Australia, P & O gluten-free cruises are an exciting vacation option for people who suffer from gluten intolerances or sensitivities. While Australia is a spectacular vacation destination option, P & O also offers cruises to Asia and Europe, with the same dining options available.
Sailing Aboard the P&O Oriana
P & O's Oriana offers classic casual elegance for cruisers headed to Australia. While it isn't the biggest ship in the fleet, it provides a special appeal for travelers who enjoy the intimacy of a smaller ship. It can carry more than 2,200 passengers and features two main dining rooms, six bars and lounges, a nightclub, movie theater, casino, health spa, beauty salon, fitness center, Internet café, a library and a variety of activity options for passengers both young and old.
Australia, P & O Gluten-Free Cruise Aboard Oriana
P & O features a large selection of restaurants and dining options, from casual to lavish dining. While they offer buffets or a la carte dining, for those heading to Australia aboard the P & O Oriana who require special dietary requirements such as gluten-free meals, these special needs should be expressed at the time of booking. Along with providing Australia P & O gluten-free cruises, P & O is also equipped to meet dietary needs for vegetarians, diabetics and those who require fat-free meals. Dining options available at sea include 16 different establishments as well as an on-deck buffet or room service.
Afternoon tea is also served as a time-honored tradition in line with P & O's British roots. However, the cakes, sandwiches and cookies served with the tea will not be gluten-free, but they do offer gluten-free options if you request them prior to the day of embarkation.
P & O features a large selection of onboard activities for guests aboard the Oriana. The ship publishes a daily newspaper that lists current onboard activities and delivers it to every cabin to keep guests informed. This newspaper is the perfect tool to customize your level of activity each day as to suit your personal preferences. Whether you want to hang out at one of their spacious pools or treat yourself to a day at the spa or even live it up in a casino, you'll find the perfect way to treat yourself to resort-style living while at sea. Activities include the following and more:
- Duty-free shopping
- Themed bars
- Live entertainment from comedy to rock bands
- Cocktail nights
- Stage shows
- Gaming lessons
- Supervised children-oriented activities (two to nine-year-olds)*
*Note: In November 2011, the Oriana will become an adult only cruise ship.
Cabins aboard the Oriana are designed to meet a large spectrum of needs. They vary in size to accommodate different numbers of people as well as budgets. Cabins are also designed to sleep between three or four people per cabin for families who want to travel together, and the ship also offers single rooms equipped with king-size beds. For those looking for something a little more special, state rooms or deluxe suites are available with private balconies that offer spectacular views at sea. These air-conditioned cabins feature all the comforts of home including refrigerators, TVs, telephones, and more.
P & O Australian cruises offer a number of Australian destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and other popular stops. No matter what Australian destination you choose, just to be sure your cruise menus are gluten-free, make certain that your special dietary needs are stated when you book your vacation.