Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
Sleepydormouse
Earning My Ears
 
Sleepydormouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 30

Cabana "Visitors"

A cabana was available, so I snagged it for the guests in my stateroom. The problem is, we have two staterooms. Mine has me, my SIL and two of her children -- an infant and two year old. The other room has my other SIL and the three older children (two of mine, and one is the sibling of the babies). They are 10, 11, and 13.

I would really like my SIL to be able to have a place to camp out with the babies, but we do need the older kids to be able to come and check in with us. I'm not trying to break the rules -- we wouldn't let them play on the beach or hang out in the cabana, but if they can't get to us at all, that would be a problem. I will probably spend most of the day with the three older kids, but would want to be available to help out with the babies too.

How restricted is the access? And am I trying to force something that just won't work?
__________________
Sleepydormouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
sambycat
DIS Veteran
 
sambycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,901

I'm sure someone will chime in with exact info, but the cabana cost I thought was for X number of people and then it added 50ish bucks after that per person. Actual babies I'm betting are free probably. I think I'm adding up 8 people 3 of whom are adults and one is an infant?
__________________
TDC


sambycat is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
lanejudy
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,957
DISboards Moderator

I think you can add them all to your cabana - aren't the family cabanas for up to 10 people? The charge will go to 1 stateroom but assuming you all get along well enough that the others can split the cost with you. I believe it's an upcharge for more than 6 people, but not sure if the babies count in that or not.

Enjoy your cruise!
lanejudy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
MouseMomx2
DIS Veteran
 
MouseMomx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,301

The cabana cost is for 6 people. You can add up to 4 more for $50 each. So, if they charge for all of you you will have to pay an additional $100. If the infant and 2 year old are free then you are within the base limit of 6. If they do charge for the youngest two you will have to pay the additional $100 for everyone to come to the cabana. Visitors are not allowed.
MouseMomx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
KristiMc
DIS Veteran
 
KristiMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Posts: 3,282

They do charge for everyone - even infants.
__________________
me DH DS13 DS10
2000:Dixie Landings/Disney Wonder 2006:WL 2008:POFQ 2010:BLT 2011:Disney Magic 2012:Disney Magic 2013:AKV 2013:Disney Fantasy 2014:HHI/Disney Dream
KristiMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #6
kcashner
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33,275

Paid for = wrist band = access. That's the only way I know to make it work.

You can put up to 10 guests in a family cabana (if my understanding is correct), so it looks like you are fine with 8 people.

No "visitors." You are either authorized to be there (paid) or not.
kcashner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
Sleepydormouse
Earning My Ears
 
Sleepydormouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 30

The reservation system won't let me add additional guests to the reservation. It specifically says the names of our four people, so I think that means I'll get four wristbands. I guess I need to call Disney.
__________________
Sleepydormouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
Namsupak
DIS Veteran
 
Namsupak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,882

You got the cabana that is the hard part. On the ship you can just have the people added at port adventures. The night before castaway cay you will get a surprise in you room with the wrist bands. I am not sure if the other stateroom will get the same surprise. Certainly though you will have no problems adding more people on the ship in either case.
__________________
Lauren
Married May 26, 2008 Epcot's Japan/Adventurer's Club/Living Seas Salon
DD Lorelei Born 2009, Jameson Born 2012

WDW: 1998, March 2002, Dec 2006, Dec 2007, May 2008, Sept 2008, Dec 2009, Sept 2010, Jan 2011, July 2011, Jan 2012, Feb 2012, Aug 2012, Dec 2012
DCL: June 2008, Feb 2009, Dec 2009, Nov 2010, Jan 2011 (MV Dream), WBTA Sept 2011, Dec 2011, NYE Dream 2011-12, Jan 2012, March 2012 MV Fantasy, Dec 2012 Fantasy, May 2013 WBPC, Jan 2014
DLP: Sept 5, 2011
Coming Up: Sept 2014 WBTA
Namsupak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
aliron
Mouseketeer
 
aliron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 109

Linked Cabins

If you can not see them on the list either greyed out or able to select? are your cabins linked together?

If you want to sit at the same dinner table, you need to link them. And if you want to book an excursion for them, you should link them.
__________________
Ron
Looking forward to my next cruise on DCL and hopefully it is more than 1 time per year.
aliron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
poison ivy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 945

We had 6 adults split between two linked cabins but could only reserve the 3 guests in our cabin for the cabana when booking online. However, we were given 6 wristbands in our stateroom along with the cabana letter and instructions. You should expect to receive a minimum of 6 wristbands as well in your cabin for the base rental.
poison ivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
PrincessShmoo
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessShmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 17,320

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleepydormouse View Post
The reservation system won't let me add additional guests to the reservation. It specifically says the names of our four people, so I think that means I'll get four wristbands. I guess I need to call Disney.
Maybe a dumb question here - are you sure you have a cabana on the family beach? The cabanas at Serenity Bay (adult beach) have a base reservation for 4.

Next question - are your 2 rooms linked?

__________________

HAL Alaska 2009;2012;PC 2013Carnival Baja 2014
DCL Magic May 2008 Panama Canal WB, Sep 2010 Med/WB TransAtlantic,
DCL Wonder Oct & Dec 2011 Mexico, Oct 2012 Hawaii

DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008 Tokyo DL 1984
PrincessShmoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
Namsupak
DIS Veteran
 
Namsupak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,882

Quote:
Originally Posted by poison ivy View Post
We had 6 adults split between two linked cabins but could only reserve the 3 guests in our cabin for the cabana when booking online. However, we were given 6 wristbands in our stateroom along with the cabana letter and instructions. You should expect to receive a minimum of 6 wristbands as well in your cabin for the base rental.
But did the other room receive their bands as well? Usually you get the amount of bands that you reserve, no more no less. We always got the three bands we reserved, but we got more when we asked for them later.
__________________
Lauren
Married May 26, 2008 Epcot's Japan/Adventurer's Club/Living Seas Salon
DD Lorelei Born 2009, Jameson Born 2012

WDW: 1998, March 2002, Dec 2006, Dec 2007, May 2008, Sept 2008, Dec 2009, Sept 2010, Jan 2011, July 2011, Jan 2012, Feb 2012, Aug 2012, Dec 2012
DCL: June 2008, Feb 2009, Dec 2009, Nov 2010, Jan 2011 (MV Dream), WBTA Sept 2011, Dec 2011, NYE Dream 2011-12, Jan 2012, March 2012 MV Fantasy, Dec 2012 Fantasy, May 2013 WBPC, Jan 2014
DLP: Sept 5, 2011
Coming Up: Sept 2014 WBTA
Namsupak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #13
Bear3412
DIS Veteran
 
Bear3412's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: No. VA
Posts: 4,339

We got four bands for us. I asked for two more. They said sure, if you give us their name and room #. It was all moot because we didn't make it to CC after all.
Bear3412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
poison ivy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 945

Quote:
Originally Posted by Namsupak View Post
But did the other room receive their bands as well? Usually you get the amount of bands that you reserve, no more no less. We always got the three bands we reserved, but we got more when we asked for them later.
We received all 6 bands in our cabin without asking. We only were able to list the 3 guests in our stateroom on our rsvp online. The other 3 adults were in an adjoining cabin to us. Both cabins were linked in the system.
poison ivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #15
Sleepydormouse
Earning My Ears
 
Sleepydormouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 30

Update -- just got back from the cruise. I was able to add the guests in the other stateroom by contacting the Concierge (had to get their extension from Shore Excursions, as you can't just go up to the Concierge level without a key). We got 8 wrist bands, and I was charged an additional $50.

Cabanas were totally worth the money considering we had a baby, a toddler, a mother who can't go anywhere without three diaper bags and a ginormous stroller, and a young woman who sunburns if she gets too close to the windows (seriously, I think she's part vampire). We had a lot of "special needs" and they took great care of us.
__________________
Sleepydormouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.