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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!