Who gets first dibs on the cabanas?

Stitch'sCousin

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 16, 2007
Concierge can make requests at 125 days to shoreside and essentially gets the first shot at the cabanas. At 120 days, platinum can try to book any cabanas not taken by concierge, and so on. There is always the chance that somebody may cancel their cabana and, by stalking the DCL site, it may be possible to get a cabana closer to the sailing date.
 

Disneyland_emily

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2003
I wish they’d just remove the options of cabanas from the activity list since it’s not an ‘available option’ to anyone but concierge..
 

Cheburashka

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 25, 2020
I wish they’d just remove the options of cabanas from the activity list since it’s not an ‘available option’ to anyone but concierge..
Well, they are available to non-concierge if you get very lucky- you know, like the kind of luck that lottery winners have. And if you're all 18 & up, the Serenity Bay cabanas have more availability. I'm gold & have seen those available before.

But yeah, for a Family Beach Cabana, even concierge cruisers stress about their availability and can't always get one, so if you're not concierge you just have to cross your fingers & hope someone happens to drop one the moment you log-on to check the website...
 

AquaDame

DCL
Moderator
Joined
Jul 7, 2010
I'm platinum and have never seen a Cabana available on either beach... someday... :)
 

  • EXCLUSIVE - Dreams Unlimited Travel Gift Basket!
    Book your Disney Cruise Line vacation through Dreams Unlimited Travel and receive an exclusive, complimentary Gift Basket. This Gift Basket is a result of client feedback as well as posts from DISboards.com; we call it our “What you didn't know you needed on a Disney Cruise Kit”.
    Click Here for Details

  • kathi

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 18, 2005
    What's a cabana? :)
    Pretty much a unicorn unless sailing in concierge. 🦄

    It’s a small private hut on a private beach with some amenities. Very expensive and hard to get. It’s lovely to have one but I’m o way is necessary to have a wonderful day on Castaway Cay.
     

    Weedy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 2, 2008
    The Magic and Wonder sometimes sail to Castaway Cay and are smaller ship.
    Smaller ships = less people = people = more chances of getting a cabana.
     

    mevelandry

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2013
    I wish they’d just remove the options of cabanas from the activity list since it’s not an ‘available option’ to anyone but concierge..
    I can't speak for the family beach but on Serenity, I got a Cabana when sailing on a classic ship. I was only silver.
     
  • CM Dad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2003
    We lucked out on our second cruise (first cruise as silver) and managed to snag a cabana on the family beach. I was just at the right place at the right time.
    My wife and I were able to get a cabana on the adult beach by stalking the cruise site and finding one that someone else must have cancelled. We have traveled in concierge only once, and was able to book 2 cabanas on the family beach for our group of 15. Unfortunately, we ended up not being able to use those 2 when the ship was unable to dock at CC
     

    Cheburashka

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 25, 2020
    The Magic and Wonder sometimes sail to Castaway Cay and are smaller ship.
    Smaller ships = less people = people = more chances of getting a cabana.
    Not so much more chance anymore, as the Magic and Wonder have expanded their number of concierge staterooms.
     

    DCLDVC1

    Concierge Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 1, 2015
    The Magic and Wonder sometimes sail to Castaway Cay and are smaller ship.
    Smaller ships = less people = people = more chances of getting a cabana.
    The Wonder has more Concierge rooms than the Dream and Fantasy - 44 vs 41.
     

    RedSox68

    Retired 2021 -- All the Time to Travel Now!
    Joined
    Mar 16, 2009
    The year that we got one, we were gold. I just kept checking and calling and about a month before our cruise, one opened up on the website! I booked it and then called to make sure it was real LOL. It was well worth it because that day was dreary and cold and we so enjoyed lounging on the deck of the cabana and having our lunch there.
     

    dclpluto

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 11, 2012
    I wish they’d just remove the options of cabanas from the activity list since it’s not an ‘available option’ to anyone but concierge..
    not true. As platinum I was able to book it many of times. Never did but was available if I wanted.
     

    brewcrew

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 25, 2009
    Just stalk the Disney cruise site every day. I stalked the site for about three weeks and finally got one on the adult beach (which is what I wanted). I saw a couple family beach cabanas become available in those three weeks but they were taken within a couple hours.
     





    Connect

    TODAY'S HEADLINES

    Book your Disney Cruise through Dreams Unlimited Travel and receive a Shipboard Credit and an Exclusive Gift Basket!



    Top