Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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  1. MickeyMouse101

    MickeyMouse101 Earning My Ears

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    Nope. For the MDR, you have to get up from 6-7 to eat, depending on where you ate on the last night of your cruise. Lumieres/Tritons usually has the earliset wake up time. For buffet, 8ish or earlier. Check personal navigator for bkfst times or ask your server on the last night.
     
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  3. linco711

    linco711 DIS Veteran

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    I completely agree...dinner in Palo's is special! brunch...not so much:goodvibes
     
  4. Mean Queen

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    I love them both, I can't ever choose just one.
     
  5. mgmcpa

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    Dinner in Palo's isn't a big deal if you live in a big city and go out to nice places often (I'm spoiled living near San Francisco).

    Brunch at Palo's has cavier to die for, tons of other fresh seafood (keep in mind, no seafood on the ship is really that fresh, as they are required to freeze all meat before serving), and you can sample tons of dishes in small amounts.
     
  6. jiminwi38

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    Dinner at palo's is something i do on every Disney cruise it does not matter if i go to a nice place to eat in my town or drive 3 hours to Chicago it's something i have to do and enjoy so much more then eating at any other place
     
  7. jiminwi38

    jiminwi38 Earning My Ears

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    OMG the chocolate, souffle!!! is one of the best its out of this world LOVE IT one reason to do dinner at palo's Oct 27 can not get here soon enough
     
  8. jopierval

    jopierval Earning My Ears

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    Thanks so much, we leave saturday for a sunday sail. No way I have time to go thru the whole thread!
     
  9. Kman34

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    The pillow case signatures is a really good idea and makes for a great souvenir, just be careful.
    We picked ours up the last night and just shoved 'em in an outer pocket of one of the suitcases that was already packed for leaving the next day.

    It was raining pretty bad at the airport & I could see our bag waiting to be loaded onto the plane....yep, all of the signatures bled and the pillow cases were ruined.

    The good news is that we're going back in a few months and I wont make the same mistake twice.
     
  10. erk711

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    Sharpie makes new fabric pens called "stained". That should help with rain...and washing :)
     
  11. LiseG

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    And maybe a zip-lock bag :rotfl2:
     
  12. tigger_ttfn

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    If you are just booking a "placeholder" cruise to chance later then don't bother with lines at the desk. We filled out the quote request form for a cruise in late 2013. Then got the quote back the next day. Pick what you want and thy will apply a deposit to you account and give you a confirmation. Just use the drop-off boxnon the desk We got a GTY room but then my TA went in and assigned us a room.
     
  13. chateau

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    So no lines! Where do you get the quote request form? Who do you give it to (is that where you mentioned drop off "box" on the "desk"... same desk then?) You may have saved me some time, so THANKS!
     
  14. babyburrito

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    Great tip!

    If I book a 3 day dummy cruise for two in an inside cabin can I later change it to a 7 day cruise for 4 in a higher category? I will have to put down more deposit when I change I'm sure.
     
  15. tigger_ttfn

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    Yes, when my TA reassigned my room we owed like $10 in additional deposit.

    The forms are at the future cruise desk. Every time we walked by it was either a ton of people waiting or it was "closed". We saw the forms and drop off box when no one was there. So, we decided to try it out. Worked beautifully.
     
  16. over50visits

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    I agree that Palo is a very nice restaurant, as are many around the US, so it isn't a "one of a kind" experience.

    However, very few restaurants we go to are on a cruise ship, and none match the price of Palo (even if you consider what you really paid for dining considering the MDRs).
     
  17. amosthefamous

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  18. tigger_ttfn

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    I would book the latest cruise available and then you can move it to a sooner cruise if necessary. We book ours for Nov 2013 but then decided to move it to Dec 2012 and then onboard we will rebook that November cruise.
     
  19. Phantomzkb

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    Wow this has been an all nite ready, thanks to everyone that has submitted ideas.
     
  20. Phantomzkb

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    Ohh I was just wondering, can you go up int the Observation Tower on Castaway Cay ?
     
  21. annichan

    annichan There's a platypus controlling me, he's underneath

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    You sure can! It is a bit far to walk along the airstrip, but you can rent a bike to get there - which I highly suggest, as the bike ride is good fun. Not very long, not strenuous, but you see a bit more of the island and it is a really nice way to pass an hour (as long as it is not in the midday heat).
     

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