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Castaway Cay ‘ish?

I woke up to the boat vibrating and much more engine noise than normal. I figured we were docking and went back to sleep. Only some time later, to awake to the same noise and vibration still happening!? I got up to look outside quickly and only saw open water. I figured we must just be powering through some rough water, and went back to sleep. Finally, I was woken by an announcement from the captain across the in-room speakers. They had tried to dock 3 times, without success, due to strong currents. They were going to try 1 more time, otherwise we might have to skip the island for the day. Thankfully, we were able to dock on the 4th, a very slow attempt. Unfortunately, that meant that half the day was spent trying to get docked, and we weren’t able to get ashore until a little after noon. But hey, half bonus day at Castaway Cay, is better than none!

View of Castaway Cay from the Verandah

Fun in the Sun!

It was time to have some fun in the sun! It took a while to get ashore, as EVERYONE tried to get off the ship at the same time. I bet it took at least 30-40min to get off the ship, from waiting on stairs and winding down to the security checkpoint. Normally, you’d have the earlier risers already off the boat, and even the people who slept in would be off the boat. It was just a factor of the situation to deal with the combined rush.

Disney Dream at Castaway Cay dock

It was a little cloudy, but plenty warm in the sun. The beaches were pretty crowded, but overall people seemed to be in a pretty great mood. We ended up finding some chairs and dragging them down near the shore. We weren’t able to find any lounge chairs, easily, but that’s the way it goes.

Likely due to the heavy currents and late docking, many of the island excursions were canceled. We weren’t impacted by that at all, but I also didn’t hear too much grumbling from other passengers either.

The Drink of the Day was a Sunken Treasure (alcoholic) which consisted of Malibu Coconut Rum, Midori Melon Liqueur, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, and Sprite. It was the perfect treat for the day at the beach.

Sadly, we eventually had to head back to the ship to get ready for dinner.

Dinner – Enchanted Garden – Pirate Night

AppetizerAngelica’s Lime Marinated Shrimp
SaladBaby Gem
Main CourseTia Dalma’s Jerk Chicken
DessertCaramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake Tart
Pirate’s Treasure Sundae
The evenings choices

An enjoyable meal and had no regrets about my choices. The chicken was well flavored, if not a bit on the mild side of my preference. I’m a fan of cheesecake and macadamia nut, so it was the perfect dessert for me!

Disney’s Oceaneer Lab

We dropped off the kids for a little while at the Oceaneer’s Club, but noticed that there was an open house at the Oceaneer Lab and decided to check it out.

It was easy to see the amount of fun activities that can happen in these spaces, with lots of interactive aspects. There are movies to watch, and video games to play, and ship simulators to conquer, drawing to attempt, and so much more. They had set up a race track, so we asked about what was going to be happening!? After the open house was done, they were going to have the kids make soap bar cars and race them on the track. The kids were extremely excited about this project and race!


As always, we return to the room to find some towel creatures and some chocolates!

It was another great day and everyone was pretty exhausted. However, we still have plenty of adventure left!

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