Couple dining
  • On Jul 11, 2022
    Crystal from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Going on the 4 night Bahamian Cruise on the Dream next month, I want to book Palo but want to ensure I am not booking this on formal night or pirate night. Is there a way to find out what rotation my stateroom will be in for dining before boarding the ship

    Hiya Crystal - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests just like you plan magical Disney vacations!

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you'll be sailing away on the Disney Dream in just one month! That's actually the same cruise that I took most recently and it was amazing. I'm happy to help you out with your question because I also wanted to make sure my Palo reservation didn't conflict with anything else our crew wanted to experience!

    Your specific dining rotation (i.e., which restaurant you're scheduled to dine at each night) will be available in your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App once you are on board, and the bountiful schedule of events and activities will also be available to explore at that time. Pirate Night is the same night for everyone on the ship and doesn't depend on your dining rotation, but the actual night your Cruise Director plans it for varies. If you want to know what the tentative plan is, you can call Disney Cruise Line about a week or so before your voyage to see if they have a tentative itinerary, but know that it is subject to change. For example, if there is unavoidable rain in the forecast, Pirate Night may be moved so everyone can still enjoy the swashbuckling party on the upper Decks!

    Based on my recent experiences on the Disney Dream, and those of my other sea-faring friends, formal nights have not been formally scheduled on our recent 4-Night Bahamanian Cruises. This means you can make any night as formal as you'd like to, and of course, your dinner at Palo will be a memorable formal experience allowing you to show off some fancy attire!

    My recommendation is to schedule Palo on a night that you think your crew would enjoy it best. Personally, we love to start our cruises with dinner at Palo on our first night, and it would be unusual (but not impossible) for Pirate Night to be on your first night's itinerary. If you want to change your reservation, the best time to do so is as soon as possible, or immediately when you board. You can head down to Deck 2 where representatives from Remy and Palo are usually stationed in the Vista Gallery to help Guests make sure their dining reservations still meet their needs. If you don't SEA them, ask around and you'll be pointed in the right direction!

    I hope this information is helpful as you continue planning for your voyage. Please let us know if any additional questions come up before you sail away!

    Ryan J.
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