Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Day 8: Castaway Cay

On our final day on board the Disney Fantasy, we made a stop at Castaway Cay! This is always my favorite stop on our Disney cruises! Sadly, our time on the island was cut short by several hours due to the "pit stop" the day before at Turks and Cacos, but we all understood the reason. (A patient needed medical attention.)

With a few extra hours on board the ship, a new navigator was released which included an extra "Art of the Theme Show" tour (which I LOVE)! I also decided to get up and run a few miles on deck since the Castaway Cay 5K clearly wasn't happening that day...sad times.

After my run, I stopped in the Cove Cafe one last time for a cold brew. Y'all, this stuff is SO good.

Jason and I also had breakfast at Cabanas.

Jason decided he didn't want to go on the tour with me since he did it on our last cruise. I've actually taken these tours on every since Disney cruise I've been on, because you get something different from each guide.  This time, we had a semi private tour as it was just me and one other cruise guest in our group!

This tour is a walking tour of the ship, where cruise staff informs you of the secrets and facts behind the art work, layout, and design of the ship. It really is a neat tour that's usually held on at sea days, and I encourage everyone to go!

We weren't set to land at the island until 12:45 p.m. or so, and the captain announced that BBQ would be served in the restaurants on board instead. We were looking forward to said "BBQ", but it sadly was not anywhere near the Cookies standard. (Still good, just not what we were expecting.)

When we finally docked at Castaway Cay, we were ready to disembark and because of all the people, we decided to walk to the next tram stop.

I felt like I was walking to the start of a runDisney corral with all the people!

Sad times for no 5K!

We very briefly shopped around here but didn't buy anything and said we would on the way out. Sadly, by the time we made it back, all of the shops were already closed.

By the way, I think everyone had on this swim suit coverup that was available at Target this past summer! It was so funny to see it everywhere we went on the ship!

The tram to Serenity Bay arrived and we couldn't wait to finally relax on the beautiful beach.

It was a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the water and swimming!

We also decided to walk over to Cookies II to relax for a few minutes and were shocked by the emptiness of it all!

This is totally unusual for Cookies!  I guess everyone ate on the ship!

We went back into the water for a little and enjoyed seeing a stingray and a starfish!

Before we knew it, the lifeguard was notifying us that it was time to leave. We seriously felt like we'd just gotten there.

We took our time getting back to the ship and stopped for a few pictures along the way!

Dinner on our final evening was in Animator's Palate where we had the chance to animate our own Disney characters! Mine is the second one from the right! (I'm NOT a artist!)

We also said goodbye to our servers for the final time as our flight was set to leave early the following morning.

They were awesome!!

In the atrium that evening, they held a "See Ya Real Soon" farewell show where the characters stop by for a few pictures and a final farewell.

We were already standing down on the floor where  Mickey and Minnie were stationed, so hopped in line to take a picture with them. 

We also decided to watch the Incredibles 2 which was playing that night at 10:45 p.m.  Our goal on this cruise was to watch Christopher Robin, Ant Man & The Wasp, and the Incredibles 2 throughout the 7 days on board the ship. We were able to watch all three and Jason added Solo to his list! I'd say it was a pretty successful cruise!

While disembarking the next day, we noticed that they were setting up for the Halloween on the High Seas cruises. Hi Mickey pumpkin!

...and just like that, our cruise was over! After arriving at the airport, Jason realized that he forgot to grab our garment bag from the cruise terminal. We still had about 2 hours until our flight, so we stopped by the Disney Cruise Line relations desk where we were handed a card for lost and found. We called the number and left a voicemail and within 10 minutes, we received a call back. Sadly, they didn't think they would have enough time before our flight to bring the bag to the airport, so we decided to have it mailed via UPS. We chose the regular/ground option and literally three days later, it arrived at our front door! Thankfully, we didn't have anything super important in that bag, but it was definitely a lesson for us to always keep our important stuff or souvenirs in our carry on bags!

We had a blast on our cruise and loved the Eastern Caribbean itinerary with the extra "at sea" day! This is such a neat itinerary and we can't wait for our next cruise!

Thanks for following along! :)


  1. I watched the Disney Halloween special on parks and ship decorations. It really makes me want to do a Disney cruise when it's all decked out for Halloween.

  2. Aww, that's too bad about the 5K and the day being shortened at Castaway Cay, but like you said, things happen. Really it looks like the cruise was pretty awesome and that Disney takes care of you so well!


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