Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
Cruising is almost synonymous with eating, right? Well, the Disney Fantasy is no exception! Immediately after boarding, you are directed to the buffet at Cabanas on Deck 11 aft. Cabanas has multiple food stations offering everything you can imagine from soup and salad, to sandwiches, pasta, sushi, and dessert! But my personal favorite is the seafood station which features Crab and Shrimp. Yum!! Cabanas is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, except for disembarkation day.
There are three "main" dining rooms on Disney Cruise Line's signature rotational dining. Enchanted Garden, Animator's Palate, and Royal Court. Enchanted Garden has a fresh, seasonal, international market menu. Animator's Palate offers Pacific Rim/American cuisine. (You MUST try the Buttered Popcorn soup is offered. Trust me!) And Royal Court features French Cuisine. If you are daring enough to try escargot, this is the place!
Our group typically ordered out own meals and then one or two extras that no one had ordered for the table, so that everyone could at least try a bite. (Thanks Debra for that great idea!) This is encouraged on Disney Cruise Line. See something you just want to try? Go ahead and order it! The server will be happy to bring it out for you in addition to your main choice.
One thing worth noting is that one of the biggest changes between Animator's Palate on the Dream and the Fantasy is the "show." If you've been reading the Snippets for a while, you know I was not a huge fan of Crush on the Dream. I won't give away the surprise but rest assured, I was BLOWN AWAY by the show on the Fantasy! Crush still appears on your second night in the restaurant, but it is the first night that will knock your socks off.
Our group had the honor of being chosen for a Magical Moment by Chef Desmond, Executive Chef of Enchanted Garden. Chef Desmond came to our table each night to chat with us about the menu, our cruise, etc. But on our second night, he cooked a special meal from us, off-menu! Chef Desmond is from Barbados and while he asked us what types of food we liked, we all assured him we would be thrilled to eat whatever he cooked for us. So Caribbean cuisine it was! I still drool a little thinking about the Cod Fritters that started off our meal that night…
The quick service options are the same as on the Dream. Room Service is also included in your cruise fare but alas, I never had time to order any!
Up next week – Nightclubs & Lounges and the Senses Spa!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!