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Old 08-09-2011, 04:31 PM   #1111
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So bummed - just paid in full for our November 26th Western Caribbean on the Magic - all family beach cabanas are booked.

Do they usually keep opening up or is it fairly random?
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They don't randomly open up. One will open up only if someone cancels.
This happened to us last week!

We originally had Cabana #19 on Serenity Bay, but our DS, who is 16, would not be able to join us.

After the Sail Away party, we got a call from Concierge Services. They told us that a family did not make it onboard and as a result, Cabana 11 was open and did we want it? YES!!!!

We were very, very lucky - but it's kind of sad that another family was very, very unlucky.
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #1112
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I'll keep checking back. We are also concierge, so I emailed shoreside services to ask if there is any kind of waiting list (probably not, but worth asking).

We definitely need one on the family beach as our daughter is 7. I hope we get lucky. I was surprised they were all booked up so quickly. I didn't realize how popular they are.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:54 PM   #1113
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Keep trying and you might get one. We couldn't get one when we could do our excursions, but I kept checking every day and I grabbed #17 1 week later. I will keep my fingers crossed for you
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:02 PM   #1114
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I am a first time cruiser and I was fortunate to get the last cabana (#17)available when my booking window opened. Last night (only seven days after my window opened up) another cabana opened up and I swapped it for the one I had. So it is very possible that something could open up at some point. Good luck.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #1115
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When are you going?? We got lucky and finallgot #17 for our late Sept. cruise. If you are before ours I want details- please
We had 17 on our July double dip and loved it! It is the last one on the family beach and we loved not having another cabana on the right side of us. It was quiet with very little traffic on the beach. It was just a short walk to the water to swim and where the chairs/umbrellas were. When we wanted to go somewhere, we just pressed our magic button and they came with the golf cart for us. We had a bar tender to come up from the beach to the cabanna and take drink orders and bring them back to us. You will love it! I have pics if want to see!
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:28 PM   #1116
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We had 17 on our July double dip and loved it! It is the last one on the family beach and we loved not having another cabana on the right side of us. It was quiet with very little traffic on the beach. It was just a short walk to the water to swim and where the chairs/umbrellas were. When we wanted to go somewhere, we just pressed our magic button and they came with the golf cart for us. We had a bar tender to come up from the beach to the cabanna and take drink orders and bring them back to us. You will love it! I have pics if want to see!
Would love to see your pictures!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:42 PM   #1117
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How much does it cost to rent these family cabanas? Sorry if this was mentioned earlier...too many pages to scroll through!
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:56 PM   #1118
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Would love to see your pictures!!
Uploading them now to photobucket and will post when finished. I have quite a few!
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #1119
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How much does it cost to rent these family cabanas? Sorry if this was mentioned earlier...too many pages to scroll through!
The family beach cabana is $499 for the day, and they are $399 over on Serenity Bay.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #1120
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They don't randomly open up. One will open up only if someone cancels.
But people do cancel 'randomly'.

Keep checking seems to be the key. And wait-list when you get on the ship.

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #1121
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When are you going?? We got lucky and finallgot #17 for our late Sept. cruise. If you are before ours I want details- please
We go on the Oct 20 cruise. I can't wait to get details from you
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:13 PM   #1122
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When did you snag a cabana? I tried at day 75 but all are booked!! So bummed I am on the same cruise.
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We go on the Oct 20 cruise. I can't wait to get details from you
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:14 PM   #1123
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

Does anyone know which cabanas are closest to the actual beach where there are chairs by the water?
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #1124
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:27 AM   #1125
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They do have a waitlist onboard. We had one reserved for the last day of our B2B cruise. The kids said they wanted to hang with the other kids out of the cabana area. It didn't seem worht it for just DH and myself, so I was able to cancel it and not be charged because someone on the waitlist wanted it. It turned out to be a horrible beach day anyway and we left CC a little after
2 PM. I don't know how this was handled in charging people on that day or if they were canceled like all port excursions?
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