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Old 01-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Pirate night dining

I'll be doing the 5 night repositioning cruise in September. What do you think is the best dining room to be in for pirate night and why? Thanks in advance

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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I'll be doing the 5 night repositioning cruise in September. What do you think is the best dining room to be in for pirate night and why? Thanks in advance
We've always just gone with the rotation given us. We've had pirate night (as well as formal nights) in all the MDRs on the classic ships.
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We prefer to go to Palo on Pirate Night. We're not fans of the menu that night and can do without the pirate antics.
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We prefer to go to Palo on Pirate Night. We're not fans of the menu that night and can do without the pirate antics.

Agree with this.
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Agree with this.
Us too! The pirate menu is not our favorite so we love to do Palo instead ! You can still have time for the deck parties and fireworks!
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I'll be doing the 5 night repositioning cruise in September. What do you think is the best dining room to be in for pirate night and why? Thanks in advance
What we did not realize is that there are buffet tables set up throughout AFTER dinner so if you have any interest in trying that fare you should eat lightly at dinner. When we went up to the pirate party to watch the fireworks, we could not believe they were trying to feed us again and we had the early dinner rotation.

But I am with the other posters. Just go with the rotation they give you. Trying to control one aspect may make other aspects change in ways you don't want. Disney Cruise line is really good at making it a really wonderful experience for all no matter what restaurant you go to.
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does every cruise have a pirate night? Im doing 14 nights PC in May
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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I'll be doing the 5 night repositioning cruise in September. What do you think is the best dining room to be in for pirate night and why? Thanks in advance
Cruising without kids = Palo, unless you are really into the pirate thing.

Cruising with kids = Animator's Palette. The black & white walls with the colorful pirate costumes make for some really cool pictures.

I'm guessing you're doing the Vancouver to LA cruise on the Wonder? If so, have a great time in SF!
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I believe so.

People really run the gamete here from not participating, just pirate themed t-shirts to completely in costume and theme.

You decide your level of participation. We went for matching pirate mickey shirts for the five of us. We were on the cruise during Halloween so our interest in completely getting in costume was low since we already had a night of that.
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Does every cruise have Pirate Night? We are going on a 3 day cruise aboard the Dream to the Bahamas. Our boys are 4 and 6 and will totally love this! Can you choose which restaurant you eat at during Pirate night?
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Yup, your cruise will have a Pirate Night. You dine in whatever restaurant you are assigned in your rotation. They will all be serving the same thing.
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We are on that cruise too. Pirate night is on 5/14.
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We were in Animator's Palette for Pirates Night on our first cruise and Enchanted Garden for our second and didn't see much difference. I don't feel that it's worth the effort to request a particular dining room for Pirates Night. We just had a ERAERAE rotation for our Jan. 12 cruise on the Fantasy and liked the idea that we were in the Royal court for formal night, however we would not request in the future.
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Yes, rumor is May 12

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See, I'm already wrong. 14th.

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Does every cruise have Pirate Night? We are going on a 3 day cruise aboard the Dream to the Bahamas. Our boys are 4 and 6 and will totally love this! Can you choose which restaurant you eat at during Pirate night?
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Yup, your cruise will have a Pirate Night. You dine in whatever restaurant you are assigned in your rotation. They will all be serving the same thing.
Every DCL cruise has a Pirate night. Only difference is the Alaska cruises doesn't have fireworks.

On the 3 night cruise there is no Pirate menu on Pirate night.

You eat in whatever MDR you are scheduled for on your rotation.
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