Halloween Lobby on the Wish; Cinderella Lobby Statue, Pumpkins
  • On Jul 29, 2023
    Lindsay from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are your recommendations for a family of 3 (7 year old included ) for stops at Castaway Cay and Nassau? We are not a super adventurous/athletic family but are interested in something like a dolphin experience . Thanks!

    Ahoy, Lindsay! I’m happy you stopped by with another great question. Welcome back!

    How exciting that your Disney Cruise is right around the corner! I can’t wait for you to be welcomed aboard and see the beautiful Pumpkin Tree. According to the Fairy Godmother, this magical tree grew the pumpkin that became the coach that carried Cinderella to the Prince’s Ball. While I may not have a magic wand, I know a thing or two about Nassau and Disney Castaway Cay, so let’s see if I can’t “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” some answers for you.

    Disney Port Adventures take all the guesswork out of planning your days off the ship – transportation, admissions fees, and a local guide are all included. While every family is different, my family of three also likes to take things easy and relax on vacation. You’ll find several animal encounters in Nassau. I recommend the Blue Lagoon Island Dolphin Encounter for those seeking a less adventurous interaction than the swim encounters. You’re only in waist-deep water; best of all, the dolphin comes to you! This was the perfect excursion for my son when he was little. Keep in mind that pictures cost extra. You’ll be required to leave your cell phones and cameras behind in the complimentary lockers. 

    Lindsey, my favorite island is Castaway Cay! Bring a few sand toys, find a relaxing lounge chair under an umbrella, and enjoy the view! There are character appearances, a delicious BBQ lunch, and plenty of family-friendly entertainment to keep everyone busy. You can rent inner tubes and floats before you set sail or once you’re on the island. 

    My family likes to rent bikes. The bike seats are adjustable for different heights, and there are even bikes with training wheels and child seats. The entire bike path is approximately 1.5 miles of flat terrain. You’ll come across an observation tower along one of the nature paths. Climb the tower for a breathtaking view of the island and your Disney ship. Before returning from your leisurely trip around the island, stop by Cookies Too BBQ for a refreshing soft-serve ice cream cone to cool off. 

    I hope you find the perfect Port Adventures to enhance your Disney Cruise Line vacation. Please drop us a line again if you think of anything else. We are happy to help!

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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