• On Jul 17, 2018
    Jayme from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am doing a 4 day cruise to the Nassau and the Castaway Cay. My family and I are not very interested in doing anything in Nassau and will be staying on board that day. My question is the Oceaneer Lab open when dock up in shore?

    Hi Jayme!

    I am so glad you stopped by with your question before heading to sea with Captain Mickey for a fun and unforgettable adventure!  If you haven’t downloaded the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to you smartphone, go ahead and do it so you can set your Cruise Countdown clock.  Watch those days tick away and before you know it, your adventure will be here!

    To simply answer your question -- yes -- on port days, the Oceaneer Club and/or Lab will be open and available for you to drop your children off to play while you enjoy some time sans kiddos!  My kids always enjoy playing in there on port days and I love spending some time at the adult pool when the ship is not quite so busy!  But, I also use these opportunites to take advantage of the fewer Guests onboard and ride one of my favorites – the AquaDuck!  There will also be other scheduled activities during port days; check the Daily Navigator or the app for the day's schedule. 

    Just a consideration you may want to think about for the day when the ship is Nassau – pretty close to the port where the ship docks, there is a fun little market with lots of souvenir type items as well as a fun food market that my family enjoys walking through.  We will usually spend a short amount of time walking around the area close to the port and then head back for some leisurely time onboard.  Since everything is very close to the ship it makes it very easy to do some quick exploring!

    Please come back with any other questions you have as your planning continues for your adventure at sea!

    Happy Sailing!
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Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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