Disney Vlog: “So Close to Castaway Cay!” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay
Day 4 of our Father Son Very Merrytime Disney Cruise Adventure was totally unique. We were scheduled to go to castaway cay and Captain Henry and his entire crew tried everything they could to make port….but…(watch to find out)
Day 4 of Michael Kay’s Christmas Cruise Begins!
Day four of Michael Kay’s Christmas cruise with his father begins a rainy day. Michael stays positive and hopeful that the rain with go away.
Off to a rough start
Captain Henry comes over the speaker for an announcement for some important information. First he announces that they are late in approaching their island by about 20 minutes due to a generator failure. Then he announces that there are no guarantees that they will be able to dock on the island today due to northwest winds which are the least favorable.
Again Michael stays positive and hopeful. Sure he is a bit heart broken but he looks forward to the future and keeps on smiling. This an important thing to keep in mind on a Disney Cruise is that there are some circumstances that are just out of Disney’s control like the weather. I can imagine it was saddening considering Castaway Cay is one of the highlights if not the highlight of a Disney cruise. Not only was Michael not able to visit the island this day but they were so close that he could actually see the island from the ship. Kudos to Michael for staying so positive in such a moment.
Michael and his dad head down to breakfast in their swimsuits and enjoy a large plate full of yummy food. They sit next to window are able to see Castaway Cay as they go by it. As Michael watches out the window he can see that the waters are rough. He and his father wait patiently as they sit near the island in hopes that they will still be able to dock.
First Attempt to Dock at Castaway Cay Failed but there’s still hope
Captain Henry announces that the first attempt to dock failed and that they are going to wait about an hour and try again. Yet again Michael stays positive that the most important thing is that they are safe. He keeps his perspective that he’s happy and smiling at the very fact that he’s on a Disney cruise even if he doesn’t get to go to Castaway Cay.
As they wait for the second attempt they go to the Disney Character meet and greets on board. Michael and his father make a prediction that if they do not get to go to Castaway Cay today that they might get another chance after they go to Nassau.
Michael meets Donald as Captain Henry sets up to make the second attempt to dock at the island. Michael is so close to the island that he can see the Christmas tree. As Michael waits on deck watching the second attempt he is more hopeful as the ocean waves look calmer and he sees Cast Members on the pier ready to receive them. They inch closer and closer and just when they were within a footballs throw the ship begins to pull away. Michael says goodbye to Castaway Cay with a smile.
Could not Dock at Castaway Cay 🙁
Captain Henry makes his final announcement regarding Castaway Cay and admits defeat against mother nature in trying to dock that day at Castaway Cay.
Michael makes mention that he thinks today will be a great day to see Ralph Breaks the Internet. Just as he mentions that another announcement is made that there is an extra showing of the movie added to the movie showtimes for the day. Michael and his father decide to grab some ice cream and lounge on deck while they wait for their showtime at 1pm.
After the movie Michael and his Dad get their pirate gear on in preparation to meet Tinkerbell and Jack Sparrow for pirate night. All the characters are dressed in their pirate gear. There was no line for pirate Stitch. Michael met Pirate Mickey. Captain Hook and Mr. Smee had a decent line.
Michael offers his services as a pirate to Captain Jack Sparrow who says if Gibbs ever gets lippy he will give Michael a try.
Michael’s Dad Not Feeling Well
Michael’s dad goes to sleep as we was not feeling well so Michael gets him some things to help him feel better. His dad tells him to go on with the night without him so Michael hesitantly goes on. He ends up doing more checking on his father than anything else. Michael’s a good guy that even with his father pushing him to go enjoy his night he would rather stick close by his dad and make sure he is alright. Michael does make it to the pirate party and fireworks but then he’s right back to his dad.
Michael’s Dad Feeling Better
After the pirate party and fireworks his dad is feeling better but still decides to skip dinner. Michael goes to dinner solo. His server offers to send up some food to Michael’s father which was a kind gesture. Michael chooses some food to send up to his dad in hopes to help him feel even better. They also decide they would check out Senses Spa the following.
Michael comments on difference in this cruise vs his last cruise with the amount of kids on board and the noise level.
Meeting Chip and Dale
Michael brings back the food to his father who enjoyed it as Michael went to go meet Chip and Dale who were both dressed up in their pirate gear.
Michael heads back to deck 9 to get some more ice cream for his dad. On return to the room with his dads ice cream he sees the plates that he brought to his dad sitting outside the room ready to be picked up. Michael was happy that his father was able to eat.
Ordering Room Service and Settling in for the Night
As Michael decides to settle in for the night he also decides to try out some room service where he orders a bunch of yummy sounding snacks.