On the third day aboard the Disney Dream, the ship docked at Disney’s private island called Castaway Cay. The view from anywhere on the island is just magnificent. I woke up bright and early to have breakfast on the balcony and enjoy the breeze from the ocean. There was a 5k on the island for those interested. Words cannot describe how hot it was on the island. Words cannot also describe how cold that ocean was. I’m from Miami and let me tell you…not even in December is the ocean that cold here in the 305.
During the day I didn’t really take many pictures. The ones I did take have me in a bathing suit and I don’t like posting those. While on the island you can purchase a cooler that comes with bottles of water or beer. Your choice. All the food and sodas were free. Alcohol is an additional charge. I ate so much ice cream, I had no idea what to do with myself. The burgers were juicy and fresh.
There are plenty of excursions and things to do on the island if you’re not into lounging around. There is a Splash & Play area for the little ones, there are kayaking tours, jet ski tours, and you can even feed sting rays! The mental unplug was just amazing on this island. Castaway Cay is paradise.
Later on in the evening, we had dinner in a dining room filled with the cutest cartoons Disney has to offer. There is an interactive show where Crush, the turtle from Nemo, goes from screen to screen telling jokes to tables near the screen and asking questions. The only meal I didn’t enjoy 100% was this one. The Baked Potato Soup tasted like ketchup to me. I don’t know why. The Salmon Tartar with Caviar was delectable, as was the Roasted Steak with Mashed Potatoes. Dessert came in two parts simply because I decided to celebrate my own birthday…5 months early! I figured I would not be on a Disney Cruise ship for my 21st birthday in October, so I seized the moment and sang myself Happy Birthday.
My birthday is a big deal to me. Really big deal.
I ordered the Cookies & Cream ice cream with Cookie Crumble underneath. The beautiful dessert on the right was brought to me to celebrate my birthday. Someone pulled a tiara out of nowhere and that made my day because I secretly wish it was socially acceptable to wear a tiara everywhere.
Stay tuned for my tips and advice on the Disney Dream!
God Bless & Be Happy!