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Old 03-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #1306
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I have a concierge suite so I will be able to book 120 days in advnace. If I'm on right at midnight will it be tought to secure a cabana?
The spa packages on sea day...were booked, within minutes. I booked cabanas, brunch, a spa treatment (sea day), excursions, etc., at midnight, with no problem.

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #1307
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My family will be at Cabana 2 next week. I'll take pics and PM them to you. Yes, it does have a hammock at least. Other than that, I can't speak to it's comfort or private or anything else as I've not been to this Cabana before.
OK, sorry for the late post. We had Cabanas 16 and 17 at the end of the family beach. There was absolutely no one around. We used it as home base for the family to check in from the various activities. We had 21 people and there was no problem with the one odd man out stopping in and checking with us.

When the kids wanted to play we left the area and went to the more family area so they could play with other children. I can assure you, that far out there were NO CHILDREN. trust me I had to treck back and forth dozens of times.

The only funny thing was the family in cabana 15 actually stripped down to nothing to rinse off in full view of those of us that were around. Luckily just myself and my husband were still there picking up items not yet retrieved by the rest of the family at that time. It was all too funny.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #1308
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OK, sorry for the late post. We had Cabanas 16 and 17 at the end of the family beach. There was absolutely no one around. We used it as home base for the family to check in from the various activities. We had 21 people and there was no problem with the one odd man out stopping in and checking with us.

When the kids wanted to play we left the area and went to the more family area so they could play with other children. I can assure you, that far out there were NO CHILDREN. trust me I had to treck back and forth dozens of times.

The only funny thing was the family in cabana 15 actually stripped down to nothing to rinse off in full view of those of us that were around. Luckily just myself and my husband were still there picking up items not yet retrieved by the rest of the family at that time. It was all too funny.
were they european? europeans sometimes do that..

was it possible to get a golf cart to take you to your cabana (since it was so far away)?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #1309
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was it possible to get a golf cart to take you to your cabana (since it was so far away)?
Yes, they will take you to the cabana. They will also pick you up and take you anywhere you want if you call them to your cabana.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #1310
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I assume this means that you'll be checking the Disney site to see if anyone cancels.

What are the odds on cancellation when the cabanas book up even before the 90 day point?

Is there a stand by list that you can get on once your onboard?

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There is a list. Don't give up hope. We had one reserved for our last cruise, but gave it up the day before. We were able to get a full refund because someone was on a list for one. [We gave it up because our teens just wanted to hang out with their new friends on the family beach and teen area. Luckily for us it rained the next day, and we ended up leaving CC around 3 PM. I heard they only refunded 50%.] So it is possible to get a cabana.
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There is a list. Don't give up hope. We had one reserved for our last cruise, but gave it up the day before. We were able to get a full refund because someone was on a list for one. [We gave it up because our teens just wanted to hang out with their new friends on the family beach and teen area. Luckily for us it rained the next day, and we ended up leaving CC around 3 PM. I heard they only refunded 50%.] So it is possible to get a cabana.
I second that. Don't give up hope.. check every day if not several times a day.

We are silver CC members and had to wait to book for a while. I logged on the very second I could and went right to our Castaway Cay day to try to get a cabana on SB. All gone.

So I went and book everything else I could and then thought what the heck and went to check one more time before I logged out and there it was! Someone must have just cancelled. I grabbed that cabana up faster than most people could blink.

Turns out another Dis'er from our cruise meets thread had just cancelled it - they decided it wasn't going to work out for them. While I am sorry they had to cancel I am so happy we got it.

So ya just never know. Don't give up.. and good luck.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #1312
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do the serenity bay cabanas also have hammocks?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #1314
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We're cruising Feb. 16th 2013 on the Disney Fantasy (president's week). I REALLY want a cabana on FB (DS will be 2 and DS will be 10). B/c this is our first cruise we can't book until 12/3/2012....what are my odds of getting a cabana if I go right on at midnight, and has anyone had any luck with cancelations? Do other people try to "sell" their cabana?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #1315
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do the serenity bay cabanas also have hammocks?
Here's the hammock of #19:


Serenity Bay Cabana #19 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


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We're cruising Feb. 16th 2013 on the Disney Fantasy (president's week). I REALLY want a cabana on FB (DS will be 2 and DS will be 10). B/c this is our first cruise we can't book until 12/3/2012....what are my odds of getting a cabana if I go right on at midnight, and has anyone had any luck with cancelations? Do other people try to "sell" their cabana?
Unfortunately, I'd say not too good if you are not staying in a suite. With 1500 more guests on the Fantasy than the Wonder or Magic, I have my doubts about getting one even though I'm gold.
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What is the cost

Does anybody know how much they charge for the cabanas
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Does anybody know how much they charge for the cabanas
$499 for a Family Beach Cabana
$399 for a Serenity Bay Cabana

You may have up to 6 guests for these prices, and if your party is larger than 6 guests, that makes an additional $50 per person. Max capacity is 10 guests.
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Does anybody know how much they charge for the cabanas
$499 on Family Beach, $399 on Serenity Bay (I believe).
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I have my doubts about getting one even though I'm gold.
On our upcoming Fantasy cruise (in July), all cabanas were taken by the concierge guests. No luck for any other guests, no matter how many times they had sailed.
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