Serenity Bay, Cabana's and Lunch

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  1. barbarasc

    barbarasc CruiseCrazy

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    I just confirmed a cabana #20 for our May cruise. Question?? Is lunch served at Serenity Bay or do we have to go back o Cookies? If it is served there is the food different than what is served at Cookies?

    Cabana location? Is there a map that shows the where #20 is?

    Thanks in advance! This was a hard decision to make, spending a fare amount of money on the Cabana is something that we have only talked about!:scratchin
     
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  3. kcashner

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    Lunch is served at Serenity Bay. They have the same selections as Cookies, plus some other goodies. For instance, they grill steaks. Sometimes they have lobster burgers and other treats. It depends on the cruise and what is left in the galley. For instance, if it is not a 7 night cruise (which serves lobster), there won't be any leftover lobster.......
     
  4. barbarasc

    barbarasc CruiseCrazy

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    Thank you! I was hoping we didn't have to walk back to Cookies! :cool1: The Cabana is going to be a surprise to my DH and my adult kids :thumbsup2
     
  5. Mickey4me!

    Mickey4me! Lost my screen name so I'm starting from scratch!

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    We were in #18 on our Oct 2011 cruise and absolutely LOVED having it! On a whim DH happened to check a couple of days before our CC day to see if one was available and there were 2. The night before CC they delivered a large envelope that had a pop up model of the cabana along with wrist bands and info. Once we got to Serenity Bay, we checked in (podium near massage huts) and our "cabana boy" drove us to it in a golf cart. He showed us around and pointed out the call button if we needed him to bring us drinks or drive us to lunch. The walk was very short so we didn't bother. You and your DH are going to love it! I'll post pictures later. Enjoy!
     
  6. texasgirl73

    texasgirl73 Obsessive Trip Planner

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    I have #18 reserved in May so looking forward to those pictures. :hyper:
     
  7. barbarasc

    barbarasc CruiseCrazy

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    one last question? (Yea right one last question :rotfl:) My daughter is in a wheelchair she can walk short distances with assistance if necessary, will this be an problem in or around the cabana area?
     
  8. Mickey4me!

    Mickey4me! Lost my screen name so I'm starting from scratch!

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    Not sure about #20 but in 18, there were some steps up to the door and then 3 or so steps in the front down to the sand. You can also go around the side to get to the front if the cabana and avoid the steps to the door. I'll post pics shortly and it will make more sense.
     
  9. Mickey4me!

    Mickey4me! Lost my screen name so I'm starting from scratch!

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    Here are the pics of cabana #18 at Serenity Bay from our Oct. 2011 cruise...What the pics don't show are the couple of steps off the side of the front deck to the sand. That's also were they have the floats stored. If you look at the picture towards the bottom you can see #19 and #20 off to the side. Any questions let me know. Enjoy!!

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  10. barbarasc

    barbarasc CruiseCrazy

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    Thank you so much for the pictures!!! :worship: The steps are manageable for my daughter and the walk to the beach looks short as well. I think the cost for the cabana is high but maybe worth the cost :thumbsup2
     
  11. lorimay

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    Thanks for posting the Cabana pictures!
    We will be in #19 on Sunday!!!!!

    I love the cabanas, we had one on family beach last January. It was the best decision, especially with 2 toddlers.

    This year just us, no kids or grandkids this time.
     
  12. kcashner

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    There are beach wheelchairs available as you exit the ship off to the left (by the wagons). I found them difficult to push, but then, I'm a 50 something and was pushing an adult. They do work better on sand than the regular (skinny tire) wheelchairs.
     
  13. DVC Jen

    DVC Jen DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Wigs out even the

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    We had cabana 20 in May. Here are some photos of it.

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    I hope you enjoy it. It was the best part of our entire cruise. Serenity bay is exactly that - serene. We LOVED it and are hoping to be sprinkled with some pixie dust for our upcoming June cruise - we really want a cabana on SB again... but we are lowly silver CC members so I am not counting on it.
     
  14. barbarasc

    barbarasc CruiseCrazy

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    DVC Jen thank you for posting the pics! The cabana looks wonderful and your pics were AMAZING :) We are looking forward to the splurge on the cabana we normally have to leave the beach early so our daughter can take her medications and take a nap.....BUT with the cabana she can do that and still enjoy the ocean air :goodvibes
     
  15. over50visits

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    When we used a cabana the host insisted we call him whenever we wanted to go anywhere! If your daughter can walk down a few steps and about 10 more feet to the road, your host will likely be available with a golf car to take you anywhere (lunch or rest rooms, for example) you want to go.

    Cabanas are a small piece of heaven on a heavenly island. Here are a few things that aren't commonly posted or known to first timers:

    There is a safe in them, just as in your onboard cabin.

    You can eat lunch there (table and chairs). Your host will give you a ride to/from the buffet.

    There are plugs (for example, to recharge your phones)

    There is a changing curtain for get into/out of swimwear

    They provide cold drinks and some snacks, as well as suntan lotion.

    A drink host will come and take your order for alcoholic drinks and bring them to you.

    Private hammock, personal float tubes, free bicycle rentals

    They provide a plate of cold, wet towels. Great for cleaning/cooling off.

    Lot of chairs inside and out (on the porch) for relaxing

    At the end of the day, our host took us from our cabana to the ship's reboarding point in his golfcart. Wow!
     
  16. tinkerone

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    I had a few questions earlier in the week and aq very nice dis'er sent me this link. you may find it of interest to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz3TYPSNwiw

    there are a few others on you tube but this one really showed everything.
     
  17. DVC Jen

    DVC Jen DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Wigs out even the

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    My pleasure. I really hope you enjoy the cabana as much as we did. We didn't want to leave. The CMs were cleaning the beach, the shops were closed, lights were off in the restrooms by the time we headed back to the ship. It really was the highlight of our cruise and in my opinion worth every penny.
     
  18. lorimay

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    100% agree.

    My husband was unsure last year when I booked it. We were 8 people total including our 2 grandchildren.
    But he was thrilled within 15 minutes of arriving. The hammock was his favorite place.

    The little ones napped so peacefully out of the sun.
    If you can do it I say go for it!!!!!
     
  19. barbarasc

    barbarasc CruiseCrazy

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    We have the cabana booked and we're thrilled and can't wait to experience the Serenity in a Cabana!:goodvibes
     

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