• On Sep 23, 2021
    Carrie from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do passengers need to add excursion packages on castaway cay? Could they potentially just play at the beach?

    Hi Carrie!

    Welcome aboard planDisney! I’d love to be “part of your world” with an upcoming sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I’m so happy for you and your family to experience all that’s included on a Disney cruise. And that is not limited to the Disney ship either. Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay will keep you and your crew plenty busy, whether exploring the island or grabbing a float on the Castaway Family Beach. Sebastian would call that “devoting full time to floating!”

    There are so many “whosits and whatsits galore” at Castaway Cay that it’s entirely possible to spend all your time playing and none of your money on extras like Port Adventures. We have done it both ways on Castaway Cay and definitely had a fabulous time in each instance, whether we reserved Port Adventures in advance or decided just to have fun swimming, sunning and slip-sliding on the double slide known as Pelican Plunge. 

    Just to be sure, I recommend that you check the list of available experiences and see if any of these activities are something you simply can’t miss. Many of the options available for booking under the Port Adventures category are things like renting bikes, snorkeling equipment, tubes and floats. Yes, there are more involved excursions, including parasailing, jet boat tour, and Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure. But most of them are enhancements to your overall Castaway Cay experience rather than excursions in the sense of having you leave the island. 

    One of the tools you will need to enhance your cruise experience is the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. It provides up-to-date listings of the activities and entertainment onboard and ashore. You could say it’s like having a pal like Flounder there beside you, telling you all that is being offered daily. Minus the grumbling about being a guppy!

    Carrie, you don’t need a dinglehopper...just send us another question as you navigate your cruise planning waters.  It makes us feel like a “part of your world” as you get closer to that amazing Disney cruise. Have fun spending “a day warm on the sand” at Castaway Cay!

    Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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