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Old 06-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #2101
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IMHO 4 and 5 are ideal we have had them, not too close to cookies2 or the restrooms, but not too far rather, 1/2/3 seemed to be at the end of the beach and cramped up a bit, for more peace and quite the higher the number the better but there a further walk or golf cart ride away, 4/5 have a great bit of beach in front of them, ideal location.
Fantastic to hear! We have #4 for our all-girls cruise in September. I've been in 5, 6, 7, 8, & 19. All of those were great, too. I do like the family cabanas vs. Serenity Bay.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:05 PM   #2102
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Fantastic to hear! We have #4 for our all-girls cruise in September. I've been in 5, 6, 7, 8, & 19. All of those were great, too. I do like the family cabanas vs. Serenity Bay.

Thanks Fantasy!

Sweet pee-- how would you compare the ones you've been in?
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:12 PM   #2103
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Thanks Fantasy! Sweet pee-- how would you compare the ones you've been in?
I like the lower numbers for location.

I do want to try being out at the end sometime to see what the trade off is in terms of quiet-factor. Not that it was loud in the ones I've been in. Just to try the seclusion. Ya know?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #2104
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Anyone mind giving me advice on what cabana to request (we are sailing concierge, so hopefully we will have some choice)? I am thinking 4, 5, 6, or 7.

We will be a group of 7-- a woman in her 70s, three adults in our 30s/40s, and three 3-year-olds. We don't want to have to do a ton of walking for bathrooms or to get to the tram stop (if no one offers to take us on a golf cart). Is the beach nice for little ones in front of 4-7?

Let me ask, though-- why does no one on here ever really recommend 1, 2, or 3? Is it a little less peaceful on the end closest to the Family Beach?
The reason so few recommend cabana #1 is because that is the only handicapped accessible cabana, in as far as it has a ramp instead of stairs.

#1 is on its own. The rest on the family beach (at least the lower numbers) are in pairs. So 2 is next door to 3 (share a beach path). 4/5 share a beach path, 6/7, 8/9, etc.

We request anywhere between 4 & 9.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:06 AM   #2105
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Fantastic to hear! We have #4 for our all-girls cruise in September. I've been in 5, 6, 7, 8, & 19. All of those were great, too. I do like the family cabanas vs. Serenity Bay.
How are the cabanas at SB versus the Family beach? What makes you like the family ones better?
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:09 AM   #2106
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Personally, I like the Family Beach cabanas better because of the private beach. The SB cabanas do not have one.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:33 AM   #2107
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Question: When I called concierge to request a cabana I was told they are only taking requests at 125 days out. Does anyone have a link to an official "150 day out" policy?
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:01 AM   #2108
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We cruised Fantasy Concierge May 17-24, Eastern Caribbean. I was able to call in my preferences 150 days out, but that has now changed to 125. We had Cabanna 3. It was perfect. We (myself and DH along with our DD and DS), are all adults, but wanted to be near the action, so we chose the Family Beach. I would be happy to answer any questions. Our room was 12526.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:07 AM   #2109
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Question: When I called concierge to request a cabana I was told they are only taking requests at 125 days out. Does anyone have a link to an official "150 day out" policy?
No, but that's what they told me. We can start 'calendering' items at 125 and book at 120.

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Old 06-07-2014, 01:13 AM   #2110
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Question: When I called concierge to request a cabana I was told they are only taking requests at 125 days out. Does anyone have a link to an official "150 day out" policy?
There was never an official policy. Honestly, it's not a big deal. You contact concierge at 125 days, you PIF prior to your booking window opening, and your requests are auto-uploaded into the system prior to the window being open for platinum cruisers. We got the exact cabana we requested, and we contacted concierge at 125 days.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:32 AM   #2111
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Actually, the 150 day policy was official for about three months. We lucked out. But I agree, if you are concierge, just call in at 125 days out with your requests and the magic occurs. Enjoy!
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Thanks so much for your replies. I feel a lot better about it now. We will see what happens on Thursday. Still very excited about the trip even if we don't get a cabana.
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Anyone know if the new cabanas are open and being used yet? Same amenities, same price?
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:32 AM   #2114
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Personally, I like the Family Beach cabanas better because of the private beach. The SB cabanas do not have one.
BUT--the whole area at Serenity is very quiet and laid back due to the absence of screaming and yelling kids.

So the Private Beach isn't REALLY necessary--
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This past cruise was our first time at CC and we got a cabana. We also did concierge. We'll never go without again. I didn't care about bicycling, waterslides, floats, snorkeling, parasailing, etc. I just wanted to relax and read my book in the shade with a light breeze blowing and no sand in my shoes.

Then again I didn't even go in to St. Thomas (BTDT and not all that interested) and I didn't stay on the rock in Sint Maarten for very long either. I preferred spending time on the boat.
Exactly how we like things--we didn't get off at Cozumel, spent only an hour off at Costa Maya--and the highlight of our Port Time at Grand Cayman was lunch at Margaritaville.

Concierge and a Cabana were perfect for us!!
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