Recap: Day-by-day on the Disney Dream cruise ship to the Bahamas [Updated]

Minnie and Mickey Mouse walk around Castaway Cay, a stop on the Disney Dream cruise.
(Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times staff writer

I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos.

It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’s décor luxurious and the entertainment mostly top-notch. The food and service were hit or miss, and at times, the pampering didn’t live up to the top-dollar price tag. But all in all, we had a great time.

[Updated at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 15: After we left Nassau, a major fire broke out Monday in the popular Bay Street shopping area, damaging the Bacardi Building,  shown in one of my photos, and other structures, the Tribune in the Bahamas reported.]

In case you missed any of my dispatches, here’s a day-by-day recap of my blog posts:


Day 1: Setting sail on the Dream
* Disney’s Magical Express bus from Disney World” href="">Disney World to Port Canaveral, Fla.
* “Sailing Away” disembarkation show
* Virtual porthole inside the interior stateroom
* Animator’s Palate restaurant
* “Golden Mickeys” stage show

Day 2: At port in the Bahamas
* Senses Spa & Salon


* AquaDuck water coaster
* Sightseeing in Nassau, Bahamas
* Oceaneer Lab kids clubhouse
* Skyline bar in the adults-only District lounge
* Enchanted Garden restaurant
* “Villains Tonight” stage show
* Buccaneer Blast fireworks show at sea

Day 3: A wet day on Castaway Cay
* Castaway Cay, Disney’s private 1,000-acre island
* Midship Detective Agency treasure hunt game
* Royal Palace restaurant
* “Believe” stage show
* My Disney Dream likes and dislikes

Related coverage: Read my story about technology onboard the Dream.

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