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Old 08-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #31
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I felt the DCL food better dining experience than the Disney Parks.

Over 16 years ago I cruised Celebrity Cruise Line and Costa. Felt the food was great on these two lines. I do feel food was much better on Celebrity than DCL, but this is in comparison to 16 years ago. Not sure what CC food is like today.
I have not tried Palo/Remy and only dined in regular MDR's I must admit.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:28 PM   #32
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I would love to know what Olive Garden you people eat at that is "just under" Palo. All the ones I've eaten at (back when I lived in suburbia and we didn't have good options) are gag-worthy while Palo was delicious!
I actually have never been to an Olive Garden. I don't believe they have any in Seattle. I was guessing what the Palo food would compare to.

Comparing it to an average run of the mill Italian restaurant in Seattle, Palo just doesn't cut it. I remember when the Palo server brought the Antipasto course out and started raving about the different meats and cheeses I thought this will be good. Wrong. It paled in comparison to the Italian meats I get at Whole Foods. Here in Seattle if you want good Antipasto you go to Salumi in Seattle. It is run by Mario Batali's father and the man is the king. I can't get enough of his meats.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:34 PM   #33
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Wow! Good to know. I'm going to Seattle to see Twinkie for my first trip ever out there next week! yay for Twinkie Week! (it only comes twice a year)
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:37 AM   #34
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Food taste better on the cruise because it's free unlike when I visit WDW.
Food and soda are not "free" on the cruise - they are included in your cruise fare. I didn't just pay $3800 for a cabin and everything else they are throwing in "for free".
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Food and soda are not "free" on the cruise - they are included in your cruise fare. I didn't just pay $3800 for a cabin and everything else they are throwing in "for free".
My comment was made in jest.
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Food and soda are not "free" on the cruise - they are included in your cruise fare. I didn't just pay $3800 for a cabin and everything else they are throwing in "for free".
Nothing in life is free not even "free dining" at WDW but it sure feels more like free when you can get refills and are not constantly signing slips reminding you how much your spending. I think most people are educated enough to realize that anything labeled as "free" has simply been included in the cost elsewhere.

Other cruise lines have "soda cards" and that does not feel free at all.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #37
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Other cruise lines have "soda cards" and that does not feel free at all.

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On RCCL, I purchased my soda card before the cruise so it was included in my cruise fare. I still didn't consider it "free" but it was no different than DCL (except that on RCCL, the flavour choices were diverse and there were over 100 flavours of soda/beverages to choose from).
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Yay! 'Free' pizza for everyone!

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I would say that Cabanas beats any WDW buffet hands down, except for breakfast I think you can get a better breakfast in WDW like Boma or Crystal Palace are my favorite for breakfast.

Pizza on the ship was 1000 times better than any pizza in WDW!!!

The MDRs I think have a slight lead compared to overall dining in WDW but if you look at specific WDW restaurants there are some I would prefer, like Via Napoli, Ohana, and Boma in my opinion are all better than the MDRs. Theming has a lot to do with the dining experience also. WDW restaurants are much better themed, even AP I'm not really impressed with. Although being in AP on pirates night I thought was better than the normal experience.

I've never eaten at Palo or the other one, I really don't like dressing up and being able to wear shorts to dinner makes my food taste better.
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The pizza on the ship was good. I STILL LOVE Pizzafari at AK. Its tradition. We just have to go. I suffer the consequences for DCL pizza & Pizzafari. (bring my handydandy probiotics.)
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I would say that Cabanas beats any WDW buffet hands down, except for breakfast I think you can get a better breakfast in WDW like Boma or Crystal Palace are my favorite for breakfast.

Pizza on the ship was 1000 times better than any pizza in WDW!!!

The MDRs I think have a slight lead compared to overall dining in WDW but if you look at specific WDW restaurants there are some I would prefer, like Via Napoli, Ohana, and Boma in my opinion are all better than the MDRs. Theming has a lot to do with the dining experience also. WDW restaurants are much better themed, even AP I'm not really impressed with. Although being in AP on pirates night I thought was better than the normal experience.

I've never eaten at Palo or the other one, I really don't like dressing up and being able to wear shorts to dinner makes my food taste better.
Oh I have to correct myself, Pizza at Via napoli is the best but I am comparing pizza on the ship to "fast food" type pizza.
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The pizza on the ship was good. I STILL LOVE Pizzafari at AK. Its tradition. We just have to go. I suffer the consequences for DCL pizza & Pizzafari. (bring my handydandy probiotics.)
Pizzafari isn't horrible... it's edible and even tasty but not better than Lugi's.
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Yes I though Palo on the Wonder was pretty weak. Better than Olive Garden, but not by much.
You stated in a separate post that you have never been to Olive Garden. How can you make a seemingly educated comparison to something that you have no personal experience with?
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I never understand why people complain about DCL food. The variety and quality are excellent. While it might not be five star dining it is a few steps above a chain restaurant. The service is almost always terrific too. My only complaint is the lack of late night options. I wish they offered a small dessert buffet or something.
I don't get what the fuss is about when it comes to Palo. We did brunch there on our last cruise and we were not impressed. The service & the view were wonderful the food was not.
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I would love to know what Olive Garden you people eat at that is "just under" Palo. All the ones I've eaten at (back when I lived in suburbia and we didn't have good options) are gag-worthy while Palo was delicious!

I love Olive Garden.....but it varies from place to place, there is one very close to my house but I will still drive further. It depends on the chef.. IMO...a great chef can make canned tomatoes taste fresh......I haven't had Palo would like to try it.... I love Italian there are some wonderful momma and pop shops I prefer over chains.....chains are fast and convenient.

I remembered the MDR and my husband not liking the steak... I asked him what does he expect? We're on a boat and our port is close to seafood....stick with the seafood. He is picky with his steaks because he grew up in Nebraska.... I thought the steak was fine not as tender but I really enjoyed the risotto dishes and the fish dishes . He compares everything to NE...drives me nuts because we live in KC...corn feed vs hay feed....

My son was a very very picky eater, he's just a picky eater now... But the MDRs we felt like our son ate more on the ship the whole 2 months prior. It was sad day for us parents when we came back home....

But to me anything eatable and I am not having to cook tastes good..... Lol...jk. I try not to have my hopes up about the food so when something surprises me I am WOW ed and not disappointed... (Not to be confused with expectations)
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