Q – I have just started on the Keto diet, avoiding all fruits, breads, pastas, desserts etc. But I can eat foods that have no carbs like cheese, salami, meat, poultry, vegetables and fish. Will the ship’s chefs on Ponant or Windstar design menus for me that eliminate carbs? I don’t think I will go if they won’t.
A – They will be able to accommodate your diet, rather easily, on both lines but they will not custom design menus for you. This is a health issue and, as an adult, you will need to know what foods on the menu you can and cannot order. Your waiters will be aware of your need to avoid carbs but one must not assume that “carbs” translates easily into another language. The crew aboard Ponant is French and they may not easily understand your dietary needs. In France, those who avoid carbs are usually exiled to England. . We think you will be able to stick to your diet without any issues as long as you take the responsibility for plate selection. You certainly can make choices regarding preparation. Have a good time and may we suggest that you bring a small tin of breath mints.