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Old 07-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #1906
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We will have nine adults on our next cruise, four of them are grandparents in their 80s. We thought a cabana would be nice. We are not concierge, but are platinum, so are hoping to get one at the adult beach.

Since there are nine of us, I know we will need to get permission and pay extra. If we have an opportunity to get two cabanas, does any one have any thoughts on whether we should do it? I am willing to spend the extra money since it is a special cruise for the grandparents and I want them to have a great day at Castaway Cay.
You don't need "permission". The cabanas on Serenity Bay are $399 for 4 people. You can add more (up to a max of 10) for $50.00 per person.

So, 9 people in 1 cabana = $649. 2 cabanas (5 in one) - $449 plus $399 = $848.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:21 PM   #1907
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We will have nine adults on our next cruise, four of them are grandparents in their 80s. We thought a cabana would be nice. We are not concierge, but are platinum, so are hoping to get one at the adult beach.

Since there are nine of us, I know we will need to get permission and pay extra. If we have an opportunity to get two cabanas, does any one have any thoughts on whether we should do it? I am willing to spend the extra money since it is a special cruise for the grandparents and I want them to have a great day at Castaway Cay.
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You don't need "permission". The cabanas on Serenity Bay are $399 for 4 people. You can add more (up to a max of 10) for $50.00 per person.

So, 9 people in 1 cabana = $649. 2 cabanas (5 in one) - $449 plus $399 = $848.
And same deal for the FB only $100 more.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #1908
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We will have nine adults on our next cruise, four of them are grandparents in their 80s. We thought a cabana would be nice. We are not concierge, but are platinum, so are hoping to get one at the adult beach.

Since there are nine of us, I know we will need to get permission and pay extra. If we have an opportunity to get two cabanas, does any one have any thoughts on whether we should do it? I am willing to spend the extra money since it is a special cruise for the grandparents and I want them to have a great day at Castaway Cay.
Just a thought...even though you can get up to 10 in a Cabana on the adult beach, that would be quite a crowd if everyone is there at the same time. If you are willing to afford 2 of them, then it comes down to a lifestyle choice. Will a lot of your group be away swimming, biking, hiking, eating? If so, then it will be uncrowded and relaxed. If everyone is there, do they mind that it will be quite full (there is plenty of room, but you will know you are at capacity), and only a few can lounge on the deck at a time (there are seats inside as well).

Cabanas are really a slice of heaven, so it doesn't matter either way. If you rent 1, all 9 will be together and can enjoy the companionship. If you rent 2, you'll need to travel to the other one to see/mingle with that group, in exchange for a less crowded environment.

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #1909
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #1910
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And same deal for the FB only $100 more.
Well, for the FB it would be:

1 cabana = $649. 2 cabanas = $998.
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How small is the changing area? Is that the only privacy area? I thought it looked like there was a door in the back and a curtain that went across the front for privacy...
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #1913
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How small is the changing area? Is that the only privacy area? I thought it looked like there was a door in the back and a curtain that went across the front for privacy...
The changing area is really small. Its just a small curtain in an itty bitty area....I wouldn't change there
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #1914
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How small is the changing area? Is that the only privacy area? I thought it looked like there was a door in the back and a curtain that went across the front for privacy...
There is a door at the back and I know the folding shutter doors at the front sides close to meet in the middle. .
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:57 AM   #1915
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There is a door at the back and I know the folding shutter doors at the front sides close to meet in the middle. .
Ok, so there is some privacy...I was a little worried about that if the changing area was so tiny!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #1916
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What are the chances of getting on for July at 105 day booking? Gold CC member.
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We got one, but I logged in at exactly midnight. Two popped up, but they were gone right away. Have your trigger finger ready! Good luck!
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I also got one right at 105 days (for an August 4-day). There were only 2 available, on SB, at exactly midnight.
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I have seen it mentioned that there is a changing area, is this actually in the cabanas? I have looked at pictures and am just not seeing it. Anyone know of a visual that makes it obvious?
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