Disney Cruise Ship Features Both Family and Adult Dining Options
The Disney Dream cruise ship has three main restaurants that use Disney's innovative rotational dining, two adult-exclusive restaurants, a casual restaurant, several fast food eateries, and room service.
The three main restaurants are Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace, and Animator's Palate. Each seats about 700 persons in two seatings each night, at 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Passengers and their table servers rotate amongst these three restaurants, dining at the same table number in each restaurant.
The two all-adult restaurants are Palo and Remy. Those who have sailed on the Disney Magic or Disney Wonder will be familiar with Palo and its delicious Northern Italian cuisine. Palo on the Disney Dream also includes dining on a private outdoor deck and marvelous vistas.
Remy is Disney's first premier dining venue and carries a higher surcharge than many specialty restaurants, but is worth it in my opinion. Located next to Palo on deck 12, Remy features elegant art nouveau decor, incredible ocean views, and a menu designed by a chef from a Michelin three-star restaurant in France.
These cruise ship dining pictures demonstrate the elegant and diverse decor of the Disney Dream.
Disney Dream - Royal Palace Restaurant
The Royal Palace restaurant is one of three restaurants used for rotational dining on the Disney Dream cruise ship.
Disney Dream - Enchanted Garden Entrance
Enchanted Garden is a casual Disney Dream restaurant serving buffet breakfast and lunch and full-service dinner. The gardens of Versailles inspired the decor.
Disney Dream - Enchanted Garden Fountain
The Enchanted Garden Restaurant on the Disney Dream features this large fountain and cozy booth seating. The overhead trellis has over 600 light panels.
Disney Dream - Enchanted Garden Restaurant
The Disney Dream Enchanted Garden Restaurant is brightly lit in the daytime, but at night the ceiling is quietly lit with stars.
Disney Dream - Animator's Palate Entrance
The entrance to Animator's Palate restaurant on the Disney Dream shows the first stages of an animator's drawing--a black and white sketch.
Disney Dream - Animator's Palate
Animator's Palate is also found on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise ships, but this one has been re-imagined.
Animator's Palate on the Disney Dream features over 100 video monitors that provide a dinner show experience for diners. The star of the show is Crush, the sea turtle from Finding Nemo. He swims from video window to window, engaging guests in conversation. Pretty amazing!
Animator's Palate is done in red, black, and yellow (just like Mickey Mouse). The atmosphere is livelier than that in the other two rotational restaurants.
Disney Dream - Remy Restaurant Private Dining Room
This small dining area in the Remy Restaurant is one of two private dining areas in the 96-seat restaurant. The second is used for special Chef's Table meals.
Disney Dream - Remy Restaurant
The Disney Dream Remy Restaurant has sweeping views of the ocean and elegant table settings.
Disney Cruise Line debuts Remy on the Disney Dream – its first-ever premier dining option for guests 18 and older. Remy features French-inspired, gourmet cuisine by two award-winning chefs and a unique approach to wine service.
Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star restaurant just outside Reims, France, and Chef Scott Hunnel from award-winning Victoria & Albert's at Walt Disney World Resort have collaborated to create a French-inspired menu featuring superior products and seasonal ingredients sourced from around the world.
French-trained Chef Patrick Albert, executive chef for Remy, oversees an all-star culinary team.
Dinner at Remy is a lavish and leisurely affair, starting with a signature chilled Taittinger Champagne cocktail made tableside, followed by eight to nine small courses complemented by a stellar wine list. Lallement's cuisine is simple and stylish, earning l'Assiette Champenoise two stars (of a possible three) from Michelin.
Polished touches at Remy include a tableside trolley for serving international cheeses and decanting stations for wines. Guests may order from two tastings menus that include wine pairings, or order a la carte from the menu.
With a subtle nod to the Disney•Pixar film "Ratatouille" and its petite French star Remy, the softly lit main dining room with seating for 96 is designed in art nouveau style with a palate of soft greens, deep reds and rich gold.
A private Chef's Table dining room, Chez Gusteau (inspired by the fictional Paris restaurant in "Ratatouille"), seats eight. The intimate room is furnished with rich décor inspired by the film – bold, red carpet, chairs and drapes with touches of gold, opulent chandeliers, and scenes of Paris on the walls. Chez Gusteau has its own entrance to the kitchen to allow the chefs easy access. Guests also may be seated in the glass-walled wine room amid more than 900 bottles of wine.
Remy Wine Service
Once dinner is booked and guests are on board, they are invited to meet with a sommelier in Remy’s glass-walled wine room to taste and pre-select their wines for the evening. The restaurant offers two wine lists: a special French list with 200 vintages from most every region in France, and Remy’s Vault, a separate and exclusive wine list with rare wines from all over the world. Select wines from the French list also are available by the glass.
From Remy’s Vault, 22 wines are selected as the best of the best, presented by white-gloved sommeliers in an elegant velvet box that opens like a book with the name of each wine engraved on a silver-plated plaque. The list includes a 1947 Château Cheval Blanc, another nod to "Ratatouille" (the wine requested by the movie’s food critic). Considered one of the best vintages in the world, a single bottle of Château Cheval Blanc retails for $25,000.
After-dinner libations include Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask, one of the most sought-after cognacs for connoisseurs, aged in centuries-old casks and served from an elegant Baccarat crystal decanter.
An additional charge of $75 per person is required to dine at Remy, in addition to the cost of wine and alcoholic beverages. Wine pairings selected from the French list are an additional $99. The dress code requires men to wear a dress jacket, dress pants and shoes (ties are optional). For the ladies, cocktail dresses, evening dresses, pant suits or dressy skirts and blouses are the options.
Information Source: Disney Cruise Line
Disney Dream - Palo Restaurant Entrance
The Palo Specialty Restaurant on the Disney Dream is located forward on deck 12.
Disney Dream - Palo Restaurant
The ceiling in the Disney Dream Palo Restaurant is very elegant, as is the decor.
Disney Dream - Palo Restaurant Table Setting
Adult guests on the Disney Dream will find breathtaking ocean views, rich décor, and excellent cuisine at the redesigned version of Palo.
Named after the colorful poles that line the canals of Venice, Palo offers a memorable dining experience in a sophisticated atmosphere. At this elegant restaurant, guests are invited to indulge in a menu of delectable Northern Italian cuisine, classic reserve wines, and superior service.
With a semi-circular design, floor-to-ceiling windows and raised banquettes along one side, every seat offers beautiful vistas of the sea. A pianist softly serenades guests. Stylish furnishings, Frette linens, custom art, warm wood tones and a color palate of rich red, green and gold jewel tones create a refined, Italian-inspired décor.
For an entirely new Palo experience on the Disney Dream, guests may dine outdoors on Palo’s private teak deck.
Palo's nightly culinary journey starts with both cold and antipasti selections and six different kinds of pizzas. Fresh pastas range from wild mushroom risotto to a lighter penne with fresh tomato and basil sauce and grilled shrimp. Seafoods and meats are prepared with Italian touches – turbot is pan seared with porcini, pancetta and fennel with walnut butter; the classic beef tenderloin is served with a Barolo wine or Gorgonzola sauce.
An array of desserts includes everything from classic tiramisù to a signature chocolate soufflé and an orange soda float with vanilla gelato.
The restaurant’s wine list has been streamlined for the Disney Dream, with about 90 labels from all regions of Italy, including a sparkling Prosecco and a lush red Barolo made just for Palo. The signature Balsamic Grande cocktail features vodka, a splash of five-year-old balsamic vinegar and fresh muddled strawberries. After dinner, a traditional grappa is offered.
In addition to romantic dinners, Palo offers both an adult-only champagne brunch and High Tea on select days. The brunch features made-to-order entrées, seafood, a selection of international cheeses, fresh breads and pastries, desserts, champagne and mimosas.
Information Source: Disney Cruise Line
Disney Dream - Cabanas Casual Restaurant
Cabanas is a casual restaurant found on deck 11 aft on the Disney Dream. It features buffet dining for breakfast and lunch and table-service in the evening.
Disney Dream - Beet Carpaccio from Enchanted Garden Restaurant
The yellow and red beet carpaccio appetizer was a real hit with diners at our table in the Enchanted Garden Restaurant on the Disney Dream cruise ship.
Disney Dream - Tuna Tartare Appetizer in the Enchanged Garden Restaurant
This appetizer at the Disney Dream Enchanted Garden Restaurant has layers of raw tuna and avocado. I loved it!
Disney Dream - Surf and Turf in the Royal Palace Restaurant
This beef fillet topped with medallions of lobster was very tasty; however true lobster lovers will be wishing for more than two bites!
Disney Dream - Sea Bass and Risotto
This sea bass and risotto main course served in the Enchanted Garden restaurant on the Disney Dream was delicious and perfectly sized.