Question about bugs at CC

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  1. Jaylie

    Jaylie DIS Veteran

    Jun 27, 2005
    I'll be going on the Wonder on March 14 for the 4-night cruise. I'm wondering if we will have any problems with bugs at that time of year. I have very sensitive skin and worry about bites. Thanks.
  2. wld4mky

    wld4mky DIS Veteran

    Oct 25, 2007
    Just got back fron the Magic Cruise Feb. 20-27
    Had no problem with bugs or bites at CC.
    Enjoy your cruise, we sure did!;)
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  4. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    In 23 sailings, I've never had a problem. There have been reports of issues, but none for me!
  5. Tinkerkell123

    Tinkerkell123 DIS Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Magic cruise of January 23-30 there were "no-seeums" there. Lots of people complained, but as I am recently relocated from the coast they weren't that bad to me. I would suggest taking something like the sunblock Avon sells that has bug repellent in it also. Just one bottle that way and it works VERY well on those kinds of gnats. Used it all the time when we lived in Charleston.

    Also, bugs seemed worse near plant areas...

  6. lbuher

    lbuher DIS Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    There was a thread back in early February from someone who had experienced really bad no-seeums in late January on CC, but we were there just a few days after they were, and did not see/feel a single solitary one. Somebody mentioned that it might have to do with what the weather is like on that particular day, and someone else mentioned that they all hatch at the same time and live only a short time, and it's completely random when they might "strike".

    I know that's not much help to you, but bottom line is that they could be horrible while you are there (so take some stuff and be prepared), or you might be fortunate like we were and have NONE at all. Hope it's the latter for you!
  7. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

    Apr 19, 2007
    We never had a problem with bugs on our March cruises. However, I understand that the bugs get pretty bad after sunset, which is one reason the cruise ship leaves by then.
  8. MexiFinn

    MexiFinn Mouseketeer

    Feb 12, 2007
    Just off the 2/20 cruise. Althought there was a sign about the bugs, we didn't have any. Don't know if they were gone, they weren't attracted to us or that is was just too cold for them to come out that day! ;)
  9. closetmickey

    closetmickey DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2009
    Was there on a beautiful day- 2/7 cruise. Not a bug in sight. :)
  10. disneygirl1213

    disneygirl1213 Mouseketeer

    Jan 12, 2006
    We were just at CC on 2/19. We did not have a problem with bugs and even went biking and didn't need spray (although I see they have it there).

    I had to go to the health office for my daughter and I saw that at least 4 people ahead of me had a problem with sea lice in the water. (We didn't go in the water -- it was only in the 60's on land) I asked the guy about it and he said that they have been reported near the play apparatus to the right side of the family beach. I am sure they move around, but maybe some Safe Sea would be a good idea!
  11. luvmyprincess

    luvmyprincess Mouseketeer

    Feb 11, 2010
    Yuck !!! I can't stop itching thinking about it !! :scared1:
  12. ScouterJT

    ScouterJT DIS Veteran

    May 7, 2006
    I wonder if the folks who were on the *special* Magic overnight stay at CC in February noticed a bug problem ...
  13. Blanche_Neige

    Blanche_Neige DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    that is the only ICK factor to my vacation plans :scared1:

    The safe sea has to be put on all over the body, even under the bathing suit?:confused3

    Where do you buy it? We will be staying at a hotel at the port the night before the cruise, can we buy it around there? (we won't have a car)
  14. vvv

    vvv Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2010
    Since the winds were 50 MPH plus that evening, I don't think bugs were an issue nor was anybody outside to even notice if they were.

    On the net, you can find a story written by a man whose family used to own Castaway Cay long before Disney did. It was called Gorda Cay and I think it was his Grandfather who built the runway on the island. Anyway, in the story the man talks about that they would sleep some evenings while floating in the ocean because the bugs were so bad.
  15. MickeyMagic

    MickeyMagic DIS Veteran

    Nov 24, 1999
    Just back from 3/4/10 Wonder cruise. We had no bug issues at CC. The winds were quite strong, so that would probably keep any bugs away.

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