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Old 09-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #1771
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You log into your reservation, click on "cruise activities", then "+ add an activity". You will find it under "port adventures". You can choose whichever cabana number you would like, as long as it is still available! Remember to confirm it right after you add it to your cart.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #1772
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No.

I'm with you, take your chances and if not, it's not meant to be!

So far we've been able to get a cabana 3 out of 3 times we wanted one... and we're not even gold yet!
Wow!! How do you get them? This is our third cruise and no cabana, yet again. I keep checking though!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #1773
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Wow!! How do you get them? This is our third cruise and no cabana, yet again. I keep checking though!
Two were reserved at midnight when our window opened - January & October cruises - so maybe being off-season helped?

The other was our April Fantasy cruise and all were booked when our window opened, but I was determined and kept checking every day - and one finally opened up just days before our cruise!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #1774
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Two were reserved at midnight when our window opened - January & October cruises - so maybe being off-season helped?

The other was our April Fantasy cruise and all were booked when our window opened, but I was determined and kept checking every day - and one finally opened up just days before our cruise!
We did the April fantasy cruise as well - which date were you on? I checked constantly on that one. LOL None!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #1775
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We did the April fantasy cruise as well - which date were you on? I checked constantly on that one. LOL None!
We were on the same cruise!! I knew your name sounded familiar!!!

I was logging in to the DCL site to check when I saw a post in our FB group that there was a Cabana available, I think less than a week before the cruise. I was holding my breath cuz the post was an hour or so old... but it was still available and I was able to grab it! I was shocked!
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #1776
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We were on the same cruise!! I knew your name sounded familiar!!!

I was logging in to the DCL site to check when I saw a post in our FB group that there was a Cabana available, I think less than a week before the cruise. I was holding my breath cuz the post was an hour or so old... but it was still available and I was able to grab it! I was shocked!
That was a great cruise! We're doing the Halloween cruise in October.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #1777
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That was a great cruise! We're doing the Halloween cruise in October.
Yes, it was!

We're doing the cruise before you in October and were so excited to find out Halloween would celebrated!!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #1778
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Just wondering - I'm on the West coast. So do I log on at 9:00 P.M. or midnight? Says midnight Eastern time. Want a cabana so I need to be ready! We're Concierge so I'm hoping.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #1779
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So my family is sailing on the fantasy in January, this is the first time we are trying the concierge because my grandma and cousins are going with us. They have never been on a cruise before so we thought we would surprise them with the upgrade. We just hit our 120 day window and booked our cabanas. The issue is we had e-mailed concierge at 121 days and asked a "what-if" question about cabana bookings. It turns out that they ended up booking a cabana for us because of our "what if" question. Not knowing they did this we made a cabana reservation ourselves and then our second reservation also made a cabana reservation. We are going to release to cabanas ASAP since they are popular but now we are stuck trying to figure out what one we keep. We have 4, 7, and 9 any thoughts? I have seen the pics for 7 and 9 but any thoughts would be helpful. We were so worried about not getting a cabana and yet we somehow ended up with three?!
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:21 PM   #1780
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Just wondering - I'm on the West coast. So do I log on at 9:00 P.M. or midnight? Says midnight Eastern time. Want a cabana so I need to be ready! We're Concierge so I'm hoping.
Yep, log on at 9:00 p.m. your time. I was able to snag a Cabana for our cruise this November. With concierge, you shouldn't have any problems. Good Luck!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:37 AM   #1781
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We have 4, 7, and 9 any thoughts? I have seen the pics for 7 and 9 but any thoughts would be helpful. We were so worried about not getting a cabana and yet we somehow ended up with three?!
We had cabana 4 on both stops on our August 10 cruise and were really happy with both the cabana and location. It is right in the middle of the beach, close enough to the bathrooms and Cookies 2 but not too close. I don't think you would be unhappy with any of your choices. Do you have an specific wishes or worries?
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:10 AM   #1782
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A couple minutes ago, I logged into my reservation for my Nov. 10, 2012 Western Caribbean cruise and saw, that Family Beach Cabana #17 was available, so I got it right away. I'm now at 63 days out, so just wanted to say that it IS possible to get one even at 90 days or less.

Originally, I was able to book #20 on Serenity Bay, but since I had #19 last year, I wanted to get something different.

Now this is where my problem begins: How do you cancel a cabana (or any port excursion for that matter) on DCL's new website?

Tried the following already:

I logged in, which took me to "My Reservations". Clicked on "+Add Activities" under "My Cruise Activities". Then I clicked on "Port Adventure (2)" at Castaway Cay, which brings up the two booked cabanas, each with a "Modify" link. When I click that, it takes me to the page where you book port excursions for Castaway Cay. Well, I don't want to book anything, I would like to release cabana #20. How do I do that?

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #1783
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Now this is where my problem begins: How do you cancel a cabana (or any port excursion for that matter) on DCL's new website?

Tried the following already:

I logged in, which took me to "My Reservations". Clicked on "+Add Activities" under "My Cruise Activities". Then I clicked on "Port Adventure (2)" at Castaway Cay, which brings up the two booked cabanas, each with a "Modify" link. When I click that, it takes me to the page where you book port excursions for Castaway Cay. Well, I don't want to book anything, I would like to release cabana #20. How do I do that?

TIA!
We had a thread about this a week or so ago, no one can figure it out so people just called DCL and had them do it.

Could be that DCL has decided not to make it so easy to cancel. Not sure, just speculating.
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We had a thread about this a week or so ago, no one can figure it out so people just called DCL and had them do it.

Could be that DCL has decided not to make it so easy to cancel. Not sure, just speculating.
I think they somehow missed that option in their website update.

It was there before the change!
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We had cabana 4 on both stops on our August 10 cruise and were really happy with both the cabana and location. It is right in the middle of the beach, close enough to the bathrooms and Cookies 2 but not too close. I don't think you would be unhappy with any of your choices. Do you have an specific wishes or worries?
We don't have any specific worries, we would like the best view of the ship but I know that all three will have great views. The last time we were at castaway cay they didn't have the cabanas. We are curious to see all the new updates and thought that with 6 people a cabana was a good option for our family since we range in age from 11-82.
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