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  • On Dec 11, 2018
    Elizabeth from KS Asked

    What embarkation lunch options are available besides the buffet on the Dream? I have a child who will need a calm introduction to the cruising experience & the bustle of Cabanas is probably not the best idea. Will Flo's be open? Thank you!

    Hi Elizabeth!

    I am so excited that you will be going on a Disney Cruise Line vacation coming up!  I know you and your family will have just the best time and make some of the most special memories while onboard the Disney Dream and I am so very excited for you to experience it all.

    As a mom of two littles, I totally understand your concern about the hustle and bustle of embarkation day and wanting to make it as calm of an entry as possible.  On embarkation day in addition to Cabanas, one of the main dining rooms will be open for a seated lunch service.  Check your Navigator to see which restaurant will be open and what hours they will be serving lunch.

    Flo’s Cafe is also an option for food after you board the ship, but I will say that the pool deck is usually a pretty busy place on embarkation day.  If going to the main dining room isn’t a good option for your Mouseketeer, I would recommend heading to your stateroom when it becomes available (usually around 1:30PM) and grabbing some quick serve from Flo’s and bringing it back to your stateroom to eat!

    You may also want to consider choosing a later Port Arrival Time which will reduce wait times and all around busy-ness at the port before Guests are invited onboard.  Then when you arrive at Port Canaveral for embarkation you will have little wait time (if any) to board and reduce some of the hustle and bustle of it all!

    So much fun awaits you onboard but sometimes it can be a little much for everyone – adults included!  So, when things get a little overwhelming, just retreat back to your cozy stateroom and enjoy some down time!  There will be plenty more opportunities for the fun later.

    Happy Sailing!
    Stephanie
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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