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Old 08-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #1936
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All people would have to be registered to the cabana, so the cost would go up to pay for the extra people ($50/pp) and I think there is a max of 10. Besides, I don't know if I'd spend that much money for just the AM half of the day... it may be difficult to decide who gets the cabana in the prime afternoon hours.
I think that you are absolutely right since everyone has to have a wristband.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #1937
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has anyone split the cost of a cabana with another group, with 6 people using it for the first half of the day and the other 6 using it the rest of the day? I'm thinking we could do our biking & snorkeling while the other party is enjoying the shack and vice versa.
We have shared it with another family of four, and split the cost in 1/2 and were there at the same time.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #1938
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I wanted to ask for some opinions... My husband and I have cruised on DCL 6 times, but we will be visiting Castaway Cay for the first time next Spring. We are cruising concierge and have been planning on getting a cabana. As it's our first visit, I am wondering how much time we will spend at the cabana vs. how much time we will want to be out exploring. I would appreciate any thoughts from those of you that have been there! Thanks!!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #1939
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We have been thinking about getting a cabana too b I just do not see us getting the use out of it. We go back and forth between the family beach and Serenity Bay. then we like to rent bikes. so I honestly just do not think our family would get the value out of the cabana if we rented on. It does however look amazing.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #1940
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I wanted to ask for some opinions... My husband and I have cruised on DCL 6 times, but we will be visiting Castaway Cay for the first time next Spring. We are cruising concierge and have been planning on getting a cabana. As it's our first visit, I am wondering how much time we will spend at the cabana vs. how much time we will want to be out exploring. I would appreciate any thoughts from those of you that have been there! Thanks!!!
It really depends on how you think you will use your time. We rented one and used it a lot. Almost all day in fact. We had 3 kids ages 7, 4, and 1. My DH took the 2 older kids on a bike ride (were gone about an hour) while I stayed back at the cabana with the little one. But, if you think you'll be exploring, biking, at the waterpark area, etc, then maybe a cabana is not the best thing for you. On the other hand if playing at the beach and in the sand, relaxing at the water, or just hanging out is more your style, then a cabana would be a good choice. We loved ours and will be getting one again for the next cruise.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:16 AM   #1941
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Are the bikes right there at the cabana, or do you have to go somewhere to "check them out"? If so , how far is the check out area from the cabana?
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #1942
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Don't know about the family beach, but at Serenity Bay, you get them at the rental barn between the toilets and the lunch buffet.

Just show them your cabana band, sign the waiver and you are good to go.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #1943
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Don't know about the family beach, but at Serenity Bay, you get them at the rental barn between the toilets and the lunch buffet.

Just show them your cabana band, sign the waiver and you are good to go.
On Serenity Bay, our attendant brought them to us at our cabana.

On the Family Beach, we had to go to the Bike Barn for them.

I'm guessing it depends on the size of your group and the attendant you get. (We had only 2 on Serenity Bay and 5 on the Family Beach.)
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #1944
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We just got off the Fantasy this morning. When I tried to book a cabana at the 105 day mark there were none available. So the first thing I did when we boarded was to go to guest services to ask about a waiting list. Imagine my surprise when I was told there were several available, including one at Serenity Bay! So don't give up hope of you don't get one at your booking Window.

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Old 09-28-2013, 09:23 PM   #1945
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Does anyone know if there is any kind of map or graphic that shows all the cabanas in relation to one another? The CC map posted in the info section just has a few cabanas in the picture, so not very accurate. I'm trying to figure out how far from the restrooms/food cabana 9 is. :-) Thanks in advance!
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Does anybody know how many cabanas there are on Serenity Bay? We are gold, and the cabanas on family beach and on Serenity Bay have been booked completely for our cruise Oct 19-26 since day 105. I am not surprised, but I was hoping one on SB would free up. We are two retired people travelling w/o the family on this cruise. It shows only three cabanas on SB and also does not show that cabana 16 exists on FB. Very confusing.
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Does anybody know how many cabanas there are on Serenity Bay? We are gold, and the cabanas on family beach and on Serenity Bay have been booked completely for our cruise Oct 19-26 since day 105. I am not surprised, but I was hoping one on SB would free up. We are two retired people travelling w/o the family on this cruise. It shows only three cabanas on SB and also does not show that cabana 16 exists on FB. Very confusing.
I believe Cabana 16 is always held back for the onboard concierge team and therefore never shows up in the guest reservation system.

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Love that photo! In front of which cabana does the private beach begin for cabana guests? Thanks
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Love that photo! In front of which cabana does the private beach begin for cabana guests? Thanks
All cabanas have the private beach.

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:46 AM   #1950
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What is that screen in front of cabanas 3-8? Is it always there?
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