Meet Mickey and the Gang
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Disney Wonder's 5-night Bahamian Cruise with 2 days on Disney's private island
Get lost at sea with some of your child's favorite Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Cinderella. While the ten-deck, designed-for-families ship is jam-packed with one themed activity after another to keep little (and big) fans happy, there's also exclusive access to Disney's private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. To top it off, you can book a special park package to Walt Disney World, Orlando, before or after the cruise.
Fun for First Mates: Head straight for one of the two kid-friendly pools, one complete with a twisting slide. There's even a Splash Zone play area for little ones still in swim diapers. You can also drop your child o at one of the kids' clubs for a mix of cool programs that range from an animation class to a Snow White dance lesson to Ratatouille-style cooking (ages 3 to 7 or 8 to 12; day and evening sessions offered). Save time for seeing a stage show -- kids will love Toy Story: The Musical. Cruise Care No in-room babysitting is available, but kids as young as 3 months are welcome in The Little Mermaid-esque Flounder's Reef Nursery ($5 to $6 per hour). The two-room area has baby swings, toys, cribs, and storytime.
Tip: You can reserve a time for your child up to ten days in advance -- take advantage of this because slots fill up fast.
Ocean Eats: The ship has three main restaurants, but the Animator's Palate -- which shows Disney movie clips on the walls and overhead -- is extra fun. There are also indoor and outdoor quick-service places where you can grab pizza, burgers, and snacks 24 hours a day.
Port Report: A shore excursion to Nassau will give you a chance to explore the city's colonial charm, but the highlight will surely be the two stops at Castaway Cay. Don't miss: the snorkel lagoon and the new Pelican Plunge, a 2,400-square-foot platform that floats just off shore.
Rates: Staterooms start at $899 per person (5 nights).