Disney Cruise - Cheese Plate - Room Service

*This gluten free dining experience took place in October 2018. It includes notes about dairy free options too.

Room Service on the Disney Dream

On our 3-day cruise on the Disney Dream in October 2018, we did get a chance to try room service with a special diet. Although we only ordered room service once, I wanted to write-up a bit about our experience and what we ordered. For those who have not been on a Disney Cruise, select food and beverage are included in your cruise fare and do not cost any extra. That means, you can order room service “for free” when you sail. There are a few exceptions to this, such as alcoholic beverages and certain food items.

Castaway Cay View

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We decided to order room service in the afternoon on our Castaway Cay day. We had come back to the room after spending time at Serenity Bay and wanted to rest and relax with our amazing view, shown here, of the island. It made for the perfect back-drop as we sat on our verandah before we sailed away.

Castaway Cay - Ship

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Castaway Cay is pretty gorgeous, so we definitely wanted to soak as much of this sunny view as we could!

I ended up calling room service to see if they could make the cheese plate gluten free. We also noted that the Greek Salad and Fresh Fruit Bowl were listed as GF on the room service menu. When I called, they said they could make the cheese plate gluten free by swapping out the crackers, which was great. We ended up ordering that and some Angry Orchard Hard Cider, which is naturally gluten free.

There are definitely other options that can be made gluten free too. So, it’s always worth calling to ask.

Disney Cruise - Room Service

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Our room service arrived with our cheese plate (and Brandon’s gluten-filled mac & cheese) along with our hard cider. Do be careful when ordering this. We ordered two Angry Orchards because we assumed that they were the normal glass bottles of hard cider. But, when they arrived, we had two giant wine sized bottles of hard cider. We ended up having the cast member take one back, as we both only wanted a glass of hard cider and two bottles would have served 4 glasses in total.

Disney Cruise - Cheese Plate - Room Service

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Sitting on the verandah was the perfect spot to enjoy views of Castaway Cay along with our cheese plate and hard cider. The cheese plate came with several types of cheese, grapes, celery, and gluten free crackers. I believe they were Mary’s Gone Crackers, but I did not confirm that with room service. They were definitely a grainier type of gluten free cracker.


We were both so glad we took a chance and called room service to see if they could accommodate a gluten free cheese plate. It was the perfect late afternoon snack on our verandah and made spending our last few hours on Castway Cay relaxing and magical.

Have you ordered room service on the Disney Cruise ships with a special dietary need? What did you order?