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  • On Apr 3, 2012
    Heather from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    IN January I booked a reservation at Palo. This is our first cruise. I didn't realize the night I booked Palo is the same night at the formal dinner. Unfortunately everything else is booked. Should we skip Palo or the formal? I was looking forward to both

    Hi Heather!

    I understand how you feel about not wanting to miss Palo or formal night because I also enjoy both of these experiences.  The first idea that comes to mind is trying to switch your Palo reservation once you board the ship.  Palo does hold back some of their reservations for embarkation day, but they are first come, first serve.  Once you board the ship, head straight over to Guest Services which will be to your immediate left and pick up a Personal Navigator, your daily cruise newsletter.  On the front page, you will see directions for changing a Palo reservation.  My fingers are crossed that you are able to change your date, but if not I would keep your original reservation.  Being able to dine in this elegant, adult-only space is something you don't want to miss.  The culinary team cooks up the most delectable appetizers, entrees and the best dessert on the entire ship, chocolate souffle, for an amazing dining experience. 

    Since you don't want to miss formal night you can always dress the family up for pictures before you head to Palo or save the outfits for another night and have your own formal night on a night that is designated cruise casual. 

    I hope my suggestions help!  I'm also sending some pixie dust your way in the hope you can change your reservation to an alternate night!  If you think of any other last minute questions, please let me know!

    Have a magical sailing and bon voyage!


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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