Cruise Maven News: Disney Castaway Cay Takes Top Award

Disney Fantasy at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas


Congrats to the Mouse!  Disney Castaway Cay just took the honors of being named “Top Cruise Line Private Island” by Cruise Critic Members. It’s the second consecutive year that Disney Castaway Cay has won this award in the second annual Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.  To top it off, according to Cruise Critic results, Castaway Cay was also the most highly-rated Caribbean island overall among members.  Once you’ve been there, it’s easy to understand why it won.

Disney Castaway Cay


How the Awards are Determined

Cruise Critic gathers the zillions of reader reviews sent in about each particular category to be awarded.  In this case, Top Cruise Line Private Island.  Comments from readers praised the beaches, family and kid activities, food and beverage choices.

At Disney Castaway Cay you’ll find a 1,000-acre island totally suited for family fun.  Among the amenities you’ll find expansive beaches, snorkeling lagoons, water play areas, scenic walking trails, complimentary lunches at outdoor BBQ dining locations, two Disney Castaway Cay gift and souvenir shops, and a free hop-on, hop-off tram to get you around the sprawling island. There’s also an adults-only beach area, too.

Disney Cruise Line has been a leader in garnering awards since its first ship set out from Port Canaveral in 1998.  The Disney fleet now has four ships with three more ships on order over the next few years, to be launched in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

READ MORE Cruise Critics 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.



  1. July 30, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I hope to get there someday, though not sure I will be cruising with Disney anytime soon. Private Islands are typically among my favorite ports.

  2. Sherry Kennedy
    July 30, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Hi Kerry,
    Another cruise for your bucket list! I haven’t been in a while but maybe next year to check it out. Thanks for writing.

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