Travel Date: December 2013 - January 2014
Castaway Cay is the last destination in the itinerary before the ship returns to Port Canaveral, Florida. Castaway Cay is Disney's private island in the Bahamas. Disney Cruise offers more than 30 cruising every year, but only few will stop by at the Castaway Cay. To book a cruise, visit Disney Cruise Line website and search your preferable date of embark.
|The majestic Disney Fantasy, one of the 4 Disney Cruises.|
Le boyfriend has picked the 8 days 7 nights cruise (Caribbean Sea) as our virgin cruise experience, it was like a mega big dream comes true! Like, really super big to me. I didn't know his plan until the first confirmation letter all the way from the United States arrived at my doorstep.
|Huge Christmas Tree welcoming the guests|
We reached the island around 10 in the morning. To make sure I don't miss out anything, I woke up super early and packed the necessities, had my super awesome breakfast buffet at the Enchanted Garden. An hour before the island is open, we headed to The Cabanas for another light breakfast.
|My old friend!|
The feeling when meeting Donald Duck is indescribable. My first Disney Experience was during my 25th. The boyfriend has booked a room from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort for 2 nights. I had a wonderful breakfast buffet with the Characters such as Goofy and Mickey Mouse. Thought nothing can beat this feeling, until this lifetime experience with Disney Cruise.
Frozen hasn't released the time we arrived the United States in December 2013. There was a Welcome Party on-board the first day by the Cruise Captain. The guest were cheering when he announced that we were the first one to watch Frozen in the entire America, kids were so excited until the little girl next to me cried. In fact, Frozen is released a week ahead in Malaysia, but I was busy with works and luggage packing, so I didn't get to watch it in cinema.
There were few show time throughout the cruising. I couldn't wait long so I watched it the next day, before our dinner time. Like usual, my kiasuness kicks in, I reserved the middle seat at the middle row for us. Not long after the movie has started, I heard somebody was snoring lightly. It's not a hard guess though, the boyfriend.
|"A pirate's life for me"|
This was the second time I bumped into Captain Jack Sparrow. Unlike other Disney characters, Captain Jack Sparrow will appear from nowhere and you gotta call his name.
|The information booth|
|Cozy and windy|
It was a sunny when we arrived. Took about a few minutes strolling down from the cruise ship to the entrance of Castaway Way via a connecting bridge.
|At no cost.|
|Reindeer Tram for Christmas!|
Here we are to pick up our bicycles! The Private Cabanas are all taken, it's very limited though, DVC members are prioritized.
|Entrance to the public beach (for family and kids)|
|Plenty of beach chairs for the public beach, booking is not necessary.|
|Private cabanas check in.|
|Bike rental booth|
|Not many are taken.|
|Different sizes of safety helmet.|
Surprisingly these bikes are without the braking trigger at the handle. To brake, ride the pedal the opposite way. Which indirectly limit your speeding in the island because normal human wouldn't ride aggressively if you know you're not fast enough to brake by riding the pedal backwards.
|abandoned single engine.|
We took a stroll down to the viewing deck and around the island before heading to the adult beachside. Avoid the family beach at all cost, unless you're totally fine with running kids and screaming child.
All the beach chairs and benches are well taken care of. There are plenty for you to choose from. I've picked the two with extra beach chairs.
So he able to recognise us.
The ocean is so blue and clear, the boyfriend dive into the water like a dolphin. He wanted me to join him, but I become anxious within the ocean environment at some stage. I stopped when the water is about my waist level, because I'm afraid of swimming in the ocean. I don't think I'm aquaphobia though, I can swim in a swimming pool, okay?
Lunch buffet. Lays chips and grilled corns are love!
He's a sucker for fruits. I seldom eat fruits to be honest. I feel uneasy about eating fruits actually.
This is why I want a beach chair. And look, we have a visitor, not sure if it's a friendly or a deadly one.
Time to pack up and explore the family beach!
This is super awesome! I will definitely join in if the water wasn't so cold.
Baywatch attempt failed.
The panoramic view of our cabin room. The boyfriend opt for the cabin with a private balcony at the higher floor.
I can't wait for my second Disney Cruise Experience. We have been planning for our second time with the Alaska Cruise (Disney Dream) this coming August. The cruise is booked but our flight tickets aren't confirmed just yet. D23 Expo 2015 will be held on August 14-16, at the Anaheim Convention Center, California. While the cruise is on the 31st August 2015. The boyfriend suggested me to fly to LA on the first week of August, getting ready for the D23 Expo also to explore Los Angeles and Las Vegas, then meet him in Canada for the cruise.
How I wish hoh.