Disney Cruises to the Bahamas
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Disney Cruise Line Bahamian Cruises

Mom Approved Guide to Disney Cruises to the Bahamas

If you are considering a sailing on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas we hope you are ready for the bluest water, gorgeous beaches, plenty of opportunities to relax, incredible dining, storytelling magic, unparalleled service and the breathtaking beauty of the Bahamas!

This page is intended for those wanting to do a little more research on Bahama Disney Cruises before discussing or booking their family cruise with their Mom Approved Travel Cruise Planner, as a quick, skimmable overview. Please note, this is not a comprehensive guide with every single detail, but an overview of what we have found most parents are interested in researching before they book a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas with our MAT Advisors. Too many details can feel overwhelming and your expert MAT Advisor will happily simplify your choices and take away the overwhelm of booking a memorable Bahamian cruise for your family and find the best value for your people and your cruise dollars!

Disney Characters painted on Castaway Cay Monument in sand at the Bahamas
blue lagoon waters with white shore at Disney Castaway Cay
DCL Magic docked at Castaway Cay Bahamas
guest swimming in lagoon with Disney Cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay
Travel agent hugging pluto on beach at Disney Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Itineraries sailing to the Bahamas

When does Disney Cruise Line sail to the Bahamas?

Thankfully, Disney Cruise Line sails to the Bahamas year round! This means you can be somewhere warm and sunny with absolutely gorgeous blue water, a frosty beverage with your toes in the sand of a beautiful beaches any month of the year you’d like to. There really is no better place to beat the Winter blues, escape for Spring Break, spend your summer, take advantage of a fall break or spend the holidays than in the Bahamas on a Disney Cruise!

How long are Disney Cruises to the Bahamas?

With its close proximity to Florida ports, Disney Cruise Line is able to offer shorter 3 and 4 night Disney Cruise sailings to the Bahamas. For those who want a longer vacation, there are also of 5, 6 and 7 night Disney Cruise sailings available, and there are longer non-Bahamian focused cruises that incorporate a stop in the Bahamas before coming into the Florida ports from time to time as well. No matter how much time you have to spend, your MAT Travel Advisor can help you find the best way for your family to enjoy the beauty of the Bahamas.

What Disney ships sail to the Bahamas?

For the 2024 and 2025 cruise seasons, the Disney Wish will sail exclusively 3 and 4 night Disney Cruises to the Bahamas.
Learn more: Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish dining, entertainment, adult spaces and more.

In 2024, the Disney Fantasy will include a stop or 2 in the Bahamas on its longer 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries and offer a few 3 and 4 night Bahamian exclusive Disney Cruises. In 2025, the Disney Fantasy will sail 4 and 5 night mostly double dip Bahamian sailings before she heads to Europe for the 2025 summer cruise season.
Learn more: Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Fantasy dining, entertainment, adult spaces and more.

For 2024, the Disney Dream will sail Bahamian 4 and 5 night sailings in the Spring before heading to Europe for the Summer, and again in November and December. In 2025, she will primarily sail 4 and 5 night Bahamian itineraries out of Fort Lauderdale, many of which double dip to Disney’s private islands.
Learn more: Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream dining, entertainment, adult spaces and more.

In 2024, The Disney Magic will sail 3, 4 and 5 night Bahamian itineraries out of Fort Lauderdale from May to November, many of which incorporate a stop at Lighthouse Point, before she shifts to Galveston for the winter. For 2025, The Disney magic will start 3 and 4 night Bahamian sailings from Fort Lauderdale in March, April and May. She will then shift to 4 and 5 night mostly double-dip Bahamian sailings out of Port Canaveral for May, June, July, August and September. 
Learn more: Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic dining, entertainment, adult spaces and more.

When is the best time to book a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas?

With Disney Cruise Line, booking sooner is better. Prices do not decrease, and they do not go on sale. Ever. The most budget friendly sailings will be during dates when children are traditionally in school. As a rule of thumb, holidays and high demand weeks (like Spring Break) will have peak pricing. Don’t worry, your Mom Approved Travel Advisor can help you find the best option to balance budget and time for your family!

What itineraries are available for 2024 and 2025 Disney Cruises to the Bahamas?

From Florida ports: Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, specific itineraries vary but your MAT Advisor simplify your choices for you based on your dates:

3 Night Bahamian Disney Cruise

  • Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point
    or
  • Disney Castaway Cay

3 and 4 night Bahamian Double Dips to both of Disney’s private islands

  • Disney Castaway Cay
  • Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

3 and 4 Night Bahamian Disney Cruises

  • Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point
    or
  • Disney Castaway Cay
    with
  • Nassau, Bahamas

5 night Bahamian Double Dips

  • Disney Castaway Cay
  • Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point
  • Nassau, Bahamas

5 night Bahamian in 2024 with double dips to Castaway Cay

  • Disney Castaway Cay
  • Nassau, Bahamas

5 and 6 night Bahamian in 2024 with double dips to Castaway Cay

  • Disney Castaway Cay
  • Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point
  • Nassau, Bahamas

A Cruise to the Bahamas with the Disney Difference

A Bahamian cruise with Disney Cruise Line has the perfect mix of fun, adventure, relaxation, and magic of storytelling only Disney can provide for families. The legendary service, entertainment, dining and fun of a Disney cruise coupled with the striking beauty of the Bahamas and Disney’s private islands acting as an extension of the ship with family-friendly excursions makes for an incredible combination to make memories that will truly last a lifetime.

Whether you are sailing with your family or as a large multi-generational sailing, there are activities that will make everyone happy…. even Grandpa!

Disney Cruise line has INCREDIBLE kids clubs with engaging activities for the kids, special spaces for tweens and teens, and sophisticated adult-exclusive areas, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds, spending time with the family and going on a date night!

Learn more: Disney Cruise Line Trip Planning

Little things like being able to have warm cookies and milk delivered before bed for the kids via complimentary room service don’t hurt either!

Common Bahamian Disney Cruise Ports of Call

Each Disney Cruise Line Bahamian itinerary is thoughtful crafted to showoff the beauty of the Bahamas while allowing cruisers to experience some of the most family friendly, historic and beautiful ports the Bahamas has to offer. 

Disney Cruise Line crafts port destination excursions very carefully to give a wide variety of options for multi-generational families so that the can experience the magic of the Bahamas together. 

Disney knows families have different desired activity levels and interests, which is why in nearly every port stop you can find options for the thrill-seekers, the nature watchers, the culture and history buffs, the culinary lovers, lovers of art and of course… the gorgeous blue water! Disney has taken crafting excursions to a whole different level in the Bahamas with the creation of Disney Castaway Cay and Disney Lighthouse Point.

Here are some of the common ports of call for Disney Cruises to the Bahamas; but remember, itineraries and length of sailings vary. Don’t worry, your Mom Approved Travel Advisor will help you navigate through all the things and ensure best itinerary and value for you and your family.

Feeling lost, overwhelmed or ready to book? Reach out to our Mom Approved Travel Advisors at Mom Approved Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay is an incredible private island paradise owned by Disney Cruise Line, used exclusive by Disney Cruise Line guests acts as a extension of your Disney Cruise ship in the beautiful Bahamas.

You might wonder, “What is there to do at Castaway Cay?” The short answer is, a LOT. If you want to relax and chill, or run, slide and splash there are options for you. Disney Castaway Cay offers family-friendly fun with plenty of spots in the sun or in the shade, and you can spend your time with the family or on the adult only beach. Play hard or relax hard, your choice! While this is not an exhaustive list, here are some of our favorite things to do at Castaway Cay:

  • Splash, swim and play on the family beach
  • Snorkel in the blue lagoon (complete with special marked diving locations and lifeguards)
  • Paddle a kayak, paddleboat or aquatrike
  • Play volleyball, soccer or tetherball on the sports beach
  • Ride on twisting slide at Pelican Plunge, a floating water play area
  • Children can play in the ON-ISLAND kids club at In Da Shade Game Pavilion
  • Teens 14-17 have their own dedicated area
  • Enjoy the adult-exclusive Serenity Bay beach
  • Eat all you want at Cookies BBQ
  • Enjoy character meets with Disney friends
  • Rent a boat
  • Run (or walk) the Castaway Cay 5K
  • Bike ride around the island
  • Sit on the beach and chill
  • Relax in a hammock in the shade
  • Eat allllllll the ice cream
Minnie Mouse waving in jeep at Castaway Cay
Castaway Cay Sign with ship in background
Stern of DCL Disney Wish docked in port at Castaway Cay

Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

The newest Disney destination in the Bahamas is Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, located on the southernmost tip of Eleuthera where the Atlantic and Bahamian waters meet. This island was designed with legendary Imagineer Joe Rohde, who also developed Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Disney Cruise Line worked with Bahamian artists, historians and cultural ambassadors to create this tropical paradise, and a lot of care and thought was put into the design, layout and vibe of this island as a tribute to the culture, people and beauty of the Bahamas.

There will be plenty of options for everyone to relax or chill in a gorgeous, family-friendly environment. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are some of the highlights of activities at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point:

  • Splash, swim and play on the Lighthouse Point Family Beach
  • Visit the Goobay Cultural Center to interact with local artists while learning and celebrating traditions and natural beauty of the Bahamas
  • Participate in a Junkanoo Rush Out, a signature festival of the Bahama with dancing and music with Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy
  • Snorkel or participate in a certified Scuba excursion
  • Play volleyball, gaga ball, limbo or spend time in the gaming pavilion
  • Ride one of 2 interactive slides and play water drums at Rush Out Gush Out play area
  • Children can play in the ON-ISLAND kids club at Sebastian’s Cove
  • Enjoy the adult-exclusive Serenity Bay beach
  • Eat all you want at True-True BBQ
  • Enjoy character meets with Disney friends
  • Rent a boat, ride a bike, paddle a kayak
  • Take a Nature Buggy tour
  • Bike ride around the island
  • Sit on the beach and chill
  • Relax in a hammock in the shade
  • Go on a Eco, Cultural or Historical tour
two girls running on beach at Lighthouse Point
Cultural Pavilion with people at Lighthouse Point

Nassau

Nassau, the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is the largest city on New Providence Island and offers a wide variety of historical, cultural, leisure, and recreational activities.

Some of the popular excursions taken by our MAT client families:

  • Atlantis Resort Golf
  • Altantis Resort Dolphin experience
  • Altantis Resort Aquaventure
  • Day Pass at the Baha Mar Resort
  • Blue Lagoon Dolphin Swim
  • Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day
  • Catamarans
  • Beach Breaks
  • 007 James Bond Cinematic tour
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