Every Disney cruise has a Pirate themed night where characters and cast members dress up in their best Capt. Jack Sparrow impersonation. A lot of the guests get into the action too, decking themselves out in eye patches, peg legs and talking parrots. Pirate Mickey hosts a late night Pirate Party on deck ending in fireworks over the ocean! In fact, Disney is the only cruise line approved to set off fireworks while out to sea.
Even the dinner menu at every restaurant is a special selection of pirate fare and Caribbean flair call Pirates IN the Caribbean. Keep in mind that the special dinner menu is only available on cruises of 4 nights or longer, so if you take one of Disney’s 3 night cruises, you will still have a Pirate Night, but the menu will be the standard rotational menu for your assigned restaurant.
We were scheduled back at Royal Court for the evening, so it was interesting to see everyone dressed like pirates and first mates in a royal setting. The servers were also outfitted for the special evening.
Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun earlier that day caused me to not feel so hot by the evening. I was a tad sea and sun sick, so I made fairly safe choices for dinner and quickly crashed in our room afterwards – meaning we missed the fireworks. 🙁
For starters, I ordered Black Beard’s Jumbo Crab Cake – with a golden raisin-carrot and coconut slaw served with a spice Calypso dressing. Pretty tasty crab cake, but that sauce really made it.
The hubs ordered the Pirates Golden Pot Stickers – Oriental pork dumplings deep fried and served with a Tamarind-ginger soy sauce and pickled vegetables. I love a good pot sticker and I remember these being outstanding.
We both had a salad as our second course. I got Mr. Smee’s Bibb Lettuce Salad – with bibb lettuce, baby greens, chicory, tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and raspberry vinaigrette.
Rem had the Jerk Chicken Salad – jerk-seasoned chicken strips over fresh crispy greens with a citrus dressing and plantain chips. He really enjoyed this – so I would say if you even remotely like jerk seasoning, then order this salad.
For our entree, we shockingly ordered the same (which we rarely do so that we can try new things): Captain Hook’s Macadamia Nut-dusted Mahi Mahi – Jasmine rice and sautéed pineapple on a mild curry sauce. The server warned us that Mahi Mahi can be a dryer fish and he was right, it was a tad overdone for my taste, but the Macadamia flavor was great.
And again, we managed to order the same thing as each other for dessert: Sweet Temptations – a trio of fruit cobbler, floating island and chocolate cake. The fruit cobbler was amazing. I’ve heard from friends that it’s always a safe bet to choose the crumbles or cobblers on a Disney cruise and they weren’t kidding.
That’s all she wrote for Day 4 of our Disney Fantasy cruise. Next we’ll be touring Old San Juan. 🙂