Am amazing day at castaway cay enjoyed by all of the family.
Nothing is free however so be prepared to pay even the snorkel equipment is $25, though if you take your own you can borrow a life jacket for free as these are mandatory. If you want to see fish go right out up next to the lifeguard towers, too many people closer to shore.
A relaxing day which we all throughly enjoyed.
In terms of our cruise on the Disney dream probably easier if I break it down into sections.
Food: really great lots of choice for adults in the quick service restaurants during the day. Hot sandwiches, burgers/hotdogs, pizza, chicken and room service FOOD is free!!!! Beware if you order ANY type of drink on room service you will be charged!
The only think I didn't like was the lack of choice for children at the evening meal. Every night burger, mac and cheese or pizza! Our daughter ate off the adult menu. Also the waiters will often bring the children 2 desserts! It was obvious they were trying to be kind and the kids certainly appreciated it but it was too much.
Also if you are in a smaller party you will be sat on an evening with other guests. We had a fantastic time on this cruise with a couple who had a daughter the same age as ours, but on the last one we got stuck with some real bores! It really is a lottery!
Drinks: lots of fizzy drinks,milk and water available all day on deck 11, take a thermos mug and top up before going to your room. Alcohol drinks are always chargeable. We only drank the beer which was $25 for 6. However you can bring your own reasonable amount of alcohol either at the start or at one of the ports. Disney are fine about this they just like you to put it in a non-breakable container.
Kids club: daughter aged 4 loved it made friends with a ton of kids and actually wanted to go. This gave us time to enjoy the much quieter kid free adults only deck.
Bring alcohol drinks with you or buy them at a port.
Pack suncream, swimming costumes, swim shoes (the deck gets hot!!!!!) and thermos on your carry on, on the first day. This is when the pool is the quietest.
Get the kids in the kids club they will enjoy it (so will you!!!).
Take an autograph book from Walmart there are a LOT of characters onboard and these books are expensive.
Book your boarding time as soon as they're available to get on ASAP!
Complain if your not happy with ANYTHING. This is your holiday, you paid a LOT for it, it should be perfection!!! We made a genuine complaint about some unacceptable noise levels we got $200onboard credit, my daughter was sent a pricey toy and we were given free activities at castaway cay! This is Disney their customer service is exceptional!
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