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Old 01-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Dream Dining Rooms Question

My fiancee and I are considering adding a 3-night cruise on the Dream to the end of the WDW portion of our honeymoon. Do any of the three main dining rooms (Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace, Animator's Palate) offer any other meals durring a 3-night cruise? My fiancee wants to see all three but at the same time would like a meal at Palo (we would consider Remy, but I really don't feel like shlepping a suit to WDW and then on the ship just for one dinner). Is there a way we would be able to see all three main dining rooms and have dinner at Palo on a 3-night cruise? If not, which of the three dining rooms could be skipped without missing out on much?

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Enchanted Garden will be serving a buffet lunch on embarkation day. Royal Palace is open for a sit down breakfast and lunch on most days.. Also, your breakfast on the last morning is scheduled in the same dining room as dinner on the last night.
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Enchanted Garden will be serving a buffet lunch on embarkation day. Royal Palace is open for a sit down breakfast and lunch on most days.. Also, your breakfast on the last morning is scheduled in the same dining room as dinner on the last night.
Enchanted Garden is also open for a buffet breakfast most days.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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Palo has a brunch option - though not sure if this is only on sea days, which would not help you...
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Palo has a brunch option - though not sure if this is only on sea days, which would not help you...
Brunch is only offered on sea days.
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You could do early dining and a late Palo reservation. You'd have to be carried back to your room, but it could be doable. Chocolate Souffle is a must at Palo!

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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Thank you all for your replies. So it seems pretty safe to say that there won't be an issue seeing Enchanted Garden or Royal Palace at some other time durring the cruise (it seems that Animator's Palate is the pride and joy of the DCL dining rooms, so we wouldn't miss out on that dinner).

I'm a real noob when it comes to DCL, so I'm sorry if this has been asked 1,000,000 times in the past, but I would assume that since you don't find out what your rotation is until you embark that it is either easy to switch a reservation at Palo for a day that might work better or that there are still reservations available upon embarkation. Is that accurate?
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Thank you all for your replies. So it seems pretty safe to say that there won't be an issue seeing Enchanted Garden or Royal Palace at some other time durring the cruise (it seems that Animator's Palate is the pride and joy of the DCL dining rooms, so we wouldn't miss out on that dinner).

I'm a real noob when it comes to DCL, so I'm sorry if this has been asked 1,000,000 times in the past, but I would assume that since you don't find out what your rotation is until you embark that it is either easy to switch a reservation at Palo for a day that might work better or that there are still reservations available upon embarkation. Is that accurate?
Yes, DCL does hold back abut 50% of the available reservations for booking onboard. However, it is easier to change an already existing reservation than get a new one on board. So, go ahead and book your Palo reservation, and when you checkin at the port, see what MDR you are in that night. If it conflicts with what you want, go to where the Palo dining reservations are being handled and change your reservation.
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You could call DCL and request a specific rotation, and plan Palo around that. It is only a request, and not guaranteed, but they do try to honor most requests.
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You also could go "visit" the dining room to see it during the opposite rotation. IMHO, I do not enjoy Animators on the Dream, so I would skip that one for Palo. Usually Crush interacts with children, so you probably wouldn't miss any interaction, just a very LOUD meal.
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