Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jul 23, 2015
    Cindy from MA 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! Taking our 1st Disney Cruise (w/ 8, 10 & 12 yr old). Is there a beach near where the ship docks in Nassau to spend the day for free? Can you walk to downtown Nassau from the ship? At Castaway Cay can we snorkel for free if we bring our own gear? Th

    Hooray for your 1st magical voyage with Disney Cruise Line, Cindy!

    You've picked a pretty awesome vacation for your family -- there's something for everyone and you'll be amazed at how easy (and more relaxing) your cruise vacation can be. For our past couple cruises, my family has actually stayed onboard while docked at Nassau. We get to enjoy the ship's amenities and there aren't very many people onboard. This means more rides on the AquaDuck and a less crowded Spa and pool deck area. There will be lots of activities around the ship and in the Youth Clubs for guests not joining a port excursion.

    You are welcome to explore Nassau on your own. The dock is an easy stroll from the ship. There's a small shopping area right when you get off the ship and it will take you less than 10 minutes. If you'd like to check out some Tortuga Rum Cakes to take home or check out some souvenirs from the gift shops at the pier, it's an easy walk from the ship.

    You'll be visiting my favorite beach getaway, Castaway Cay! I can't wait for you and your kids to explore the island. There will be lots of things to do for everyone. Here are some ideas for planning a day at Castaway Cay. You are welcome to bring your own snorkel gear to use while at Snorkel Lagoon. Just remember to pick up a snorkel floatation vest before you get into the water. You can pick one up for free on your way to the lagoon. Don't forget your underwater camera - there are some surprises under the water in Snorkel Lagoon. Your kids will want to check out Pelican Plunge and possibly hang out there for the rest of your beach day. 

    Wishing you an awesome voyage, Cindy!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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