The ultimate guide for Disney cruise that will be worth every penny you spend!!!
Is this winter making you dream of sunbathing on a beach in the tropics? Cruising is the perfect (also my favorite) way to spend winter vacations. You only have to unpack once and get pampered the rest of the time!
Bahamas paradise cruise line
- Sails from: Port Canaveral, Florida (Choose the homeport most convenient for your family)
- Duration: 3 nights
- Ship name: Disney dream
- Itinerary: Nassau, Bahamas; Disney Castaway Cay; Port Canaveral, Florida.
For kids who can’t get enough of Disney, a Bahamas cruise on the Disney is perfect Disney paradise for the parents to take their kids too. You can also make it a land and sea vacation with a stay at Walt Disney World Resort, which is just an hour away.
Tips before boarding the cruise
Character Call– You can surprise your kids by setting up a Character Call. You can choose among many characters and it’s totally free.
Hidden Mickey Challenge– Ask guest services for a Hidden Mickey Challenge that’s sure to keep you and your kids busy.
Download the app – to check daily weather, onboard activities and character appearances, download the Disney cruise line navigation app. Also, the app has the chat feature to stay connected with family and friends.
Breakfast at room – if you don’t want to dress up and head out for breakfast, don’t worry, you can order your breakfast to your room as long as you order it before 3:00 am in the morning.
How to get free snacks – the goodies on the concession stands at the theater are expensive, but to get it for free you can go to the self-serve beverage station and get FREE sodas (or lemonade, tea, etc) to bring into the show with you.
The self-service drink station by the family pool offers milk, juice, tea (hot or iced), coffee, hot cocoa, lemonade, and sodas at no extra charge for 24 hours a day.
Castaway Cay offers milk, juice, tea (iced only), lemonade and sodas for free
Dine and play program – for children aged 3-12 years, they can finish their meals quicker and parents can check in them for youth activities. This is only assigned for families assigned to second dining.
Refillable beer mugs – you can get beer mugs for $17(last I checked)
What to Pack?
Your cruise packing list is very simple for the evening, bathing suits, cover-ups, and casual outfits. Thanks to a review the one thing we packed is a power strip. There was one outlet in our cabin so the power strip came in handy so we could charge both of our phones at the same time.
Chill and unwind at the Spa and Salon Indulgence. Experience a rigorous massage or medication, accessible for him and her.
Try your luck at the Casino Par-A-Dice. You could be the next big winner, with thrilling table games and slots in the Las Vegas theme.
There are 8 different restaurant options onboard at the Bahamas Paradise cruise Line Grand Classica. All with a different theme and a different budget.
Upon check-in, you can make reservations for either of the restaurants or even go with the flow at an extra charge. They also have an all-your-meal buffet option. We found our favorite place to eat breakfast buffet and dinner was extremely satisfied with the options.