Port Canaveral, Florida
Port Canaveral, FL is about an hour's drive east of Orlando, two hours from Tampa and two and a half hours from Jacksonville. Tallahassee is just under five hours to the north. Port Canaveral is the closest city to Disney World and the other theme parks in Orlando and is next to Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center. A wide variety of activities are available near the port, including several miles of beaches and parks, boating, fishing, shopping, and several restaurants.
Currency: US dollar (US$)
The Bahamas' capital city offers travelers the chance to swim with dolphins, dive among Caribbean reef sharks and cruise the coastline on a speedboat excursion. Living up to its name, Paradise Island is home to the world-famous Atlantis resort, a tropical utopia that boasts 5 miles of beaches, a 141-acre waterpark, snorkeling adventures off a catamaran, an expansive casino and much more. Reggae lovers can relax during a daytrip to the Marley Resort and Spa, while foodies can indulge on conch fritters, chocolate bon bons and handcrafted rum cocktails on a tasting tour of local eateries. Visit the 1793 Fort Fincastle, take a photo atop the Queen's Staircase and bargain with vendors at the Straw Market on Bay Street. Ships dock just steps from downtown, making it easy to explore the area on foot.
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD), US dollar (US$)
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Castaway Cay, Bahamas
For kids and teens, it's Never Never Land. For adults, it's Shangri-La. As you step off the ship directly into paradise at Disney's Castaway Cay, you'll know you've arrived in a magical place. Hop on a bike and live out your wildest Robinson Crusoe fantasies exploring secluded white-sand beaches. Let Disney pamper you in rare style in one of their open-air massage cabanas. Enjoy a Bahamian barbecue, or kick back with your favorite cocktail. In true Disney fashion, this day-long island experience is one you'll never forget.