Day 3 was our very favorite day of the cruise, we spent the day on Castaway Cay. Disney’s private Bahamian island (I have SO many good tips for your day on Castaway Cay, so I’ll split that up into a second post).
We were up bright and early for breakfast and we were a few of the first ones off of the boat. You know this girl loves the beach, and I had big plans to spend the day in the sun and sand. How gorgeous is that view?
We brought some chairs down to the edge of the water and spent the morning in this spot. The kids played in the sand with their beach toys until lunch time.
We were right beside the water slides so of course, BK insisted we go to the slide with her. Keep in mind, this is the beginning of March, so while the sun was shining and the day was gorgeous the water was still pretty chilly. That’s me coming off the slide in the picture below. How fun is that?
We took an ice cream break after the slides, the kiddo’s definitely thought this was the best day ever.
We had to be back on board by 5:00, so we headed back to the boat around 4:30. We booked another cruise while we were on board. I’m not sure what Disney puts in the water, but we didn’t even second guess doing this again next year. You get great incentives for booking your next cruise while onboard, so we found a date and cruise for 2018 and put the deposit down on our second cruise.
Honestly, this was sort of a trial run for the cruise. Since we were already going to Disney, we thought we’d cut our park days short and go on a cruise for the last part of the week. I didn’t want to commit to a long cruise without knowing how well the kids would do, Jud is still 2 so things can go either way for him.
If you ask the kids (or the adults), they’ll all tell you the three days we spent on the cruise were the best part of our trip. We booked a long cruise for next year, we’ll probably skip the parks entirely.
After booking our cruise, we got ready and headed to our last dinner.
We ate at Tiana’s place and the food was amazing. I love good cajun food and this didn’t disappoint. There was a live band, plenty of characters from the movie, a parade and dancing, not a single detail was spared. It was like stepping into a restaurant in New Orleans.
After dinner, we had our last show, Frozen, this was my favorite show. They blew it away with the the vocals!
We stopped by for a quick picture with Captain Mickey before the show.
The next morning we had a great breakfast before getting off the ship and heading home, the end to our magical trip!