A Very MerryTime Vacation, A Family Trip Report- Princess and Frozen Gathering plus Palo Brunch

Saturday came way too fast. 2 more nights left of our vacation and now if was time to take a breather and relax today, with my husband, on our date to Palo. 

Earlier in the morning, I had breakfast with Tricia and Arnie in Cabanas before Tricia and I headed into a meeting with our Castle Dreams Travel planners inside Pub 687. We finished up around 10am, so I was able to meet the girls for their Princess Meet and Greet and Frozen Meet and Greet before my Brunch reservation with their dad at 11am.

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So blessed they still want to meet the Princesses. Not sure how many more times this will happen- but I am beyond thrilled they both still do for now.

Next up, was date day with Mike. I had already been up and running around for nearly 5 hours and was ready for a breather.

We started in Meridian (where we also met Tricia and Arnie who were on their way on their date too), no time for a drink as we were called pretty quickly.

According to the Disney Cruise Line website, Palo is “named after the signature long poles used by gondoliers in Venice, Palo serves an adult-exclusive restaurant serving Italian fare in an intimate setting amid stunning seaside views.” For brunch, we were charged $30 per person for our meal. Please also be aware, there is a dress code for those dining inside Palo as well.

Inside, Palo s just beautiful, and surprisingly not crowded at all. The Dream started this new brunch seating on the Nassau port day as there was such a demand for it, as it is usually held only on sea days (on a 3 night cruise, there aren’t any seas days). We were seated in a very roomy booth, which the two of us hadn’t sat before, which was nice and very private.

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Palo Brunch is unique where it is part buffet and part menu based selections, and you can order as much as you like. Our server first took us on a tour of the buffet…IMG_3548 IMG_3549 IMG_3550 IMG_3551

then presented us with our menus back at our table.


I ordered the chicken parm, and always recommend it as highly as I can as it is just outstanding!


Mike, as his routine as he recommends as highly as he can, ordered the lasagna. Our server also brought Mike his absolute favorite cubed parmesan cheese drizzled with balsamic (he asked if it was in the cheese display, it wasn’t, so our server took the hint and brought him out some, just for him).


Our server also brought out an order of eggplant rollatini to share as well, and it was just delicious!


We also enjoyed mimosas throughout brunch – which seemed to accent the entire meal. We enjoyed our selves so much, and rely so heavily on the ship’s photographers to take our picture (who weren’t there during brunch), we totally forgot to take one of us! Oh well, reason to go back next time… which will be with our oldest daughter as she turns 18 next year (Palo is reserved for guests 18 years old and older).

After brunch, we had a busy few hours. Mike was headed into port for some shopping and I was headed to Gingerbread house building and Santa visiting with the kids.

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