Skip to main content

DCL Palo: Brunch or Dinner?

Ahoy, Disney Fans!!!

     Today I am tackling a hard topic. It's a decision that every adult Guest has to face when they sail on a Disney Cruise: Do I go to Palo for brunch or for dinner????

     Oooo, so hard to choose! Both are fantastic, but I have a clear favorite! First, let me explain to those readers who may not know, Palo is an exclusive, adults only restaurant on board the Disney ships. It has Venetian theming and décor, an incredible menu, impeccable service, and gorgeous, open vistas of the sea from it's panoramic windows. If Guests choose to dine in Palo, they can do so for a fee of $30 per person, ($89 per person if you want to include wine pairings with dinner). You can opt for dinner or brunch. Yes, Guests can do both sometimes, depending on availability, but more often than not, you will have to choose one. Reservations are required and can be booked 120 days before your sail date for Concierge and Platinum Guests, 105 days in advance for Gold Guests,  90 days in advance for Silver Guests and 75 days in advance for First Time Cruisers. You can also sometimes book once on board the ship, but expect availability to be extremely limited, if available at all. Palo does have a dress code, which requires men to wear dress pants and a dress shirt, or a jacket. Women must wear a dress, pants suit, or blouse and skirt. Jeans may also be worn if they are in good condition and have no holes. Shorts, capri pants, sneakers and flip flops are not allowed for either gender.

   



     Dinner is an elegant, multi-course affair, with fine Italian cuisine and lavish, amazing desserts. Just like in the main dining rooms, you can choose as much or as little food for your meal as you want. You can order a filet, and get a side of the ravioli if you like. There are plenty of options, from seafood, to pastas, pizzas to ossobuco. And you can't miss the chocolate soufflé! Disney Cruisers dream of it after they've tried it! If you do make a reservation for Palo dinner, you will skip your dinner in the main dining room, and go to Palo at your designated reservation time, so you'll want to be sure that you aren't booked for a night that you'll be bummed to miss out on, like Pirate Night, or Captain's Gala Night.







                                         




     Brunch is offered on days at sea, on 4 night cruises or longer. You'll want to skip having any sort of breakfast or lunch, because you'll have more food than you can handle at brunch! There are buffet tables set up with breads, fruits and veggies, cold meats and seafood, cheeses, desserts and more. You'll also get a menu to order from. You can choose pancakes and omelets, or chicken parmesan and pizzas. Or all of the above! Your server will encourage you to eat until you practically have to be wheeled out of the place. You probably don't want to have any big plans for that afternoon, because you're gonna need a nap!









     Soooooo..... back to the million dollar question. If I had to pick one meal, I'd personally go with brunch. It's the more impressive of the two meals, with the largest variety of items. I also love that since it is daytime, you can see the gorgeous ocean all around you. Really, you can't go wrong with either meal, and I would definitely encourage you to try both at some point, but if you're picking just one.... I say BRUNCH IT UP!

     Hope you found this information helpful! Have a Disney Cruise Line question? Talk to the agents at Kingdom Konsultant Travel, and they'd be happy to help you plan your next Disney Cruise Line vacation!


- Jenn aka "Tink"

Comments

  1. According to the Disney Cruise web page jeans can be worn at Palo. "To preserve the elegant ambiance of this restaurant, you are asked to adhere to a dress code when dining at Palo. We recommend dress pants or slacks and a collared shirt for men, and a dress, skirt or pants and a blouse for women. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes). Please no tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics, flip-flops or tennis shoes."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for catching that! The dress code did recently change to allow jeans. I've updated our post. Thanks again!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

5 Ways To Get Psyched For Your Disney Trip!

Hey-Howdy-Hey, Disney Guys and Gals!      Is anyone familiar with Barney Stinson's "Get Psyched" Mix? Anyone? How I Met your Mother Fans? Ok, great! So you totally get where I'm going with this! If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can watch a clip  HERE!  Basically, the theory is that no matter what's going on in your life, you can get yourself psyched up and ready for something awesome to happen, all by listening to the right piece of music. Playing off of that theory, I feel that one of the very best things about a Disney trip is actually  preparing  for it, or getting psyched! You can have a whole bunch of crappy stuff happening in your life at the time, but if you have a Disney trip on the horizon... even if it's 564 days away, you have something to look forward to and enjoy preparing yourself for. In fact, many Disney fans, (myself included), pretty much get from one day to the next by preparing for upcoming trips. You may even book a ne

Royal Caribbean - Taste of Sabor Experience

I recently sailed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Liberty of the Seas for my Honeymoon.  The trip itself was quite amazing, but we had a special dinner at Sabor that wasn't on any pre-planning options.  While at dinner at the Chef's Table earlier in our cruise, a nice gentleman from Sabor came by and told us about a similar experience they were trying out at that restaurant.  Of course we decided we had to give it a try! We got the menu to look over and our host for the night came to greet us and go through what to expect etc. This was a new thing they were trying, so we didn't really know much about it going in other than "if you liked the Chef Table, come try this!" He was wonderful, and we had a great time with him. We were at a big table off to the side as you went in (our whole Chef's Table party decided to go for this, so we were old friends at this point!) The table was semi-private, but still somewhat part of the normal dining area so we could pee

Topolino's Terrace Breakfast Review

Breakfast at Topolino's has been getting quite the hype since it opened, so I was thrilled when I snagged a reservation with my fellow Agent Maci on our trip to celebrate Magic Kingdom's 50th birthday. This restaurant is located on the 10th floor of Disney's Riviera Resort, the newest to open on Walt Disney World property. The décor is modern and bright, with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony to continue to take in the views right outside. Breakfast is a character dining experience, with Mickey and friends being dressed in their artsy best! Park attire is welcome, but you could just as easily get a little fancy and feel comfortable. We were told it would be about 10 minutes so we went to the bar where I ordered a Bellini and Maci got a Mimosa, light on the OJ! The excellent bartender barely had time to make our drinks before our table was ready. We were quickly greeted by our server Chris from Orlando and we're pretty sure we found the OG! For