Royal Palace - Allergy Friendly Pancakes

*This gluten free review took place in May 2019. It includes information about peanut free, fish/shellfish free, and chicken and turkey free options.

Debarkation Breakfast at Royal Palace

It’s amazing how quickly a cruise can go by. Just like that our 3-day cruise on in May on the Disney Dream was over. Because we dined at Royal Palace the evening before, we were assigned Royal Palace as the location for our debarkation breakfast. Guests also have the option to dine at Cabanas the morning the cruise debarks. But, we always prefer the assigned rotational dining option for an a la carte breakfast. Because we had late dining, our debarkation breakfast was around 8 a.m. — early, but not nearly as early as our previous debarkation breakfasts.


It’s always so sad on the day we leave the ship! I do appreciate that Disney Cruise Line has magical touches, even as you’re debarking.

Disney Cruise Line - See Ya Real Soon
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I always get a few photos of the See Ya Real Soon signs throughout the ship. It’s both sad and gives us something to look forward to because we’re always thinking about our next cruise!

Royal Palace - Seating
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Even though we had a later breakfast, as you can tell, Royal Palace was pretty deserted. A lot of guests do skip breakfast or head to Cabanas instead.

Royal Palace - Sarah with Menu
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I may be smiling in this photo, but we both didn’t want to leave the ship at all. Three day cruises never feel like enough time when you’re sailing on a Disney Cruise ship.

The Food

Breakfast during debarkation includes a limited menu. This means that if you’re interested in items like allergy-friendly Mickey waffles, they won’t be options. That’s because the ship is essentially debarking and re-embarking the same day. So, the crew really has a tight turn-around to get the ship ready for the next set of cruising guests.

Royal Palace - Orange Juice
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Although Brandon is not a big breakfast person, he did get breakfast during debarkation. We both ordered cold beverages, including orange juice.

Royal Palace - Ham Omelet
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Usually, I try to order easy but filling breakfast items to help fuel us for our drive home. I got a ham and cheese omelet which is gluten free. It can be made dairy free by omitting the cheese. Overall, as omelets go, this was good but nothing special. Still, given how quickly debarkation breakfast goes, I was pleasantly surprised by how decent this was.

Royal Palace - Allergy Friendly Pancakes
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Even though you can’t order allergy-friendly Mickey waffles during debarkation breakfast, you can get allergy-friendly pancakes. These are gluten free and dairy free, and they are made using the King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix. I have to admit, that I think I liked the pancakes better than the waffles. Super tasty and definitely a breakfast option I’ll get again.

Royal Palace - Eggs
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Brandon opted for something very simple — scrambled eggs and bacon. His breakfast entree was fish/shellfish free, peanut free, and chicken & turkey free. He is happy with something simple and small, though we both agreed he got a fairly substantial portion.


While debarkation breakfast is never fancy, we always appreciate being able to get one last meal on our cruise. It’s a nice way to cap off the sailing and get a little bit more of the Disney Cruise Line magic in before we head back home.

Have you been on a Disney Cruise? How do you dine for breakfast on debarkation day?