In a magical celebration that marked two years of anticipation, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point opened its doors to Disney Cruise Line (DCL) passengers on June 10. The maiden voyage was ceremoniously led by the 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy, making an unforgettable first call at this extraordinary Bahamian retreat. Departing from Port Canaveral on June 8, the Disney Fantasy embarked on a 7-night cruise, including a stop at Disney’s iconic Castaway Cay, adding to the splendor of the journey.

Guests aboard this inaugural voyage were the first to experience the allure of Lookout Cay, a destination crafted over an extensive two-year period at an impressive cost of over $250 million. The early reviews from enthusiasts aboard the previous preview cruise on the Disney Magic were nothing short of rave, with planDisney Panelist Tracie M. elaborating on the stunning visuals and immersive atmosphere on the Disney Parks Blog. She marveled at the lush landscapes, the innovative trestle pier, and Disney’s tireless efforts to preserve the island’s natural beauty.

Adding to the excitement, Disney Magic, the line’s oldest ship accommodating 2,400 passengers, will make its official debut at Lookout Cay on June 14. This 5-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale, featuring dual stops at both Lookout Cay and Castaway Cay, promises a summer of magical voyages to the Bahamas, highlighted primarily by these two stunning private locales.

The introduction of Lookout Cay brings an array of enchanting experiences, such as the Goombay Cultural Center where guests can dive into vibrant Bahamian culture through traditional Junkanoo Celebrations, crafting activities, and dancing parades. The Play-Play Pavilion buzzes with beach games and the Disney Fun in the Sun Beach Bash, all infused with the sounds of Bahamian renditions of Disney classics.

For those seeking relaxation, Lookout Cay’s expansive family beach is well-appointed with ample beach chairs, umbrellas, and amenities to ensure comfort, while the beachfront Rush Out Gush Out Water Play area offers splashes of fun for the little ones. Collectively, these offerings set the stage for a perfect beach day, punctuated by the island’s scenic nature trails filled with local wildlife and educational opportunities.

As Disney Dream gears up to make its inaugural call at Lookout Cay on November 1, excitement continues to swirl around this new Bahamian treasure. But now, we’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts and excitement about Lookout Cay in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this story with fellow Disney cruise lovers. Your magical journey begins here! 🚢✨