Sunday 23 September 2018

DDG 228 - Disney Cruise Line Palo Review

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 228 for Sunday 23rd September 2018. If you want to listen (whilst you read these notes) click the hand audio player below or head to your usual podcast catching place.

Coming up on todays show, Michelle is joined by frequent guest, friend and Disney-travel blogger Becky Manion. Becky has been visiting Walt Disney World for many years but having experienced her first Disney Cruise a few years ago, she is now addicted! So when Michelle wanted to talk about upscale dining on the Cruise Line, she could think of no better guest. Find Becky via her blog what_becky_did
Firstly, why pay for an upscale dining experience when you can have breakfast buffet or table service style but also in your stateroom? By the end of this, hopefully you will know the answer!

Palo is bookable via the Disney Cruise Line activities section of the website. New cruisers can book 75 days before they set sail. Whereas previous cruisers can book between 90 and 120 days - depending on how many cruises you have been on. 
Luca the server Michelle had on her brunch
On the main show, we review the brunch and then jump to discussing some news. However, select Patreon supporters have an extra special extended show with a review of dinner and the upscale ice-cream parlors.    
On these show notes, we will exclusively focus on Palo. The first thing that strikes you is the beautiful surroundings. It is an incredibly adult atmosphere and the tones of the reflect the beauty of Italy. The food offerings are two fold - there are cold and hot options available. These are unlimited and you are welcome to hop between the two. The price includes a mimosa on arrival.

The cold buffet area consists of four tables; breads, seafood, cheese and meats then desserts. The tables literally groan due to the weight of their bounty!
After enjoying everything, you can then move to the hot options. Between us we sampled pancakes, waffles, chicken parmesan and steak. Everything was delivered piping hot and delicious.

The staff did not rush us and in total we were there just under two hours. Whilst there were other guests there, it did not feel that way at all! In fact, I felt like the whole restaurant was exclusively ours. 

At the end of the meal, we received our bill and after adding an amount for the gratuity; we left. We were incredibly full and felt that the experience that was made up of a perfect marriage of exemplary service and devine food: it was well worth the price tag. This is an event we will definately repeat. 

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