Castaway Cay Private Cabanas

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  1. MomsOf2boys

    MomsOf2boys <font color= deeppink ><marquee>Has obsessive fing

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    Thank you all. Her feet are obvious as they are always ballooning 3 or 4 times bigger than most people's. I'm not afraid to ask for her to get a ride back to the ship. I know walking to the bathroom and Cookies Too won't be an issue with it that close.
     
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  3. maryisme

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    Hi Susan,

    We've traveled with my elderly Mom who also has some mobility issues. She gets around fairly well with a cane for short distances. We have gotten cabanas 4 and 5 and as others have said it was very close to the bathroom and Cookies BBQ.

    The staff that takes care of the cabana guests were extremely helpful. It seemed like they were always checking on my Mom to see if she needed anything.

    We were also provided with transportation to the cabana and back to the ship as well.

    It was a great day for Mom as she would not have stayed with us the entire day had we not had a cabana.

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!
    Mary
     
  4. MomsOf2boys

    MomsOf2boys <font color= deeppink ><marquee>Has obsessive fing

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    Thank you Mary. I didn't want to take the only HA room when she can most likely get back and forth to the bathroom just fine. I was concerned with the tram distance and not sure by days end with her feet at their biggest if she could step up onto the tram. I didn't want to leave her alone in the ship and have her miss "paradise".
     
  5. maryisme

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    Susan,
    I know exactly how you feel! The distance to the bathroom from cabana 4 and 5 was very manageable. My only concern, and I have this concern wherever there are crowds, is someone accidentally bumping into her and she falling. She is pretty steady on her feet but we always chaperone her.

    On previous cruises, Mom would only spend maybe two hours with us before one of us brought her back to the ship. Since the introduction of the cabanas, she spends the entire day with us. It truly is paradise. Even in very hot weather (August) she was very comfortable.

    Mary
     
  6. robin19871

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    The shore side concierge pre booking at 145 days for a cabana was painless and worked 100% for us.. I received an e mail the day after my 120 day mark that it was done as promised.. (No one promised us but it was funny to read that.) :rotfl:
     
  7. kaseyC

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    Great! That gels with earlier reports. I will get to find out in December for my May cruise. :goodvibes
     
  8. robin19871

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    I was surprised and happy at the confirmation.. Part of the e mail said this: As promised the following activities have been booked on your reservation at the 120 day booking window. (We only requested a cabana.) It was so nice not to have to stay awake til midnight to book being that I am usually asleep by 9:00 p.m. :) Now if they can just guarantee good weather for February it will make me never book anything but concierge..:lmao:
     
  9. Nikyex458

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    I planning to rent a cabana on my first Disney cruise and I know the max people is 6 and 7,8,9 and 10 is 50 dollars but do toddler count as full guest. We are 6 plus a 2 years old?
     
  10. robin19871

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    Yes, they do.. I have seen people ask about 6 month old infants too and the answer is yes.. We are paying for a cabana for just my husband, son and I and it will still be $499.00..
     
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    It is my understanding that the little one will count toward the total head count but I don't think you pay for them. Someone will correct me if I am wrong....please!

    Good luck at getting your cabana :-)
     
  12. lorimay

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    Did they by any chance mention when they might be ready?
    We are sailing on The Fantasy Feb. 15th and it seems like its going to be a heavy cruise. We are gold but still worried we won't be able to snag one.
    If these new ones are ready, I may have a better shot at grabbing one.
    Thanks.
    Lori
     
  13. spacy9

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    The person we were talking to said they were planning on them being ready before Christmas. I didn't ask when they would be bookable though, sorry.
     
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    Thank you for the information.
    I can book next week, I wonder if they will put them out for rental before they are ready.

    Thanks again.
     
  15. HappyGrumpy

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    How many Cabana's do they have there?

    Are they adding more? I would love one with a little shall "pond" in front of it! It looks like the pool at The Beach Club!

    If anyone has pics of serenity beach cabanas or can tell me of your experiences that would be awesome!

    Thank You!
     
  16. Meghatron

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    There are four cabanas at SB. It sounds like all the new ones are on the FB.

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  17. HappyGrumpy

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    Thank You! I wish they were not so far back from the water. I would love them to be right by the water or even a little over the water like you would see in bora bora or Fiji!.

    But thats just me:)
     
  18. PATTERSON PARTY OF 3

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    when was this? Was the water at that level all day? I have this same cabana in 3 weeks and I am worried about the water level now.
     
  19. HeddyRuth

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    I don't think the water is quite as close in the higher numbers as in the lower numbers but you are not that far away. We were there two weeks ago in number 6 and it was just amazing. The water was gorgeous.
     
  20. spacy9

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    This was taken pretty early in the morning. I think before 10AM local time. The water did get a few feet higher in the 'pond' area, but you still weren't allowed to swim in it.

    The main water is only 75 - 100 feet or so away, it's a very short walk. My youngest was running back and forth all the time. :goodvibes

    Having Cabana #14 was still awesome, I wouldn't worry about it. You'll love it :cloud9:
     
  21. Doingitagain

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    We will have four grandparents in their 80s with us and are going to try to get a Serenity Bay cabana (we are platinum, so hoping!). Two of them have more difficulty walking, so I am worried about crossing the sand, getting to the bathrooms, lunch, etc. Any suggestions?
     

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