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I am new and this is my first post. My dh and I are taking our first cruise next month and I need to know how do I find out if there is milk in other products that are served.


I will get sick from milk in bread, candy, chips, ect. Not just from drinking milk, which I don't do.

I have pills but they don't work very well and I can't stand soy milk but do drink coconut milk. It's the hidden milk that gets me. I don't need a special menu, I just need to know which foods I should avoid because one of their ingredients is milk.


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I'm lactose intolerant, too. I would skip mashed potatoes at dinner, any sauce, basically, anything you would avoid at home/restaurant, I'd avoid there as well. I didn't have any problems so long as I skipped the normal things that would normally contain dairy in some degree or other.


However, the lactaid caps work pretty well for me most of the time. If you have a serious intolerance problem, I would simply talk to the maitre d' when you arrive on board, explain the issue and they can ask your waiters to steer you to safe dishes. You're probably on your own at the buffets though.


But, really, I think you'll be fine if you just follow what you'd normally do when eating out at home.


Good luck and enjoy!

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Yes, do talk to the maitre d' the first night. My friend is vegan and they arranged a whole menu around her. She ate better than we did and so we started ordering the same food as her. I really felt they catered to her needs and I am sure they would do the same for you.


She also brought her own milk on board and kept it in the fridge for cereal and such in the morning (check with the ship if you room has a fridge.)

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I understand that Carnival is very good about accommodating special diet needs and we're hoping that is the case as our daughter is Celiac and we're cruising in January. Talk to the maitre d' when you board and I'm sure they will help you. The dining room will be easy enough, the buffet a little tougher I imagine. I'm lactose intolerant too and I take the Weber Lactase Enzyme pills from Costco and they work well. The Lactaid brand ones don't work for me. Not sure which ones you've tried.

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