While on a Disney Cruise, many people just don’t know what to do about breakfast. The last thing you want to do is order a skimpy room service breakfast. You are on vacation, take a little time to enjoy your meals.
Breakfast can be the best meal of the day on your cruise, if you know what the options are. Remember, there is no additional charge, unless shown, for any of the following breakfast options, regardless of how much you eat.
Cabanas Food Court/Beach Blanket Buffet
Located up on the pool deck, Cabanas/Top Siders features a self service buffet, complete with Mickey Waffles among other breakfast options. Most options are pre-made, and available in self serve areas. Most days there is a omelette bar too, with custom made omelettes. Cabanas/Beach Blanket are typically open from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM daily.
Royal Palace/Royal Court/Triton’s/Lumier’s
The main restaurant one each ship, located in the lobby, offers a fixed menu breakfast, with such wonderful options at Eggs Benedict, a Three Egg Omelette and Kid’s Mickey Waffles, along with fresh juices and fruit. All you care to eat, so order whatever you want. These restaurants are usually open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM daily.
Carioca’s/Parrot Cay/Enchanted Garden
These secondary dining locations offer a nice, sit down breakfast similar to the main restaurant on board. They are usually open from about 7:45 – 10:30 AM each day.
Room service is free on all Disney Cruises, and is available 24 hours a day. Remember, you should tip the server that brings your food though, a few dollars is usually more than enough. Breakfast options are pretty limited to coffee, juices, some breads and cereal.
One some itineraries on the Disney Magic and Wonder, Disney offer a character breakfast one morning. You will just be assigned a time and place, and it is your option to show up or not. The food is typically buffet service.
Palo Champagne Brunch
This is the one exception to “free”, as there is currently a $25 per person charge for brunch. Brunch is only available on 4 night and longer cruises, and only on “at sea” days, so you may only have one or two days at most that it is made available. The food is down right fabulous, the best you will have on the cruise. Plus, being a champagne brunch, there are some drinks included too, and you do get your money’s worth, no doubt. When available, brunch is open from 10 AM – 2 PM, and reservations are a must.
Personally, I am a huge fan of having nice sit down breakfast. It may take a few minutes longer, but those restaurants are usually not crowded at all, and you can basically order anything you like, and everything is made fresh just for you.