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Old 12-09-2010, 12:58 PM   #361
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So I noticed that the Disney Cruise Line description of the cabana services talks about the "option of a cabana host". So does this mean you can get a cabana without the host? Because it sounded like with everyone that has been getting a cabana that it comes with the host. So I'm confused.
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are these cabins still only available for Concierge guests?
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:43 PM   #363
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are these cabins still only available for Concierge guests?
There are available to anyone however, I believe, Concierge guests are currently the only guests able to reserve them prior to boarding the ship.
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So I noticed that the Disney Cruise Line description of the cabana services talks about the "option of a cabana host". So does this mean you can get a cabana without the host? Because it sounded like with everyone that has been getting a cabana that it comes with the host. So I'm confused.
I am guessing this means you have the option of using them. They escort you to the cabana, tell you a little about it and then "ringing" them is up to you. They do automatically come with the cabana though.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #365
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Yes, they will leave you alone unless you page them. We had housekeeping come by twice but our concierge only came when called.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:25 AM   #366
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Curious, what do you ask the host for anyway? I mean you are practically next to Cookies Too so eating isn't a problem. Is it just more soda, towels, etc.? Do they drive u back to the tram? How far is that? Or do they bring u back to the ship? Not quite sure WHAT services they would be used for.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:40 AM   #367
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I was wondering that too. When we had a cabana at a water park, the hostess took our food order and brought the food to us so we didn't have to go buy lunch at the food stands. It sounds like food service is not included at Castaway, which is understandable since they wouldn't really know what you'd want from the buffet.
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Curious, what do you ask the host for anyway? I mean you are practically next to Cookies Too so eating isn't a problem. Is it just more soda, towels, etc.? Do they drive u back to the tram? How far is that? Or do they bring u back to the ship? Not quite sure WHAT services they would be used for.
ANYTHING! They will take you back to the tram or if you are on the family beach they will take you to the shops... whatever you need. My sister wanted a Konk Kooler and he went and got her one. He will bring more snacks, drinks, towels, take you to the bathroom... whatever you need.
I am sure... if you told them what you wanted from the buffet they would bring it to you. But they will take you to the buffet and then take you back. It's crazy cause they are always there and know when you are done but you never see them!
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ANYTHING! They will take you back to the tram or if you are on the family beach they will take you to the shops... whatever you need. My sister wanted a Konk Kooler and he went and got her one. He will bring more snacks, drinks, towels, take you to the bathroom... whatever you need.
I am sure... if you told them what you wanted from the buffet they would bring it to you. But they will take you to the buffet and then take you back. It's crazy cause they are always there and know when you are done but you never see them!
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Okay I've read a few pages of this thread but didn't see this, how much to rent one? When can you book them?
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Okay I've read a few pages of this thread but didn't see this, how much to rent one? When can you book them?
The cost is $499 for the ones on the family beach, for up to 6 people. You can add up to 2 more people for $50 each. The ones on the adult beach (Serenity Bay) are $399 - not sure how many people that includes in those.

Currently only Concierge guests can reserve prior to boarding, others can book them at the excursion desk on board.
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Serenity Bay is $390 and also is up to 6 people, but you don't get the roped off beach area you get on the family beach.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:58 PM   #373
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Are the cabanas airconditioned? Seems not very energy efficient with the big open front and the side windows.

I know the Cabanas on HAL's private island are and I thought it was crazy.
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They weren't airconditioned that we were aware of. They did have a ceiling fan but we didn't use it.

Oh how I wish I could be back there right now...
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REALLY? You don't pay for something that is already free. You pay for the privacy and for the service of a concierge. If you feel like it is something you already get then good thing you don't have to get a cabana should you not want to. However, I LIKE having a private area where the rest of the passengers are not around. I LIKE having everything available to me at my beckon call. I LIKE to be spoiled while on vacation. And I don't believe, if you read again... that people wanted the food brought to them because they didn't want to stand in line, they wanted it brought to them to assure a place to sit for 7 people. (However, the max number in the cabanas is 6). This is just an added luxury Disney has offered and there is no false advertising here. Maybe you should look at the pictures I posted and let me know if you find that somewhere on Castaway Cay? Or where I can get FREE alcohol? Or where I can get FREE canned sodas? Yes, I can get free drinks at the BBQ but that is the only time. Maybe you can show me where I can get FREE tanning lotion, or have an area with loungers, a private shower and FREE rafts and tubes? And personally... spending $390-$500 on a cabana isn't going to prevent me from taking a vacation in the future, I take extra cash to spend for reasons just like this. Good thing you retired young and you have all that money! I, on the other hand, am not retired and still get to vacation once or twice a year. You enjoy the beach with all the kids and I will enjoy the privacy of my cabana and my beach area. Can't take the money with me, so I am going to enjoy it while I have it. No complaints here. If you don't like it, ignore it. Don't be ridiculous.Thanks!

None of what you mentioned are FREE. Even the food in the dining rooms on the ship or at Pluto's or wherever, is not FREE.

What that's called is INCLUDED. Included in the cost. You PAID $500 for all the soda you could drink from 10:00-4:00, a bottle of tanning lotion and the rafts and loungers, and alcohol.
So that's more than $75 an hour for that stuff. Not free.



The dumbest thing I ever did was to buy a "soda card" onboard a ship one time. Much later, I realized that I would have had to drink, in one week's time, approximately 4 cases of soda to break even money-wise. NOT a good deal.
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