Four night Bahamas cruise package aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship
Disney Dream is the latest in the Disney Cruise Line, and it’s making its maiden voyage on January 26, 2011. This magnificent ship has an interior that’s modeled after the “golden age” of cruising of the 1930s.
It has fourteen decks and 1,250 staterooms, with accommodations for 4,000 passengers. With a length of 1,115 feet and a width of 125 feet, there’s plenty of room for everyone. The 1,458 crew members will see to it that every passenger receives individual attention.
Itinerary for the four night Bahamas Disney Dream cruise package
Disney Dream cruise ship leaves Port Canaveral at 4:00 p.m. on Day 1 and arrives in Nassau on Day 2 at 9:30 a.m. You’ll have the entire day to explore the city and to visit Paradise Island. Downtown Nassau offers great duty-free shopping, sightseeing, and history.
Take a tour in a horse-drawn carriage, visit the Nassau Botanic Gardens, or have a close encounter with a dolphin. You might want to sample some of the Bahamian cuisine, too, including the signature conch chowder.
If you can work it in, take the short trip across Nassau Harbor to Paradise Island. You can do this via taxi, but a boat ride is quicker and a lot more fun. The cheapest way to go is to find a local at the docks with a boat. Not only will he take you to the island and come back to pick you up, he’ll also give you a colorful narrative along the way and point out the sights.
Once on Paradise Island, you can tour fabulous Atlantis or enjoy a couple of hours on a public beach, where you can spend time with the natives. Just be sure to get back on the ship before 6 p.m., when it departs from Nassau.
On Day 3 of the Bahamas Disney Dream cruise, you’ll arrive at Castaway Cay at 8:30 a.m. This is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, and you’ll have a chance to snorkel in the clear turquoise waters, swim, bike, get a massage, hit the nature trails, kayak, ride a paddleboat, interact with stingrays, fish, jet ski, or take a tour on a glass-bottom boat.
Of course, you might prefer to just stretch out on the white sands and soak up the sun. You’ll leave the island at 4:30 p.m. You’ll spend Day 4 at sea, which is a great time to take advantage of all the activities on board.
Don’t think for one second that you’ll be bored. There’s so much to do on the Disney Dream cruise ship that you’ll have trouble deciding where to start. Read below for more details.
On Day 5, the Disney Dream cruise ship returns to Port Canaveral at 7:30 a.m.
Activities aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship
Take a cool plunge in one of the ship’s pools. The Quiet Cove is for adults only, and it includes a swim-up bar. Donald’s Pool is for all ages. Both Mickey’s Pool and Nemo’s Reef water-play area are just for kids.
The AquaDuck water coaster is for adults and kids over 48 inches tall. If you prefer soaking away your stress, relax in two adults-only hot tubs or in the two family hot tubs.
Take in an amazing show. These include comedy performances, Broadway-style musicals, dancing, singing, ventriloquists, and productions starring your favorite Disney characters. You can also watch 3-D movies in theaters or by the pool.
If you’re a music aficionado, listen to some great tunes from a DJ or a live band, and hit the dance floor to show off your moves. With night clubs, dance clubs, and family dance parties, everyone can get in on the fun.
Are you the competitive type? Take part in all sorts of games and contests, including ping-pong, cards, bingo, air hockey, shuffleboard, or a hilarious family game show. There is so much to do on the Disney Dream cruise ship!
Work off all the calories from the great shipboard food by jogging, playing soccer, taking part in a basketball game, or hitting the weight machines, the treadmills, the ellipticals, or the spinning machine. You can also join a cardio class or make use of a private trainer. Perhaps you’d enjoy virtual sports simulators more: golf, basketball, tennis, or soccer.
You’ll also have learning opportunities onboard the Dream. Learn to make some scrumptious dishes or enroll in the wellness and fitness programs.
Enjoy shopping? The Disney Dream cruiseship has several shops, but information about them isn’t available yet. Chances are that the Disney Dream will offer the same types of quality merchandise available on other Disney ships.
Including character-themed items, swimsuits, jewelry, watches, fragrances, cigars, liquors, gourmet candies, and resort apparel. Remember, the goods are tax and duty-free. If you purchase liquor, you can’t drink it on the ship.
Kids activities aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship
Disney caters to kids like no other cruise line, and the Disney Dream is no exception. For ages 3-7, there’s the Oceaneer Club, with games, kid-friendly computers, and four play areas.
Oceaneer Lab is for ages 8-12 and provides an animation studio, a media room, and a sound studio. Edge is for ‘tweens from 11 to 13 and features a dance floor, video games, and high-tech entertainment. Teens 14-17 will love Vibe, with its fountain bar, dance floor, media room, and indoor/outdoor space.
If you have little ones and need some time away from them, leave them at It’s a Small World Nursery, where they’ll be entertained with stories, movies, and crafts. On Dream, trained counselors will always supervise your children.
Dining on the Disney Dream cruise ship
One of the best things about cruising is the food, and the Dream will not disappoint. You’ll have a choice of several restaurants and snack bars, including live dinner shows, buffets, and elegant four-course dinners.
Cuisines range from burgers and sandwiches to French and Italian, with just about everything in between. You’ll have your pick of going to casual burger and pizza shops to very elegant and classy formal Diners.
Rooms and Suites on the Disney Dream cruise ship
the Disney Dream cruise ship has four classes of rooms. The interior rooms are the least expensive, so if not having a window doesn’t bother you, this would be the best value. You probably won’t be spending much time in your room, anyway.
Next on the totem pole are the Oceanview rooms. These are located on the outside of the ship and have a large window. The nice thing about these rooms is that you’ll pass by some neat little islands on the way to Nassau, and you’ll be able to see them.
Balcony rooms are also located on the exterior perimeter of the ship, and as the name suggests, each has a private balcony. If you enjoy privacy and wide ocean views, balcony rooms are worth the extra cost.
The suites are the most expensive accommodations on the ship, and they’re the most luxurious. The one-bedroom suite sleeps five and includes a bedroom, a living room, a whirlpool tub in the bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a private balcony with a Jacuzzi.
For even more opulence, check out the Royal Suite. This large suite features a luxurious master bedroom, a living room with a pull-down double bed and a pull-down single bed, a dining area, a media library, a master bath with a whirlpool tub, a second bathroom, a pantry, a wet bar, walk-in closets, and a private verandah with a Jacuzzi.
Suites are perfect for families or for two couples who wish to travel together. As you can see, the Disney Dream has a room just right for you and your budget!
The four night Disney Dream Bahamas cruise package is a wonderful cruise and a great winter getaway. There are several different price ranges depending on the type of stateroom you get.
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