Disney Castaway Cay – Must Do Experience Highlights

Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay is a highlight exclusively for guests on Disney’s Bahamas & Caribbean itineraries. Located near Great Abaco Island, this private destination was leased from the Bahamian government in 1997 and expires in 2096. While the island is 1,000 acres, Disney only utilizes around six percent for their operation. There’s no mistaking the fact you’re on a Disney island as the theming, cleanliness and friendly cast members are really an extension of what you see onboard and at Disney resorts.   In this post, we highlight the…

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MSC’s Ocean Cay Delayed Opening Until Dec 5, 2019

ocean cay marine reserve

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas (November 13, 2019) – MSC Cruises today announced that Ocean Cay’s opening date is now set for December 5, 2019. The development of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve has been a multiyear project in which MSC Cruises worked with multiple contractors and partners to transform what was once an industrial sand excavation site into a stunning tropical destination, including designating the surrounding waters as a flourishing marine reserve. This has been an extremely complex project as MSC Cruises has been fully committed to developing…

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Royal Caribbean Creating Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean will expand their portfolio of private destinations with the introduction of Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu. The island in the South Pacific, will be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world. The announcement of the new project was made by Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley. Salwai and Bayley said the destination will be created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu to showcase the distinct natural ecological beauty and diverse local culture of the island nation…

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Disney Reveals Name of New Ship & 2nd Bahamas Island

Disney Cruise Line - Disney Wish

Amid great fanfare at the D23 Expo taking place in Anaheim, California this past weekend, Disney Cruise Line reveled the name of their much anticipated fifth cruise ship and details of a second private Bahamian island for their guests. And the Name is … In classic Disney fashion, Tinker Bell was on hand to make the revel that the next ship would be named Disney Wish. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek said: Along with announcing the new name, Disney Cruise Line also provided a rendering of Rapunzel,…

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Ultimate Guide to Cruise Line Private Destinations

If you are planning a cruise to the Bahamas or Caribbean, chances are that you’ll be stopping at one of many private destinations operated by the cruise lines. Just about every cruise line has a private destination to offer its guests and they usually consist of well landscaped grounds, sandy beaches with loungers, bars and sometimes a free buffet style BBQ lunch. The Cruise Lines love to include these stops because you, as the guest are “captive” while you are there. This means the cruise line can control your experience…

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