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Old 01-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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It's not going to help the OP now, but I have always heard that the best way to lodge a complaint to DCL is to put it on the Guest comment card before you leave the ship.

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We've actually gotten a more personal response by writing a letter after the fact. The comment card is something they get from 90% of cruisers, and there is very little space on it for comments. It is far less common for a guest to take the time and effort to send a letter after the cruise.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:48 PM   #17
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I'd like to know the outcome. This is concerning bc my husband has a shellfish allergy and I know that shrimp is served frequently
I do as well. I told them the first night and they substituted without my asking for the rest of the cruise.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #18
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We've actually gotten a more personal response by writing a letter after the fact. The comment card is something they get from 90% of cruisers, and there is very little space on it for comments. It is far less common for a guest to take the time and effort to send a letter after the cruise.
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I just ask GS for a letter size paper. I had such a great experience, I did not want to miss anyone and their great deeds they did throughout the cruise. I know the comment card has very little space for writing any good/bad comments.
I just attached it to the comment card and handed it of to GS.
I got a personal letter from DCL thanking me for my comments.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:24 AM   #19
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I'd like to know the outcome. This is concerning bc my husband has a shellfish allergy and I know that shrimp is served frequently
I have the same allergy. I have never had a problem on any of the ships or in Remy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #20
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Allergies

My daughter is 7 and has allergies to many foods....and while this was our 3rd Disney cruise.....they were very careful about all foods...and fixed special meals for her....and once Luis saw me start to give my daughter some of a roll and he ran over and said...no, we can't be sure about it!!! So, for us.....they were great! They seemed to have it in our file that she has allergies, because when we booked the last cruise...they knew all about it!

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #21
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Hi
I also had a very bad experience with guest services on the Wonder. I filled out my comment card and they called me at home 2 days after the cruise. I also sent an email to:dcl.guest.communications@disneycruise.com
and got a response back the next day.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #22
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I have to agree with the OP. Mum and I went on the 3 day bahama cruise. Mum is in a chair and on oxygen - DCL were AMAZING with this. However they were NOT amazing with the allergy issue - mum is ceoliac.
After checking and rechecking with waiters we eventually got it right but the advice was flaky at best.
Another girl on the boat had nut allergies - i heard her actually saying to the waiter " please, can you re check this as my allergy is serious and I think you are mistaken on the ingrediants of this dish" To which the waiter tried to brush her aside.
Dont get me wrong, I dont think they mean to be like it but with some of the different nationalities on the boat( esp dining room staff) it can be difficult to make your point clear.
Just my experience of DCL - on everything else they are first class - in my opinion
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #23
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Can you please share your experiences with me? If you don't want to share it publicly, can you PM me? I'm sailing on the Fantasy in March and I'm kind of worried about how they're going to handle our allergies. I have Celiac Disease with extreme sensitivity to gluten and cross contamination, my mom has Celiac Disease and a soy allergy, and my brother has a peanut allergy.
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I have Celiac also and would like to know, if you could please post. We are cruising for a special occassion and this is our first cruise. I would hate to be terribly ill the whole time
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #25
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I suspect for gluten free you will be fine!! They kept giving her gluten free food (which is not her issue). I know there is gluten free rolls, many different pastas too, and I think GF free pancakes.
We got a call from DCL before I even contacted them

I can not say any more it's between DCL and us for now, sorry

But thanks for everyone's help!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #26
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I suspect for gluten free you will be fine!! They kept giving her gluten free food (which is not her issue). I know there is gluten free rolls, many different pastas too, and I think GF free pancakes.
We got a call from DCL before I even contacted them

I can not say any more it's between DCL and us for now, sorry

But thanks for everyone's help!!
Thank you and sorry you didn't have a magical time.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #27
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I just recently sailed on Dcl and I too have a food allergy. Our servers were very concerned and let me know everything on the table which contained my allergy. I felt very comfortable eating knowing they were on top of it.

On the other hand, I have a complaint of unruly children. They have deck 5 to run around and be loud and crazy. The rest of the ship is for everyone! Guests should not have their cruise "ruined" because parents can't control their children during shows, dinner, and stop them from running up and down the hallways at times of night. And, why are children allowed in the 'adult only' areas?

Anyone else notice these problems?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:32 PM   #28
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I just recently sailed on Dcl and I too have a food allergy. Our servers were very concerned and let me know everything on the table which contained my allergy. I felt very comfortable eating knowing they were on top of it.

On the other hand, I have a complaint of unruly children. They have deck 5 to run around and be loud and crazy. The rest of the ship is for everyone! Guests should not have their cruise "ruined" because parents can't control their children during shows, dinner, and stop them from running up and down the hallways at times of night. And, why are children allowed in the 'adult only' areas?

Anyone else notice these problems?
If there are kids in the adult only areas, a word to the closest CM will do. I understand that kids in the adult pool area on the Dream is a big problem, mostly due to the layout of the elevators and the area surrounding the pool. I agree about controlling the kids in the shows, it bothers me that those parents don't seem to think it'll impact others when their "darling" wants to run up an down the aisles, or bounce up and down on the seats in front of others.


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Old 01-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #29
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Yes, the shows are in a theatre and should be treated with respect to the cast and audience! If children cannot be controlled, then they should watch the show on the tv in their staterooms.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #30
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Not sure where to post this, but where should we send a formal complaint? (we were on the Magic). Things did not go well at all regarding dd's allergies.
We even went to guest services multiple times and no one even called us regarding the problems and concerns!! Just very disappointed
WDW was so much better!!! we did use a TA do I contact her? or DCL?
Yes you would contact the TA, as she is responsible for your booking, and by DCL paying her commission she is the one that is the contact.
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