1. Follow the DIS on Instagram! www.instagram.com/the.dis

3 generations on the Fantasy & cruising concierge: CABANA #10! [updated 10/12/14]

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by emmebear, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. niftyswifty

    niftyswifty Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    This is one of the best trip reports I've read! You are a talent - both with photography and with words. I feel like I can actually 'hear' you speaking as I'm reading :goodvibes

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I think you've inspired me to write a trip report. We are traveling on the Fantasy 1/11. This is our 2nd trip on the Fantasy - the first time I kept a detailed journal and took tons of pics to write a report and never got the nerve to write it :guilty:

    So happy you had such a wonderful trip with your daughter (exceptionally adorable!) and your mom!

    This will be our 5th Disney Cruise... hoping to one day experience concierge!

    Happy New Year!!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734

    Thank you for the kind words & for reading along!

    Trip reports are really fun. But then sometimes life gets in the way and they take forever to complete. Lol.

    Enjoy your cruise and happy new year!

    Thank you everyone for commenting and joining in! :)
     
  4. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    Will be updating soon! :)

    I have so much to share! Can't believe it's almost been a year since this cruise.

    Thanks everyone for reading along!
     
  5. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    updated 2/7/14


    it's been a hot minute since my last update. with all the cold weather in florida, what's better than some pictures of gorgeous castaway cay?

    i'm dedicating this post to the food served at cookie's too.

    but before i begin, i mentioned that there is a button you push while in the cabana and like magic, a member of the concierge team comes to your cabana. i had no idea someone would come so quickly or even if the button works, but yes, the button works and a few seconds later, someone magically appears.

    i pressed the button and kemisha came in a flash. i asked if there was any fruit on the buffet. she told me to relax & she would bring me some. i told her i could get it but she reiterated that i relax & that she would be back in a jiffy.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    she brought back a plate of watermelon and papaya. the papaya was soooo sweet! the watermelon was absolutely refreshing & emme devoured almost all of it.


    like i said before, the service was out of this world amazing. kudos so the concierge team for being fantastic.



    after playing in the sand, we got hungry & decided to take the short walk to cookies too.


    [​IMG]


    the walk was really nice & we got to see more of the island.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    we finally made it to our destination:


    [​IMG]


    cookies two was set up in buffet fashion. there was two serving lines and each line had the same food. it was a little unorganized as it's always awkward in figuring out where the beginning and end is. and when people are hungry, it's no holds barred...you just go for it.

    despite the massive amount of people this buffet served, i was surprised as to how clean it was.

    after piling food on our trays, we covered them up & walked back to our cabana.


    the spread:

    [​IMG]

    i loved everything on this plate...especially the fresh tomatoes. yummy!


    [​IMG]

    the burger was a pretty sad dry burger. however, the chicken was moist & the cous cous was really good...as was the red potatoes.


    [​IMG]

    the fruit was so fresh. i did have to wait a few minutes for them to bring out some more papaya but it was well worth the wait.


    [​IMG]



    and lunch with a view:

    [​IMG]

    it was such a wonderful luxury to eat this delicious lunch on our sun deck. it really did feel like a total vacation right at this moment...a bit surreal if you ask me.


    overall, i thought the offerings at cookie's two was really tasty (minus the dry burger). i enjoyed eating the meal with my family & also having a cold corona...the view could not be beat!



    [​IMG]
     
  6. DisneYE

    DisneYE Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Messages:
    202
    Great TR and pictures...thanks for sharing...all 3 of you are adorable and I'm glad you all had a great time..best wishes..
     
  7. tdunaway

    tdunaway Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    105
    We are also in that room in May!!! We sail the 15th!! I think kdkdmac mentioned in another post that she was sailing on the 22nd!
     
  8. Lepidoptera

    Lepidoptera Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    14
    I've been trying to understand the benefits of concierge (and cabana rentals) and your report is VERY helpful. Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  9. bellasmom10

    bellasmom10 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Loving your trip report. You have such a beautiful family. This is giving me something to look forward too, I will be travelling with my mother and soon to be 4 yr old daughter.. Can you please share where you are getting the beautiful personalized shirts Emme is wearing? Can't wait to read the rest.
    Thank you!
     
  10. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,587
    Just what I need on a cold and wet evening. Photos of Castaway Cay :)
    I never thought I wanted a cabana until I read your TR but it looks so prefect!
     
  11. marquislaura

    marquislaura Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Reading along. Great TR. Thanks for taking the time to write and share with us!
     
  12. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    Thank you everyone for following along and for the lovely comments.

    I will be updating soon. I have so much more to share! :)
     
  13. JulieODC

    JulieODC DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,067
    Hi there!!! Joining in SO late.

    We just booked our first DCL cruise for May last week....and I was sooo excited to see one of your reports over here!!!
     
  14. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734

    I'm tempted to cook another cruise for august but it would be a non-concierge booking I think. :(

    Which cruise will you be going in? They are so much fun!
     
  15. bbn1122

    bbn1122 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,540
    I just saw your photos of CC and the Cabana....you have solidify my decision to get a cabana this August...we are book in a Cat. V.

    Thanks for sharing.:)
     
  16. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    I'm glad my reviews helped your decision!

    One of the main reasons for me to write this report was that when I was trying to make a decision to concierge or not, there wasn't much info out there.

    So it makes me doubly happy that my review is helping others.

    Thanks for reading along!
     
  17. JulieODC

    JulieODC DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,067
    We're doing a 7night western Caribbean on the Fantasy!

    I bet you could get some good deals for August if you hold off and book last minute-ish?

    BTW, I follow you on Instagram, and loved all the pictures from your recent WDW trip!!! :goodvibes
     
  18. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734

    Oh wow! That is awesome. I can get good rates but I can't get extra time off of work. We are short staffed and it's been brutal.

    Thanks for joining me on Instagram!
     
  19. Campbem

    Campbem Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Thanks, this has been a very helpful report! I'll be in a one bedroom on the fantasy this December so it's been great to see all the details you're sharing.

    Thanks and looking forward to more!
     
  20. emmebear

    emmebear nurse & mommy.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    My pleasure!

    I'm glad the report is helpful & thanks for joining in!
     
  21. isaboo

    isaboo Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    162
    So are we...same category August 14th! :cool1:


     

Share This Page