Cruises are well known for having lots of great dining options, and the idea of being able to have many food choices on vacation is truly one of the things about cruising that is so appealing. Of course, as we all know, Disney has practically made food a major attraction (can you say Food and Wine Festival?) at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort, so it shouldn’t come as any great surprise that when it comes to dining on Disney Cruise Line, the options are quite literally, fantastic!
Disney offers rotational dining, meaning you move to a different dining location each night of your cruise. And you will have a variety of different dining experiences. For example, you may have a themed meal where everyone, including guests if they like, is dressed in character i.e., pirate night. The following night you may be dining in a formal atmosphere giving you the opportunity to wear your finest attire, and as the week continues you experience casual evenings.
While you will rotate your dining locations, your wait staff will move along with you. One of the best features of this is that they will know who you are as you walk in that second night; they will have already remembered your favorite drink, and know if you have a like/dislike, whether or not you have a food allergy and if you prefer the chocolate dessert or the fruit plate!
But that’s not all. For the adults who are looking for a quiet evening, Palo or Remy are a must. For a nominal fee, adults 18 and over may experience an evening of bliss! The attention you receive at these restaurants is like no other. Can’t decide what you’d like to eat, no worries, your server is there to make this a magical night and if you want to sample a few items, they’ll be more than happy to fulfill your wish. Dessert is the most difficult to choose, but the chocolate soufflé at Palo is a must. And for those who are able, make plans to visit Palo champagne brunch – you won’t be disappointed. Everything from cheese and crackers, fruit, breads, pastries, tarts, crepes, parfaits, eggs, fish, the list is endless.
But, wait, there’s more! There’s casual dining on board the ships. Pizza, burgers, ice cream, sandwiches, a buffet; you won’t go hungry at any time, day or night. Room service is also available and included in the price of your cruise (of course they welcome gratuities). You’ll find menus in your staterooms so if you feel like a little something in the middle of the night, give them a call. Be sure to have one of their chocolate chip cookies, they’re a favorite amongst guests!
So try a little bit of everything, try something you might not try otherwise and enjoy all the fabulous options while cruising on Disney Cruise Line.
Sheila tells us: I live in Massachusetts with my husband and 2 daughters and was first introduced to Disney over 35 years ago. Having visited many times since, we always found ourselves eager to return because Disney always provided us so many options on things to do. One hot, humid, August day back in 1998, while visiting Animal Kingdom, a gentleman asked if we would like a ride in an air conditioned van along with an ice cold lemonade in exchange for an hour of his time. We took him up on his offer and when that hour was up we wanted to hear more…more about the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). We became DVC members that day and have never regretted our decision – we enjoy amazing vacations.