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  • On Mar 11, 2014
    Mona leigh from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Marcy! We're heading on the 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary on the Disney Fantasy. It will be myself, hubby, and 8-year-old daughter; all on our second Disney cruise. What shore excursions would you recommend for us? Thanks!

    Welcome aboard, Mona Leigh!

    I've sailed to the Western Caribbean more often than any other itinerary, so I have a lots of favorite Port Adventures to suggest. Now, since you'll be headed to Castaway Cay also, I suggest trying out more than just a beach day in each port, because you won't find a better beach day than on Disney's private island.

    In Cozumel, I have really enjoyed the Ruins and Beach Tour. I always like to include a learning opportunity for the kids in the ports so they can experience culture or history of that particular area. The Ruins at San Gervasio are a really neat spot where the whole family can walk in the steps of the ancient Mayans while you learn more about their history and explore the ruins of their temples. But, it's very hot there. Very hot! So, after that, your tour continues to the Playa Mia Beach Club where you can relax and cool off in the surf. Plus you get an amazing tour on the way as you circle the entire island of Cozumel! If you're more adventurous, try out the adventure that is next on my list of to-do's for our family, the Secret River and Playa Del Carmen. I cannot wait to head underground into the caves to explore this river!

    In Grand Cayman, I love the Turtle Farm. There are a few adventures taking guests there, so any of them would be wonderful. Your daughter will love that she can even climb into the tank to interact with baby sea turtles! My son thought this was the coolest thing ever! We also loved swimming with stingrays on two different trips to Grand Cayman. You'll see multiple adventures including this.

    In Jamaica, a visit to Dunn's River Falls is a must. But, if you're a fan of Disney's Cool Runnings, did you see you can even try out bobsledding like the Jamaican bobsled team? There's a combo trip of this bobsledding with the falls too, which is tops on my list!

    Have fun planning your amazing adventures, Mona Leigh! You're in for one magical cruise vacation! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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