As part of your cruise fare, all meals onboard are included; this includes 24-hour room service.
Room service always feels fancy to me and it is no exception on a Disney Cruise ship. From the linen that lines each tray to the cloth napkins that are carefully folded into a “pocket” for your flatware, it all feels special. The food on the menu is standard American fare for the most part, with some comfort food like baked mac and cheese or a simple BLT sandwich thrown in here and there.
On embarkation day, we like to call room service and order an All-Hands-On-Deck Cheese Plate as soon as we get to our stateroom. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of open restaurants serving lunch, but there’s something special about unpacking your suitcase while snacking on fruit and cheese. It’s a delicious way to begin your cruise for certain.
One of my absolute favorite things about room service is ordering morning coffee and/or tea service the night before. You may notice that in the drawer of the desk in your stateroom, there is a door hanger with a breakfast menu on the back. Breakfast items are available for delivery in half-hour increments between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – all you need to do is check off the items you’d like to order along with your preferred delivery window then hang the door hanger on the outside handle of your stateroom by 3:00 a.m. Continental breakfast menu items include:
We typically only order coffee, but one morning we decided to get orange juice and muffins in addition and much to our delight, the muffins were the same fantastic ones that are served in the Cove Cafe. We really enjoyed having a little bite to eat at around 6:30 in the morning before heading up to Cabanas for a more substantial breakfast a few hours later.
We should point out that room service is unfortunately not available on the morning that you debark the ship. It is nice to enjoy breakfast in one of the rotational main dining rooms on your last morning, however. Typically, you’ll be assigned to have breakfast at the same restaurant where you had dinner on your last night, provided that it wasn’t at Palo or Remy, in which case, you’d go to your assigned restaurant for the last night’s dinner.
Lunch and dinner items are available all day and night except during the morning hours when breakfast is being served. Although subject to change, lunch and dinner menu items may include:
- Custom-made sandwiches
- Fresh salads and appetizers
- Hearty burgers, pizza, and hot dogs
- Chef specialties, like grilled salmon
- Desserts, including cookies, ice cream, and nuts
If you’re a soda drinker, unlike your meals in the main dining rooms and casual locations, soda from room service is served in cans and you will be charged extra for them.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE that while food is included in the price of your cruise, gratuities are not. The room service waiters ARE NOT part of your regular wait staff and will not be included in your “end of cruise” tipping. Keeping some cash in your stateroom safe allows you to tip the room service waiter at the time of service. You can also charge the tips to your onboard account.