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Day 5: Castaway Cay, Bahamas

Today was the day almost every Disney Cruiser looks forward to. We were docking at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas called Castaway Cay.

When we went to Cabanas for breakfast and Sander found us a nice table outside on the deck with a view of this beautiful island. Once breakfast was finished we went back to our stateroom to get our stuff for our day at Castaway Cay. We took the AFT elevator to deck 1 and around 9:00 am we set foot on the island.

We got ourselves some towels and took a picture in front of the ship. Next was a picture with Captain Jack Sparrow. As we walked towards the family beach we met with both Mickey and Pluto in their beach attire. We also did some shopping for Castaway Cay merch (only available on the island) and finally found ourselves a nice spot on the beach.

The rest of the day we spent in the clear water of the family beach. Had a BBQ lunch at Cookies BBQ and did some more swimming with Becky, Chris and Sophie after they had their Port Adventure on the Island.

Around 3:00 pm we were back at the ship and before we went back onboard we met with Pluto on the Gangway. Back in our stateroom we showered and had some quit time before heading back to the lobby to meet some characters in their Pirate outfits because tonight was Pirate night.

We met with Stitch, Chip & Dale, Mickey and MInnie before going to Lumieres for our Pirate dinner. It was delicious and our head server remembered we like the fried Brie so much he gave us a plate as an extra in-between course.

To finish the day there as the Pirate Deck party on deck 9 and 10 ending with an amazing fireworks at sea. Then we went back to our room because we all were exhausted from this beach day.

Tomorrow is already the last day of this cruise. The ship will be docking in Nassau, Bahamas but we don’t plan on going ashore.

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Day 9: Second day at Sea!

Good morning Disney Magic! We started of with some celebrities, the first one was Daisy Duck in her sailor outfit. While waiting in line for Daisy we saw the Princess Gathering downstairs, this is a ticketed event for which you need to reserve upfront, you only get to do this one time and we did this on the first day of the cruise already.

But the line was very short and I took my chance asked if we would be allowed to go one more time, the answer was yes! Right away we could get in line but we first wanted to have a picture with Pluto.

The line was short but the princess took a lot of time to chat with Emily, she proudly showed them all her new bracelets with beads of the princesses.

Right after we went in line for a picture with Character breakfast where Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy visit your table. The breakfast is table service and we were lucky enough to get our own servers for breakfast. Emily might have been more excited about the fact that Alejandro was serving us as Disney friends visiting us.

After breakfast we had a royal meeting with the Queen and Princess of Arendelle, as known as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.

Now we needed to hurry as Mickey Mouse was meeting and this was our last chance with the photographers from Shutters taking the pictures.

After this meeting it was time for another 1,5 hours in the Oceaneer Club for Emily, not something she particularly likes but she can’t join us on the Chocolate and Liquor tasting in Keys which is a 18+ bar.

The tasting was awesome, even better as the Champagne tasting from the night before. It gave a whole new dimension to drinking wine, champagne, port and whiskey. Something I would absolutely do again.

We picked up Emily, took a picture with Mickey Mouse and we went back to our room. Here Emily took a afternoon nap while Danielle and I, ok mainly Danielle, packed our suitcases. And again everything fitted in! We got a bit lucky here as Vueling raised the luggage allowance from 23kg to 25kg.

After Emily woke up we did another round of characters but there were no more professional photographers anymore.

The last night we had dinner in the restaurant were we started: Animator’s Palate. This time we were drawing a figure on a placemat which was later scanned in and part of the show.

Emily: 3rd from left

Me: Left, Danielle: 2nd form left

After the show we walked around the ship a little bit, bought the last souvenirs before it was time for Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic! Maybe the best show of the week, or maybe just as good as the 2 other shows we saw.

After the show we went right back to our room as it was bed time for all of us while tomorrow we need to be present at breakfast at 7:00am!

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