In a continuing recap of our cruise on the Disney Dream, the 3rd day put us in port at Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay. This is such an awesome place with lots to do, and eat!!!
It was a running day for me, and I did not want to run on the deck of the ship again, so we agreed I would get off the ship first and do the Castaway Cay 5k. Here is a separate post on that run.
After the run it was a very relaxing day at Castaway Cay. We went to the adult beach, called Serenity Bay and spent most of the day there just hanging out with friends and meeting other new people on the cruise.
Upon returning to the ship, we just relaxed on our balcony until it was time for dinner. This night’s dinner with in the Royal Palace.
This is the more elegant of the restaurants. It was yet again another awesome meal, centered around a pirate theme. This night of the cruise is also know as Pirate Night! You can dress up as a pirate if you like, we had costumes but did not dress up.
After diner, that have a Pirate party on the deck of the ship, and shoot fireworks off from the ship. Currently Disney Cruise Lines is the only cruise line with the rights to do such a show, and it is fantastic! Here are a couple of videos of the show and fireworks.
I could not get my videos to upload to YouTube from my phone, so here is a popular one that Attractions Magazine posted from the Disney Fantasy. It is the same show for both ships.
After the fireworks, they had the late night pirate dessert buffet, which of course we attended and it was awesome. The we called it a night for the 3rd day of the cruise.
In writing this post, I realized I did not take as many pictures on this day of the cruise, so I am going to include on this post the events of our 4th day, which was our Day At Sea. This is probably our favorite day(s) of the cruise, as we find these most relaxing. We slept late, and just hung out around the ship on this day. We took in a few trivia games with friends, laid out in the sun, and ate! In fact I found the perfect shirt (which I bought) to describe the cruise.
That evening we had reservations for PALO, which is an adult only restaurant on the ship. We did this on the Disney Fantasy last year, and had to do it again. One of the best meals we have ever had. It is a five course meal, and takes about 2 hours for the entire meal. With my difficulty in sitting still for this long, this was a true test for me, but it was awesome!
They even wishes me an early Happy Birthday!
After dinner, we met our friends for one last trivia game. After attending so many trivia games, the host, Robyn, came to know us as “Team Awesome Six-Some”! After the game, we all said our goodbyes as two of the group had to get off the ship really early when we arrived the next morning to catch a plane.
Also with this being the final night of the cruise, The Pumpkin Tree was in full bloom and all the pumpkins were lit.
The last event of the Halloween on the High Seas was a time of Haunted Stories of the Seas. It was at 11pm on the pool deck. They played an one sea captain on the big FunnelVision screen. He told about 4 ghost stories that were really good.
The final morning, we woke up and had our last “See You Real Soon” Breakfast, and then we disembarked the ship until next time!
It was a really great relaxing cruise. We have already booked our next Disney cruise while on board, so we will be back in 2014.