Disney Cruise Line Blog Podcast – Episode 3: Disney’s Castaway Cay

On this week’s podcast we cover some news from the past week and discuss Disney’s Castaway Cay featuring reader submitted questions from Twitter.

Show Notes

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21 Replies to “Disney Cruise Line Blog Podcast – Episode 3: Disney’s Castaway Cay”

  1. travelonadream

    Since you don’t get over to Serenity Bay often, wanted you to know that vests are not required if you are snorkeling over there. We often snorkel on the adult beach.

    Love Isabelle’s prospective! Can’t wait to hear more from her!

  2. Ken Cowen

    Good Podcast but move Isabelle closer to the mike, v difficult to hear what she says … Two possible improvements to castaway cay … extend the bike paths … how about an overnight stop … Finally not sure what the US insurance is like but in the UK you can now claim is the ship misses a port of call.

    1. Cheryl D Vahling

      Alot of the crew from the ship work on the island during the day, so an overnight would mean hiring more to accomodate island activitites. The island would also have to upgrade their water filtrationa and sanitation system to handle the extra activity. I hear the bugs are bad at night.

  3. shwigs

    Really enjoyed all the information! Love the total family perspective! Interested in hearing more about your adventures at various ports. Thanks for the work on the blog and cast.

  4. Mark

    Not sure what time of year you guys have been to Castaway but the water being cold is an odd thing to say. We’ve been in January, February, August and October. The only time the water was cool was the January trip. Even though it was cool, you get used to it after a couple minutes. Every other time the water has been warm enough to bathe in…and yes we live in SW Florida so we are acclimated. I guess if that is the only bad thing you can say about Castaway Cay that’s pretty good.

    1. Megan

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who found the obsession with water temperature odd…I know everyone has different preferences, but unless you have some kind of medical condition, I can’t see most people having the level of issues these folks did!

      1. Emily

        I wouldn’t say we are obsessed with the water temperatures – we prefer water over 80 degrees. That’s our preference and there’s nothing wrong with that 🙂 Different strokes for different folks.

  5. Russ

    Stumbled upon the podcast this weekend and love it. My only recommendation would be to bring in outside viewpoints either by reading comments provided by individuals on the blog and/or by bringing them on the show. While I realize the views expressed on the show are yours I love to hear what others have to say as they may have a different perspective. The “Amateur Traveler Podcast” does a good of this, and would invite you to listen to Chris’s podcast to get some ideas. Looking forward to future episodes!

  6. Lisa

    Very good podcast but Isabelle needs her own headset (with her own mike) or closer to mike. Isabelle had very good insights and worth turning up and down the volume to hear her. Also I liked how you had the news at the beginning of the podcast seemed more professional this week.

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Thanks for the feedback and for sticking around for the third episode. This is a work in progress and I’m trying to learn from my mistakes as we go. We recorded episode 4 on Sunday night with a third microphone just for Isabelle.

  7. David

    I have enjoyed all three podcasts so far. I always thought Scott was the “DCL Blog”, but I am thinking it is now Emily. I agree about getting Isabelle a better mike, etc. I am very impressed that she brings her own unique perspective when asked questions, and does not just repeat what mom and dad have said.

  8. Philip

    Everyone groans when we get on the ship. We are 2 for 5 when it comes to being able to dock at Castaway Cay. It must be the time of year we go. In March we are only 1 for 4 attempts.

    I agree on the cabanas, from a pure dollars and cents perspective, it is not worth it, but it’s really really nice.

    I am with Isabelle, I don’t like the urchins either.

  9. Chris

    Absolutely love hearing Isabelle’s perspective. I have a daughter the same age, and hearing a kid’s view is a delight.

  10. Kimi

    We have been on 3 Disney cruises and each time the ship docked at Castaway Cay the weather was cool. We were there in December and January and May. May was warmest but stormy. Basically it was cool like Florida can be during the winter, and we did not feel like swimming at all. We agree that it’s not like the Caribbean. It’s probably hotter during the summer months, but then more chance of rain? Although it rained for us in December and January. So we agree, weather is hit & miss, it seems windy too. Hoping one day we can actually enjoy the island one day for more than a couple of hours. We never made it deep into the island or Serenity Bay because of the weather. Enjoyed your podcast!

  11. Irene

    When you were talking about the news, I heard about the people that the ship rescued. Turns out, I was on that cruise! I also would love a report on the Christmas cruises.


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