Some of the destinations and events mentioned on this post were complimentary or a media rate was extended as part of my attendance to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration–an invite-only conference held by Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line
During our first Disney Cruise we were very impressed with all the food options at the different restaurants available at the ship. My son was super happy with all the sea food options and the free 24 h room service. If you like to eat delicious food, then a Disney Cruise is perfect for you.
Disney Cruises offer dinner seating and when you check in online for your cruise you can choose the time that works for your family. The two options are 5:45 pm or 8:15 pm.
Dinner includes appetizers, entrees and desserts. If you choose to have any alcoholic drinks those have an nominal fee. Each night on the cruise you will enjoy dinning at a new restaurant (Rotational Dining). That way you get to try the food at all the restaurants during your cruise. The dining staff members (waiters) will rotate with you. That is great because your server will get to know you and will know what you like or do not like.
The menu on each restaurant is amazing and if you want to try everything you can. Imagine that? You can order two appetizers. Or you can ask for a small portion of another entree so you can try more food. It is totally a foodie paradise.
All the food, coffee, soda, fruit juice and tea are available at no charge, so go ahead and indulge and enjoy trying different things. You will not be disappointed.
On top of that, there are fast service restaurants available and also free room service 24 h a day. That means you will not go hungry.
There are also two adults-only restaurants (Palo and Remy) and for those, you need to make reservation is advance, probably before sailing. There is an additional fee to dine on the adults only restaurants.
Enchanted Garden (Deck 2)
Dinning become a magical experience as day becomes suddenly night with lighting effects. Here were our favorites on the menu
Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower — with Crispy Noodles and Wasabi Dressing
North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli — with roasted garlic and Sweet Basil in a light tomato broth
Caramelized Sea Scallops — with roasted Asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and Pearl Pasta, garnished with Caramelized leeks and Veal jus reduction
Pan-seared Sea Bass — with Saffron and Fennel Risotto with a sweet Chili glaze
Grilled NY Strip Steak — Thyme Roasted vegetables, Double-baked potato topped with handmade Herb Butter
Slow Roasted Prime Rib - carved and served with Thyme-roasted vegetables, double baked potato, natural jus, and horseradish
Amazing dessert selection
Royal Palace (Deck 3)
You can be the princess and dine like one as you enjoy this restaurant decorated like a classic Disney fairy tale. Here are our favorites:
Gaston's escargot gratinee: Herb-marinated Snails, chopped Mushrooms, Garlic Butter, Breadstick
Duck Confit slow cooked duck leg pulled and garnished with dried cranberries and walnuts
Iced Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp — White and green Asparagus, Micro Greens and lemon-dill dressing with horseradish cream
Ahi Tuna Nicoise - seared ahi tuna with green beans, potatoes, olives, red onions, sliced egg, and parsley-garlic vinaigrette
Crispy Roasted Duck Breast with cabbage, bacon and shallots, honey parsnip puree and a duck red wine jus
Roasted Rack of Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes, buttered Brussels sprouts and a claret rosemary sauce
Animator’s Palate (Deck 3)
Enjoy dinner while watching Nemo, Dori, Bruce the Shark and Crush the Turtle appear on the screens located all over the restaurant. Here are our favorites:
Black Truffle Pasta Purseittes – Pasta Purses filled with Truffle-scented Cheese and coated with a delicate Champagne Sauce
Sliced Serrano Ham – With Manchego Cheese and Olive Tapanade
Grilled Tuna Steak – With Fingerling Confit, Caponata, Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, and Aioli
Ginger-Teriyaki dusted Angus Beef Tenderloin – Served on Wasabi Mashed Potatoes with Bok Choy and a Tamarind Barbecue Reduction
Cabanas (Deck 11)
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great variety of foods including sea food and even sushi. Buffet style so it is easy to get your food and you can take it with you to the pool or your room.
Flo's Cafe (deck 11)
Fast food like burgers, chicken, pizza and salads. Great option while seating by the pool watching your kids play in the slide.
It has three different food options: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, and Fillmore’s Favorites
Free ice cream
You can enjoy unlimited (FREE) soft serve ice cream. Head over to deck 11 at the Eye Scream (Ice Cream), look for Mike Wazowski station. This is a self serve ice cream station.
Vista Cafe (Deck 4)
For a nominal fee you can enjoy here coffee. The pastries available here do not have an extra cost. I decided to get my coco mug to add to my collection.
Cove Cafe (Deck 11)- Adults only area
Located on Deck 11 on the adults only area, they offer coffee and cocktails (for a nominal fee). Choose between espresso, cappuccino, latte, Americano or even flavored options.
Nightclubs & Lounges
My favorite was Pink, a pink-hued Champagne bar. I hanged out just for a bit on the bars because I spend a lot of time by the pool and enjoying shows and family entertainment.
The most popular ones are: Evolution, Pink, Skyline, Pub 687, and District Lounge