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Weedy
04-12-2012, 04:21 PM
I saw this on another post



http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?181387-Disney-Cruise-Line-to-eliminate-Palo-High-Tea&p=1723395#post1723395

disneyfaninaz
04-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Wow. I was kind of hoping to try it on my cruise in October. We were going to have a Ladies only outing.

kcashner
04-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Well, I'm glad I have it booked for one last time then. However, we've really been thinking that it isn't worth the increased cost compared to the cost for what you get at dinner or brunch ($15 for tea = tea and sweets with a few finger sandwiches, $20 at brunch or dinner = a great meal). Also, we've seen the tea price increase from $5 to $10 to $15. Yeah....we enjoy it, but won't really be sad to see it go.

As to DCL calling Platinum guests about Palo dinner--there are people who don't realize that they are eligible for a comped Palo dinner at that level. DCL does call them in advance if they haven't scheduled, both to fill the dinner and to avoid someone being angry later that they didn't get what they were "entitled" to,

sayhello
04-12-2012, 04:51 PM
I saw this on another post

Oops Palo I can't edit the title

http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?181387-Disney-Cruise-Line-to-eliminate-Palo-High-Tea&p=1723395#post1723395If you edit the post, and then hit "Go Advanced", it takes you to a page with more options, and you can edit the title there.

Sayhello

NancyIL
04-12-2012, 05:03 PM
I have had afternoon tea on other cruise lines, at no additional charge. I'll have tea at the Grand Floridian next week for not much more than what DCL charged! I will look forward to enjoying Palo dinner and maybe brunch on the Fantasy in December, and my heart won't be broken that I never got to experience their overpriced tea!

Weedy
04-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Thanks. How come you never notice your mistake until after you post it.

Kaleigh
04-12-2012, 05:11 PM
I just hope they never get rid of the brunch!!!

catislander
04-12-2012, 05:12 PM
Bummer. We really enjoyed the high tea and were looking forward to having it again in October.

NancyIL
04-12-2012, 05:12 PM
Thanks. How come you never notice your mistake until after you post it.

I can't tell you how many times I've proofread my e-mails, only to LATER realiize I made a glaring typo in the subject line!

shelbell77
04-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Glad I have this booked for our upcoming Fantasy Cruise. I actually enjoyed Tea much more than brunch. Will be sad to see it go!

ThePhantomsGirl
04-12-2012, 05:18 PM
If this is true (after all I don't see an official announcement) then I am doubly glad that my friend and I have it booked for our Fantasy cruise at the end of the month. I've never gone yet so don't know if I'll think it's great or not.

Now, I DO know I LOVE brunch. Brunch is definitely my favorite of brunch or dinner.

clten
04-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Oh no, where am I going to get my supply of scones??? Luckily I have one booked for our upcoming Hawaii cruise. But at the price, it really was bordering on not worth it.

PrincessShmoo
04-12-2012, 05:26 PM
I've not been able to make it High Tea yet. :sad1:

I was hoping to do so my next DCL cruise. :headache:

Boo-hoo! :sad:

son3disfan
04-12-2012, 05:59 PM
Wow, chocolate ( late night ) buffet gone, now high tea?
Too bad...just don't mess with our brunch!!!

Otimon
04-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Looking forward to our first Palo Tea next month.

Glad we'll be able to try it before it disappears.

Wonder what will disappear next?

MelissaE1
04-12-2012, 06:06 PM
If this is true (after all I don't see an official announcement) then I am doubly glad that my friend and I have it booked for our Fantasy cruise at the end of the month. I've never gone yet so don't know if I'll think it's great or not.

Now, I DO know I LOVE brunch. Brunch is definitely my favorite of brunch or dinner.

It's true that it's hard to determine where the info is coming from, but I'm inclined to believe it might be true just because of some of the other changes they've been making lately.

I love the brunch, too. Do you think if they get rid of the tea we could get the stollen bread back as a consolation?

trimix
04-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Wow, chocolate ( late night ) buffet gone, now high tea?
Too bad...just don't mess with our brunch!!!

The "late" night dessert buffet is gone? Sine when???

I was so looking forward to this on my June cruise!


Regarding tea, if they extend brunch settings to say 1:30 or 2 pm, I think it is a great idea. But I will feel disappointed that I never partook.

son3disfan
04-12-2012, 06:14 PM
The "late" night dessert buffet is gone? Sine when???

I was so looking forward to this on my June cruise!


Regarding tea, if they extend brunch settings to say 1:30 or 2 pm, I think it is a great idea. But I will feel disappointed that I never partook.

We cruised on the Magic last month and it was gone.
A Diser reported it being gone a few weeks before we left, so late February.

NancyIL
04-12-2012, 06:37 PM
Looking forward to our first Palo Tea next month.

Glad we'll be able to try it before it disappears.

Wonder what will disappear next?

Maybe "free" soda! :rotfl2:

Shell54
04-12-2012, 06:52 PM
We're cruiseing on the Magic on an 8 day out of NYC in June & I booked it when my window opened last month..never tried it&looking forward to it. We also snagged a Palo brunch:banana: and Iam a lowly Silver:laughing: the brunch looks sold out now. I guess the tea is just not as popular, but Iam happy to have a chance to try it before it's gone.

DLW8
04-12-2012, 07:15 PM
Looking forward to our first Palo Tea next month.

Glad we'll be able to try it before it disappears.

Wonder what will disappear next?

According to another thread, the character breakfast has disappeared on the Fantasy!

kcashner
04-12-2012, 07:19 PM
According to another thread, the character breakfast has disappeared on the Fantasy!

Yes, but that isn't so much "disappeared" as "we haven't come up with a way to do it in the bigger dining room."

lbgraves
04-12-2012, 07:26 PM
The Platinum cruisers on the MV were called for reservations due to the large number of them on the MV. Palo reservations were sold out soon after the 120 day window opened. Since there was the usual 50% held back, DCL decided to contact those plats who didn't have one to cover their benefit meal there. Messages were left to contact DCL regarding a reservation within 24 hours or their name would be crossed off the list and DCL would move onto the next name on the waitlist without their Palo reservation. It is my understanding that many plats were not able to get Palo reservations on the Dream's MV and DCL ended up issuing an OBC to their staterooms to compensate for that.

goofymama
04-12-2012, 07:46 PM
High tea is very nice, but brunch is the best... So if they are doing to make more room for brunch, then I am all for it! I'd DCL really wanted to, they could do a scaled own version of high tea in one of he adult only areas or the cafe or something like that.

socababy
04-12-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm on the Wonder right now and will be having high tea on Saturday! I'll be sure to ask if this news is indeed true!

skoi
04-12-2012, 07:54 PM
Disappointing. Oldest dd will be 18 when we cruise in December and this was something she was really looking forward to. Oh well. She'll be happy with brunch.

magrudersmakes3
04-12-2012, 08:03 PM
I wanted to try it on our Fantasy Cruise.

I did see on another board where there is also talk of a champagne lunch at Remy.

SallySkelington
04-12-2012, 08:08 PM
Oh drat! I was looking forward to this when our October cruise sailed around. I guess I will just have to settle for brunch which will do just fine for me. Just think of all the desserts! :rolleyes1

Mickeyhugger
04-12-2012, 08:51 PM
We're preparing to sail our 9th Disney cruise in July. We've had Palo brunch and dinner every cruise since our 2nd. Never have done the high tea. Not that we haven't WANTED to, it's just that we're too full by the time we're booked for tea. (Didn't take chances away from anyone. Two different cruises we booked and canceled (early.) I decided after the second time we canceled not to book it again. I'm sure we'll regret not doing it, but maybe one day they'll bring it back? (Like they did the character breakfast on the Magic.)

theholmesbunch
04-13-2012, 06:01 PM
I received a notice that brunch hours are being extended at Palo to help accomodate more guests so Palo High Tea will no longer be offered.;)

TDC Nala
04-13-2012, 08:46 PM
$15 surcharge for the tea was ridiculous. I also thought $10 was ridiculous.

aan1701
04-13-2012, 09:17 PM
As to DCL calling Platinum guests about Palo dinner--there are people who don't realize that they are eligible for a comped Palo dinner at that level. DCL does call them in advance if they haven't scheduled, both to fill the dinner and to avoid someone being angry later that they didn't get what they were "entitled" to,
I am platinum and I do not have a dinner scheduled in Palo (my wife and I believe it or not are not fans of the dinner) and no one from DCL has called to advise me about dinner. Our next cruise is in two weeks for 15 nights.

BriarRosie
04-13-2012, 11:12 PM
I received a notice that brunch hours are being extended at Palo to help accomodate more guests so Palo High Tea will no longer be offered.;)

Finally, someone else who interpreted the news the way I did! :thumbsup2 I didn't see the news about taking away the High Tea to be a negative thing, because it means that more people will be able to attend the more popular brunch instead! :banana:

Conceptualice
04-14-2012, 12:08 AM
Wow... see, we are leaving for the fantasy next week, and getting high tea has been impossible. :( It's been completely booked solid online the entire time. (as opposed to Palo brunch, which I did manage to score)
@_@;;