Disney Bahamas Cruise 2019 | Travel Diary

by - Thursday, June 20, 2019



Before we went to Disney World, we went on a three day cruise on the Disney Dream to the Bahamas. We stopped in Nassau and on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. This was our seventh Disney cruise and we had a great time, although this was one of the shortest cruises we've done. We boarded the ship on a Friday and were back on land Monday morning.

Boarding + Sailing Away

I always love the first day of a Disney cruise because there's so much going on and I usually see at least one sea creature as the boat starts leaving port. This time I saw a sea turtle! Naturally, when we board, we go straight for the buffet. After we ate lunch, we went to our room, unpacked our luggage, attended the safety drill, and then joined the sailing away party on the upper deck {this is when I saw the turtle}. I wore the outfit below that I got the last time we went to the Bahamas to dinner and the nighttime show, The Golden Mickeys.


Later in the night, we watched Aladdin in the movie theater on the ship. I enjoyed it and I love being able to watch brand new Disney releases while sailing.

Nassau + Pirates In The Caribbean

I wasn't planning to get off the boat in Nassau, so that morning, my brother and I explored the ship and took photos with some characters — including Mickey Mouse!


Later, we met up with my parents for lunch and they told me they had found a beach that wasn't too far of a walk from the ship so I decided to get off the boat with them and see the beach. It was really pretty and definitely worth exploring. I took these pictures at the beach and on the walk there.




After we sailed away from Nassau, we had pirate night on the ship. My mom and I had made pirate Mickey ears for our last Bahamas cruise, so we wore those again on this trip. Pirates in the Caribbean is always so fun and it's a really great event that's exclusive to Disney Cruise Line and features fireworks at sea.


Our nighttime show was Beauty and The Beast live and it was the only one out of our three shows that was new and I hadn't seen before. I definitely enjoyed it, but I think it was mainly because it was something new instead of the other shows which I've seen several times already. After this show, our dinner, and the pirate festivities, we watched Avengers Endgame 3D in the ship's movie theater and it was still great the second time. Since it's three hours long, it ended at 2 a.m. and I was so tired on the way back to our room.

Castaway Cay

In my opinion, Castaway Cay is the best part of a Disney Caribbean cruise! This is the only beach where I'll swim far into the ocean with no problem, so I always love getting the chance to have that experience. We took our masks and our water camera {with Disney's required lifejackets} and explored the hidden items under the sea.




We had lunch on the island and right after that, my brother and I went back to the ship, hoping to ride the waterslide without waiting in a long line. Our wait wasn't bad but I definitely burned my feet up on the deck on my way from the shoe cubbies to the line, which is why I've updated my Ultimate Guide to a Disney Cruise to recommend bringing water shoes or rubber flip flops {not Rainbows like me} if you're planning to spend a significant amount of time at the pool and waterslide. I guess if you're planning to do the slide once, you could always wing it like me, but I absolutely wouldn't recommend walking on the deck barefoot for extended amounts of time.


I tried to take photos of my entire dinner on this night to give you guys a glimpse of what the meal is like, but I think I forgot to photograph the salad, so you'll just have to imagine a bowl of lettuce with some toppings between the appetizer and main course. Sorry!




On Monday morning, we got off the ship and drove to Orlando to start our time at Walt Disney World which you can read all about here!


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