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Old 06-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #16
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Palo Brunch is my favorite meal on the cruise!
I'll second this! I even prefer brunch over dinner.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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Another vote here for Palo brunch, it's the best meal on the ship IMO
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #18
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I'm going to be in a very small minority that is going to say it wasn't worth it. Or scratch that, it's worth it to try once. I did both the dinner and brunch on my Alaskan cruise and while both meals were very good, they didn't blow me away like I expected. I guess my expectations were incredibly high after reading all the rave reviews on this board, but I didn't find the dinner any better than the MDR meals. The brunch was very good and I enjoyed experimenting, but I was pretty full pretty quickly and didn't stay nearly as long as others seem to. There was nothing I just had to go back for seconds for, and the grape pizza everyone touts on here, while different and tasty, just didn't blow me away.

I'd say Palo is great to experience once, but I won't be going out of my way to book either the dinner or the brunch again. I think if I were traveling with friends or others who want to try it, I'd talk them out of the dinner but agree to do brunch again.

It's really only great for couples with children to escape the children, I think that's the real appeal.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #19
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I love it and can't wait to go again. DH, however, wasn't impressed and would happily forego it on all future cruises. He's a really picky eater so none of the food appealed to him. I'm very adventurous so I loved the variety. I say do it at least once just to see if its for you. It's only $20.
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I think it depends what type of person you are. I love brunch.

Sitting, talking, noshing, and drinking champagne with a great view. This is my idea of indulgent relaxing.
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I don't really enjoy the food in the mdr although I do enjoy the mealtimes with the family. Much prefer the palo food and would eat there as often as possible if it didn't mean giving up family time. Although the mdr food is just so so at best (to me), I have enjoyed my meals there because of the experience and being with my family
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #22
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Any meal at Palo's is worth it !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #23
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You will not regret it!!!! Absolutely the best . I want to do another cruise just to go to Palo brunch.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:42 AM   #24
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You will not regret it!!!! Absolutely the best . I want to do another cruise just to go to Palo brunch.
That's a good testimony we can't wait now :-) b2b cruise just for brunch. I bet you are spoilt on transatlantic lol...
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I'm going to be in a very small minority that is going to say it wasn't worth it. Or scratch that, it's worth it to try once. I did both the dinner and brunch on my Alaskan cruise and while both meals were very good, they didn't blow me away like I expected. I guess my expectations were incredibly high after reading all the rave reviews on this board, but I didn't find the dinner any better than the MDR meals. The brunch was very good and I enjoyed experimenting, but I was pretty full pretty quickly and didn't stay nearly as long as others seem to. There was nothing I just had to go back for seconds for, and the grape pizza everyone touts on here, while different and tasty, just didn't blow me away.

I'd say Palo is great to experience once, but I won't be going out of my way to book either the dinner or the brunch again. I think if I were traveling with friends or others who want to try it, I'd talk them out of the dinner but agree to do brunch again.

It's really only great for couples with children to escape the children, I think that's the real appeal.
I agree with everything you said. We did brunch last Thursday.
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I'm going to be in a very small minority that is going to say it wasn't worth it. Or scratch that, it's worth it to try once. I did both the dinner and brunch on my Alaskan cruise and while both meals were very good, they didn't blow me away like I expected. I guess my expectations were incredibly high after reading all the rave reviews on this board, but I didn't find the dinner any better than the MDR meals. The brunch was very good and I enjoyed experimenting, but I was pretty full pretty quickly and didn't stay nearly as long as others seem to. There was nothing I just had to go back for seconds for, and the grape pizza everyone touts on here, while different and tasty, just didn't blow me away.

I'd say Palo is great to experience once, but I won't be going out of my way to book either the dinner or the brunch again. I think if I were traveling with friends or others who want to try it, I'd talk them out of the dinner but agree to do brunch again.

It's really only great for couples with children to escape the children, I think that's the real appeal.
I wonder if the problem is the team running Palo on the Wonder. We don't always do Palo -- we just don't find the food that fabulous and we have never gotten spectacular service that others have raved about. But we usually enjoy brunch - even though they have been cutting out the few items that I enjoyed -- stollen bread, fresh berries, etc.

I have to say on the Wonder (on the Pacific Coast cruise) it was not good at all (so much we canceled the one we had on the Alaska sailing). We had selected a later time and when we got there, the whole buffet was picked over and not replenished well the whole time we were there. The response from the matre 'd: We should have dined at 10am when they first opened. We have to contend with an apricot allergy, which was noted in the reservation (and we did go to dining assignments at the start of the cruise to discuss and make sure it was noted) but seems to be sloughed off as not as important as shellfish, wheat, nut, etc. But after a 15 minute wait to check on possible allergy problems, we were told every pastry is brushed with an apricot glaze so just to avoid them. To us, spectacular service would have been, "We saw your allergy, knew you wouldn't be able to have any of the pastries for brunch so have put together this selection for you as an alternative." Nope, just don't take that and you can have the tiramisu for dessert (but it had no ladyfingers in it so how was it tiramisu?) Disappointing in both food and service.
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Any meal at Palo's is worth it !!!!!!!!!!
At $20 pp any meal at Palo is a bargain & the food is very good as well .
But that's just my 2 cents worth.
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