Sweet Treats & Mickey Dessert – Disney Cruise

Thinking about a Disney Cruise? Wondering if you can get Mickey shaped Desserts? READ this review…

Hi guys, Its hot out and I am remembering the yummy ice cream sundae I enjoyed on my recent Disney Cruise. I know many people LOVE the fun desserts they have in the parks and wonder if the cruises do too. Well I am here to report, they do!! 2 of the 4 ships actually have Disney themed sweet shops on board to fill that Mickey shaped void. READ this Dessert Review.

Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats
Disney Dream:

My most recent cruise adventure was on the Disney Dream. The Dream is a fabulous ship with a hidden sweet shop, Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats. Yep, as in Wreck it Ralph. This cute little gem is all decked out with King Candy, Vanellope’s Go Cart and lots and lots of sugar filled goodness. Ice Cream, Ice cream concoctions, Mickey shaped cupcakes, cookies, oh my and other sweet treats. A life sized candy Go Cart is in the shop for your perfect Instagram pics. And I must add, I found the sweetest Cast Member working behind the counter.

Disney Fantasy:

I cruised on the Fantasy just a few months back and found a very similar Sweet Shop on board – Sweet On You. This very cute confectionery is decorated with Minnie and Mickey. A sculpture (if you will) of Minnie and Mickey sharing an ice cream treat while seated in old fashioned patio furniture is featured in the shop. The treats sold are very similar, if not the same as the Disney Dream. Several pre-packaged options were also in the shops, like they do in the parks. The dark chocolate covered pretzels are a fave. Now if only they can sell the Soft Mickey Pretzels, yum!!

The Skinny:

The shops described above are extra, meaning the cost is not included in the cruise fare. But this didn’t stop me, nor did it stop all the other cruise guests. Every time I walked past these shops, business was hopping. Guests just can’t get enough of their favorite sweet Mickey shaped goodness. Of course for those that are watching your pennies you can always get the unlimited Dairy FULL soft serve as well as order Mickey Premium Ice Cream bar from Room Service.

Food Allergies/Vegan:

If you are allergic to dairy and/or are vegan…both of the shops had options for us. I was able to score yummy Chocolate Ice Cream on BOTH ships and the Dream had a few extra flavors I didn’t remember the Fantasy having. So I was able to score a frozen vegan treat like all the other guests. And, although not guaranteed, I was able to get SAFE vegan ice cream with a clean spoon and scoops from a safe container. The Cast Member did give me the usual CC warnings, so be cautious and ask questions.

The other ships:

The Disney Magic and Wonder do NOT currently have these yummy additions to the ships but don’t you worry. The buffets are FILLED with sweet treats and so are the dinner menus. They also sell Dole Whips on board now, so that’s a HUGE plus. If you have food allergies, I help my clients with this so you too can have yummy treats. I have enjoyed many cookies, brownies and most recently a strawberry shortcake with my allergies.

I hope this helped you either get excited about your up-coming cruise or perhaps makes you want to book one, which I can help with. Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

Disney Cruise Line – Palo with Allergies/Vegan

Thinking about going on a Disney Cruise?  Looking for some ADULT only time?  How about Palo?

Hey guys, Nina again…talking about Disney Cruise Line.  For those that don’t know, ALL regular dining aboard the ships are INCLUDED.  However, if you want an ADULT ONLY experience in a more intimate setting – Palo and Remy might be calling your name.  I thought I would give Palo a try since I get asked about it ALL THE TIME from you guys.

DISCLAIMER:  I have FOOD ALLERGIES and I am VEGAN, so my experience is not the same as someone who can order directly off the menu.  For this reason, I have been avoiding paying for a meal I felt I could get at the regular dinner locations.

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Price:

Off the bat its $40 PLUS tip PER PERSON, however you can add alcohol to your meal and pay additional for that.  They even had meal/wine pairings for those who wanted a FULL oral palate experience.

Atmosphere:

I found it to be peaceful, Italian decor (so a little dark) and fancy (perhaps too fancy for this theme park gal).  The views out the windows were breathtaking, especially as the sun went down and the moonlight sparkled on the ocean.

Attire:

People were dressed up, but its not as fancy as Remy.  I was wearing a nice wrap skirt with a simple top and a light sweater (its always chilly in the dining rooms) – but I am always the one to dress down, I didn’t even have heals 😉

FOOD:

I found the food to be delightful, but nothing crazy amazing.  Again, this might not have been the best place for me.  However my group seemed to all enjoy their food, not a crumb left 😉  They were able to order whatever they wanted off the menu, even several items to taste a bit of each.  I would say they got their $40 worth for sure.  Even their desserts looked amazing.  The food was multi-course and they were even given a tart/lemon/lime Italian frozen taste cleanser to enjoy as a way to prepare their mouths for the main course.  Our Waiter and other staff were very friendly and at times, a little difficult to understand…but that just helped with the Magic of it all.  They even had a little celebration for us, for one of the ladies at the table.  Disney thinks of everything!

MY FOOD – Vegan/Food Allergy Experience:

A chef came out and talked with me about each of my dishes, down to my dessert for which I specifically asked for a cake, NOT just fruit or a sorbet.  I might have been given the typical Vegan Course with slight alterations per my other crazy allergies.  NOTE:  I have like 20+ different food allergies and 100% carry an Epi Pen.  And I am not a fan of Tofu…so veggies and pasta are my usual go-to.

SEE BELOW and READ the Captions for description of my Meal:

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So…would I do it again?  Probably NO, not unless going for work again.  The food was yummy, but fancy really isn’t my cup of tea and to spend $40 per person, when I could spend that somewhere else on the ship…I most likely would pass.  But for those couples that want a semi-romantic dinner SANS the kids – why not?  Especially when you can enjoy the FULL menu and order whatever you want.  AND when you think of it – a character meal, for an adult, at Disney can be $40-45 per person easy…so in a way, I spend this kind of $$ on meals often, not sure why I was being so skeptical of Palo…I think it boils down to – I am just a comfy pants/tee shirt wear’in gal who would prefer to “slum” it with the other cruise folks over getting dressed up and feeling out of place.  Anyone else feel this way sometimes??  So I guess take my review with a grain of salt, but if you have Food Allergies or are Vegan – they 100% can accommodate you and I felt very safe.

Hope this review helped someone – Mahalo Nina