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Old 08-10-2011, 08:56 PM   #1141
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We are on the 11/26 sailing on the Magic, but are concierge so were able to book at 120 days. The first time I tried to book, it said they were all taken. I tried again today and about 1/2 were still open on the family beach. I'm not sure if it was operator error or if there was something wrong with the website. In either case - you should definitely keep checking every day. Sounds like there are often cancellations.

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That is just weird. You're concierge and should be the first to book. How could they all have been taken? I was wondering if TA's book blocks of them, or book them for clients when their "window" opens, and then try to "upsell" them. If the client ends up rejecting it, the cabana then becomes available. Might explain why so many people are booking then cancelling.

I've been checking twice a day. I won't give up hope yet. Thanks!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #1142
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That is just weird. You're concierge and should be the first to book. How could they all have been taken? I was wondering if TA's book blocks of them, or book them for clients when their "window" opens, and then try to "upsell" them. If the client ends up rejecting it, the cabana then becomes available. Might explain why so many people are booking then cancelling.

I've been checking twice a day. I won't give up hope yet. Thanks!!
I am an agent and can tell you we can't "hold" blocks of them. And typically the client books their own excursions, not us.

I have found that the day you are supposed to be able to book is actually the next day, so keep checking!
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:24 PM   #1143
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I am an agent and can tell you we can't "hold" blocks of them. And typically the client books their own excursions, not us.

I have found that the day you are supposed to be able to book is actually the next day, so keep checking!
Hey, thanks! That's good to know. It just doesn't make sense how nearly ALL the Palo reservations were open, the ship is 1/2 empty, yet the cabanas are gone.

I think I might call in the morning too. Just to be sure.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:26 PM   #1144
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When did you snag a cabana? I tried at day 75 but all are booked!! So bummed I am on the same cruise.
There was nothing available at 90 days, when I was able to book. I kept checking a few times daily until two days ago I randomly found #17 available. It was mid morning I think. Probably not much rhyme or reason for when they become available, just relying on someone to release their hold on one. Keep trying, sending good wishes your way. Good luck!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:47 PM   #1145
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Thanks for the wishes!!!! Would love to have one for the family. Getting excited for the cruise and really looking forward to castaway cay.
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There was nothing available at 90 days, when I was able to book. I kept checking a few times daily until two days ago I randomly found #17 available. It was mid morning I think. Probably not much rhyme or reason for when they become available, just relying on someone to release their hold on one. Keep trying, sending good wishes your way. Good luck!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:06 AM   #1146
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I have seen pictures of the floats and the sand toys being there at the cabanas... do you have to go and pick them up from the places or are they already near your cabana or at the beaches where the cabanas are? I have a friend with younger children who is wondering how she will get them and keep track of her children and all the other things she has to carry.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:56 AM   #1147
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I have seen pictures of the floats and the sand toys being there at the cabanas... do you have to go and pick them up from the places or are they already near your cabana or at the beaches where the cabanas are? I have a friend with younger children who is wondering how she will get them and keep track of her children and all the other things she has to carry.
The sand toys are in each cabana. The floats were stored out on the private beach. For the snorkeling equipment/bikes, you have to go to those locations.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:32 PM   #1148
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We have 4 kids...what are our chances of getting a few extra sandtoys in our cabana? Wondering if I should bring some...which defeats the purpose of having that perk in the cabana but momma wants to keep the peace!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:46 PM   #1149
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We have 4 kids...what are our chances of getting a few extra sandtoys in our cabana? Wondering if I should bring some...which defeats the purpose of having that perk in the cabana but momma wants to keep the peace!
You might be able to ask your concierge. I can't imagine they wouldn't have extras.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:06 PM   #1150
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Just got back today--had a Serenity Bay cabana on our 8/16 cruise-- it was great!!!! We had #20. #18 and #21 were both unused. So, if you cannot get a cabana online, I would definitely put your name on a waitlist on the ship!

It worked out perfect for us because we just chilled on the adult beach all day. The second CC stop we did snorkeling and the waterslide at the family beach, so it would not have been as good to have the cabana.

I'll try to post pics and a mini-review soon.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:29 PM   #1151
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Just got back today--had a Serenity Bay cabana on our 8/16 cruise-- it was great!!!! We had #20. #18 and #21 were both unused. So, if you cannot get a cabana online, I would definitely put your name on a waitlist on the ship!

It worked out perfect for us because we just chilled on the adult beach all day. The second CC stop we did snorkeling and the waterslide at the family beach, so it would not have been as good to have the cabana.

I'll try to post pics and a mini-review soon.
Ok.. can you put an end to the mystery? Where is cabana 21? Is 20 the last one?
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Ok.. can you put an end to the mystery? Where is cabana 21? Is 20 the last one?
The 4 cabanas on the adult beach are 18, 19, 20, and 21. 19&20 are right next to each other, while 18 and 21 were farther away. 18 is closest to the massage cabanas. You cannot book 21 online but maybe can get it through the waitlist on the ship.
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The 4 cabanas on the adult beach are 18, 19, 20, and 21. 19&20 are right next to each other, while 18 and 21 were farther away. 18 is closest to the massage cabanas. You cannot book 21 online but maybe can get it through the waitlist on the ship.
Now I had 18 in November and it was the second stop on the tram. So what do you mean by further away? We were actually the only ones on Serenity Bay on our cruise and we had one cabana on our left side (looking at the beach) and two on our right. So is 21 the first one?
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Now I had 18 in November and it was the second stop on the tram. So what do you mean by further away? We were actually the only ones on Serenity Bay on our cruise and we had one cabana on our left side (looking at the beach) and two on our right. So is 21 the first one?
Sorry-- let me clarify:

As you are walking right (northeast), along the beach and away from the food, bar and bathrooms:
1) there are the massage cabanas
2) a small gap
3) cabana #18
4) a small gap
5) cabana #19 then cabana #20 (these two are very close together)
6) a small gap
7) cabana #21

If you were looking to get 2 cabanas for your group, I would suggest 19 & 20, rather than 18&19 or 20&21.
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Looking for any photos of Cabana #8, We were able to book this for our cruise in December.

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