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  • On Mar 15, 2012
    Janet from CA 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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    What are the times that we will be arriving in and needing to be back on the ship by in Nassau and Castaway Cay? We have early dining (545 on the Dream) and I'm worried about not having enough time to get ready for dinner!

    Ahoy Janet!

    Great question!  I had early seating on our Dream Cruise last spring, and I remember having to plan ahead to make sure we were all ready by 5:45.  On your day in Nassau, you will be in port from 9:30am until 7:00pm.  I'm not sure what you have planned, but if you have an afternoon Port Adventure scheduled, you might have to make alternate dinner arrangements on this night.  Cabanas offers a sit down dinner until 8:30 so that is one option, or you could also grab bite from a counter service restaurant like Tow Mater's Grill on Deck 11. If you have an early morning excursion you should be back in plenty of time to make your 5:45 seating. 

    All aboard on Castaway Cay is 5:00 so you should have plenty of time to get ready for dinner if you head back to the ship prior to that time.  You are usually allowed to go ashore around 8:30 so I think you will find you have a sufficient amount of time to enjoy the island completely!

    I hope my answer helps with your planning, and you are able to enjoy the amazing dining experience each evening without feeling rushed!  If you think of anything else before you set sail, please let me know!

    Have a magical day and wonderful cruise vacation!


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Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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