• On Oct 15, 2019
    Sabrina from NJ 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.

    My family and I are cruising to the Bahamas for the first time upon the Magic in January. Is it typically warm enough to utilize the beaches and enjoy swimming in Nassau and Castaway Cay at this time of the year?

    Ahoy, Sabrina!

    I'm so glad to hEAR from you again! Time seems to be flying by, and your cruise on the Disney Magic is now just a few months away! I know you can't wait to experience all a Disney Cruise offers, including a visit to their private island paradise, Castaway Cay. It will be a vacation like no other for your seafaring crew!

    Sabrina, I've been fortunate enough to cast off on a cruise adventure in every month of the yEAR, so I'm glad to share what you may experience on sailing during the winter. Temperatures in the Bahamas in January range from lows in the upper 60s to highs in the upper 70s. I'm sure these temperatures will feel heavenly coming from New Jersey! When you are creating a packing list, I do suggest bringing summer clothing with a few pieces you can layer as it may feel cooler on deck, especially in the mornings and evenings. The water temperatures in January are in the mid-70s, so you'll find many Guests participating in splashtacular Port Adventures and enjoying the beach on Disney Castaway Cay. Onboard, pools are heated to at least 75 degrees. So be sure to include your swimsuits and sunscreen on your list of what to bring! A few days before you leave for Miami, I do recommend checking a weather app or website for the current conditions in the Bahamas, so you have everything you need before you fly south!

    A MAGICal voyage awaits you in 2020, Sabrina. I know you are counting down to your inaugural sailing with Mickey! Please let us know what other questions you may have about your upcoming vacation. We'd love to help again. 

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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