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Old 12-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Question Castaway Cay or Grand Cayman?

We're looking to book a five night out of Miami (will be our first DCL trip, but not our first cruise). There are 2 different itineraries to choose from - Castaway Cay & Cozumel or Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We've only cruised to the Bahamas in the past. We will be traveling with our 2 sons, ages 4 & 7. Which port would you recommend?

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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I enjoy them both but for your situation I would say that Castaway Cay and Cozumel. There is plenty more to do on Castaway Cay with your family.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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Oh how sad. My choice would be Grand Cayman AND Castaway and skip Cozumel...but DCL didn't give you that choice.

With kids so young, I'd do Castaway--it's easy, safe, free child care if you want to do any adult things, etc.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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They are skipping Castaway Cay!?!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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They are skipping Castaway Cay!?!
My thoughts exactly! I'd love a cruise to only Castaway Cay!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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I had a cruise scheduled for April 5, 2014, but then I realized that it didn't go to Castaway Cay.

If we're flying all the way across the country to do a Disney cruise, there's no way we were giving up Castaway Cay, so I changed it to the end of the month to an itinerary that goes to Castaway Cay.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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Grand Cayman is my favorite of all the ports we've visited. CC is nice, but if you've seen it once you've seen it a hundred times. If you're doing GC for the first time go on the Island Tour excursion with the stop at the Sea Turtle Farm. It's a really excellent excursion!
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