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Old 05-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Cabana Ranking

My booking window opens up next Thursday (120 day/concierge) and I am hoping to snag a cabana on the family beach, preferably a lower number. I'd like to have the cabanas ranked in order of our preference so that if they are going like hotcakes when I log in at midnight I know which one to grab. I've done some searching but haven't been able to find a list of pros/cons of each cabana.
I realize they're all pretty much the same so maybe it doesn't matter much...but if you've had one can you share what you thought were the pros/cons of your specific cabana? Anything that separates certain numbers from the rest of the pack?

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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I wouldn't turn any of them down, but we had #4 last year and loved it. It was close enough so that the walk to the restaurant at lunch was not bad and it was closer to get to the watersides out at pelican plunge. At the same time, though, it wasn't one of the very first ones on that part of the beach either, so you weren't positioned right next to the dividing rope. We tried to get it again for our sept cruise this year, but it was taken so we got #5 instead.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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This photo may help you get "the lay of the land" ; http://ww.disboards.com/showpost.php...&postcount=691

from this thread ; all you ever wanted to know about CC Cabanas.
http://ww.disboards.com/showthread.p...36376&page=124

Some are reluctant to tell you the best Cabana #'s as it only creates competition.

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:37 AM   #4
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Some are reluctant to tell you the best Cabana #'s as it only creates competition.

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Ah ha! This I did not consider! Thanks for the insight on why the info i wanted seemed so illusive!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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What is the cost to rent a Cabana for the day ?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:44 AM   #6
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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We had cabana 12 a little over a week ago and LOVED it! No other way to do Castaway cay IMO!
I think they would all be amazing but 1 or 2 might be a bit much because they are close to the other beach and I know our concierge team had to constantly tell others on the family beach they couldn't come on the cabana beach.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
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Mandy, sent you a PM.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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I've herd that some of the double digit ones lose the water front when the tides go out. I reserved a single digit one as it is just two adults and I would like it to remain semi water front property all day, lol
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ~Mandy~
My booking window opens up next Thursday (120 day/concierge) and I am hoping to snag a cabana on the family beach, preferably a lower number. I'd like to have the cabanas ranked in order of our preference so that if they are going like hotcakes when I log in at midnight I know which one to grab. I've done some searching but haven't been able to find a list of pros/cons of each cabana.
I realize they're all pretty much the same so maybe it doesn't matter much...but if you've had one can you share what you thought were the pros/cons of your specific cabana? Anything that separates certain numbers from the rest of the pack?

Thanks!!
If you're concierge, just call/email Shoreside Concierge now and have them do it for you. Tell them exactly which one you want and you should have no problem getting it. With that said, I originally had them reserve #2, and changed my mind the next morning and switched to #6.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #11
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On our very first cruise we were lucky that someone dropped a cabana just prior to sailing and we snagged the last one on the family beach 18? maybe.. We have older kids and liked having our own space away from everyone. They came and took us to lunch and back so being far away wasn't really a problem.

It was a nice experience, but I, personally, wouldn't do it again because my kids are older now and we can just go to the adult beach to get away from it all.

However, if I had little kids, out in that hot sun..it would be a requirement because it was great to have your own area and SHADE.

Good luck, I'm sure they are all fabulous.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:42 PM   #12
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We had cabana #9 earlier this month. It has a great view of the ship & is close to the restroom & cookies 2 without being next to the family beach.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
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We had #6 in April and loved it. Close enought to Cookies and the bathrooms that it wasn't a chore to get there, but far enough away from the family beach. We had a nice view of the ship, and we had waterfront all day. I wouldn't want to be too much farther out. My top choices would be 4 to 7, and I would not hesitate to book #6 again.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #14
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I researched the threads when considering a cabana and ended up with #7 based on all the positive comments and photos. I agree w/ last poster...4-7 is the way I'd go.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:41 PM   #15
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to me this is a little like asking which seat is better in First Class - they are all better than Coach.

We had cabana #9,, and it had great service, a hammock, shade, water, soda, and a shower to rinse off the sand. It was also a short walk to the beach.

That being said, ALL cabanas have these features.

If you are not planning on walking a ton back and forth to the main beach, then the placement doesn't matter much.

We found the private beach to be comparatively empty, and no one stayed in one spot. Some enjoyed the low tide areas near the higher cabana numbers, others like the deeper water.

You can't go wrong, because the primary features are all the same!

Good luck getting your cabana!

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