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Old March 14th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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Holland America will have private cabanas on the deck of its next ship, the Eurodam, an unusual amenity for a non-luxury vessel. But in some cases the cabanas will come with a charge. Would you pay extra for a private cabana?

Have you paid for the private cabana's o n Half Moon Cay?
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I would rather spend my exta money paying for meal or shopping in the ports rather than spending it on a private cabana. Every cruiser has their own priorites; it's all what is most important to each individual!
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Oceania has them, but we've only been on O for a crossing and for a very port-intensive European cruise. Cabanas don't make a lot of sense on those kinds of runs. But I looked at them, and if I were aboard for a fair number of sea days, or in the Caribbean where I didn't care about the stops, I might consider it.
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Depending on the cost I would be inclined to buy one for a day, not sure if I would buy it for the whole trip but certainly a private day on the pool deck would be nice.
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I would not pay for it. One for the money and two for the I like the social scene on the pool deck.
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DTW...if the cabanas had a private pool around them that you could do your bell flopping skills for an all female audience, would you consider it then
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Yup, in fact most of the new ships introduced in 2007/8 have an entire deck of suites surrounding a semi-private pool area also with a hot tub and private cabanas for rent. You can get a massage in one of the cabanas if you want (they send out a masseuse)

The new Princess ships have a "Sanctuary" area for adults only with private cabanas for rent. Same thing, you can get a massage there if you want. They serve special lite food and foo-foo drinks.

I would rather have one on the private island than a ship, though. But I am not much of a sun worshipper anyway.
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Since when is a HAL ship considered "non-luxury"?
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I don't know if I would or wouldn't. I'm not a big "full time" pool lounger. I really don't enjoy laying on deck and doing baking. If I'm going to bake I would like to do something.

As AR said Oceania has them and from second hand information there are some sailings where they are heavily used and others where they aren't.

Rinker: HAL is not considered a luxury line. It is a Premium line. Luxury are more all inclusive, including most alcohol and have a higher food budget. Lines such as Silversea, Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn are Luxury lines.

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I would definitely pay for a private cabana..... I'd like to sit around the pool and lounge, but the scene is generally such a scrum that I opt out.
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Ok, this Yankee has to ask...:) What is a scrum?
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Nope, not me. I may consider it on an island port of call....there must be a demand for this kind of thing or they wouldn't do it??
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Trip, in rugby....... when all the players are in that big circular mass in the center pushing and shoving (okay I'm trying to put this in non-rugby terms)-that's a scrum.
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Ahhh, ok I get the picture now:):) Lol! Think aft pool. I found that out last cruise:)
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Trip, in rugby....... when all the players are in that big circular mass in the center pushing and shoving (okay I'm trying to put this in non-rugby terms)-that's a scrum.
That's also why I prefer balconies! You still enjoy the scenery, but without the scrum! 8)
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I like this new word SCRUM! I think I will have plenty of uses for it!

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I have said this before, and it happens to me "ALL" the time, these coinsidences where I can be typing or reading a word, and they are saying that word on tv, or vice versa....things like that....

Well, as you know I had to ask what this word meant, as I had never heard it before..so, today, I am listening to a book on tape, and you guessed it, the reader said, scrum!!! I grinned from ear to ear...:):)

Now, if I had a penny for every time this sort of thing happened, I would have quite the cruise fund;)
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not to be confused with the term "Scrubs", which is in a song by Beyonce
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