One of the highlights of our cruise on the Disney Dream was seeing the world in the ports. On our cruise aboard the Dream we headed out on two excursions. TIP: Sign up via the Disney website so you have the best selection of excursions. Check out the video highlights.
Our first excursion was for the dolphin swim at Atlantis (Nassau Port) called the Dolphin Cay Shallow Water & Adventure. We donned wetsuits and had a sweet meet and greet with Palmer the dolphin. The Dolphin Cay is a separate area at Atlantis. Our package also included lunch and full access to all the water slides and water features at Atlantis.
How do you beat kissing a dolphin? How about a day at Disney’s Private Island! Castaway Cay has powdery white sand beaches.
There is so much do on this 1,000-acre island. We loved getting a raft and snorkeling in the lagoon with our 6 year-old daughter. Maybe try the Stingray Adventure--an up-close encounter with the rays (for guests five years of age or older). We were happy floating and swinging in the hammocks. Keep your eyes out for Disney characters, including special meet-and-greets and photo opportunities.
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Want to carve out some adult time with kids in tow? Everyone is happy thanks to Scuttle’s Cove.This is the kid's only zone for kids (ages three to 12) and features a 1,200-square-foot water play area with a soft wet deck and an array of pop jets, geysers and bubblers. It also connects to a Monstro Point, a dig site filled with artificial whale bones. Activities at Scuttle’s Cove include: Gotta Get Soaked, a team challenge with water balloons and buckets. Don't miss the Caribbean Beach Party, sand castle challenges and bubble games, offering more games, music and fun for the little ones.
Big Kids: Try a parasail adventure, fishing tour, or bicycling around the island. Love water sports? There are paddleboats, sea kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddle boards and snorkel gear for rent. The island features a 12-acre snorkel trail dotted with sunken treasures, including a submarine from the classic Disney attraction 20,000 Leagues Under. Plus, there's ￼Pelican Plunge a 2,400-square-foot floating platform featuring water slides and water cannons.
Bigger kids can head to Scuttle's Cove. For tweens (ages 11-13) the fun is supervised by youth counselors, at In Da Shade Game Pavilion and Pelican Plunge. The Hide Out is a secluded retreat for teens (ages 14-17) where they can hang out, listen to music and watch the action at the nearby beach volleyball and soccer areas. Teens can explore Castaway Cay during The Wild Side snorkel excursion designed just for them.
Adults only: Castaway Cay's Serenity Bay is a grown-ups only area. Drop the kids at Scuttle's cove and head to this area for a bit of rest and relaxation. Get your sweat on and sign up for the Disney Castaway Cay 5K, a great way to explore the island and take in the lush tropical landscape while staying fit. Need some serious unwinding? Try a therapeutic massage in a cabana overlooking the ocean or participate in a yoga class on the beach, just steps away from the crystal clear water.
More about our cruise:We picked the Bahamas itinerary. We sailed from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas on a variety of itineraries. From Port Canaveral, rates start at $480 per person for three-night cruises, $640 per person for four-night cruises, based on double occupancy. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.
This post was not paid. We were given 2 plane tickets as well as prices of the cruises for three people. We paid for some of our excursions (Dolphins) and a our beverages.