Family on Beach at Castaway Cay
  • On Jan 8, 2020
    Alex from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Sherry, We have a Merrytime cruise booked for Nov. 28th 2020. I have heard that the weather and water temps, especially at Castaway Cay, can be chilly at that time of the year. Do you have any experience with this? Thanks, Alex

    Hi Alex!

    Glad you cruised by the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask about your Western Caribbean sail on the high seas this holiday SEAson. I'm so excited to hear that you're thinking about spending Thanksgiving with Captain Mickey aboard Disney Cruise Line! 

    With Cozumel and Castaway Cay as your ports of call, your cruise is sure to be MAGICal! Disney's private island, Castaway Cay is my absolute favorite. When I want to escape reality, I imagine laying on the beach chair enjoying a “Konch Kooler” (THE signature drink on Castaway Cay) overlooking Castaway Family Beach. Happy place!

    Here’s my mantra: any day traveling is a good day, especially when journeying to the Bahamas and Mexico. According to the Islands of the Bahamas website, the average November temperature in the Bahamas ranges anywhere from 71 degrees to 85 degrees and 77 to 79 degrees for water temperatures. Just last month, I sailed in the Caribbean, and it seemed every day was a delightfully balmy 80 degrees. 

    Good news! Even if Mother Nature is throwing a curveball on the weather, Disney Cruise Line pools are heated if the outside temperature dips below 75. 

    The Very Merrytime Cruise is definitely on my bucket list. I can tell you that my friend Nancy has experienced this holiday sailing and simply raves about the seasonal decorations and activities like the gingerbread cookie decorating! You don’t have to sign up in advance; simply check your Disney Cruise Line Navigator app or the Personal Navigator (paper newsletter) for the times and location. 

    Wishing you a Holly Jolly cruise and a Very Merrytime holiday!

    Happy Sailing!

    Sherry
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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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