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  • On Nov 4, 2015
    Arlene from MD 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.

    We are planning to book our first Disney cruise to the Bahamas in January. The average temperature looks to be in the low 70's which can be a bit chilly for swimming. Are the pools on the ships heated? What about swimming at Castaway Cay?

    Ahoy, Arlene!

    Our family has cruised to Nassau and Castaway Cay in early to mid January on three separate occasions. The weather was a little different each time.

    On our first cruise, our day at Castaway Cay was slightly overcast and windy. It was warm enough for shorts, and once the clouds cleared a bit, we did go into the crystal clear ocean for a bit. It was a little chilly in the water, but once we got used to it, we had a SPLASH-tacular time!

    One year later, we found ourselves on the Disney Magic, cruising again to Castaway Cay. We had Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure booked for our party of eight early in the day. We stood in the water up to our knees to interact with the stingrays. The water was COLD! While it was very sunny, we wandered on the beach in our swimsuits with sweatshirts on. Our kids enjoyed playing in the sand, building sand castles, and I enjoyed laying in the sun on my beach chair.

    Two years later, we once again visited Castaway Cay in January on the DVC Member Cruise. The weather was perfect! We spent the day floating in the beautiful water at Serenity Bay.

    As you can see, the weather in January is unpredictable! But, any day on a Disney Cruise Line vacation is better than a day NOT on a Disney Cruise, right? if you are looking to experience something truly breathtaking, consider trying the Parasailing at CC. It is one of the most memorable experiences we have had while visiting Disney's Private Island Paradise.

    On all of these cruises, our children (and many others' children) enjoyed the pools onboard the ship for the entire sailing!  

    Please visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions that arise before you set sail to the Bahamas.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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