I’ll admit that when I’m cruising, I typically don’t get out of bed too early in order to go eat breakfast. I’m usually still full from dinner the night before, or perhaps some late night snacks or room service. I might make it up to Cabanas on the Disney Dream for something quick, but taking the time for a table service breakfast typically isn’t a top priority. Since we had no plans of getting off the boat in Nassau, we thought it would be a great opportunity to sleep in a bit and have a leisurely breakfast at Royal Palace.
Breakfast at Royal Palace is table service, and each table has a couple of waitstaff taking care of you. One of them visits the tables with an assortment of breads, of which I chose one of their croissants.
The croissant had a slightly crisp exterior with a soft, flaky interior. It was by no means the best croissant I’ve ever had, but I happily would have had a second.
For my breakfast, I ordered the Express, a classic combination of scrambled eggs, grilled ham, bacon, sausage and hash browns. The bacon was nicely cooked and had a good thickness to it (unlike those transparent slices Matt had at Captain’s Grille!). The sausage was delicious as well and had a casing that snapped.
The scrambled eggs were fantastic. They were incredibly rich and creamy, and I felt almost guilty eating them.
Not being one that typically likes ham, I actually did here, in part due to the thickness. It was just right for me, and didn’t require me drowning it in mustard. And the hash brown? Let’s just say this is not the last you’ll be hearing about them. They reminded me of the ones you can get at McDonald’s, but not nearly as greasy, and you can actually taste potato.
Matt decided on carbs and ordered the Disney Cruise Line Breakfast Trio, which consists of French toast, a Belgian waffle and buttermilk pancakes served with cinnamon butter, syrup and whipped cream and accompanied by bacon. Where is the Belgian waffle, you ask? Well, it’s tucked under the French toast, and wasn’t a Belgian waffle at all. It was a square Eggo (sorry – didn’t get a pic, but you can see it’s yellow glow peeking out). The pancake was the worst he’d ever eaten, and was dry even smothered in butter and syrup. The French toast, on the other hand, was interesting and pretty good, and reminded him of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. As you can see, the whipped cream had melted quite a bit by the time the plate arrived.
Service for breakfast took a LONG time, primarily due to the kitchen. We waited at least 15 minutes for our food to arrive in a relatively empty restaurant. If you’re planning on leaving the ship to explore, I have to recommend a buffet.
Here is a look at the breakfast menu:
What have your breakfast experiences been on the Disney Dream or any of its other ships? Do you prefer buffet, room service, or table service?