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Since the cabanas are supposedly assigned by order of booking, I guess these thoughts are moot.... but.....

 

If you had the opportunity to choose, the preferred location for a floating cabana IMO would be 11, 12,13, 18, 19, 20 . 
 

the cluster of 4 circled in the middle (14,15, 16, 17) have odd angles, and are not particularly private. 
 

I preferred the location of these vs. 1-10, because the interior view is of the masses, vs. a cluster of beach cabanas. Same proximity to beach club pool either way. Also, beach club pool seemed crowded to me. Didn’t spend any time there 
 

also, beach cabana 23 has a strange angle to it, and almost directly faces the beach club seating. Wouldn’t want that one. Got to thinking about this after @bobmacliberty ‘s question. 
 

so, I shall be noting this on my guest survey. Why can’t you choose your

cabana before you book it?  I can choose my hotel room on the

hilton honors app, and choose my seat in the 

movie theatre. Both purchases are a fraction of what a cabana costs 🙄 For

the price, you should get to choose, if, based on the location, you want to spend that kind of money. 
 

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8 minutes ago, niksmom630 said:

Since the cabanas are supposedly assigned by order of booking, I guess these thoughts are moot.... but.....

 

If you had the opportunity to choose, the preferred location for a floating cabana IMO would be 11, 12,13, 18, 19, 20 . 
 

the cluster of 4 circled in the middle (14,15, 16, 17) have odd angles, and are not particularly private. 
 

I preferred the location of these vs. 1-10, because the interior view is of the masses, vs. a cluster of beach cabanas. Same proximity to beach club pool either way. Also, beach club pool seemed crowded to me. Didn’t spend any time there 
 

also, beach cabana 23 has a strange angle to it, and almost directly faces the beach club seating. Wouldn’t want that one. Got to thinking about this after @bobmacliberty ‘s question. 
 

so, I shall be noting this on my guest survey. Why can’t you choose your

cabana before you book it?  I can choose my hotel room on the

hilton honors app, and choose my seat in the 

movie theatre. Both purchases are a fraction of what a cabana costs 🙄 For

the price, you should get to choose, if, based on the location, you want to spend that kind of money. 
 

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I would guess the reason you can't book which one you want ahead of time is because they are saving the empty ones for the high rollers in super expensive cabins so this way when they ask their genie if one is available they get one of the ones with the better  locations.

 

They would hate to hear someone when they get back to the ship say , wow for the money we paid for our cabin and to get one of the worse cabanas on the entire island, what a rip off.

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They were filming the next commercial on Saturday 😜

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the drone 

 

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The actors

 

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  • You can spend a week at 5 star all inclusive resort for these over the top prices...for a day.

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Despite the “Location”imageproxy.php?img=&key=6ee4bfcebcfde1cb reservations I have, I am going back in November and renting one again. 

for one of these...because you can only get one here.....

 

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and for one of the Bougee-est wristbands ever.😍 Satin. With an oak stained wooden clip. Formal night approved 😭

 

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6 hours ago, niksmom630 said:

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Cabana sound systems had existing audio programming or you could connect personal devises via bluetooth

 

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So when I am at the Beach Club, I should check to see if any of the cabanas are broadcasting Bluetooth and drive them nuts? LOL

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Will finish up the last of the review photos tomorrow. ☺️ If anyone is interested in the compasses, let me know.... I’ll post them on a new thread and put a link in this one. 

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2 hours ago, niksmom630 said:

They were filming the next commercial on Saturday 😜

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the drone 

 

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The actors

 

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Another Hallmark movie?

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7 hours ago, niksmom630 said:


 I wasn’t sure how I felt about this itinerary 2 sea days upfront, and with the last day being a port day. 
  
but, it was the happiest I can recall ever feeling on A Day 7....with the exception a single back to back cruise

on Brilliance and my elongated Allure cruise courtesy of Hurricane Dorian. 

 

In fact, I’m pretty excited that  I have a similar itinerary on Oasis this November. 2 sea days, St. Kitts, St Thomas and cococay 🤗

 

This is great to hear! I have disliked port days on the last day but I can see how Coco Cay might make it better than a port day at, say, Nassau. 

 

Thanks for sharing your experience and photos! I have really enjoyed reading along! 

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Thanks for all this info! We re considering the reverse of this trip in January 2021. Great pics at CocoCay. Makes me want to book a cabana. We will be 8 people. How many allowed per cabana??

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Thank you for doing this review, Chris, and for taking the time to answer my questions. I knew that the Beach Club was a ticketed excursion with restricted access. I just thought based on your pictures that it looked really crowded. The beach loungers were all crammed in as close together as they could get them, and almost every one had something on it. Far too crowded looking for me to want to pay extra to go there. Hopefully, I’m just misinterpreting your pictures, and the overall feeling there is more exclusive. Now your cabana, on the other hand, looked wonderful!

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8 hours ago, TwinMamainMN said:

Thanks for all this info! We re considering the reverse of this trip in January 2021. Great pics at CocoCay. Makes me want to book a cabana. We will be 8 people. How many allowed per cabana??

8 per cabana in the beach club (shore or over water). 

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17 hours ago, niksmom630 said:

my elongated Allure cruise courtesy of Hurricane Dorian. 

Im sure staying in the CL made that one very enjoyable. 

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9 hours ago, Freo said:

Another Hallmark movie?


no, a CocoCay commercial. 

 

4 hours ago, perfect match said:

Thank you for doing this review, Chris, and for taking the time to answer my questions. I knew that the Beach Club was a ticketed excursion with restricted access. I just thought based on your pictures that it looked really crowded. The beach loungers were all crammed in as close together as they could get them, and almost every one had something on it. Far too crowded looking for me to want to pay extra to go there. Hopefully, I’m just misinterpreting your pictures, and the overall feeling there is more exclusive. Now your cabana, on the other hand, looked wonderful!


No, you didn’t misinterpret the pictures. 😔The chairs were right on top of each other. 
 

the pool was also pretty crowded. Even if Max occupancy is ~450, inclusive of cabanas, and you take the cabanas out of the equation, there’s 200+ people In a very small area of real estate. I’ve gone to

all inclusive beach clubs like Nachi Cocum in Cozumel, and they do a good job of spacing the loungers so you have a bit of privacy. Not here. Reminded me of the onboard beach pool except it had the missing umbrellas. 😉 If you got a good price on the day pass admission, it might be worth it for the restaurant meal alone. But it is most definitely not worth, $100, and most certainly not $200 a person. Find some friends and split a cabana instead 🤗
 

there are also day bed type loungers around the pool area, as well as those in pool White wave Chairs, but as you can imagine, they were all occupied by 9:30 am when we got there. 

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21 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Im sure staying in the CL made that one very enjoyable. 


oh it most certainly did. I won’t forget that trip anytime soon 

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40 minutes ago, niksmom630 said:

 

...as well as those in pool White wave Chairs, but as you can imagine, they were all occupied by 9:30 am when we got there. 

 

How do they 'chair hog' one of those🤔

 

#creativechairhogging101

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23 hours ago, niksmom630 said:


our driver said it’s been moved a few times now. We were concerned about traffic on the way to MCO, but in fact, we made it here by 9. 1 hour 15 minutes from cabin to curbside Check in 

 

Finally went off 

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One of the loudest ones in a long time.  May have been the cloud cover amplifying the engines

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Lots of low clouds, not much viewing time

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And apparently it missed the landing ship. Oops

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Yes, I would be very interested in the Cruise compasses as we have the same itinerary. Thank you for all the info! 

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On 2/13/2020 at 4:06 PM, niksmom630 said:

San Juan is beautiful city. I took a lot of photos today, and posting will not be in any particular order..... but do take in a walking tour if you have the chance. Senior Frogs is literally right across the street from the entrance to the pier, so you’ll be able to recharge right before boarding the ship 🤪

 

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Good to know where the pier is.  I thought it was right in the downtown area the last time we were there.

 

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5 hours ago, Maplemoose said:

Yes, I would be very interested in the Cruise compasses as we have the same itinerary. Thank you for all the info! 

I agree that I would like the Cruise Compasses as well.  We are on this itinerary April 19th.  Thanks for this great review.

 

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8 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Finally went off 

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One of the loudest ones in a long time.  May have been the cloud cover amplifying the engines

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Lots of low clouds, not much viewing time

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And apparently it missed the landing ship. Oops

Kind of wish I’d seen it Sunday. 😕 thanks for sharing the pics 

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Going to finish up with some ship photos. 
 

made the mistake of not taking one more vacation day today, and it was a brutal back to reality work day 😩

 

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Never caught any evening entertainment at Dazzles, but took a few photos 

 

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