Castaway Cay Private Cabanas

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  1. bahacca

    bahacca Mouseketeer

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    Thanks so much, WInston. My MIL booked our rooms already, so no concierge. She did book through RCI-would that make any difference? Like could she call RCI and make a note that she wants to book a cabana? If not, I guess I'll just spend the money elsewhere:lmao:
     
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  3. jilljill

    jilljill <font color=blue>Collects Disney men!<br><font col

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    You can do your own bookings directly on DCL's website. I wouldn't want an agent do to my on board bookings for me.
    Just keep checking since cabanas do open up for many sailings as people change their minds and such.
     
  4. chateau

    chateau DIS Veteran

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    :offtopic: your wedding pictures are AMAZING! :offtopic:

    We want to talk our family into not getting one NEXT to us! Just kidding!:faint:

    Is there a map I can view to decide? Any variations in price? Sorry if it's in this thread and I missed it!
     
  5. mikeymouse1223

    mikeymouse1223 Earning My Ears

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    WinstonC is right! I hit my 120 day activity reservation window last night at midnight (we're sailing concierge - but its' our first cruise). I couldn't believe how fast the cabanas disappeared. Within 10 minutes, there were only 8 left on the family beach, and 1 left on Serenity Bay. As of 9:30am this morning, there were only 2 left on the family beach, and that's it - less than 12 hours after the reservation window opened up! We're not doing a cabana this time, but I was interested to see how fast they would go. It looks like you pretty much need to be Platinum, Concierge, or just plain lucky! Good luck! pixiedust:
     
  6. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    I'm only Silver and must be lucky, as we have been able to get a cabana every time we wanted one (3 cruises so far)!!

    Of course, I refused to take no for an answer and kept checking until one opened up a few days before our last cruise (the other two I was able to book when our window opened up)!
     
  7. mhconley

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    Are cabanas really worth $1,500.00? :scared1: That's what concierge plus the cabana itself would cost me.

    I think I'll take my chances there will be one left at the 75 day mark. pixiedust: If not it was not meant to be....

    Martin
     
  8. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    No. :)

    I'm with you, take your chances and if not, it's not meant to be!

    So far we've been able to get a cabana 3 out of 3 times we wanted one... and we're not even gold yet!
     
  9. cblack

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    On my last cruise, the online booking for cabanas was not yet open, so I had to book through shoreside concierge. Now that the bookings are online, where do you find them on the site? Are they listed under excursions or somewhere else? My booking window is coming up and the cabana is priority #1 for booking.
     
  10. cheesemouse

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    Ditto on this question. It's our first DCL cruise but we are in a concierge cabin so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to get one, but need to know exactly where on the website to go at midnight. Thanks!
     
  11. mikeymouse1223

    mikeymouse1223 Earning My Ears

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    You log into your reservation, click on "cruise activities", then "+ add an activity". You will find it under "port adventures". You can choose whichever cabana number you would like, as long as it is still available! Remember to confirm it right after you add it to your cart.:)
     
  12. cblack

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    Thank you! :worship:
     
  13. hayesfamof4

    hayesfamof4 Mouseketeer

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    Wow!! How do you get them? This is our third cruise and no cabana, yet again. I keep checking though!
     
  14. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    Two were reserved at midnight when our window opened - January & October cruises - so maybe being off-season helped?

    The other was our April Fantasy cruise and all were booked when our window opened, but I was determined and kept checking every day - and one finally opened up just days before our cruise! :cool1:
     
  15. hayesfamof4

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    We did the April fantasy cruise as well - which date were you on? I checked constantly on that one. LOL None!
     
  16. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    We were on the same cruise!! I knew your name sounded familiar!!!

    I was logging in to the DCL site to check when I saw a post in our FB group that there was a Cabana available, I think less than a week before the cruise. I was holding my breath cuz the post was an hour or so old... but it was still available and I was able to grab it! I was shocked!
     
  17. hayesfamof4

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    That was a great cruise! We're doing the Halloween cruise in October. :)
     
  18. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    Yes, it was!

    We're doing the cruise before you in October and were so excited to find out Halloween would celebrated!!!
     
  19. klass3

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    Just wondering - I'm on the West coast. So do I log on at 9:00 P.M. or midnight? Says midnight Eastern time. Want a cabana so I need to be ready! We're Concierge so I'm hoping.
     
  20. coloradodumbo

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    So my family is sailing on the fantasy in January, this is the first time we are trying the concierge because my grandma and cousins are going with us. They have never been on a cruise before so we thought we would surprise them with the upgrade. We just hit our 120 day window and booked our cabanas. The issue is we had e-mailed concierge at 121 days and asked a "what-if" question about cabana bookings. It turns out that they ended up booking a cabana for us because of our "what if" question. Not knowing they did this we made a cabana reservation ourselves and then our second reservation also made a cabana reservation. We are going to release to cabanas ASAP since they are popular but now we are stuck trying to figure out what one we keep. We have 4, 7, and 9 any thoughts? I have seen the pics for 7 and 9 but any thoughts would be helpful. We were so worried about not getting a cabana and yet we somehow ended up with three?!
     
  21. mouthdoc

    mouthdoc Earning My Ears

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    Yep, log on at 9:00 p.m. your time. I was able to snag a Cabana for our cruise this November. With concierge, you shouldn't have any problems. Good Luck!!:thumbsup2
     

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