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MEV Vacation Tips: Plan Your Day at Castaway Cay
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by Doris Thompson, Member of the MouseEarVacations.com Team (archives)
March 16, 2012
Tips on having a perfect time on Disney's private island during your Disney cruise.
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Disney’s private island Castaway Cay is, for most guests, the highlight of their Disney Cruise Line® vacation.  And why not? When you combine the beauty of the Caribbean with the magic of Disney, you have the best of both worlds!

The Start of a Magical Day

Try to be on deck 10 aft no later than 7:30 AM armed with that all important morning cup of coffee and your camera.  From this vantage point at the back of the ship, you can take in the panoramic view of Castaway Cay and you will marvel as the captain expertly maneuvers the ship into place beside the dock.  Don’t forget to glance over the side of the ship at the island cast members waving a welcome from below!

Stepping Into Paradise

As you ready yourself for your day on Disney’s private island there are a few items you’ll want to bring along.

  1. Sunglasses: With all that bright Caribbean sunshine, eyes can get very tired very quickly so don’t forget your shades!
  2. Sunscreen: The Caribbean sun can be very brutal on unprotected skin, so apply sunscreen often!  If you plan to swim or snorkel, make sure your sunscreen is waterproof.
  3. Camera: You’ll want to take lots and lots of pictures and if you plan to take advantage of Disney’s snorkeling area, you might want to bring an underwater camera too!  Disposable cameras come in both regular and underwater, so this might be a good option for those who’d rather not expose their expensive digital camera to all that sand.
  4. Towels: No, you don’t need to bring your own, but in all the excitement of stepping into paradise, don’t forget to pick up a few of the complementary towels that Disney offers for your use on Castaway Cay.  They are available as you depart the ship.

EAT: Lunch on the island is included in your cruise fare so enjoy the offerings available whether you choose a full meal or a quick snack there is something for everyone.

DRINK: If you are looking for an adult beverage the island has several locations from which to choose. The adult beach, Serenity Bay, has Castaway Air Bar for frozen specialty drinks, cocktails, and beer.  Over on the family side you will find the Sand Bar, Heads Up Bar, and Conched Out bar when thirsty for something frosty.

SHOP: Shopping on the island is a fun way to pass the time so visit She Sells Seashells…and Everything Else, Bahamian Retail, or Buy the Seashore for that perfect souvenir from your day at the island. If you are looking for snorkeling equipment or beach rentals look no further than Gil’s Fins and Boats.

PLAY: Whether you are looking to play in the sand, explore the island on a bike, have a private massage, or just to soak up some rays on the beach there is something for everyone at Castaway Cay. With specific areas that focus on the needs for children, teens, and adults every guest is guaranteed the experience of a lifetime!

There is truly something for everyone on Disney’s private island.  So is there any wonder that most guests agree that their day at Castaway Cay is the highlight of their Disney Cruise! Contact your MouseEarVacations.com® Travel Consultant to book your next Disney Cruise Line® vacation today!

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-- Posted March 16, 2012

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