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Old 10-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #16
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photos of Serenety Bay

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #17
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DW and I do DCL just the two of us whenever we can and take our children to WDW until they're older. We have nevere missed a chance to go Serenity Bay whenever we stop at CC. It's a great way to chill after sweating out some butter running the Castaway 5K. What can I say that others have not already? Beautiful, serene, tropical paradise....

Oh yeah...and Lobster



That's right, boys and girls. If the wind blows right and the big mouse is feeling generous, the wonderful gents may have lobsters on the grill around lunch time. This was back in July. I don't know how many of those bad boys I demolished but it was aaaaaaa-lot.

DW was so tickled she snapped this of the grill men.




Here's a look at the BBQ entrance. Shaded tables are to the left of the picture.



Instead of lobster they sometimes have some rather nice brats...much higher quality that the usual mass-produced fare.



Ok, ok...I know I should wash that down with some fruit or something to redeem myself. But do I? Nooooooo. I just gotta munch on enormous cookies and mango ice cream.



Hope that helps!... D@mn...now I'm hungry....
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #18
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Here is one of us way out on the sandbar. We also found a huge gorgeous orange starfish.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:35 PM   #19
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This might be a good time to ask, we have a cabana at Serenity Bay on our upcoming cruise in Nov. We have never eaten at the adult restaurant, is there a fee for food on that side? This will be our 6th cruise and we have only gotten to that side once and where there for a very short time. I heard we can have food taken to our cabanas, that would be great! We do not plan to move, we intend to enjoy every peace of Serenity Bay.
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That is a great picture. I wish I was there now.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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This might be a good time to ask, we have a cabana at Serenity Bay on our upcoming cruise in Nov. We have never eaten at the adult restaurant, is there a fee for food on that side? This will be our 6th cruise and we have only gotten to that side once and where there for a very short time. I heard we can have food taken to our cabanas, that would be great! We do not plan to move, we intend to enjoy every peace of Serenity Bay.
Nope! The only thing you pay for is alcoholic beverages.

For those who said it was so crowded in May, I wonder why that is. We just got back from a Western on the Fanatasy and the crowds weren't bad at all. I thought that September/October would have the most adults, guess not. Pooh, we didn't get any lobsters this time, but there were brats. Can't wait to go back next year!
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Nope! The only thing you pay for is alcoholic beverages.

For those who said it was so crowded in May, I wonder why that is. We just got back from a Western on the Fanatasy and the crowds weren't bad at all. I thought that September/October would have the most adults, guess not. Pooh, we didn't get any lobsters this time, but there were brats. Can't wait to go back next year!
Actually anything you order from the servers including sodas and Shirley temples incur a charge. Sodas are free if you get up and go to the soda fountain. Same as on the ship.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:36 AM   #23
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I think I have convinced my husband to get the cabana on SB.
Anyone know if they are as hard to get as the ones on the family beach?

I can book at 90 days.

There only 4 YIKES!!!

We got an incredible deal on the cruise, so it appears not to be selling so quickly.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:05 AM   #24
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Serenity Bay is my slice of heaven on Earth. One of the favorite pics I have is one my DH took of me sitting in a beach chair with my feet in the water reading my Kindle. Ahhhhh. Life is good.

We normally hit the stuff at the family beach first thing (Pelican Plunge, snorkeling if we feel like it) and then head on over to Serenity Bay. The restaurant is simply called Serenity Bay BBQ. Love sitting at the Air Bar as well. One of our cruises we had the Captain with his wife sitting at the table next to us there.
I'm curious, does the captain wear his uniform to the beach? I have never seen him out of it!
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I think I have convinced my husband to get the cabana on SB.
Anyone know if they are as hard to get as the ones on the family beach?

I can book at 90 days.

There only 4 YIKES!!!

We got an incredible deal on the cruise, so it appears not to be selling so quickly.
When we were there this past August, there were only two of the four cabanas that were occupied, yet all of the ones on the family beach were sold out. It's really hard to tell how quickly they will get reserved. If they are all gone when you can book, keep checking. People can and do cancel up to three days prior to the sailing date without being charged. Even if they are all gone when you board, go to the Shore Excursions desk and see if they have a waitlist.

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I think I have convinced my husband to get the cabana on SB.
Anyone know if they are as hard to get as the ones on the family beach?

I can book at 90 days.

There only 4 YIKES!!!

We got an incredible deal on the cruise, so it appears not to be selling so quickly.

I think you have a good chance. We book one coming up in 2 weeks at the 105 days mark and it says that there still available
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I'm so glad to hear that theres a chance to get a cabana.

They are so nice and relaxing.

I will let you know if I score one.

I am going to pay off the cruise on the 23rd our 90 day mark.

After this cruise we will become gold members and be able to book at 105 days out.
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I'm curious, does the captain wear his uniform to the beach? I have never seen him out of it!
He was not wearing his uniform as it appeared he was taking some personal time/break. We just smiled but left him/them alone. No one wants to be bothered when taking a break from his or her job.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #30
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Is there really that many adults on the ship in May? We're going on the fantasy May 2013 and we're all adults...Last year on the dream in June the adult areas (mostly the pool) were pretty busy...but now i'm wondering if they're going to be super busy!
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