Galactic Starcruiser Food: A Halcyon Lunch Review

by | May 4, 2022 | Hollywood Studios, WDW Blog, WDW Food, WDW News, WDW Resorts

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Wondering what it’s like to eat aboard Halcyon? Here’s our review of the Galactic Starcruiser food on the Crown of Corellia lunch menu.

The newly opened Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an immersive adventure quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. Disney has crafted an out-of-this-world capsule experience that’s part live theater, part interactive role-play, and part cruise ship while being 100% Star Wars at all times.

Anyone who’s cruised before will know that the food is a prominent part of the experience. It will determine parts of your itinerary and keep you satisfied and entertained while onboard. Dining aboard the Halcyon, the in-universe Starcruiser, is no different.

We’ll be breaking down all the Galactic Starcruiser food and Star Wars-inspired dining from breakfast and lunch to late night desserts, bar snacks to galactic cocktails, and all the formal meals you can enjoy in the fabulous Crown of Corellia dining room. So without further ado let’s dig in to your first meal aboard the ship, lunch.

The Dining Room

Crown of Corellia Dining Room aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served in the Crown of Corellia Dining room on Deck 4, breakfast and lunch are all-you-can-eat buffets and you can arrive during the posted hours and seat yourself and at any available table. Guests start boarding at 1:00 PM on arrival day and lunch is available until 4:00 PM.

On day 2 of your journey lunch is available from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in the dining room but you also have the option of using an included meal voucher to pick up lunch on Battuu. For dinner, you and your party will be assigned to either the early or late seating and will be served at the table by the staff.

Lunch is formatted like a tapas tasting with lots of little plates to choose from. The Halcyon trays are designed with special grooves that perfectly match the shape and size of the individual plates. All the dishes come in either square or rectangle plates and you can fit between 3:00 and 6:00 on your tray depending on how you mix-and-match.

In addition to the Galactic Starcruiser food there is also coffee (black caf in the Star Wars universe) and tea, the standard array of fountain drinks you’ll find at WDW, and the signature Star Wars blue and green milk all on tap for you to enjoy. There is some overlap between the menu on day one and two but each day features unique items so make sure you try something when you see it because it may not be available the next day.

The Menu: Galactic Starcruiser Food For Lunch

Crown of Corellia lunch tray aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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Galactic Starcruiser food looks alien at first but it’s all quite approachable and full of familiar ingredients and flavors once you break it down. We did our best to eat every single item on offer so we can bring you the top picks, and passes, from lunch aboard the Halcyon.

The Tikka Tip Yip and Paneer Flatbread

Tip Yip Flatbread served at Crown of Corellia

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It’s important to know that all the flatbread (pizzas) onboard the Halcyon are delicious. I had no idea that the residents of the Star Wars universe got to enjoy such excellent ‘za on such a regular basis. I was constantly getting 2nd (and 3rd) helpings of the flatbreads at every meal that featured them.

The Tika Tip Yip with its aromatic and bold Indian flavors was a particularly strong offering. Large chunks of paneer cheese, tender Tip Yip (chicken), and a flavorful masala/curry sauce made this dish a standout. 

The Chandrila Salad

Chandrilla Salad at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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A chilled couscous salad with broccoli, olives, and leafy kale. A Mediterranean flavor profile with crispy veggies and chewy, pearl couscous, this was a hit for me.

Sunflower Butter and Jelly Pod

Sunflower Jelly Pod at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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It’s just peanut butter and jelly, but in space. This dish may have been designed with picky kids in mind but I really enjoyed it. It’s sunflower butter, not peanut, although the taste isn’t too far off, and grape jelly is presented in a funky green bread pod. It looks great, it tastes great, and may just be the saving grace for a picky eater at your table

Ham and Cheese Takeaway

Ham and Cheese Takeaway from Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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This ham and cheese sandwich is not terribly different from its earth counterparts save for the delicious bread. I’m fairly certain this is the same pão de queijo you can find at the Brazil booth during the Food and Wine Festival. The tiny dollop on the plate is a surprisingly potent mustard which suits my taste just fine but may not be for everyone.

Fire Melted Cheese Takeaway With Red Fruit Soup Dipper

Fire Melted Cheese Takeaway from Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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When you break it down this is about as approachable and familiar as you can get. Grilled cheese plus tomato soup, who wouldn’t enjoy that? The bubble waffle presentation gives this sandwich a fun look but more importantly makes for lots of tasty nooks and crannies to get toasted and crispy.

The tomato soup is creamy and smooth with a touch of sweet basil and, as the name suggests, is perfect for dipping.

Dipped Tip Yip Chicken With Noodle Cheese

Tip Yip Mac and Cheese at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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It’s mac and cheese plus fried chicken, you gotta love it. There are sophisticated and adventurous flavors to be found on the Halcyon, I adore those and seek them out. But not everyone wants to dive in with both feet to the weird world of Galactic Starcruiser food. Sometimes you just want the comfort classics and Disney does those really well, even in space.

Sorgan’s Stew

Sorgans Stew at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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A Star Wars-y take on Crawfish Etouffee. The flavors were on point with this dish, the rich gravy had that comforting “stick to your ribs” quality and the whole crawfish presentation certainly gets points for impact. Maybe other diners are more adept than me at cracking open crawfish but I eventually just gave up and went back for more pizza. I enjoyed this dish but only until I got frustrated by it, your mileage may vary.

Green Leaf Salad

Green Leaf Salad at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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The croutons and cheese disc added a welcome crunch to this salad. The dressing was herby and had a nice vinegar zing to it. A nice salad but not really different than anything you’d find on earth

Nori-crusted Redfish with Mushrooms and herbed rice

Nori Crusted Redfish at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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This dish was a swing and a big miss for me. For starters, my rice was woefully undercooked, and I would have just gone back and asked for a fresh plate, except I had already tasted the fish and no amount of properly cooked rice would save this dish. I’m pretty sure the red fish was trout, although it might have been salmon.

The nori crust is what really turned me off of this dish. The nori (dried seaweed) is crushed into a powder and then pressed into the top of the fish. The result was a dry and crumbly texture that just did not work for me. The nori flavor was overpowering and drowned out everything else on the plate. The mushrooms tried their best to win me back with lots of natural umami goodness but this dish just didn’t work for me.

Roasted Flora

Roasted Flora at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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It’s important to eat your veggies, especially on a cruise, but these roasted veggies (mostly purple potatoes) were just okay. A mix of sweet bell peppers, potatoes, and onion, the dish was well cooked and decently seasoned but kind of boring, especially next to the other offerings. 

Chili-spiced Cucumber Garden Grow Greens

Chili Spiced Cucumber at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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These are the veggies you are looking for. Crunchy cucumbers and micro-greens that have been lightly tossed in chili oil with a hint of sesame flavor. There’s some heat in the mix, but it’s not exactly the fires of Mustafar. We definitely picked up a second plate of these crispy cukes

Sweet Tuber with Spicy Batuu Curry

Spicy Tuber Curry at Crown of Corellia aboard the Galactic Starcruiser

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A sort of sweet potato, curry-flavored soup. The most interesting and ultimately disappointing part of this dish was the granola bar garnish. I think the idea of a crunchy, savory granola bar is a great way to top off a bowl of soup. This granola bar was more of a sweet and savory flavor and was chewy, not crunchy.

This dish kinda worked, the soup flavor was alright, but in the balance of sweet and spicy, I wish it leaned more into the spice/curry profile, and I really think a crunchy granola bar is what the dish needed for a fun, textural element.

Burra Fish

Burra Fish at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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I enjoyed this much more than the redfish, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

I’m guessing tilapia, or maybe cod, served atop a mix of kale, red quinoa, and chickpeas with a light and buttery sauce. This was a lovely dish that felt healthy and mature, with subtle flavors, wholesome ingredients, the kind of dish that feels like a responsible decision while still packing in lots of flavor.

Red Fruit Burrata

Red Fruit Buratta at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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A Caprese salad with a fun presentation twist. The burrata, an Italian mozzarella with a solid exterior and a luscious, creamy center, is served with a variety of sliced tomatoes, a tomato chutney, balsamic vinegar pearls, and a flash-fried basil leaf. The cheese was excellent, and the tomatoes were fresh and juicy.

The balsamic vinegar pearls are a cute bit of molecular gastronomy that makes the plating fun and unique. The purple garnish is some space bread and just adds some nice color to the plate.

Kaadu Rib Bites With A Sweet-and-Sticky Glaze and Spicy Slaw

Kaadu Rib Bites at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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I absolutely loved these rib bites and was absolutely underwhelmed by the slaw. The ribs were very tender and meaty with a Korean-inspired glazed that is finger-licking good. The spicy slaw was, I think, supposed to be kimchi but was not spicy or very flavorful at all. I still had seconds because the ribs were so tasty, it was just disappointing that the whole plate didn’t come together.

Bantha Vinegared Herb-sauce Coti-Cheese Flatbread

Bantha Flatbread at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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Another strong flatbread on offer. The same great crust but this time with a zesty, chimichurri-esque sauce and tasty braised bantha (beef). There was an unidentified creamy sauce drizzled on top that I could have gladly taken an extra cup of for dipping. If I had to choose, I think the Indian style flatbread had a more unique flavor but both of these were excellent.

Sausage Takeaway

Sausage Takeaway at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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It’s a space hotdog sausage in a purple (kinda) bun. This was actually delicious, the sausage, I’m pretty certain, is the same as the one found at breakfast and comes served with ketchup and mustard in a purple bun. The inside of the bun was purple-ish, the outside not so much. I’ve seen other photos of this dish that are purple-tastic, mine was not.

Color quibbles aside, the bun is nice and soft, the sausage is flavorful and snappy and the ketchup and mustard are the classic condiments. It’s nice to see that some things don’t change even in space. 

Marinated Seared Tofu

Seared Tofu at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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I really liked the thinly breaded and seared tofu in this dish. Lots of excellent flavor that was nicely enhanced by the pickled onions and creamy sauce. The couscous base of this dish was well seasoned and I have a tough time choosing which of the two couscous dishes I prefer. This is a great vegetarian dish and is also one of the more allergen-friendly offerings. 

Sweet Galactic Starcruiser Food

The desserts aboard the Halcyon feature lots of mousse and whipped ingredients, vibrant colors, and lots of fun plating. They satisfy the sweet tooth and offer a decent variety, but I found a certain same-ness to the offerings.

Choco-whip with Hibiscus Meringue

Choco Whip at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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A nice dark chocolate mousse with a matcha cake crumble and beautiful swirled meringue. I really liked the texture of this dish, a little thicker than a regular chocolate mouse and strong chocolate flavor without being too bitter. The hibiscus meringue adds a floral/citrus note and the whole thing works quite well together.

Blue Bantha Milk Fruit Whip

Blue Bantha Milk Fruit Whip at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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This really reminded me of the Blueberry Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Curd you can find on Pandora, maybe this is just what space desserts are like? Despite the name, I did not pick up any hints of blue milk flavor in this dessert. The fruit whip center was blueberry, I think, or maybe blueberry and passion fruit mix? It was sweet and little tart and tangy and tasty if a bit vague on the palate. Full marks for presentation, but as you’ll see by the end of your journey, in space they like their desserts moussed and it gets a little repetitive.

Amethyst Sweetbread

Amethyst Sweetbreads at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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There is a rotating selections of sweetbreads (that’s Star Wars lingo for cookies) aboard the Halcyon. The Amethyst, purple sweet potato (ube), was my favorite. I’ve always found Ube to have a lovely natural sweetness that reminds me faintly of white chocolate. 

Cream of Jogan

Cream of Jogan at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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Another mousse, this time on a chocolate brownie base. A lovely presentation of a tasty, but vaguely unidentifiable fruit-flavored mousse.

The chocolate “rocks” add a nice bit of texture to this and I love the iridescent shimmer of glaze but this dessert just didn’t connect for me. I’m not sure if I preferred the Cream of Jogan or the Blue Bantha Milk Fruit Whip … I’m also not sure I could tell them apart in a blind taste test.

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake at Crown of Corellia aboard Galactic Starcruiser

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This is my kind of dessert, a dense chocolate cake with a salty caramel topping wrapped up in a fun presentation. Sign me up.

Chocolate Sweetbread

It’s a chocolate chip cookie and a pretty good one at that. No spins or twists or alien ingredients here, just a classic, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. 

Galactic Starcruiser Food: Will I Like It?

Overall, the Galactic Starcruiser food options are very good and dining was a highlight of the trip for me. Disney took a big swing to craft a menu that is completely in-universe and serves to enhance the immersive experience aboard the ship. There are some misses and a few odd choices along the way but ultimately I felt full and satisfied throughout my journey. 

Written by Danny Shuster

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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.
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.