I recently went on my second Disney Cruise, and it was just as wonderful as I remembered. This one was significantly shorter than the 2 week transatlantic I was on last time, but was still so wonderful.
Before we left, I had been bragging to my partner who joined me this time around about how great the food is, particularly how easy it was going to be for me. And as we sat down for our first dinner, I was secretly hoping it would live up to my hype. I’m glad to report it did!
In terms of the way dinner works, you have rotational seating to different restaurants with the same server, which really helps since you only have to explain things once. The menus are marked with “GF” for the things you can have, but I’ve found that my servers prefer to show you the next night’s menu when everyone else is ordering tonight’s dessert, so you can order ahead and they can make special accommodations.
Since we were celebrating our anniversary this trip, we decided to pay for one of the special restaurants on board that costs extra. The choices on the Dream are Palo and Remy, the latter being more expensive, so we decided on Palo. I would tell you what the best part was, except that it was all of it. The antipasto with the best balsamic I’ve ever had. The shrimp pasta cooked to perfection that didn’t even taste remotely gluten free (but was!). And, of course, the gluten free chocolate soufflé. The service is outstanding and the food is seriously some of the best I’ve ever had. If it’s in your budget and you can fit it in, DO IT.
Other things we paid extra for were alcohol from Pink (the wine and champagne bar), Skyline Bar, and Pub 687, as well as specialty coffee from Cove Café. I HIGHLY recommend Pink, it feels like you’re inside a bottle of bubbly!
From the special gluten free pastries and bread brought out without even having to ask, to the care taken by the servers and the rest of the staff, Disney really outdoes themselves with managing allergies on cruises. They can even do more than one, which you can read about here from my trip with my sister. Here you’ll also read why Disney Cruises aren’t just for kids! If you’re looking to relax and not have to worry about the details of a vacation, have great service, and eat safely, definitely consider a Disney Cruise!