Popular European cruise lines Costa Cruises has announced that they are now offering a gluten free menu to their guests. According to the post:
Costa Cruises is to cater for people who have the long-term digestive disorder celiac disease.
A special menu has been devised for those with celiac who have to maintain a strict gluten-free diet
The initiative has already been started on Costa Concordia and Costa Serena and will soon be extended to 11 other ships deployed in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Anyone with celiac disease has to make their special dietary requirements known when they make their booking.
The line has an agreement with the Italian Celiac Association (AIC) for the provision special meals.
The collaboration includes the careful selection of products, a dedicated menu, specific training for food handlers involved in the preparation and serving of gluten-free dishes, and an internal procedure dealing with passengers affected by celiac disease.
A special gluten-free menu will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Eating is generally a big focus on cruises, making many Celiacs feel discouraged from going on cruises. I think this is a great move by Costa Cruises.