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Old 03-08-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Chances of booking Palo brunch on board?

We are taking our first Disney cruise this May

I tried to book Palo brunch for hubby and I but there is no availability. Where do I go to book once on the ship? What are the chances of scoring a reservation?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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We are taking our first Disney cruise this May

I tried to book Palo brunch for hubby and I but there is no availability. Where do I go to book once on the ship? What are the chances of scoring a reservation?
The dining staff will set-up in one of the lounges to make dining rotation changes and Palo reservations so asks one of the crew members (they are usually two lines so make sure you are in the correct one). Depending on when you board the ship I would say your chances are pretty good. Make sure you are mindful of your cruise itinerary because I am sure you don't want to schedule brunch when you might be in port and have a committed port adventure. Have a great trip.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thanks Ludari. We will see if we can score a reservation on the ship.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:58 AM   #4
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The same thing happened when we were on our first cruise 2 years ago. While we were waiting to embark, we were given a copy of the navigator for that day, and somewhere on there was a notation for "dining changes", with a time and place to go (I believe it was Studio Sea, but it varies depending on the cruise). They had 2 crew members set up with laptops - I think one was for Palo specifically, the other for all other dining changes. I got there about 15 minutes before they officially opened, and was one of the first ones in line. I got a Palo brunch reservation on the date & time of my choosing no problem. They also had some info out for the wine packages, refillable beer mugs, and bottled water deals in the same area.

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The dining staff will set-up in one of the lounges to make dining rotation changes and Palo reservations so asks one of the crew members (they are usually two lines so make sure you are in the correct one). Depending on when you board the ship I would say your chances are pretty good. Make sure you are mindful of your cruise itinerary because I am sure you don't want to schedule brunch when you might be in port and have a committed port adventure. Have a great trip.
Brunch is not offered on days the ship is in port.

We were able to get Palo reservations onboard, even tho all the online ressies had been taken months before the cruise.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:22 AM   #6
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My wife and I will be staying at WDW the night before and taking DCL transportation to the Fantasy on Saturday. Will we get on board in time to get PALO brunch reservations?
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We were recently on a pretty full Dream, arriving appx. 12:30pm. We boarded and had lunch and went to book Palo brunch about 1:30pm and had no problem getting a 10am ressie. Unfortunately, we found out Bingo was at 10:45am that same day so we had to cancel. When we went to cancel/change, day before brunch, they still had a few a few later slots open.
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