We are planning on going on our first cruise next winter. We'll be on the Dream ship for just a three-night cruise. I would appreciate your taking the time to share your knowledge!
1. We'll be taking Disney's busses (or Disney's affiliated busses? Mears? Quicksilver?) from a WDW hotel to the ship the day of the cruise. At what time (approximately) do the busses arrive at the cruise ship areas? I ask because we want to board the ship ASAP. Keeping in mind our goal of saving money, any tips about getting on ASAP?
2. Since we will only have two full days and one will be spent on Castaway Cay, I am intterested in staying on the ship during the day at Nassau. Is "the water roller coaster" open when the ship is in port?
3. Can passengers take tours of the ship? I'd love to see the engines. If such tours exist, are they offerred when the ship is in port? Do they cost extra?