Cruise on the Magic Part 5: Castaway Cay

Happy 4th of July! I am so blessed and honored to live in America, and am thankful for those past and present who have fought to protect our freedoms!

Check out my earlier installments of the cruise before reading this one!


We woke up very excited about this day, we were going to Castaway Cay! For those of you who don’t know about my husband and I’s obsession with Castaway Cay, here are a few posts you may want to read:

Castaway Cay 5k Take Two

Castaway Cay 5k

Disney Dream part 2

Disney Dream part 5

1st stop castaway cay

More of Castaway Cay day 1

Castaway Cay take 3

Get the idea? Anyway, because of our deep love the the island, we decided NOT to run the Castaway Cay 5k again. here’s why. I literally had just ran the race 5 weeks prior, and was totally cool not doing it again. Bobby didn’t care, he just wanted to be on the island. Also, it was very hot and I struggled 5 weeks prior due to my motion sickness patch, which I had on again and didn’t want to get dizzy like last time. We like to have as much time as possible and we love being the first ones out to the adult beach to get the best chairs and one of the coveted hammocks.

We watched us pull in from our verandah, it was really cool to see how everyone scurried around getting the boat tied off, and getting supplies on the island etc. before they let the passengers off.



As soon as we got the all clear to disembark, we headed to the gangway and were back in our favorite place on earth.



We hopped on the tram excited for a full day of relaxing fun in the sun. We switched trams to go to the adults only beach, serenity bay. I tell you no lie when I say we were LITERALLY the first people of the cruise to step foot on our beloved Serenity Bay, and it was fabulous. We have been the first one other time before and I just love those early morning few quiet minutes before it gets full of people.






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This is the life



After awhile Bobby put on his goggles and headed out into the water, and I stole his hammock.



Bobby made a friend (don’t worry he put him back in the water!)



The sun was quite bright, so I found it necessary for my awesome hat to make a reappearance.


After lunch and more relaxing, we decided to head to the family beach so bobby could do some looking around underwater at some of the statues and things. We have never been to the family beach, and since it was about 2:30ish, it was already starting to empty out. We found some chairs/umbrellas in a quiet area and Bobby took off towards the water.




I may or may not have instantly fallen asleep for about 45 minutes. Bobby came back in from the water and we sat for a bit before decided to head back. Always the saddest part of the trip for me, walking back to the ship at the end of Castaway Cay day.








Pulling away from the island


bye bye. Sad smile


The best part of the cruise is over, but the trip was NOT over. We still have more of our vacation to go so I have plenty more to share with you!

QOTD: What is your favorite beach activity? Reading? sitting in the sun? playing in the water?

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11 Responses to Cruise on the Magic Part 5: Castaway Cay

  1. 1
    Megan says:

    I love that Bobby was showing off his cheerleading/gymnastic skills on the beach! I love that island. We need to go back…

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    Kristin says:

    I can’t wait to go on a Disney Cruise with the family. We’re talking about it in 2-3 years. Until then, I need to convince DH that February is a good time to go back to Disney!

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    Laura says:

    That looks so gorgeous! You got some great pics. I love taking magazines and relaxing at the beach. It’s a little harder to do now with a 2yo, but she’s pretty content to spend hours playing in the sand so we take turns watching her… so fun!

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    Jen says:

    Such beautiful pictures! I do not blame you for not doing the 5k. I can’t believe we won’t be able to go to Serenity Bay in Sept! Oh well, I’m sure the family beach will be fun too!

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    charlotte says:

    gorgeous photos heather!! I am so jealous of all of your tropical travels. sigh. BRING ME WITH 😉 hehe

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    Cru says:

    Ahhh, I wish I could have a vacation right now…lucky You.

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    Charissa says:

    What a magical day! Lucky you!

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