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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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I desperately want to book a cabana and I will gladly pay to have one all to myself (and whomever I decide to invite). I do wonder, how fast do they get booked. I'll likely be on the ship by 1pm, so I am hoping that there are still some available. I want one near the food/bathroom, so which ones are the closest? What colors/number?

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What/where is HMC?

Never heard that before...
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Half Moon Cay 8)
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That's Half Moon Cay!!! It's Holland America's private island that Carnival uses also. I'm going there next year. I would love to know the answer to this question. Also, how much are the cabanas to rent and what else do you get with the rental?
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Ahhh I'm familiar with Half Moon Cay! Never heard it used as HMC though lol

It is on the top of my list of ports I'd like to visit!
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In 2005, we booked one online, we had the orange one, which was close to the food pavillion, and rest rooms... we split it with another couple for $220.00. What are they now? I would have to say, for us, that's the only way we would do it....
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Please ensure you book the Cabana asap by going to book Shore Excursions and paying for it now. Holland makes you pay for Shorexs at the time of reservation.

Princess has the same thing on their private island Princess Cays and they were all sold old by the time we got on board.

if you have a group of people (or plan to be), It's definately worth it! You can skip the lines and have 'Butler Service' bring you your food!

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Book it online ASAP as they sell out quickly. We had the Orange one with our HAL cruise which, in our opinion, is the best one for sun-lovers (least amount of shade on the deck). We booked it approx. 6 months ahead and noticed they were all gone approx. 3 months before sailing since there are only a few.

They are worth the money though, next time we will definetly get one again.

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We had Turquoise a few years ago, and it was close to the bathrooms and food. Well worth the expense!!

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Never considered doing that before.
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