Disney Wordless Wednesday post – Theme: The letter ‘C’.
The theme for Disney (Almost) Wordless Wednesday this week is The Letter ‘C’ which immediately brings to my mind an image of Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Bahamian island. Castaway Cay is a tropical paradise reserved exclusively for the use of Disney Cruise Line‘s passengers and is one of the most popular ports on it’s Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.
We were on a 7 day multi-generational Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and had already stopped in Key West, Grand Cayman and Costa Maya prior to Castaway Cay which was the final port of call on the last full day of our cruise. We had been having an amazing time at that point but Castaway Cay was so much fun that it was easily the best day of the entire cruise.
To the delight of Katie and Emma, characters dressed for the beach greeted us as we disembarked from the ship on a beautiful, sunny St. Patrick’s Day.
We spent most of the day playing on the white sand beach and swimming in the clear turquoise water.
There are a number of water sport activities available for guests and it was in the clear water of Castaway Cay where Katie tried snorkeling for the first time (and received her first sunburn in the process because she didn’t think that she needed sunscreen reapplied).
There is an open-air barbecue dining area for guests to lunch and shops with unique Castaway Cay souvenirs to browse. There’s a long list of activities available on the island and we didn’t take advantage of most of them which means that there’s a pretty good reason to visit again.
As we departed the island, we stopped to mail some postcards from the Castaway Cay Post Office and Chip and Dale were on hand for farewell hugs which hopefully meant “until we meet again” rather than “goodbye“.
Thanks to Deb at Focused On The Magic for hosting Disney Wordless Wednesday.
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We have done quite a few Disney trips this year – but not a cruise. And I have been thinking about it for our Spring break. Your pictures are making me want to just plunge forward!!
Great pictures from my favorite little slice of paradise! 🙂
The water looks sooo refreshing there. I’d like to jump in right now!
Mary @ The World Is A Book
We loved Castaway Cay. We think that is still the best private island out of all the cruise lines. Loved the pictures. The girls look so young and adorable here.
Disney on Wheels
Awesome photos! I can’t wait to visit Castaway Cay. 🙂
Debs at Focused on the Magic
Love this post!! Your beautiful pictures bring back so many wonderful memories of Castaway Cay. I can’t wait to go back!
It was there that my youngest learned to snorkel as well. I wish they would keep the ship there for the whole week!
Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the Disney WW blog hop today.
Such cutie pies! Looks like a dream vacation. :o)
Wow – looks like your family had such a great time. Thanks for sharing your magical moments!
Pirates and Pixie Dust Vacations
I’d love to be on Castaway Cay!! 🙂 Beautiful Pics!
Our cruise was during spring break and it was so much fun! Go for it!
I know what you mean, Sonja. As I was putting the post together it was making me think that I need a beach holiday this winter. 🙂
Thanks, Mary! We have only been to 2 of the cruise line’s private islands but Castaway Cay is definitely tops!
Thanks – you’ll love it!!
Thanks, Deb! I agree – as far as I’m concerned they could just anchor the ship on Castaway Cay for a week and I’d be perfectly happy!
Thank you – and it was! 🙂
Thank you! Castaway Cay is beautiful – you’d love it!
Tami @Colorado Mountain Mom
That looks SO INCREDIBLY FUN! Have heard Castaway Cay itself is almost worth the price of admission on a Disney Bahamas cruise! Can’t wait … hopefully some day 🙂
Amy @ Red Eye Family
I agree with Mary, Castaway Cay is the best private island out there for cruising! As with all things Disney, it is so clean, fun, and family friendly. Loved the pictures. They brought back great memories.
Beth @ TheAngelForever
Castaway Cay looks amazing. One of these days I hope to go on a cruise with the kids. We have talked about making it more of an extended family reunion, but not sure if everyone would be open to it.
These are such adorable photos- NOTHING beats Castaway Cay. Your beautiful family should be used in the Disney Cruise Line commercials!!
Looks like my kind of place. My kids would love it!
Looks so fun! I’d love the island part, but I don’t know if I could do the whole cruise thing…I’m a bit claustrophobic.
What a fun treat for the kids! I’ve heard great things about Disney cruises but have never been on one myself. The other cruises I’ve been on were great, and I can only imagine that Disney does theirs first class all the way!
Castaway Cay is paradise and it was definitely our favourite port day!
Thanks, Amy – it is definitely an ideal island to spend the day playing on!
Thanks, Beth! We had one set of grandparents with us on the Disney cruise. We have cruised with them 3 times altogether and I think cruises are great for multi-generational trips. It’s easy for everyone to do their own thing and have fun during the day before meeting up for a nice family dinner. If you can talk your family into it they would all have an amazing time!
Ah, thank you – that’s very sweet! 🙂
Absolutely no doubt that your kids would love it – and you and your wife would too!
This was my first ever cruise and I was a bit concerned about whether I would like it but, to be quite honest, once we were onboard I hardly ever thought about the fact that we were on a ship. We’ve now been on a total of 5 cruises and I love that feeling of being at sea! I would definitely be sure to have a balcony as I think it helps with feelings of claustrophobia.
Disney definitely has that special touch in making everything wonderful for the kids!
Love the idea of a cruise with Disney Characters! Looks like so much fun 🙂
we are thinking of a short cruise, hoping to try one over the Xmas period. Love the idea of relaxing and playing in clear waters.
I think you’ll love going on a cruise, Lisa – just put your feet up, relax for a few days and let someone pamper you!