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  • On Feb 27, 2022
    Samantha from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, If a cruise docks at Nassau, do you have to book a port adventure to leave the ship? Are you allowed to just go to the beach or do you have to pay for a port adventure?

    Ahoy there, Samantha, and thanks for sailing back to us at planDisney! We're glad to have you here. 

    It sounds like a Disney Cruise may be on the horizon for you! Congratulations! There is really nothing quite like cruising with Captains Mickey and Minnie. You get to sail on a luxury ocean liner all while being dazzled by the entertainment that only Disney provides and enjoying the level of service that Disney can offer. Not to mention the beautiful itineraries, many of which make a stop on Disney Cruise Line's very own beautiful island, Castaway Cay. I have always found a plethora of entertainment to please everyone in my sailing crew, whether it was my young children or my parents who are young-at-heart. There is truly something for everyone to love. 

    When you pull into port on a Disney Cruise, the options don't end! Whether you'd like to book a Port Adventure through the Disney Cruise Line, or just step off the ship and explore on your own, you are welcome to do what suits you best. At this time, you do not have to have a Port Adventure booked to disembark the ship. Just follow the disembarkation procedures and be sure to make note of what time you need to be back on the ship. That all aboard time is very important, so be sure to keep track of the time. 

    I hope that you enjoy every part of your upcoming Disney Cruise. While on Disney's Castaway Cay, my two favorite activities are biking and snorkeling. Those crystal clear waters are perfect for spotting fish, sea turtles, even some hidden Mickey's! 

    Have a wonderful cruise no matter what activities you choose to take part in and please visit us again if you have any more questions. My fellow Disney Cruise Line panelist and I love to help our fellow guests chart a course for fun and adventure! 

    Happy Sailing, 


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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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