And now on to the most important part of the cruise – the food!
We started our cruise in Marceline Market which would be the “buffet” area of the ship. I loved the theming throughout. Instead of one big line, there are different stations to visit – such as seafood, deli, hot entrees, kids and desserts. We had lunch here twice and breakfast each morning. We especially liked the little charcuterie boards. I think it was pretty much what you would expect to find at a buffet and we were happy with it overall.
Around the top pool deck is Mickey’s Festival of Foods. This was a definite step up from the walk up food choices on the other ships. There were stations for pizza, Mexican, hamburgers and hotdogs, BBQ and ice cream. My sister had the Mexican location for lunch and it was similar to Chipotle where you pick your ingredients for a bowl, tacos or burritos. I tried the BBQ location and had brisket, mac and cheese and corn bread. It was all really good.
The three main dining room restaurants on the Wish are 1923, Marvel and Arendelle. 1923 was the one we were most excited about and it was our first dinner. The restaurant is named for the year the Walt Disney company started in California. Our table was towards the front of the restaurant so we really didn’t get to see too much of all the little details and there were a lot to look at. I am not the best at food photos and eventually gave up but I do have some from this meal. I had the burrata appetizer, a pasta dish for my entrée and the ice cream sundae for dessert. We both enjoyed our meals and this ended up being our favorite of the three main dining rooms.
The second night for us was Marvel. Each table has a device that interacts with the “show” throughout the night. There are screens around the restaurant and a story with Ant Man and the Wasp takes place in little intervals throughout your meal. When the show is not going on the screens show clips about various Marvel characters. At the end of the story, Ant Man and the Wasp do a quick walk through of the restaurant.
As for the food, we looked at the menu during the day and weren’t too excited by it but we ended up enjoying it. We each had the bao bun and fried shrimp as an appetizer. We asked to share the shrimp but our server said it was a small portion so we should just each get one. Then I had the mushroom soup, chicken schnitzel for an entrée and the cheesecake for dessert. The chicken was just ok but we were pleasantly surprised by the rest.
Our last night was in Arendelle, the Frozen themed restaurant. The concept is that Oaken is throwing an engagement party for Anna and Kristoff and we are the invited guests. We had a chance to visit this restaurant when it was empty during the Art of the Ship tour. So many details and it really is set up like a banquet. There are paintings on the wall direct from the movie.
The show here takes place on a stage in the center of the room. We were on the edge so it was a little far from us but Anna, Kristoff, Elsa and Oaken walk around the perimeter of the room to greet their guests. There was a trio that sang songs from the movie as well. I enjoy Frozen the movie and the songs but the show here was too much for me. In the Marvel restaurant, the show happened in brief time periods throughout the meal. Here there was one brief break and then the show was always going. It was a lot. You couldn’t talk because it was loud. I realize that I am not the target demographic for Frozen but I would have enjoyed it more in brief segments as opposed to constant throughout the night.
The food here was also my least favorite of the three restaurants. I had cheese and ham tart, baby greens salad, then the beef rib eye and the apple cake for dessert. We also shared the braised meatball entrée. Nothing was bad here just not my favorite.
With only a 3 night sailing, we did not get to try any of the adult only restaurants this time. I guess that means I will just have to sail again.
I have been a huge Disney and travel fan since childhood. I love going to new places and, of course, heading to Disney as often as I can.