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Louis Aura Review

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Great experience on Louis Olympia for peanut-allergic passenger

Review for Louis Aura to Greece
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2014
Traveled with children

My 15-year-old daughter and I recently returned from a trip to the Greek Islands that included a 3-night cruise aboard the Louis Olympia. We disembarked in Santorini on the fourth day, while most passengers continued back to Piraeus.

We had a great time and found the staff very helpful and friendly. My daughter has a peanut allergy, which makes food a concern when travelling. Because of that, the food is the focus of my review.

I enquired ahead of time with the cruise company to confirm they could accommodate her dietary needs. They recommended eating only in the dining room (not buffets or bars offering snacks) and notifying restaurant staff when we boarded, which we did. One of the head waiters, Marcelino, was in charge of supervising my daughter's meals to ensure they were safe. Each day, he have us the menus for the following day so she could indicate her meal choices ahead of time. They even offered to prepare items not on the restaurant menu, such as pizza, if that was what she wanted to eat, though we didn't take them up on the offer. The only meals she didn't eat were the breakfasts, which were all buffet. But we brought cereal from home and I picked up whole fruit from the buffet that she could eat with it. Plus, there was enough food each lunch and dinner that a light breakfast was fine.

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