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Old 08-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #1681
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I heard that you get your snorkel equipment free when you have the cabana? is that true ??
Yes Snorkel equip is free and floats,rings,bikes and sand toys, suncream also.

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:55 AM   #1682
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So what cabana # is considered the best? It sure looks like #7 has a great view and that #8 may have a tree in the way. I've seen #9 pics and it looks good. Which ones have the volleyball court in front of them? We plan to book one but I want to have an idea ahead of time of what number to choose (should I get so lucky as to have a choice!). I do understand that #1 is first and the 15-17 are more secluded. We have 3 little kids who will want to swim, eat, use the restroom, pelican plunge, etc. so I think being closer to the beginning numbers would be best, but also want a nice view.
everyone thinks a different number is best, so basically i would say anything you're able to book will be good...
if it were me and i had a choice of all the cabanas at the family beach, i would go for #6.....
but i would be happy with any of them....
but if i had my choice, i would go for #6....
and if #6 wasn't available, i'd go for #7....
and then i don't know..
but again, i would be happy with ANY of the cabanas on both beaches..


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We have 17 Booked for our October Cruise on the Fantasy. If you have any photos please post as I keep hearing the end ones are not as good.

Thank you for any information on 17.
where did you hear that the ones at the end aren't as good?
it all depends what you prefer..
#17 is fantastic in terms of seclusion....
and in fact, when i was booking (at 120 days) the very first family cabana to book was 17, then 15, then 14, then 12, then 11......
the lower numbers, except for #6, were all still available at 105 days...
so that gives you an idea that at least on the cruise i'm on, the high numbers were considered much more desirable than the lower ones....

there are pictures of the view from #17 within this thread somewhere..
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #1683
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I heard that you get your snorkel equipment free when you have the cabana? is that true ??
It is! Just pick it up when you get off the tram before they take you in the golf cart to your cabana. Enjoy!
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #1684
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[QUOTE= Originally Posted by Callymum
We have 17 Booked for our October Cruise on the Fantasy. If you have any photos please post as I keep hearing the end ones are not as good.
Thank you for any information on 17.


.[/QUOTE] where did you hear that the ones at the end aren't as good?
it all depends what you prefer..
#17 is fantastic in terms of seclusion....
and in fact, when i was booking (at 120 days) the very first family cabana to book was 17, then 15, then 14, then 12, then 11......
the lower numbers, except for #6, were all still available at 105 days...
so that gives you an idea that at least on the cruise i'm on, the high numbers were considered much more desirable than the lower ones....

there are pictures of the view from #17 within this thread somewhere.



Reply to Above. - All the threads I read are saying the Beach area is unusable and Rocky and there is hardly any water or Beach in front of 17 Cabana and it's a good bit away from usable Beach and the toilets etc.

All the Cabanas were booked when booking opened for Silver on family Beach. I kept looking and number 17 popped up (obviously cancelled), so I booked it ASAP.

I have been doubting keeping it because of reviews, I will have a look in this thread for pictures of 17 and the Beach area. thank you for easing my worry a little.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:50 AM   #1685
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Reply to Above. - All the threads I read are saying the Beach area is unusable and Rocky and there is hardly any water or Beach in front of 17 Cabana and it's a good bit away from usable Beach and the toilets etc.

All the Cabanas were booked when booking opened for Silver on family Beach. I kept looking and number 17 popped up (obviously cancelled), so I booked it ASAP.

I have been doubting keeping it because of reviews, I will have a look in this thread for pictures of 17 and the Beach area. thank you for easing my worry a little.
as i said, my personal preference is for the lower numbers, but if 17 was all there was, i'd be happy with that..

you can do two things - keep looking to see if any other cabanas cancel and then switch (book the open one before you cancel the one you have - to make sure you don't lose the one you have)
and when you get on the ship, put in a request for a lower number....

but everyone i know who has had #17 has loved it..
they said it's not that far from the bathrooms and cookies because the path is curved in such a way that it's not far at all..
and in any case, you can push the call button for them to come pick you up...

i haven't found the pictures, but i know i've seen pictures...i'll keep looking...
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We have 17 Booked for our October Cruise on the Fantasy. If you have any photos please post as I keep hearing the end ones are not as good.

Thank you for any information on 17.
here's a small thread just on cabana 17

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...7#post43918815
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:07 AM   #1687
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When you reserve one, do you pay at the time you reserve or when you are on the ship?
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #1688
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here's a small thread just on cabana 17

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...7#post43918815
Thank you again for easing my worry on this Cabana, I've just searched and found good photos on the Thread just as you said. The cabana looks great and very private so I'm not worried.
I will keep looking incase another lower number comes up but at least I have one.

Photo thread on Cabana 17- http://s1131.photobucket.com/albums/...urrent=619.jpg
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #1689
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Thank you again for easing my worry on this Cabana, I've just searched and found good photos on the Thread just as you said. The cabana looks great and very private so I'm not worried.
I will keep looking incase another lower number comes up but at least I have one.
here's a trip report where they had cabana 17 and the reviewer says it was a fantastic cabana
click on the link below, then scroll down to post #25
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #1690
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When you reserve one, do you pay at the time you reserve or when you are on the ship?
I believe it is when you are on the ship. I just reserved one yesterday for the 8/29 Dream sailing and they didn't ask for money. This is my first cruise though and I'm sure others can offer more concrete info.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #1691
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We have 17 Booked for our October Cruise on the Fantasy. If you have any photos please post as I keep hearing the end ones are not as good.

Thank you for any information on 17.
We had 17 July 2011 and loved it! It was a bit more private which we loved but could walk to the water to swim, bathrooms, etc. It is so pretty - you will love it!
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #1692
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Yes Snorkel equip is free and floats,rings,bikes and sand toys, suncream also.
Just to clarify, if you rent a cabana but it's on Serenity Bay, are there any rental items included? I figure the sand toys are out but was wondering about floaties or snorkel gear?

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Just to clarify, if you rent a cabana but it's on Serenity Bay, are there any rental items included? I figure the sand toys are out but was wondering about floaties or snorkel gear?

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I have #19 on SB booked next month. DCL's website says floats are included. There's no mention of snorkel equipment but another poster (may have been another thread) stated that it is, you just have to go get it. I'd like to get more firm confirmation on the snorkel gear as well. Hubby & I were considering going to a local dive shop here at home & purchasing our own to bring.
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