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Old 01-20-2011, 09:24 PM   #496
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Go to the 'meets' thread for your cruise and chat up your cruisemates. See if there's anyone you'd be interested sharing with (similar family/kids configuration). We have several pairs of adults who will be sharing in November.
Duh. I should have thought of that Thanks!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:03 PM   #497
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Here is a youtube video someone took of the cabins and posted about 4 hours ago.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PassPort.../1/6SdnRnM9xe4
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:30 PM   #498
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Did I read that right that you cannot book until you board? That makes me nervous So can you go straight to guest service and book it as soon as you board?
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #499
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Nice video. Thank you for posting the link.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:18 PM   #500
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Did I read that right that you cannot book until you board? That makes me nervous So can you go straight to guest service and book it as soon as you board?
It's my understanding that unless you are in a concierge room, you can't rent until you are on board.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:40 PM   #501
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nice video of a cabana ... I LIKE IT!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #502
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It's my understanding that unless you are in a concierge room, you can't rent until you are on board.
Absolutely correct!
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:26 PM   #503
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We would like to book a cabana but our cruise doesn't leave until July. We are in a concierge suite and I wondered if we will be able to book as soon as the booking window for all activities opens or if that happens at a later date.
I called the cruise line to ask a CM and they told me I could only book a cabana once we boarded. Is there a special concierge line? Has the booking processes changed? Or have I simply been misinformed. Also, if cabanas may be booked in advance can that be done online or do I need to call?
One other thing, just to clarify, are the cabanas booked for the entire day or a certain number of hours. Thanks for all of your help!
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We would like to book a cabana but our cruise doesn't leave until July. We are in a concierge suite and I wondered if we will be able to book as soon as the booking window for all activities opens or if that happens at a later date.
I called the cruise line to ask a CM and they told me I could only book a cabana once we boarded. Is there a special concierge line? Has the booking processes changed? Or have I simply been misinformed. Also, if cabanas may be booked in advance can that be done online or do I need to call?
One other thing, just to clarify, are the cabanas booked for the entire day or a certain number of hours. Thanks for all of your help!
At the 120 day window, as long as you are paid in full, you can call or email the shoreside concierge team and book a cabana. You get it for the whole day. The concierge team should send you an email as your window approaches introducing themselves.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:13 PM   #505
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We would like to book a cabana but our cruise doesn't leave until July. We are in a concierge suite and I wondered if we will be able to book as soon as the booking window for all activities opens or if that happens at a later date.
I called the cruise line to ask a CM and they told me I could only book a cabana once we boarded. Is there a special concierge line? Has the booking processes changed? Or have I simply been misinformed. Also, if cabanas may be booked in advance can that be done online or do I need to call?
One other thing, just to clarify, are the cabanas booked for the entire day or a certain number of hours. Thanks for all of your help!
I would call if I were you.

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Thank you for the quick replies and the helpful information!
I will definitely look for an email and call when the 120 day window opens.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:12 PM   #507
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Question: anyone done a cabana on the family beach who didn't have children? For the past three cruises we have been going to the adult beach. But since there are more cabanas on the family beach, wondering if there was too much noise there in the cabanas or if they are far enough off the beaten path. Otherwise, we will try for the ones on the adult beach. Thanks.
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Question: anyone done a cabana on the family beach who didn't have children? For the past three cruises we have been going to the adult beach. But since there are more cabanas on the family beach, wondering if there was too much noise there in the cabanas or if they are far enough off the beaten path. Otherwise, we will try for the ones on the adult beach. Thanks.


Look at the pictures that are posted here, they give a clear idea of where they're located. They're close to the new Pelican Plunge, which has a bell that rings all day.....and a lot of kids. I know some people have said that the bell didn't bother them, but it would me.
I don't have kids cruising with me any more, so if I couldn't guarantee that I had one of the cabanas that are the furthest away from Pelican Plunge, I'd try to get one on the adult beach. Or else not get one at all.
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Question: anyone done a cabana on the family beach who didn't have children? For the past three cruises we have been going to the adult beach. But since there are more cabanas on the family beach, wondering if there was too much noise there in the cabanas or if they are far enough off the beaten path. Otherwise, we will try for the ones on the adult beach. Thanks.
There are 8 cabanas on the adult beach and it is my understanding that the family beach ones fill sooner than the ones on the adult beach.
We had one on the adult beach and loved it. You don't get the private beach area like you do on the family beach but if you have ever been to Castaway Cay before you know Serenity Bay is never really crowded anyway. We loved it and will definitely try to get one again this coming September!
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:03 PM   #510
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For anyone who was used these cabanas-- are the loungers in front in the sun or shade?

How about the hammock?

Trying to determine if this is worth it for us or not - I love the sun, DH not so much - so this may be a good compromise, but I am honestly not sure - because if the kids are in the water/at Pelican Plunge etc - I may need to be by / in the water anyway.

Are there beach chairs set out near the private section of the beach also?
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