Once back on board we needed to shower and get ready for our last dinner at Royal Palace. Royal Palace is a main dining room on your typical dining rotation (we skipped Enchanted Garden on this trip for dinner) serving French-inspired, continental cuisine . Typically Royal Palace is also open for breakfast and lunch during your cruise as well. The decor is certainly royal- you can spots hints of Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast around the room and on your table! For dinner, I started with a baked brie…
My table neighbor, Gina, ordered a tuna appetizer…and Escargots Gratinés (Herb-marinated Snails with Finely Chopped Mushrooms, topped with Garlic Butter and Breadstick)!Next came Belle’s French Onion Soup with Gruyère Cheese Crouton…Gina’s entree was Double Cut Rack of Lamb with a Dijon Crust with fine Green Beans, Gratin Potatoes and Rosemary Jus..Our server brought Gina and I a side portion of lobster Mac & cheese to share…I ordered the Royal Palace Aged Angus Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Marquis Potatoes with a Cognac Reduction for dinner.For dessert, Gina ordered the Grand Marnier Soufflé AND Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée!
Allison, who was sitting next to Gina, ordered Sweet Temptations- which is a trio of Peanut Butter Mousse, Mango Cheesecake, and Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée .I kept it simple with the Peanut Butter Mousse (Dark Chocolate infused Peanut Butter, Chiffon Cake and Whipped Cream). This was a real treat for me because if I was traveling with my son, I couldn’t order this due to his peanut allergy.Quite a few moms channeled their kids tonight for dessert and ordered Mickey Bars!No one seemed more excited than Holly though, who thoroughly enjoyed hers!After dinner, we strolled around the ship- stopping to look at our pictures in Shutters and checking out the art selections in the gallery.
We settled in The District section of the ship, inside Evolution. We were broken up in to teams and participated in a hilarious scavenger hunt within the lounge. After that was 80’s music trivia- in which we learned Jen is an 80’s music savant! Out of 40, we scored a 39! Thanks to that, our team won some nifty Disney Cruise Line baseball caps! After trivia, they opened up the dance floor and we just took over!
After our win, we posed with the cruise director Brett! Shortly after the dance floor opened up and the music started, the ship was really swaying from the waves and most wanted to try and rest before our travel day tomorrow. All except Cathy, Jen and I! We headed up to Outlook. This was not the smartest choice we made, and the 14th deck was really shaking- but we had a good time dancing with the teenagers- reliving our youth. The DJ did play a few songs from our generation which was nice- but once the volume and rough seas really started to kick in- these 3 mamas decided to call it a night!