Disney Dream Day 2 – Nassau, Bahamas (with dolphins!)


For those of you who have been following my “first time cruiser” series, thanks for your patience. Life got a little busy there for a while, but I’m back and determined to bring you the rest of the info on our trip.

Day 2 of our awesome 4 night Bahamas itinerary on the Disney Dream brought us to the port of Nassau in the Bahamas. We woke up to find ourselves in port, with a view of Señor Frog’s. Not a bad way to wake up!

Senor Frogs from Port at Nassau Bahamas

The scene of my husband’s one and only Conga line

Nassau Bahamas view from Disney Dream

The view from our verandah

But there was no time to spend hanging out all morning on our verandah! We had to rush to the Walt Disney Theater for our morning excursion to Blue Lagoon Island. We’re headed to our Dolphin Encounter!

This has been a dream of mine since high school, and I was so happy to share it with my little girl. But first, we had to make it through debarkation in Nassau. Which sort of sucks.

First, everyone files into the theater.

Excursion debarkation on Disney Dream

Hurry up and wait

Then we chose one person from each party to go up row by row, present our group’s passports and vouchers, and claim our tickets and stickers. Everything went like clockwork (they do this at least twice a week every week) but it was just as you’d expect. Boring and annoying.

Then, everyone debarks and gets in a HUGE line outside.

Line for Nassau excursions Disney Dream

Hurry up and wait some more

Then finally, we were released to head to our little ferry to the Blue Lagoon Island for our Dolphin Encounter. if you’re curious about the ferry, here’s what it’s like.

After about a half hour ferry ride, we arrived at Blue Lagoon Island. Even though it is undeniably touristy, you can’t beat the white sands, blue water, and palm trees. Dare I say it, I enjoyed this beach more than Castaway Cay… YES! I dared! And I did! Even without the dolphins. But the dolphins were totally cool. And the pre-show was interesting, conservation-minded, and well done.

feeding the dolphin at Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter

Here, fishy fishy

hugging a dolphin at Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter

OMG that dolphin is huge and my kid is hugging it

Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter

Not freaking out at all…

So with our dolphin encounter over, we headed over to the beach to hang out until the next ferry. The beach is beautiful and not at all crowded. Pretty much the definition of paradise.

Private beach at Blue Lagoon Island Nassau Bahamas

Just gorgeous

Beach at Blue Lagoon Island Nassau Bahamas

Wow, this water is so BLUE!

Beach chairs at Blue Lagoon Island Nassau Bahamas

Swimming with dolphins is sort of exhausting

beach at Blue Lagoon Island Nassau Bahamas

Dad to the rescue!

So after a couple of hours on the island, we hopped back on the ferry back to Nassau, where we were greeted by some very cool views of the Disney Dream in port.

Blue Lagoon ferry and Disney Dream

The itty bitty Blue Lagoon ferry and the Disney Dream

Disney Dream in port at Nassau Bahamas

Isn’t she a beaut?

After a quick stop at the straw market to pick up Bacardi rum cakes and woven bracelets, we headed back to our state room to get ready for dinner. Mr. MouseChow and I had reservations at Remy, so Mini-MouseChow ordered room service before heading back to Edge. Her room service meal deserves a pic. She said it was the best meal she ate on the entire trip.

Salmon with asparagus and rice Disney Dream room service

She ate every bite. (Glazed salmon, asparagus, rice pilaf)

Our Remy experience deserves its own post, so stay tuned for the next installment. Until then, I’ll leave you with this pic that my sweet husband took while we were encountering the dolphins. I just love it so had to share, and it would make a great August calendar pic for the Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

sandpiper Nassau Bahamas

Watch the birdie!

Have you done the Dolphin Encounter in Nassau? Maybe you went to the one at Atlantis instead? Share your experiences in the comments!

And by the way, thanks to Deb for hosting her awesome blog hop!

Focused on the Magic

8 thoughts on “Disney Dream Day 2 – Nassau, Bahamas (with dolphins!)

  1. We did the blue lagoon dolphin encounter when we stayed at Atlantis and LOVED IT!! Memories we will always cherish!! Love the trip reports…makes me miss the Disney Dream 🙂

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