Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Apr 29, 2014
    Tacarra from IL Asked

    Me, my husband, and my daughter will be going on a 5 night Bahamian cruise on the disney dream. At castaway cay, my daughter,12, wants to swim with the dolphins and do the trainer for the day, but she can't swim.Will she still be able to participate or no?

    Ahoy, TaCarra!
    I'm excited to hear about your upcoming vacation on the beautiful Disney Dream - you'll be amazed at all the fun activities, Broadway-style shows and incredible food. It's a dream vacation for sure!

    Sounds like you might have a budding marine biologist on your hands! Hopefully I can provide you with the information you need regarding this exciting Port Adventure.

    I've looked at the itinerary for the 5-night cruises, and I think the Port Adventure you're referring to is the "Ultimate Trainer For A Day" at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau (There isn't a dolphin interaction Port Adventure at Castaway Cay). From what I can tell, most of the interaction with the animals is in waist-deep water, except for a small portion.

    With the Trainer For A Day package, she'll be able to enjoy a "dolphin double dorsal tow", (the dolphins will swim as she holds onto their fins), as well as a "foot push" (the dolphins will push her through the water with their noses while she holds a paddle board above the surface). In the description, it says lifejackets will be provided, so I would think she could wear a life jacket for these activities. You may want to call Disney Cruise Line at 1-800-951-3532 to make sure that a non-swimmer would be allowed to participate in the deeper water activities.

    I hope this helps! Please come back and visit the Moms Panel if you have any more questions. Wishing your family a wonderful cruise aboard the Disney Dream!
    -Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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