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Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by amycockrum, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. amycockrum

    amycockrum Earning My Ears

    May 8, 2013
    We will be going on our first cruise 8/4. Sooooooo excited!!! A have a couple of questions for this forum:
    1) Do we need to bring our own lanyards for our key to the world card?
    2) I know I read they give us a towel when we get to Castaway Cay. Are these like beach towels or bath towels? Just wondering if we should still bring our beach towels along.
    3)Has anyone every traded Vinylmations on the cruise like they do in the parks? My kids enjoyed this the last time we visited WDW.
    4) I know there are 3 restaurants in the rotation. So where do we eat on the 4th night?
    5) We are not planning any formal excursions in Nassau, but do want to get off the ship and look around a little. Is the straw market close and safe to walk to? Are there any restaurants anyone recommends to eat lunch there?
    6) At the self serve soda stations, are we allowed to use our own cups?
    7) During the shows, are we allowed to bring in food and drinks?
    Thanks in advance for all your help!!!
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  3. mordecai

    mordecai Mouseketeer

    Jun 7, 2013
    1) if you're first time on Disney then yes, you will have to bring your own or buy one in the shop if you want a lanyard. I kept mine in my pocket the whole time and it was perfectly fine

    2) They're bigger than bath towels but not as big as a standard beach towel. I would rather just grab a couple than have to worry about packing one.

    3) Not sure about this one. I'd imagine someone has done it tho :-)

    4) Night 4 you will eat in the same restaurant you ate in the first night. Multiple night cruises you just cycle through them.

    5) Everyone seems to like Señor Frogs.

    6) You may use your own cup but have to fill it with the disposable ones at the station for sanitary reasons. Just fill the disposable up, dump it into your cup, repeat until full

    7) We didn't bring food to the shows but I don't remember if it was "allowed" or not.

    Hope this helps some (and someone else will fill in the gaps)
  4. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    My answers in red.
  5. tweis

    tweis DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    My answers are in red.
  6. EPCOTatNight

    EPCOTatNight I am the Polynesian Parking guy

    Jul 28, 2011
    You eat in the same restaurant on nights 3 and 4.

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  7. mordecai

    mordecai Mouseketeer

    Jun 7, 2013
    Sorry - what they said ::yes:: :thumbsup2
  8. CurtisB

    CurtisB Mouseketeer

    Dec 2, 2011
    Yes you can trade vinylmations just like at the park!:thumbsup2
  9. omalley1118

    omalley1118 DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2009
    The straw market is an east walk. There are lots of shops along the way as well. We enjoyed window shopping. I love the straw market!! We had a drink or so at señor frogs but didn't eat there. It's a fun place with a Greta view of the water. There's also a Hard Rock Cafe. They have decent food. We actually went back to the ship to eat and then stayed at the pool.
  10. EeyoreIsMyName

    EeyoreIsMyName DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2011
    Enjoy your cruise!popcorn::
  11. yearbooksharon

    yearbooksharon Disney Veteran

    Jan 3, 2012
    I never felt unsafe in Nassau, but be aware that the straw market is in a building (open on the sides) with no air conditioning. When we were there in June, it was too hot to stay inside. Don't buy the first thing you see and never accept their opening price. You will see many of the same goods over and over, but there are some slight differences.

    Be aware that a lot of people will offer taxis and horse drawn carriage rides as you leave the shop area. We also walked around to the Graycliff hotel and saw some local businesses. We always stayed on major streets.
  12. katieisawesome

    katieisawesome Earning My Ears

    Mar 11, 2012
    My fiancé is going to flip out, I need to get more info on this!
  13. Capt_BJ

    Capt_BJ So Many Times

    May 17, 2005
    a few editorial comments ...

    - Straw Market = Bahamas version of your local Flea Market . . . with the addition of the 'island way' of doing business which can be loud and in your face by US standards. negotiating a price is the norm ... never pay the first price offered.

    - for the shows in the theater there is 'bar service at your seat' for drinks, and you are welcome to carry in. They sell typical movie theater stuff outside - candy and such but no fresh pop, just bagged. I agree they probably would stop you with pizza or a burger ... this is not one of those theater grill deals.

    - Nassau is perfectly safe, during the day, so long as you stay in the main tourist area. You can shop and visit the Pirate Museum or take a buggy ride with NO worries. I do not recommend folks who are not familiar venture far from the main tourist area

    - no need to bring beach towels .... they are readily available for use on CC

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