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  • On Apr 18, 2022
    Joanne from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Booked on our first DCL cruise and want to take in everything there is to see and to eat! Is the dining room open on embarkation day and other port days for lunch? Can’t wait to get onboard!

    Ahoy there, Joanne! Welcome back to planDisney. I'm so thrilled to hear that you are gearing up for your very first Disney Cruise! It is going to be a vacation to remember and I absolutely cannot wait for you to step onboard. 

    One of my first stops once I am happily on the cruise ship is a stop for lunch. My family usually chooses to visit the buffet at Cabanas for lunch, but be sure to check your Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for the hours and menus of the other dining locations. In the past, we've enjoyed our first meal in one of the dining rooms and have relished the opportunity to be served in an upscale atmosphere and a quieter location. 

    Throughout your cruise, you will have several dining options to enjoy. Again, the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app will be your guide to operating hours and menus for these options. As an example, for breakfast or lunch, you may enjoy ordering room service, visiting Cabanas for a variety of entree options, or dining in one of the available main dining rooms for that extra luxury of being served tableside. Don't forget about the poolside dining options that are usually available from lunchtime and into the evening hours. Whether it's a day at sea or a day in port, there will be plenty of choices when it comes to dining! 

    The Disney Cruise Line has a unique rotational dining experience for guests to enjoy at dinner time. You'll be able to rotate through three unique restaurant settings throughout your voyage, all while being served by the same dining team that goes to great lengths to make sure you are happy and well-fed. 

    For an extra special treat, I love to recommend that my fellow guests make a reservation at the adult-exclusive Palo for either brunch or dinner. This is a restaurant I never miss when cruising with Mickey and the gang because of the incredible menus and exceptional service.  I always look forward to a date night at Palo. 

    Joanne, your voyage will be exciting AND delicious! I can't wait for you to dig in. Please visit my pals and me at planDisney again if you have any more questions. We want you to have the best cruise ever. 

    Bon Voyage!

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