No one does fantasy better than Disney. If you’ve experienced the iconic theme parks, or simply prefer life at sea, why not embark on a trip aboard the Disney Cruise Line®? Departing from Port Canaveral in Florida and heading for Nassau, the Disney cruise options range from three to seven nights and guarantees to delight adults and kids alike.
The itinerary allows you and your family to spend a day in Nassau, a day at Port Canaveral, the gateway to the world of Disney, and a day at Castaway Cay, Disney’s very own paradise island!
The Caribbean cruise that Disney offers is not all plain sailing. There are port days for those who fancy themselves more as land lovers than savvy sailors. Activities include a variety of port adventures; offshore sightseeing in a glass-bottom boat at Castaway Cay, a visit to the International Space Centre in Port Canaveral and a visit to Fort Fincastle in Nassau.
On port days, if you’re not interested in the attractions on offer or have visited before, stay onboard! It’ll be much quieter, the pools and spa remain open, as do the snack places, and one of the restaurants will always be open for lunch. Activities and tours are also on offer for which you can book Disney tickets in advance.
On Castaway Cay day, there’s always a flurry for the best beach chairs and parasols so if you want to lounge around on the beach aim to be one of the first off the boat or you may find you’ll have to make do with your lilo as a makeshift sun bed!
And if you’re interested in snorkeling, it’s best to do it early when the waters are less crowded. If you do want to go snorkeling and have your own equipment, take it with you to avoid paying rental fees on Castaway Cay.
Don’t bring too much spending money as food and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary on Castaway Cay. There’s a beverage station and a BBQ place which offers a delicious buffet lunch.
If you think you’ll want to buy photos taken onboard, secure one of the packages early on. You’ll save a lot of money on individual prices and if, by the end of the cruise, you change your mind and don’t need the package you can get a full refund.
Encourage children and the younger members of your party to take part in the Oceaneer Club and Lab, as they’ll get to attend a graduation ceremony at the end of the cruise; they’ll receive a cute mouse ear mortar board and t-shirts.
Before you book, browse the Disney website and check out what Disney tickets you can get to suit your budget and see what holiday combinations will suit your needs, and let the fun begin!