Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by Timon, Feb 4, 2011.
You choose BOTH Karen.
You sure do love that pizza though, don't you?
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We only saw the pull down bed down for a moment when we dropped off our carryons....the room steward was still making up the room from the previous people....it did not look like you would hit your head or anything. If you were sitting back on the couch you could not see the TV....if you sat on the edge you could see it.
I can see this cabin not working for everyone but I felt it was very cozy with an "attic" feel.....I loved all the floor....plenty of room for a pack and play if needed.
I agree with the poster that said the room could use a chair...but not under the pull down bed. There is the other space on the other side of the bed that would have room for a nice chair...like the one we had in 7132 which was a Cat 4C.
We saw many parties of 2 at the 4 top tables by the windows when we did Palo brunch....and we did have the grape pizza...yummy!
Does anyone know if the glass chandelier in Palo is a Dale Chihuly....it sure looks like it and I fell in love with it when we went to Palo.
8504 is NOT a handicapped accessible room. Some of the corner 9A rooms are but there are few that are not. I carefully checked the Deck Plan and asked when I booked the cabin. It is definitely a regular cabin.
it looks like Chihuly's stuff. he has a studio in Toronto and I went to it a few years back. his stuff is very VERY distinctive.
Signing on here! We have 3 back to back cruises booked for the summer - this is just what I need to build up even more excitement!
Now going back to read!
Well, I looked at it as a working vacation...I knew I wasn't going to relax much because knowing that I will never be on the Dream again, I wanted to take as many photos as possible. So, no it wasn't as relaxing as the 7-day but I was just so darn lucky that I actually got to see her at all!
Yes, much better version of the large table than that stuffy room on the classics!
Love the room pics...it looks like an awesome room! I heard people on the lower forward decks were complaining about hearing rehearsals from the WD theatre, how was the noise up on 8 for you guys??
I specifically asked the CM who did the Art of the Theme ship Tour if it was a Dale Chihuly and he said it was in his notes but he didn't bring them. He said he would call me to let me know for sure and he never called But it certainly does look like his work!
Awesome trip report! What a beautiful ship. Thanks so much for posting all this!
Palo Part 3
Michelle and I went to Palo on Tuesday Night. We went to D Lounge at 1pm on Embarkation Day to make a reservation and had no problems. As we were deciding on the day, however, they said that the 6pm spot was no longer available so we took the 6:30 spot. We had decided that since we both have experienced the Pirate Dinner menu, it would be the perfect night for Palo.
When we got there though, the restaurant wasn't even half full so I am assuming that they didn't have enough staff to have a full restaurant.
I've only dined in Palo for dinner twice so I am not an experienced Palo-er but I got the distinct feeling that they were still working out some kinks.
We were seated at a round booth table (the very last one, right next to the server station), right along the window. I definitely felt out of place. I didn't like where the table was located (more on that later) and I hated the round booth. It was hard to get comfortable, especially since the table was so small!
It took awhile for our server to come over and I could tell he was new....good but very new!
He did/said a few things that just seemed odd to me....when we were ordering...instead of taking charge of things like your average Palo server does, he sort of seemed lost and confused.
For example, when Michelle and I both order pizzas as our entree, he seemed confused and told us that pizzas weren't appetizers but we didn't want any other appetizers so it was almost like we had to coax him into bringing us the pizzas. They were big, as he warned us, but we wanted to try them and we didn't appreciate being made to feel as we weren't allowed or like we were being big fat oinkers
The other thing that was weird is that we were given menus as soon as we were seated but he didn't take them away until well after ordering and we didn't have any room for them so we ended up having to put them on the booth bench.
He brought us some bread and delicious butter and then 20 minutes later he came over with the antipasto tray and we told him that we weren't adventurous eaters so don't give us too much. He came back several times asking us how it was...weird.
He was very prompt with my diet-coke refills though!!
Then came our pizzas....they were HUGE! Bigger than on the other ships but they were very good! I wish they had a half-order of these things!
Next up was some sorbet to cleanse the palate. The single blueberry in there was fabulous!!! I wanted like 30 more LOL!
Then he came by to ask us if we wanted souffles...which we did
The biggest problem we had during dinner was when he was at the server station (just around the corner from us, and in ear shot too!) and was complaining to another server about something Michelle had asked for. She had asked if they could take a dish that had appealed to her but have chicken as the meat instead of whatever the meat was that came with it. He promptly said no and almost laughed at her and then a few minutes later, he was relaying the story to his coworker, which I thought was very rude, especially since I could hear every word he said!
Next, our entrees came and the filet was very good!
Right after that, our souffles came, which came on a nice plate with the chocolate and vanilla sauce that you could pour on your own
Michelle also ordered another dessert...and she enjoyed that too!
Then came the after dinner lemoncello thing, good but I haven't drank in so long, I only took a small sip.
The price was $20 per person but because Michelle was a Platinum Cruiser, it was free for both of us so we tipped him additional $$ and rolled ourselves out of there
It was nice to experience but I think I will just stick to the regular menus in the dining room next time
Here's some pics...
The salt LOL!
Here is one last shot....a little different but I like how it came out!
Here is one more shot of the bathroom near Palo/Remy/Meridian....it was just so elegant!
Other than spending a few minutes at the start of the Ship Tour, I didn't really spend any time in here so it's hard to judge what it would be like when it's being used but it was a beautiful room and a great spot to chill away from the kiddos....and I mean away....as much as they've hidden the Teen area (the Vibe) they've hidden this area too!
Great travel theme going on here...hard to tell but on the bar, there is "Welcome" written many different languages. The booths look like suitcases and the wallpaper is made up of Passport Stamps. There are two outside patios, the one on the right is reserved for cigar smoking.
If I was a drinker, I would totally hang out here
Here's 3 more pics from Palo....sorry missed them before
And here's the shots from outside of Remy, which is all you will get unless you have a reservation there because they are being very strict about keeping it exclusive!!!
One of our trainers told us about his experience there and he said it was beyond amazing!! They really go out of their way to make it a special dining experience, even sending you Thank You chocolates to your room after you have dined there!!
Again, the food looks amazing. I don't think we will ever try it out, but it does looks so good.
I loved the picture of the glass done that way... very pretty. I think it probably is Chihuly as he has done stuff for them on the other ships. Great pictures... sure would love the souffle right about now...
Is it me or does the piano in Palo seem out of place.
Love all the photos Cass! This is by far the most comprehensive trip report of the Dream I've seen. It's firing me up for our June cruise.
I was glad to see the large table in Palo. Did you happen to count the chairs? It looked like 14 to me but I had read somewhere they could put 16-20 in there. Any idea how that works Cass? Does one person book it and link ressies to it? Confusing to me.
I'd like to commend you on your TR & pics - and also thank you!
With regards to the table & the lack of space you mentioned at Palo - was this specifically a table for 2?
Did the tables for 4 look any more accommodating?
Not that it matters to me (!) - I'm going to try my darndest to get a reservation here!
When are you doing the fantasy?
Your Palo experience sounds so disappointing. The servers have always been AMAZING on the Magic for us. We ALWAYS order half orders of the pizzas (half and half for toppings) and pastas with no issues. We also have ordered mixed and matched menu items. They are made to order, so don't see the big deal! Hopefully, things improve on the Dream! The food still looked great.
He was not only complaining, he was LAUGHING about me with a co-worker! I was amazed and asked Cass, "Is he laughing at me??" Sure enough, he was.
It's one thing to be a little puzzled at a request, but to then go and laugh at me when I am right around the corner? I was really mad. If he wasn't so prompt with his service, I would have complained. I have ordered many things at Palo that they have either changed, or created completely off menu espcially for me and have been very accomodating about it. If you can't do it, that's fine, but I found it very un-classy to laugh at a guest and then be dumb enough to do it right around the corner where they could hear everything.
I think I will stick with the main dining rooms too, unless my DH wants to go since it is comped, but probably only on longer cruises.
Ashman and Cass, thank you so much for your responses to my question. Its good to know my son will be able to eat his heart out. One more question please ; with no dress up night will my husband and DAD be out of place with a shirt and tie in the main dining rooms? It is my father's first Disney trip and he has been excitedly buying tasteful ( I hope ) Mickey ties. Thanks again!!!!
Oh my gosh! How incredibly rude of your Palo server to act in that manner. Huge thumbs down to that. Hmmmmm...not sure if I'm crazy about the looks of Palo on the Dream. I'm more of an airy, light kind of girl...the Magic and Wonder really have more of a relaxed feel in Palo than the Dream.
Meridian looks great though!
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