Day 3: Magic & Movies! Our First Disney Cruise 2021! (UK Staycation)

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As usual, the menu is available via the Navigator App or by scanning the QR code on your table. You can also ask for a paper menu which your server should gladly supply you with.

Paulo (our server) had already anticipated me asking for the paper menu, and gave it to me without even asking. He even provided me with the lunch and breakfast menus to add to my scrapbook collection (it’s the reason why I asked for them!).

The kid’s menu in Rapunzel’s Royal Table can be folded round into a lantern – perfect for when Rapunzel and Flynn sing the final song I See The Light.

Bread Service…

  • Warm Pretzel
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Whole-Grain Mustard Dip

The bread service here, specifically the warm pretzel, was the best of all the main dining rooms! The pretzel was the right combination of soft, chewy, and salty and the mustard dip was so good!

Bread Service (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)
Mustard Dipping Sauce (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)

Appetizer…

Me: Crisp Arendelle Shrimp – with Pea Purée, Fried Potato, Pancetta, and Pea Shoots served with a Lemon-Tarragon Caper Mayonnaise

Steve: Ravioli “Tiroler” – Filled with Pulled Beef and Portobello Mushrooms tossed in a Red Wine-Thyme Reduction served with Roasted Carrots and Pearl Onions





Steve: Ahi Tuna Tartar – with Basil, Cucumber, Mango, Wasabi, Sesame Wonton Crisp, and a sweet Chili-Mayonnaise

I immediately decided to have the shrimp as my starter, but I asked for the sauce on the side because of the tarragon – I’m not a fan of that herb. Although our server said it was the same as the dipping sauce (so maybe they had a menu change?) Regardless, it was like a posh fish and chips and was SO good! If you enjoy shrimp, this is the appetizer to have.

Steve couldn’t decide between two, so in that situation, why not both? I had a nibble of both of his starters, and they were good – but not as good as mine!

Steve particularly enjoyed the ravioli, saying that the beef was delicious and tender.

Crisp Arendelle Shrimp (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)
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Ravioli “Tiroler” (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)
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Ahi Tuna Tartar (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)

Entrée…

Me: Flynn Rider Platter – Grilled Smoked Pork Loin served with Roasted Smoked Pork Belly, Brockwurst, Braised Red Cabbage, Fried Potato Dumpling, and a Spätburgunder Wine Jus

Steve: Pan-seared Sea Bass Filet – With White Asparagus, Leeks, Spinach, Broccoli, Peas, Tangled Kohlrabi and Carrots served with a Champagne-Truffle Vinaigrette

I was stuck on what to have for my main dish but went for the Flynn Rider Platter as it just seemed fitting to have it. It was a LOT of food – probably the most and heaviest of everything we had on the cruise so far. I couldn’t finish it all.

This platter is definitely for pork lovers, although the pork belly was a bit too fatty for my personal tastes, everything else was good – especially the red cabbage.

Steve had the fish option which he really enjoyed and was certainly a lot lighter than mine!

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Flynn Rider Platter (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)
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Pan-seared Sea Bass Filet – (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)

Dessert…

Me: Gothel Black Forest Tower – Rich Chocolate Crème, Cherry Compote, and Chocolate Cake Tower

Steve: Warm Braided Apple Strudel – served with Vanilla Sauce and Butter Pecan Ice Cream

On the menu, there is always a range of desserts as well as a signature dessert and a no-sugar dessert. The Gothel Black Forest Tower was a signature dessert and as someone whole loves the flavors of cherry and chocolate, this was a must-try. I was not disappointed!

Steve was also very happy with this apple strudel choice which was outstanding.

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Gothel Black Forest Tower (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)
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Warm Braided Apple Strudel (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)

Cocktails…

Me: Floating Lantern – Belvedere Mango Passion, Moët Ice $14.50 + 18% Autogratuity $2.61 + Tip $2.89 = $20

My cocktail choice this even was rather fancy – Belvedere Mango Passion is vodka, and Moët Ice is champagne made to be served over ice. It tasted amazing. If it wasn’t for the price I would have had another one or two!

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Floating Lantern (Rapunzel’s Royal Table)

Rapunzel’s Royal Table is also a dinner theatre, with the show taking place during the full course of your meal.

I will be putting a video here as soon as I’ve edited that all together. I believe it had changed slightly because of the pandemic – there is usually more guest interaction – but it was still good as far as we were concerned!

You are there to celebrate Rapunzel’s birthday now that the Lost Princess has been found and reunited with her parents.

Thugs from the Snuggly Duckling (Hook Hand – you know who he is because he has a hook for a hand) and Vlad start the show with a bit of banter and teaching everyone the Snuggly Duckling secret handshake.

Rapunzel soon makes her appearance, as does Flynn Rider – it’s song and merriment throughout, and finishes off with the floating lanterns [carried around] the restaurant.

Sadly, our view was not the best as we had a big column blocking most of the stage, but we were still entertained and enjoyed the show!

Completely full from dinner, we made our way back to our stateroom where our towel animal this evening was a rabbit.

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Oops, I nearly forgot to mention that since it was the last night of this cruise, it’s also the last chance for you to purchase any photographs that were taken on board.

There are various packages, which I won’t go into detail about as we didn’t buy one. We did however purchase a single photo – one of us with Captain Mickey and Sailor Donald Duck.

Shutters on Deck 4, Aft, is the photography studio and purchase area where the are several self-serve kiosks to purchase your photographs from. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to purchase your photos digitally which you can download and/or print out.

We got ours both digitally so I could share it online, but also the same photo in print to display at home. We also bought a lovely frame for the picture.

I will say off the bat, it was not cheap! The digital and print cost $34.14 and the frame was $29.94! Now I know why people buy the packages (which are also not cheap, but I think you’d probably get more bang for your buck!)

And that’s it for day 3 of Our First Disney Cruise 2021! Tomorrow we should be disembarking… but we had booked a second cruise and are sailing back-to-back!


Read about the day after:
Day 4 – Back To Back!
Breakfast at Rapunzel’s Royal Table, Disembark/Re-embark, Open House, Tangled: The Musical, Dinner at Animator’s Palate

Read about the day before:
Day 2 – Brunch At Sea!
Character Appear & Wave, Brunch at Palo, Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa & Friends, Dinner at Animator’s Palate

» Read ALL the days!


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