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Old 01-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #1261
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Hard to say. I'm also Gold and on both Dream cruises I was able to get the last Cabana available first thing right at midnight on Day 90. First time Cabana 20 on SB, for March Cabana 19, also on Serenity Bay.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #1262
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I just watched the video from the link above & saw that the cooler is stocked with regular Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, etc. Has anyone had any luck getting drinks switched out? We'd only drink Diet Coke & water. I'd love to be able to have our fridge stocked w/ just those. Think it's possible?
We just had cabana #1 on 1/13 and the cabana host brought whatever we wanted. Told her we really were missing lays potatoe chips and she brought a bunch of bags of those - also said for soda we only needed diet coke and she stocked a bunch of that.

Just let them know what you want and it will be taken care of.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #1263
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We just had cabana #1 on 1/13 and the cabana host brought whatever we wanted.
Did you have the option of having a host and if so, is there an additional fee? Also, I have seen "food and beverage packages available for an additional fee" advertised. Do you know what is included and what the cost is?

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #1264
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Empty cabanas

All of the cabanas were booked on our CC day but only 1/2 seemed to be in use. I can see the guaranteed shade of a roof being an asset in warmer months but it sure looked to be a waste of money from where I sat (last row/last column of loungers before "cabana guests only" area) unless you put a premium on space. The 20, or so, people using it had the whole area to themselves but my area was by no means crowded.
I think if we were part of a larger group (we were only 3) it would be worth it to know we could all be together no matter what time we disembarked.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:16 PM   #1265
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #1266
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You don't have to but it is suggested. We did. We tipped him $40
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #1268
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Did you have the option of having a host and if so, is there an additional fee? Also, I have seen "food and beverage packages available for an additional fee" advertised. Do you know what is included and what the cost is?

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I saw the same thing - it doesn't make sense to me that food and beverages would be additional. Well I could see a charge for adult beverages. I am cursious too if others have more infor on this.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #1269
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I assume they will be over 500 since currently they are 499. Almost impossible to get unless you are the conciere level and can pre book, I've tried for our April 28th cruise and ahve been told they are sold out.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #1270
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Food at the Buffet is included, of course, as for everyone. The food package would be for food delivered a la carte from the ship, not sure just from the main dining room or if Palo or Remy would be an option as well.

The cabana host can get you drinks from the bar (or at least have the bar waiter come to your cabana. Those you would pay individually, but I think you could also pre-book for example a few bottles of champagne or a bucket of beer, that's what the drink package would be I guess.

If you are not able to book a cabana online (I have been lucky enough to get one on Serenity Bay at the 90 day mark), you could still try onboard, some cabanas, like 21, are not available online. Also, perhaps someone cancels his cabana.

When we were there in September, it was rainy, but the water was still warm, ours was the only cabana used on Serenity Bay that day, even it was the last one available online, when I booked.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #1271
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I assume they will be over 500 since currently they are 499. Almost impossible to get unless you are the conciere level and can pre book, I've tried for our April 28th cruise and ahve been told they are sold out.

Platinum level castaway club guests can book the cabanas the same time as concierge level guests.
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I have a question. This is my 2nd disney cruise and I am hoping to book a cabana at my 90 day mark. Right now, I cannot see online where to book the cabana. At midnight at my 90 day mark will the system magically unlock my ability to book excursions? thanks
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #1273
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I have a question. This is my 2nd disney cruise and I am hoping to book a cabana at my 90 day mark. Right now, I cannot see online where to book the cabana. At midnight at my 90 day mark will the system magically unlock my ability to book excursions? thanks
They will become available on the Port Adventures page for Castaway Cay, just like all other shore excursions.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #1274
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Are there usually a few cancellations for cabanas? They were sold out for our cruise. I was planning on checking while on board.
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Are there usually a few cancellations for cabanas? They were sold out for our cruise. I was planning on checking while on board.
Sometimes... just when you board put your name on the waiting list and even ask for the wait list for the handicap cabana.
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