages are a very new addition to the cruise scene, and we were keen to give them a try to see how good they are at dealing with gluten free. I’ve seen numerous blogs describing Virgin Voyages as “heaven” for foodies, but does that apply if you are gluten free? Well, here I am to let you know!

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Sky Princess Two Week Cruise October 2021

This post is really an update to our experience on Sky Princess back in September 2021, when we did a 3 night staycation cruise. You can find that post here. Our experience was quite different this time, read on to find out what was better or worse!

Our two week cruise was a Mediterranean cruise, starting from Southampton and enjoying ports in France, Spain and Gibraltar. We were supposed to stop in Italy too, but the ports were changed in the run up to the cruise due to Covid restrictions.

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MSC Virtuosa Staycation Cruise 28/05/21

Welcome to my first ever blog post!! And what a way to start, with a review of my four night cruise onboard the brand new MSC Virtuosa. The Virtuosa was originally slated to launch in September, but thanks to the pandemic (the gift that just keeps on giving!), she wasn’t able to do her first passenger sailing until the 20th May 2021. Along with numerous other cruise lines, MSC launched a summer full of UK staycation (or maybe seacation!) cruises, and the Virtuosa was the very first ship to set sail. At full capacity, the Virtuosa can hold well over 6000 passengers however for our cruise, thanks to government guidelines and the protocols that all of the cruise lines have to operate under in relation to COVID-19, it was limited to a maximum of 1000 passengers. We thought that this was an excellent time to try out a brand new ship without it being too busy.

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