Hello! I am taking my children on a 7 night western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Wonder leaving Galveston, Texas next fall 2013. We leave the port, at sea for two days, than Jamaica, than Cayman Islands, than Mexico and than two days at sea and than back to Texas.
Here is my question: It was my mistake, but I'm somewhat sad that we won't be able to experience Castaway Cay. I really, really wanted to try it out but I guess it can be saved for another time.
#1) Can I have a overall good trip without the Castaway Cay?
#2) When looking at excursions on the ports - I seen many different beaches I can pay for the kids and I to go and lay around in. However, I was wondering if I have to pay in order to go to a beach or if those ports have free public beaches we can go on right on the port?
I am brand new to cruising - this will be my first cruise and I'm confused at all this. Thank you!
Going to the Disney land with a family is a very good idea. Your holiday plan looks very good to me. I think that your family and kids will be able enjoy themselves and have a great time. Do share your experiences.
It is very important to plan about this cruise since you have said this your first time and your kids will be there as well. I would personally suggest that you must look for a good and trusted travel agencies who can give you the right and exact informations about this cruise of yours. Of course, you want this is to be memorable and a hassle-free trip. So better to have someone who can give you an idea about it and at the same time, an agency who can provide you with travel services and travel arrangements that would be beneficial and helpful for this first cruise of yours.