Disney Day #9

Today we docked at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Island in the Bahamas.

We packed our beach gear and went up to Cabanas to grab breakfast until we could disembark.

There is a 5K that is free of charge that you can do on the island. I have done it twice and wasn’t interested in a third time, so Donna, Pam and I had plans to go to the adult only area on the beach and grab some lounge chairs for the ladies in our group after they were done with the race.

The beach area has been impacted by storms and there isn’t as much beach as there used to be. We weren’t the first people to arrive at the beach but we were pretty early and we still had to walk a bit to find enough room to accommodate all of us.

Castaway is really a beautiful beach and the weather was perfect. There are full lounge chairs and umbrellas and then there are chairs that you can bring down to sit in / near the water. I haven’t sat by the water in many of my past visits but it was so nice out that I did for a while this day.

We had gotten quite a bit of sun by after noon. I don’t love the buffet at the adult beach area plus it was Ash Wednesday so I wasn’t sure they would have much for non-meat options. We decided to call it a day at the beach and go to the ship for lunch.

I always have to get a picture of the ship from the island.

We got a table on the main deck upstairs and everyone went to the food location of their choice and brought back their lunch.

Again, the weather was so beautiful that we went out on the balcony in our room for awhile. I may have had another nap. 🙂

Instead of the main dining room, Donna, Pam and I had booked dinner at Palo for this evening. Palo is an adult only restaurant that has an upcharge ($40 per person). A perk of being a Platinum level cruiser is that I get one meal at Palo for free for myself and everyone in my stateroom.

Palo is Italian inspired cuisine. It is a beautiful restaurant and there is a dress code which makes it a special dining experience. Sorry again for no photos. I had burrata with cherry tomatoes for an appetizer and then Dover sole for an entree. The server filleted the sole table side. It was quite impressive! And then it’s pretty much a rule that you have the souffle for dessert. It is so good. Chocolate souffle with a vanilla and chocolate sauce and vanilla gelato.

It was pirate night on board which means fireworks! We went back to the room to change clothes and then went to Ashley’s balcony with the rest of the group to watch them. It was a little rainy but they still pulled them off. It’s always fun to be able to have fireworks at sea and it was a good end to the evening.

Published by Disney Christine

I grew up with a love for all things Disney. I have been fortunate enough to travel to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, with Disney Cruise Line and with Adventures by Disney. Visiting all the world wide parks is on my bucket list!

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