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Old 01-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #16
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Palo brunch is offered only on sea days so it can be tricky to get a reservation. If you can't reserve a spot online, they do hold back half the ressies for on-board booking. As soon as you get on the ship, go to "dining changes" (the exact location will be listed in the Navigator, or you can ask a cast member) and make your reservations then.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #17
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We booked at 75 days out for our 7 day out of Galveston this past Fall with no problem. We went on the third day and there were very few people there. Our waiter said they get busier later in the cruise.

Does anyone know if the selection is any greater later in the cruise? I honestly expected more after seeing some of the pictures on the boards.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:08 PM   #18
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can't wait to do brunch

We sail a week from tomorrow & we have Brunch booked-will take plenty of pics
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:19 PM   #19
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Is brunch better or dinner?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #20
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The Brunch and Dinner are wonderful - but DH and I do not recommend doing both meals on the same day. We had brunch about 11 and then were back for dinner about 7:30 - not enough time to digest the wonderful food.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:46 AM   #21
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Just booked our first Palo brunch for our cruise in April. Wondering about timing. We are scheduled for 12:00. Would earlier be better? (We have 2nd dinner, so I figured we'd still be ready for dinner by then, but now I'm worried.)
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:49 AM   #22
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Just booked our first Palo brunch for our cruise in April. Wondering about timing. We are scheduled for 12:00. Would earlier be better? (We have 2nd dinner, so I figured we'd still be ready for dinner by then, but now I'm worried.)
We did 10:00 because that's what we could get. We also had 2nd dinner. We needed a light lunch around 4:00
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We did 10:00 because that's what we could get. We also had 2nd dinner. We needed a light lunch around 4:00
Thanks! We should be fine then.
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We booked at 75 days out for our 7 day out of Galveston this past Fall with no problem. We went on the third day and there were very few people there. Our waiter said they get busier later in the cruise.

Does anyone know if the selection is any greater later in the cruise? I honestly expected more after seeing some of the pictures on the boards.
The selection is the same, I have had brunch on the Magic, Wonder, and Dream. All of them served the same items, although the desserts were smaller on the Dream. I did brunch twice on one sailing, it was the exact same on the last morning as it was on the second. I can not imagine what else you would want. There are so many choices and they are replenished often. The layout on the classic ships is different, tables are more spread out, and I totally missed the dessert table once, even though I had been before. I think maybe because I was stuffed! I realized I had missed it when we walked past it leaving.
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Palo brunch is offered only on sea days so it can be tricky to get a reservation.
Only on Sea Days? So for a 4 night Dream, brunch would only be offered once. We are first timers, so have latest online bookings. How good are our chances of getting a reservation?
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The Brunch and Dinner are wonderful - but DH and I do not recommend doing both meals on the same day. We had brunch about 11 and then were back for dinner about 7:30 - not enough time to digest the wonderful food.
I agree! And definitely don't eat much the day of the dinner! We snacked when we fed DD at around 5:30. Our reservation was at 7:30. It is a lot of food! There were dishes that we could only take a couple bites of, we were so full! Definitely a shame because everything was SO good! I did manage to stuff the entire chocolate souffle in, though!
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Only on Sea Days? So for a 4 night Dream, brunch would only be offered once. We are first timers, so have latest online bookings. How good are our chances of getting a reservation?
Anything is possible but when we went on our first cruise, we did not have an opportunity to go to the Palo brunch and we went for a 7 night cruise.

I did however get into a Palo dinner.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #28
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How much is Palo brunch? Can kids go? Do they offer it on the 3 day cruise?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #29
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How much is Palo brunch? Can kids go? Do they offer it on the 3 day cruise?
Palo is an adult only venue (18 and up). Cost is $20. It's only offered on sea days, so no, not on a 3 night cruise.
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Only on Sea Days? So for a 4 night Dream, brunch would only be offered once. We are first timers, so have latest online bookings. How good are our chances of getting a reservation?
We are 47 days from our first cruise (also 4 day - can't wait!) and just booked our reservation for the brunch after reading such great things about it. We were not going to do either Palo or Remy because I didn't want to miss out on the MDR experience but after reading all the reviews on the boards, decided to do the brunch.
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