A last minute vacation for my guest Christy Pudyk as she traveled on the Disney Fantasy for a July 2015 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise.  She shares all about her vacation.

My guest is Christy Pudyk fromVacationsByChristy.com.
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Christy’s family booked a last minute travel agent discount for this cruise.  Her mom traveled with her  and had to pay full fare which was quite expensive.

This vacation was Christy, her husband, her 2-year old son, and her mother.

Christy shares her decision-making process for buying trip insurance.  Her family typically buys a one year trip insurance policy.  This type of policy covers you for a full year, but it does have per vacation limits.  So with this policy, you could be under-covered for a vacation.

Booking last minute, you do not get to pick the stateroom you would like.  Disney will assign them.  Christy’s mom traveled with them and needed a handicap accessible room.  With booking last minute Christy needed to keep calling Disney Cruise Line to have a handicap accessible room.

Christy was in room 5650 that had the extended balcony that was huge.  There was plenty of seating and room for her son to run around on the balcony.

Disney Cruise Line offers free WiFi if you sign up the first day of the cruise.  It is only 50 MB per cabin, but this is fine if you just need to check email.

Food on the ship:
They love eating at Palo.
They ate the majority of their lunches at Cabanas.
There was a Disney Junior character breakfasts served on sea days.

The stops on this cruise were:

St. Martin – Their family decided to take a water taxi over to the downtown area.  The water taxi was $7 per adult.  They rented beach chairs and an umbrella at the beach just near downtown.  You can negotiate the prices, especially if you know you won’t be there all day.  This included WiFi, but it wasn’t very good from the beach.  You needed to go into the bars or stores to get a better reception.

St. Thomas – They went to a resort for a day. Your travel agent can arrange this for you.  They went to the resort called Dreams.  They took a taxi over.  Christy wasn’t that impressed with this location and doesn’t recommend it.

Castaway Cay – They spent their morning on the beach having fun when it was cut short by a massive rain that swept in quickly.

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