Day 7 Disney Fantasy Cruise
On Day 7 Disney Fantasy Cruise of the Western Caribbean, we would enjoy our last day at Disney’s own Bahama Island, Castaway Cay.
Castaway Cay 5K
Every time a Disney Cruise Line ship stops at Castaway Cay, the Castaway Cay 5K run/walk is held first thing in the morning. As an avid runner, I was looking forward to it; running and exploring the island. Our son has never run. He hates running. He wanted to participate too though, even after staying up till after 02:30 a.m. for the premiere showing of Captain America: Civil War.
*PROUD PARENT MOMENT* Our son had to have set a record as the first 14 year old running his first Castaway Cay 5K in about 34 minutes while wearing crocs.
A Day at Castaway Cay
After the 5K, we went back to our cabin to get cleaned up. Assistant Cruise Director Michael had arranged a private beach area for us as well as snorkeling equipment and bicycles to make up for the Aladdin let-down.
As I have stated before, Disney is very good about turning a bad situation into a memorable experience. This was certainly the case here. Day 7 Disney Fantasy Cruise was a wonderful and we owe Michael a great thanks.
The Castaway Cay snorkeling area is immense. Most of the interesting things to see are fairly distant from the shore. While there is no coral, there were some fish and other things to explore.
After snorkeling, we took off on a bike tour of the island. We all enjoyed this. There were plenty of flowers, palm trees, and sea views. A 3-story tower off of the bicycle loop provided great views of the island and of the ship..
Going back to the ship early, we had short lines to the AquaDuck.
We taped our rides down the AquaDuck with our GoPro Hero camara and will post it at another time if I can figure out how.
Our Last Evening on Board
Our last dinner was back at the Animator’s Palate. We were asked to show up early to draw a character with paper and markers supplied to be used later in the video show on the screens covering the walls of Animator’s Palate.
Our drawings were made into moving animated characters shown on the screens surrounding the room. Mine is the black and white one on the right (his Mickey tie is obscured).
The service and the food was again wonderful. The whole dining experience (the cuisine, the service, the atmosphere) is probably our families favorite thing about Disney cruises.
The main show the last evening was mainly just a pep rally with a lot of talk and cheering. It was the weakest entertainment of the cruise. Afterwards though, the three of us went to see Captain America: Civil War. The end of a full day.
The movie was entertaining, but not one of my favorite Marvel movies.
I hope you have enjoyed Day 7 Disney Fantasy Cruise and all of the other days. If all goes as planned, we will be doing similar series on our Eastern Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises, both aboard the Disney Magic, later this year.