Who to see about special occasion

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by dkostel, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. dkostel

    dkostel DIS Veteran

    Jul 23, 2002
    I've already informed my TA about the special occasion we are celebrating but who do I see onboard for cake, etc?? (I don't have the highest degree of confidence in my TA as I was quoted a different balance due price everytime I spoke to them).
  2. KyCruisinSusan

    KyCruisinSusan Proud DVC/AKV Owner

    Jun 14, 2004
    If you want stateroom decorations I would go straight to DCL to arrange it. As far as getting the cake goes, you can speak to your head server or your dining room server the first night at dinner.
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  4. Jiffymom

    Jiffymom Mouseketeer

    Dec 23, 2003
    your maiter d will help you. That is his job to make you happy. Plus his tips rely on that too :earsboy:
  5. jrabbit

    jrabbit DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2002
    In DCL speak, that would be the "Head Server" (who usually does NOT do much serving - but will help a serving team when they are having problems.)
    And theres always Shirley at the Perfect Gift!!
  6. mom x4 grandma x4

    mom x4 grandma x4 DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2005
    we told them when we booked our cruise and they forgot, we just told the wait staff and 5 minutes later we had cake and songs being sung. So if they forget to tell them, just tell your waiter and he'll fix it. If it's a surprize for someone, just tell your waiter privately the night before as a reminder. Or you can go to guest relations and tell them that your worried that the wait staff wasnt notified and they will take care of it or tell you who t o talk too. Then you'll know it will be done for sure.
    Have a magical cruise.
    mom x4,grandma x4
  7. logan1_2000

    logan1_2000 <font color=indigo>DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>

    Nov 26, 2002
    Our first DCL cruise was my DMIL taking the extended family as her 60th b'day present to herself--we spoke w/ our waiter the first night (we never clicked with the head waiter) and night to night we weren't sure which dinner would be the best for the birthday cake, and we just kept the dialogue open, and he even clued us in on what would happen on various days of the trip or in different dining rooms to give us the ability to make an informed decision. It was no problem, and an area where DCL service and desire to make family events into happy memories really proved awesome.

    But as others have said--yes, generally, Head Waiter should help you arrange all special celebrations.

    And we did a surprise cruise for DW's b'day just 7 months later--my experience w/ DCL b'day cake--I love DCL, but the cake wasn't that great, so don't pay extra for a bad cake in your stateroom, just do decorations or wine or champagne, if anything, and get the cake at dinner (and be prepared to order a regular dessert anyway, unless there has been a new b'day cake recipe in the past 2 years).

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