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Sail-Away To The Caribbean Islands!

disney-wonder-castaway-cay-bahamas'Ahoy there shipmates'...Join Captain Mickey and his scurvy crew (that's us--->) on our Disney cruise adventures.

Only 1 hour's drive from Orlando, step onboard the fantastic cruise ships 'Disney Magic' & the new 'Disney Dream' and sail off into the Caribbean sunset. From 2011 Disney Wonder will be sailing from Vancouver & Los Angeles. Disney Fantasy joined the fleet in April 2012.

What's on offer:

You can choose from 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 night cruises. Experience the legendary Disney cruise service and the attention to detail...spectacular entertainment...cosy and spacious accommodation and superb onboard facilities....Take a quick tour below.

We decided to take a break from our Orlando villa in 2004, and embarked on our 4 day cruise aboard the 'Disney Wonder' departing from Port Canaveral, which sailed us off to Nassau in the Bahamas and Walt Disney's paradise island 'Castaway Cay'.

We dinned in a different themed restaurant every night, then strolled the deck to watch those fantastic sunsets. We were all spellbound during the fantastic theatre shows on offer, and enjoyed the nightlife which was for all ages.

What's Ashore?

We had great fun sight-seeing around Nassau, and the girls loved the duty free jewellery on offer...We then took a water taxi over to Paradise Island and the fantastic 'Atlantis' complex for lunch. The third day was spent on Disney cruise line's own island 'Castaway Cay' which was full of activities like swimming, snorkelling and bike hire, then chilled out on the golden but extremely hot beaches.

As you can see from the photo below 'The Flying Dutchman', which was used in 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' films is now located on the island...sorry ladies no Johnny Depp.

We've found most families use Disney cruise lines to include a two location holiday/vacation i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 day cruise, then a week or two weeks in Orlando...or the other way round which ever suits.

Now this all sounds like paradise...which it is...but what does it all cost? and does it fit in to your budget.

Useful Links:

To give you a feel surrounding Disney cruise line, we recommend these links below. This will give you an insight into all Disney ships along with useful hints & tips and hopefully answer a few of your questions.

  • Disney Cruise Line...Direct link to Walt Disney's cruise line website. This will give you all the itinerary of both cruise ships, prices, accommodation layouts, port trips (excursions...can be expensive) and what is available to you and your family.

  • Road map/Driving Directions...Orlando to Port Canaveral. An outdoor parking facility is operated by the Port Canaveral Port Authority. The daily parking rate is $15.00 (2010) Subject to change.

  • Kennedy Space Center...What!!!! yes you might wonder why this link...both ships berth for the perfect view to watch a launch from the space center, so check this link out for rocket launch dates...hey why not take a cruise with a launch thrown in. Last space shuttle launch was Atlantis 8th July 2011.

  • Currency Converter...We booked online and saved money...and we picked up our tickets from the Disney cruise line office in Celebration Kissimmee, on arrival from the UK.

  • Castaway Cay...Walt Disney's own private paradise island.

  • Forums...Personal views from people who have experienced a Disney cruise ship, 1, 2.

  • Tips...If we had to make any comments about tipping on board...it would be 'very expensive'

Now please don't get us wrong here we always tip when we are out in Orlando and the crew onboard are very helpful...but you will find for each person in your group (7) in our case they ask for a tip for each crew member who looks after you which meant 3 restaurant guys and a cabin steward x7. The tipping bill would have been over $500 dollars for 4 nights.

We'll leave it to your discretion...remember your budgets.

Embarking the ship:

After immigration and booking in, your luggage will be taken from you and placed in your cabins and directions to your cabins will be issued.

When you step onto the ship, photographers will take a welcome photo of your party, you can collect these in the evenings during your cruise from the photo shop onboard. (These photos are not cheap so budget to your requirements)

disney-wonder-cruise-lifejacketsYou will also be told about your life boat and fire drills, and what time you have to attend and where to go.

These drills by law have to be done before the ship departs so follow all instructions, this should take you about 20-30 minutes. <---(I love this photo)

Remember to take your cameras and camcorders, just for the fun of it.

In your cabin are further instructions...Yes we know its like being back at school, but remember you are on a ship and you need to know...These will tell you what restaurant you are dining in for each night onboard and what time you have to sit down. Each cabin has its own TV, switch it on and the internal ships TV studios will give you a run down on what's happening in and around the ship...take some time to watch this, useful info.

While you're onboard you will have to open a cabin account using your credit/debit card. Then all you have to do is to give your cabin number when purchasing goods, photo's drinks etc during your cruise....Remember all charges will be taken from your account before you disembark

disney-wonder-castaway-cay-familySo...what do you think? Is Disney and a caribbean cruise for you and your family? We loved it (especially Grandma --->)

My family all look forward one day to take the 7 night Disney cruise line adventure around the Caribbean, calling at places like St Thomas, St Maartin, Grand Cayman, Key West and Cozumal (Mexico)....Plus, just to listen to the ships horn once again

Everything is available for you and your family to enjoy...we have only mentioned half of what's on offer to keep all ages entertained, if you have missed this link click now.

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