1. The Ultimate Guide to Disney’s Castaway Cay

    Castaway Cay (pronounced Key) is Disney Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas and is the highlight of the majority of Disney cruises. The only way you can visit Castaway Cay is to take a Disney Cruise and even if not a beach person like myself, you will find it a little piece of paradise. The palm trees, blue skies (most of the time), crystal clear water and beautiful white sand beaches make it a perfect place to relax. (more…)

  2. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Back in Galveston

    It was 5:45am on disembarkation day when we were woken up early by the thrusters of the ship as we docked back into the Port of Galveston on a freezing cold December morning. Who would have thought that exactly one week after we left Galveston on a hot and sunny day with blue skies that we would arrive back to freezing cold temperatures and snow across Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia? But that is exactly what happened. (more…)

  3. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day Seven – At Sea

    On our last full day onboard the Disney Wonder, I woke up just after 8:00am which was late compared to most other days onboard. The first thing that was immediately obvious was that the ship was rolling from side to side so we knew that we had encountered the bad weather that had been forecast the day before. (more…)

  4. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day Six – At Sea

    After three port days, it was a great feeling when I woke up just after 8:00am that we now had two sea days to enjoy before arriving back into Galveston. When I walked up to Deck 9 to get tea, the outside decks were still very empty at this time so I guessed everyone was having a lazy morning and a lay-in after a late evening the night before when the Pirates IN the Caribbean fireworks had taken place. (more…)

  5. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day Five – Falmouth, Jamaica

    After a brilliant albeit tiring day the day before in Grand Cayman, we were both looking forward to a more relaxed day. We were woken up just after 7:00am by the thrusters of the ship as we started to dock in Falmouth. I tried to fall back asleep but could not which was annoying as it was going to be a long day as the Pirates IN the Caribbean fireworks were due to start at 10:00pm that night. (more…)

  6. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day Four – George Town, Grand Cayman

    After our lazy day of not doing anything in Cozumel the day before, I woke up at 8:00am (after originally waking up at 6:00am) excited and raring to go as I was actually really looking forward to visiting the Cayman Islands – somewhere I had never visited before. It was noticeable that there was quite a lot of movement on the ship and the sea seemed quite rough outside and I was hoping that this would not affect our day as Grand Cayman is a tender port. (more…)

  7. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day Two – At Sea

    After a good night’s sleep, I woke up just before 7:00am and it was a wonderful feeling for the first time in a busy week to know that we did not have to do anything on this day if we did not want to. It was a beautiful morning and walking out onto the verandah and hearing the waves whilst getting that morning hit of fresh sea air felt amazing. (more…)

  8. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day One – Galveston, Texas

    Five years ago, I had never even been on a cruise ship in my life so waking up on this day knowing that I was going to board my fourth Disney Cruise that morning was an amazing feeling. We were going to be sailing on a Very Merrytime Cruise aboard the beautiful Disney Wonder from Galveston in Texas to the Western Caribbean ports of Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth as well as having three days at sea. (more…)