Disney Cruise lines AWESOME about my PA child!!

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/2004 - 6:24am
Casey-Ann's picture
Joined: 03/07/2004 - 09:00

I just thought I would post here and let all know about the GREAT experience we had with our cruise on the Disney wonder.They where SOOOO aware of my sons severe PA they took all the extra procautions for him!They even sat us at a special table each night where the Head of the dining room new where we where all the time.He checked what my son was having all the time to eat and went over EVERTHING with us to make sure allll was ok ! The doctor on board introduced himself to us and was awhere of his PA..IT WAS GREAT!!! I recommend Disney CRUISES for everyone! We will be going back on the ship again in 6 months and cant wait..knwing they took such good care of us I am not AFrAID to go with my DS who HAS SEVERE PA>>Thanks

Casey-Ann DS:Tyler 4 Cats,DogsDS:Joshua 2 PA,mold,Cats,Dogs, Cock Roaches,

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/2004 - 12:26pm
kelly01's picture
Joined: 03/19/2001 - 09:00

This is soooo wonderful to hear! We have been to Disneyworld and have had great experiences. I have thought often about a Disney Cruise, but I was somewhat reluctant because of the PA (and we usually try not to avoid anything due to PA.) Thanks so much for sharing this info!

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 1:10am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

I second this! We have been on 3 Disney cruises with TNA/PA dd and had wonderful experiences everytime.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 5:05am
Marian's picture
Joined: 08/23/2001 - 09:00

This is wonderful to hear! We have had super experiences with Disney World, but were reluctant to go on the cruise - now I will get those brochures out again. Did you find peanut/nut selections to be common items on the menu? Did you request meals ahead of time, and speak to the chef before leaving? What kind of medical attention was available, if needed? If you have some more details, I would love to hear them! Thanks for posting on this subject.

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 9:08am
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

Thanks for sharing! My mom has talked about doing a family reunion on a cruise and was very disappointed when I told her that we couldn't participate. She'll be so happy to hear that it will be possible!!!

Posted on: Sun, 03/14/2004 - 8:05am
buffalobeth's picture
Joined: 03/18/2002 - 09:00

Hi and thanks for the info...one quick question; Did you try sending your kids to the day program, and if so, did they address his allergies at meal times?
We've never even though about trying one of those "kiddie day camps," but it sounds like Disney might be the place to break the ice.

Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 1:44am
markextra's picture
Joined: 05/31/2001 - 09:00

My family will take a Disney cruise in early July. My 4 1/2 yr old has a PA. My 1 1/2 yr old is allergic to peanuts, dairy, egg, soy, and wheat. I'd greatly appreciate hearing people's experiences with:
1) Kids camp. How comfortable were you having young kids (such as my 4 1/2 yr old) in the kids camp. I've heard that kids LOVE the camp, so I expect/hope she'll want to go. What precautions do they take with severely allergic kids? Did the staff "get it"?
2) Babysitting. I hear the cruise offers group babysitting for very young kids (such as my 1 1/2 yr old). I'd be VERY careful about putting my boy in a group care setting, especially with his allergy to milk, wheat and soy (common foods for little ones). I'd love to have at least a little time for my wife and I to be alone (at least ONE relaxing dinner). Anyone have experience with babysitting for little kids?
3) Any other advice???
Thanks a lot.

Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 8:29am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

You raised a ton of questions - I'll try my best to answer...
I have no experience with the baby sitting. Sorry. If you do get a night away go to Palo - it is wonderful.
The kid's club is great. They publish a schedule that they really stick to. We always have picked up dd for meals, although they are very allergy aware. However, unless things have changed they do not adminster the Epi - instead they would call the ships medical staff - so we decided that eating with us was a safer option. And since you can see exactly when they are going to eat, it is very easy to collect your child in time.
Hands are washed before entering the club and they do not eat meals in the club.
Sorry, I know you had other questions. If I missed an important point let me know.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 8:01am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

Dec 2005 we were on a 7 day Disney cruise. It was our best family vacation to date. DD(9) is PA/TNA. DD (4) we treat like she is. As stated previously, Disney is a very allergy aware company. The head waiter spoke to us before every meal, pointing out food not OK. At the buffets, if you ask anyone who is working about the food, and they cannot help you- they will send the appropriate person to talk to you.
FYI During a day at sea, the coast guard met the ship for a medical evacuation. It is nice to know that help is available if needed.

Posted on: Wed, 03/01/2006 - 7:46am
tcperrine's picture
Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by kandomom:
[b]FYI During a day at sea, the coast guard met the ship for a medical evacuation. It is nice to know that help is available if needed.[/b]
I had no idea they would do this! That has always been my greatest fear. Thanks for including the info!

Posted on: Wed, 03/01/2006 - 11:28am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

Yes- it is good to know that help from land is possible. Obviously the ship has to be w/in flight distance (to and from) of the helicopter. The evacuee was a pediatric patient who was having seizures. The air lift happened on a 'rough' sea day- windy. But it was successful.


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