6 Most Instagrammable Foods on a Disney Cruise

by | Nov 25, 2019 | DCL Food, Disney Cruise Line

Dining on a Disney Cruise is a huge part of the cruise experience! With multiple restaurants, buffets, specialty shops, and quick service options there is no shortage of delicious food to enjoy on the high seas.

For me, Disney dining is more than just what tastes good, it’s also about what looks good, so I’ve gone from bow to stern and port to starboard to find the most Instagram-able food aboard a Disney Cruise.

1. Character Coffee

coffee art

Get the Disney Cruise Line logo on top of your morning coffee! Photo by Danny Shuster

Whether you’re having a quiet latte to start the day at Cove Cafe, or enjoying a cappuccino after dinner in one of the main dining rooms, Disney takes your coffee to the next level with these custom character designs. 

Not all coffee beverages can get this special treatment though, you need a latte or cappuccino to provide the blank canvas for this magical artwork.

Mickey Coffee

Check out Mickey Mouse atop your latte or cappuccino! Photo by Danny Shuster

With dozens of designs ranging from beloved Disney characters to the hottest Marvel heroes and beyond you can enjoy a new character with every cup!

2. Food Displays

Pirate Bread

Is this real bread or a real pirate ship? Photo by Danny Shuster

Make sure you look around the buffet while filing your plate or might miss some awesome food artwork. This bread pirate ship stole the show at the late-night buffet during Pirate night.  The level of detail is truly amazing and it’s all edible!

3. Specialty Sippers

Character Sippers

You can never have too many Disney character sippers! Photo by Danny Shuster

Castaway Cay, Disney’s own little slice of paradise in the Bahamas, adds some character love to your favorite beverage with these adorable souvenir sippers.  There are tons of different designs to choose from and they can be filled with your choice of beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available). It’s the perfect way to plus your visit to Castaway Cay.

4. Elegant Desserts

palo dessert

Try the mandarin tarte at Palo during brunch – adults only! Photo by Danny Shuster

Take your dining to the next level with a visit to Palo (an additional fee, adults-only restaurant) aboard the Disney Dream. The brunch includes an exquisite dessert table full of perfectly plated, mini desserts, so you can sample them all!  This chocolate and orange tart was simply beautiful to see and tasted divine!

Hungry yet?  You could be eating all these yummy things and MORE on your own Disney Cruise!  Get in touch with our partners at Destinations to Travel today for a free quote and find out how you could be sailing with Disney Cruise Line in 2020 and beyond!

5. Fancy Appies

Instagram-able Apps

Be sure to try out this delicious appetizer! Photo by Danny Shuster

While all the menu items in the main dining rooms were delicious I found the appetizers to be some of the more interesting items of the cruise.  This tower of Ahi Tuna and Avocado with Wasabi sauce from Enchanted Garden was one of my favorite dishes I ate on the whole cruise! I love the colors and funky shape of the fried noodle garnish!

6. Crazy Confections

If you want to make a splash on your Instagram feed then steer full steam ahead to Vanellope Von Schweetz.  This specialty shop offers insane candies, far-out cupcakes and the wildest flavors of gelato and ice cream you’ve ever seen. Plus there is a crazy toppings bar to take your ice cream to the next level. Check out this unicorn cupcake (confetti cake with buttercream frosting) it’s too cool!

unicorn cupcake

This cupcake is so elegant and instagrammable! Photo by Danny Shuster

Or how about Sour Patch Kids ice cream or this adorable Ralph and Vanellope cookie?

Wreck it Ralph Cookie

Get some sweets with Ralph and Vanellope on your cruise! Photo by Danny Shuster

You can get a sugar rush just walking through this amazing shop. Take your Instagram to the next level by posing with the life-size Vanellope hanging from a candy cane tree in the shop, or the amazing cookie car racer along the far wall.  Vanellope’s tastes as good as it looks!

You can check out even more of our Disney Cruise eats over on our Instagram channel!

Thanks to Disney for inviting us on a #DisneyCruise this month!  We sailed on the Disney Dream from November 18-22, 2020 on a Very Merrytime Cruise.  Opinions here are our own.  #DisneyCruiseLife

Written by Danny Shuster

Written by Danny Shuster

With a forward-thinking approach to business, an expert knowledge of Disney parks, and a knack for creative strategy, I create monthly magic for Disney fans all over the world. As Creative Director and Owner of WDW Magazine, I set the tone for how our products look, feel, and sound. I work closely with the editorial, sales, and communications teams to ensure a cohesive creative vision across our portfolio.