• On Jul 22, 2019
    Rosa from ON 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. We are stopping at Atlantis / Bahamas on our Disney cruise. If I don’t book a port excursion what can we do at our stop? Will the cruise have a beach area to use?Thank you!

    Ahoy Rosa!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am excited to hEAR you will be sailing to the Bahamas on your upcoming Disney cruise!

    There are many Port Adventures available for you when your Disney Cruise Line ship stops in Nassau.  When possible, I always recommend booking your onshore tours through Disney's Port Adventures team as the peace of mind of knowing the tour has met Disney's standards is invaluable to me.  

    It is possible to explore the island on your own if you prefer.  Specifically in Nassau, there is a straw market just outside the port terminal that is lovely to visit.  Just like when visiting any new place, be sure to be alert of your surroundings and mindful of any valuables you are carrying with you.  

    Disney Cruise Line does not have a private beach in Nassau, but Junkanoo Beach is nearby and if you don't mind a walk can be accessed on foot from the port.  Taxis are available at the port if you are interested in visiting another part of the island.  Be sure to agree upon a taxi fare prior to leaving the port.

    If you are looking to visit the Atlantis resort, there are Port Adventures available which include transportation and entrance fees.  Port taxis can also take you to the resort.  It is some distance away from the port and not somewhere I would recommend going on foot.

    If your cruise includes a stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, you will have access to a beautiful beach here that is exclusive to guests on your sailing!  Sometimes my family stays onboard to enjoy the ship while we are in Nassau and uses our stop at Castaway Cay as our beach day.

    Sail back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any more questions as you plan your adventure.

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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