Castaway Cay Private Cabanas

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  1. JoiseyMom

    JoiseyMom <font color=orange>Have you had your SPANX today??

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    Ditto us! DD and I got off first since she did the 5k, DH and DS got the snorkel equipment. They also went bike riding. We met up at the Cabana, requested some grapes (only fruit DD can eat without her mouth getting itchy) and some fanta orange soda. Both were brought to us, they apologized for taking so long for the grapes, since that hadn't been brought off the ship yet. We were like, no problem, thank you so much! We had Alice and she rocked!

    DD and I spent the day in floats in the water relaxing and looking for shells. DH spent it in the cabana with the DH of the fantastic family who let us share it with them. We had more water brought out when needed and soda. They took away all our dirty dishes. And they took back the snorkel equipment.

    DH will not get off the ship at CC without one...LOL...or so he says. But then he did books us concierge for our Aug cruise... :goodvibes. And yes we would like to find a family we get along with to share...
     
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  3. RaglanRoad

    RaglanRoad So Cal Girl

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    We have booked a cabana twice and both times have spent the whole day there minus restroom and lunch time. The first time with a cabana was at Serenity Bay and there were 2 of us. We actually stayed until our host came to get us and said we had to leave :rotfl2: The funny thing is we did the same on our second cabana stay which was at the family beach area and there were 3 of us.
    On the second cabana visit my grandma was with us and she truly enjoyed having the comfy chairs, being able to sit in the shade or sun without having to move very far as she is limited in mobility. We were lucky to get a ride all the way back to the ship at the end of the day but with her mobility I wish there was transportation from the ship to the cabana for her.

    I have been lucky getting cabana's for both of the times I have actually tried and since I was not concierge I guess I should feel a little more lucky.
     
  4. Bonacker

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    We are sailing in late January. Is it chilly at CC at that time of year??
     
  5. PrincessShmoo

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    I believe, as with most excursions, that it would have to be canceled (at the latest) 3 days prior to the start of your cruise. After that, you can cancel, but you will be charged for it anyway, UNLESS DCL is able to "resell" it.
     
  6. Doingitagain

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    We will have nine adults on our next cruise, four of them are grandparents in their 80s. We thought a cabana would be nice. We are not concierge, but are platinum, so are hoping to get one at the adult beach.

    Since there are nine of us, I know we will need to get permission and pay extra. If we have an opportunity to get two cabanas, does any one have any thoughts on whether we should do it? I am willing to spend the extra money since it is a special cruise for the grandparents and I want them to have a great day at Castaway Cay.
     
  7. PrincessShmoo

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    You don't need "permission". The cabanas on Serenity Bay are $399 for 4 people. You can add more (up to a max of 10) for $50.00 per person.

    So, 9 people in 1 cabana = $649. 2 cabanas (5 in one) - $449 plus $399 = $848.
     
  8. MrsMork

    MrsMork Proud Old Geezer

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    And same deal for the FB only $100 more.
     
  9. over50visits

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    Just a thought...even though you can get up to 10 in a Cabana on the adult beach, that would be quite a crowd if everyone is there at the same time. If you are willing to afford 2 of them, then it comes down to a lifestyle choice. Will a lot of your group be away swimming, biking, hiking, eating? If so, then it will be uncrowded and relaxed. If everyone is there, do they mind that it will be quite full (there is plenty of room, but you will know you are at capacity), and only a few can lounge on the deck at a time (there are seats inside as well).

    Cabanas are really a slice of heaven, so it doesn't matter either way. If you rent 1, all 9 will be together and can enjoy the companionship. If you rent 2, you'll need to travel to the other one to see/mingle with that group, in exchange for a less crowded environment.

    Enjoy either way.
     
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  11. PrincessShmoo

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    :confused:
     
  12. PrincessShmoo

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    Well, for the FB it would be:

    1 cabana = $649. 2 cabanas = $998.
     
  13. MUDisneyCouple

    MUDisneyCouple Thank God for the DIS and all you helpful people!

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    How small is the changing area? Is that the only privacy area? I thought it looked like there was a door in the back and a curtain that went across the front for privacy...
     
  14. JoiseyMom

    JoiseyMom <font color=orange>Have you had your SPANX today??

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    The changing area is really small. Its just a small curtain in an itty bitty area....I wouldn't change there :eek:
     
  15. Callymum

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    There is a door at the back and I know the folding shutter doors at the front sides close to meet in the middle. . :)
     
  16. MUDisneyCouple

    MUDisneyCouple Thank God for the DIS and all you helpful people!

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    Ok, so there is some privacy...I was a little worried about that if the changing area was so tiny!
     
  17. "Got Disney"

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    What are the chances of getting on for July at 105 day booking? Gold CC member.
     
  18. Bonniec

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    Slim but not impossible.
     
  19. Belleluvswdw

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    We got one, but I logged in at exactly midnight. Two popped up, but they were gone right away. Have your trigger finger ready! Good luck!
     
  20. TiggerAllie

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    I also got one right at 105 days (for an August 4-day). There were only 2 available, on SB, at exactly midnight.
     
  21. RweTHEREyet

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    I have seen it mentioned that there is a changing area, is this actually in the cabanas? I have looked at pictures and am just not seeing it. Anyone know of a visual that makes it obvious?
     

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