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Old 12-24-2010, 05:50 PM   #421
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This so bothers me about travel agents.....

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Not sure how to "call or email the concierge staff" - I emailed our Dreams Unlimited cruise specialist and she said that we have to wait until we are on board and go to the activities desk that handles the cabanas. I am thinking this is a risk and they could all be gone by then ...
Your travel agent should know more about your trip than you do! If you are concierge she should a either told you to call concierge, or booked it for you.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:40 PM   #422
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If you are staying in a suite, I would call the concierge services team.


The Disney Cruise Line Shoreside Concierge Services Team is
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We can be reached at 1-866-784-1654

If you cannot call you can use email, but it is much slower....

dcl.concierge.services@disneycruise.com
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:05 PM   #423
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I realized I had taken a photo across the cay and had the cabanas in it!

I am just wondering if I numbered these correctly...... (EDIT I reversed the numbers... but I guess one is not visible?)

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:51 AM   #424
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I realized I had taken a photo across the cay and had the cabanas in it!

I am just wondering if I numbered these correctly......



I have a few questions....are Cabana numbers 1,2,3,4, and 5 really as close together as they seem, or is it the angle of the picture?

Wouldn't it be nicer if they removed all of the scrub brush in front of the cabanas and had sand going all the way up?

What's with the green fencing? Do the people in those cabanas have to walk all the way around it to get to the water?

I'd be more impressed if they resolved these issues.

The cabanas at Serenity Bay have that same scrub in front of them. Ick. My husband and I sat in loungers up there one time (before the cabanas) and while it had nice shade and was peaceful, it wasn't fun to walk through or around the scrub brush.
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:22 AM   #425
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The cabana numbers go the other direction...cabana 1 is the red one on the right.

This is my pic from this week of cabana 3. You can see how there's a good amount of sand leading to the cabana. The brush helps with the privacy and noise, though, IMO. i think it's the angle of the other pic that makes it look like they are on top of each other. They are close together, but the way they are positioned I thought they were still pretty private and quiet.







Cabana 3 is the one in the middle so you can see how much room is between. The path is shared with cabana 2 that's on the right.

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Old 12-25-2010, 09:47 AM   #426
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I have a few questions....are Cabana numbers 1,2,3,4, and 5 really as close together as they seem, or is it the angle of the picture?

Wouldn't it be nicer if they removed all of the scrub brush in front of the cabanas and had sand going all the way up?

What's with the green fencing? Do the people in those cabanas have to walk all the way around it to get to the water?

I'd be more impressed if they resolved these issues.

The cabanas at Serenity Bay have that same scrub in front of them. Ick. My husband and I sat in loungers up there one time (before the cabanas) and while it had nice shade and was peaceful, it wasn't fun to walk through or around the scrub brush.
Cabanas "1-5" which are really 13-17 are on a bend so the photo makes them look closer together than they are.

The "scrub" holds the sand in place and also helps keep the wind off of you when you are in the cabanas. There would be a lot of erosion if they didn't have the scrub. Also, it gives you some privacy if you are sitting at the cabana. There are paths through the shrubs and grass leading from each cabana to the beach.

The green fencing - wasn't there in November; must have been doing some work when this photo was taken.

As someone else said, cabana numbers start at the other end, with #1 being the red one on the right (and the only accessible cabana), and #17 being on the far left.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #427
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Merry Christmas!!

One of my presents this morning was a cabana for our March cruise. We are not concierge. What are the chances that I will be able to book one once we board?
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The cabana numbers go the other direction...cabana 1 is the red one on the right.

This is my pic from this week of cabana 3. You can see how there's a good amount of sand leading to the cabana. The brush helps with the privacy and noise, though, IMO. i think it's the angle of the other pic that makes it look like they are on top of each other. They are close together, but the way they are positioned I thought they were still pretty private and quiet.







Cabana 3 is the one in the middle so you can see how much room is between. The path is shared with cabana 2 that's on the right.

Thanks for the pictures of Cabana 3, that's the one we have booked for our Jan. Dream cruise. Looks like a great location, with quick access to the beach in front and Cookies Too on the side.
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Thanks for the pictures of Cabana 3, that's the one we have booked for our Jan. Dream cruise. Looks like a great location, with quick access to the beach in front and Cookies Too on the side.
It is great....the bathroom and Cookies Too are just right there....it is so perfect. I would pick that number again in a heartbeat!!!
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:04 PM   #430
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OK, I reversed the numbers and changed the photo in my post above.

I guess one of the cabanas are not visible in this photo, I can only see 16 of them.
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OK, I reversed the numbers and changed the photo in my post above.

I guess one of the cabanas are not visible in this photo, I can only see 16 of them.
Yes, it is around a bend in the beach so would be pretty much where you put your number 17. Thanks for the great shot of the cabanas!
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Anyone had success booking a cabana once on-board? Anyone know if they are usually sold out before sailing?
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Anyone had success booking a cabana once on-board? Anyone know if they are usually sold out before sailing?
My cruise last week, our concierge guy said only 3 were booked pre-cruise. Then the morning of Castaway, they were reserved. He said people were probably waiting to see what weather was. So I don't know that it would be that way in warmer months or with all the people on the Dream. I think 17 cabanas won't even be close to enough for the Dream cruises.
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I hope they charge and reserve them

I hope DCL makes it a reservation-only for a fee, even if it is $600. I personally wouldn't pay $600 for one...well, maybe! But, it should be by reservation only and not first come, first serve as this does not pan out well.

My experience has been in the past cruises we usually sleep in a bit to let everyone off the ship beforehand, then we leave to CC. This last trip, we decided to spend the WHOLE day and got up early. We were at the beginning of the line on the staircases and as the time got closer the people behind us started shoving. It was almost scary standing on the staircase. Then the mob ran like crazy to get to the chairs and snorkeling equipment. Some didn't even take the tram they just ran.

One lady ran right up behind me as I was about to put my stuff on one of the hammocks and she threw her stuff from behind me onto it to claim it first. She was red and out of breath. I was blown away at how rude some of the DCL cruisers were when it came to this. I just continued on to the chairs and sat with my in-laws and stated how I couldn't believe that lady just did that, when she chimed in with some 'not so nice' words and called me filthy names. UGh....I didn't let it ruin my day and she was gone from the hammock by the time we were done with our stingray adventure, so we napped!!

For this reason, I would pay money to reserve my very own piece of privacy and quiet space just like I do when we book our stateroom with our verandah...then we have our OWN space.
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