When it comes to cruise ship dining, Disney knows how to take care of its passengers. Disney uses a method called rotational dining to serve its guests.
Upon checking in on embarkation day, you will be given a Key to the World card that allows you to board the ship. But your Key to the World card does more than give you the ability to get on and off the ship. It also serves as your room key and acts as a credit card for all your onboard purchases. It also gives you all sorts of useful information, including your dinner rotation, time and table number.
I heard about rotational dining during my research of Disney cruises prior to our trip but I didn’t realize how awesome it was until we experienced it first hand. How does it work, you ask? Read on to find out three things that are important to know about Disney Cruise Line’s rotational dining.
You will get to enjoy every dining room
All Disney’s cruise ships have three main dining rooms. On the Wonder, these rooms include Triton’s and Tiana’s Place on Deck 3 and Animator’s Palate on Deck 4. Each one has a unique theme- in both menu and decor. Thanks to rotational dining, if you are sailing on a cruise of three nights or longer, you will get to experience each of the restaurants at least once. Your dining rotation- the order you will be dining at each restaurant- is printed towards the bottom of your Key to the World card.
Your servers rotate with you
The biggest perk of Disney Cruise Line’s rotational dining is that your servers rotate with you. They are with you for every dinner. They learn the foods your kids like. And they learn what you like, too. Disney cruises are all about creating magical and relaxing vacations for families. Seeing the same friendly faces every evening during dinner only adds to that magical feeling. And because they get to know your children so well, you can sit back and have a relaxing dinner (are dinners ever relaxing with kids) while your servers take care of your little ones’ needs. Your servers will become more than just waiters to you. Which leads me to number three.
Your servers will become your friends
Chances are, by the end of your cruise, your servers will become your friends. Not only will they learn so much about you, but you will learn a lot about them, as well. You’ll talk about more than just what’s on the menu. Many of the cast members have families back home. It’s no surprise that many of them like talking about them. We enjoyed getting to know our servers and asking about their home countries and families. Oscar, one of our servers, was from Colombia. D lived in Puerto Rico for a few years before we met and learned Spanish. I’m not sure who was more excited to speak Spanish to someone else- Oscar or D.
I’ve mentioned before that the servers will most likely win over your children, too. Buddy was smitten with our assistant server from the very first night. And even Ladybug, who is an ice princess when it comes to strangers, opened up to them by the end of the cruise.
Disney has always prided itself with bringing the best service to its guests. Rotational dining is just one of the many ways Disney goes above and beyond to make your cruise as magical as it could be.
What do you think about Disney Cruise Line’s Rotational Dining?
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