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Old 11-24-2009, 10:41 PM   #16
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:39 AM   #17
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There will be a base price probably $600 for 4 people plus extra fee for additional plus a minimum amount of food and liquids.
I am sorry for being so naive, but I don't see why Disney would charge $600 for the base buy-in (other then because they think they can). Other Cruise lines top at out that price, for Disney to start there would just be crazy. They have said there will be the ability to add other services on so does that mean that the Cabana's could top out out at over $1,000?

To be honest at that price the value is really not there considering the following:
  1. You don't have a private beach.
  2. The cabana's look like they are on top of each other, not much privacy.
  3. Cookies is almost right behind them.
  4. You are still at the "Family Beach" (ie. kids will be running and yelling).
  5. They still have to sell these on 3 and 4 day cruises where $600 to $1000 can be almost 50% of the cruise cost for a party of 2.
  6. There are 20 of them.

I find the base of $600 a day a little steep and considering no one has any real evidence (not even hear say), not a accurate figure.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #18
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Amenities included with a beach cabana rental include non-alcoholic beverages, suntan lotion and fluffy towels. A variety of a la carte services and packages will be offered, including special food and beverage options.
For $600 i expect alcoholic beverages and something more then just suntan lotion and fluffy towels.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #19
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The higher the price the longer the line will be for people wanting to get them so they can say to everyone it's the only way to stay on CC is to have a private Cabana
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:17 PM   #20
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We are going on our firs Disney cruise next December for Christmas. My mom is dying to get one of these private cabanas. I don't know if it is a good idea or not. Are there plenty of umbrellas and beach chairs for everyone? My mom is really wanting this to be a "first class" holiday so I think she sees this as posh amenity.

If you had the money to stay in one would you?
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:30 PM   #21
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The Cabanas will be my kind of beach day, lol. But being a solo, I think these will be only a possibility when I sail with friends.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:17 PM   #22
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When I go on Disney Cruises, it is usually with a group of 5 other people and we are most definately going to take advantage of the cabanas. Usually on the CC day we split up because two of us want to go to the beach and get sun, 2 stay on the ship because they can't handle the heat (they are older) and the other 2 usually take a bike ride and meet the two of us out on the beach for lunch. These cabanas will be perfect for us as we can all hang out together in the sun or out of the sun and enjoy adult beverages together. I can't wait for these to be finished!
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #23
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Ah, well that picture explains it. In the January Conde Naste there was a large multi-page ad for DCL. In it was an actual photo of a family at one of the cabanas and I was thinking how amusing it was that they'd mocked one up just for the photo. But given that it appears to be the very one that is completed in the above photo, it explains things a little better.

In the photo there are padded chaises on the patio. Now that would be an improvement over the plasticy, back-of-thigh-grill-mark we're used to from the beach loungers
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #24
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I wondered why one was so much further along then the others in November. Photo shoot!


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Old 01-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #25
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For $600, they can keep their cabana. Like a pp said, that's approximately half the cost of the cruise itself in some cases.

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #26
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Have they announced the cost of a cabana rental yet? I know that there were extras that could be purchase any news on what those are?

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Old 01-30-2010, 04:48 PM   #27
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I am sailing on the 5/30 Wonder. Originally they said the Cabanas would be available for the 5 nights cruises. Being Platinum, I can make online reservation starting today. The cabana were not listed (as expected) so I emailed DCL and got the following response:

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Dear Matthew,

Thank you for choosing another Disney Cruise Line vacation!

I am happy to assist you!

Regrettably, we do not yet know when the private cabanas will be made
available to rent. It is also unknown as to whether you will be able to
book them online or if you will need to book them onboard the ship or at
Castaway Cay.

The following is the information that we do have regarding the private
cabanas:

20 new premium rental private cabanas are being added that will provide
the privacy and luxury of a deluxe beach retreat with an option to add
the personalized service of a cabana host.

The cabanas are approximately 325 sq ft and will dot the far side of
Castaway Family Beach, giving guests more privacy along with a
spectacular view of their Disney cruise ship from the cabana’s large
front patio deck.

A handful of private cabanas will be located on Serenity Bay Beach,
exclusively for adults, providing the ultimate in upscale seclusion.

Each cabana is furnished with comfortable cushioned chairs, luxurious
chaise lounge chairs, stylish side tables and a dining table.

Other convenient features include a refrigerator, lockable storage unit,
outside fresh water shower and sail cloth for shade on the deck.

Amenities included with a beach cabana rental include non-alcoholic
beverages, suntan lotion and fluffy towels. A variety of a la carte
services and packages will be offered, including special food and
beverage options.

Please check back with us closer to your cruise date. We will be happy
to assist you!

I hope this information has been helpful. If you require further
assistance in planning your visit, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to sailing with you!

Have a Magical Day!
I'll keep this post updated as I hope to have one if they are available. Hopefully they know something soon.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:22 PM   #28
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I wonder if any of the cabanas will be wheelchair accessible?
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:38 AM   #29
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Did I say $$$$$

20 new premium rental private cabanas are being added that will provide
the privacy and luxury of a deluxe beach retreat with an option to add
the personalized service of a cabana host.

The wording says it all. As usual the higher the price the more popular it will be.
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For $600 i expect alcoholic beverages and something more then just suntan lotion and fluffy towels.

For $600, It also better come with a private Italian butler whose name is Marcello and wears a teeny-tiny speedo!!!
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