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Old February 14th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Default Please give me the 411 on cabanas!

Someone mentioned this on my meet/greet thread.

How Much?
How do you rent one?
Is it yours to use 24/7 for the entire week?
Are there any perks that come with it?
Is there the expectation to purchase a certain amount of alcohol?
Will others try to use your cabana when you are not there? If so, can you kick them out?
Are there any other perks?

Finally, is it worth it?
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Old February 15th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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Someone mentioned this on my meet/greet thread.

How Much?
How do you rent one?
Is it yours to use 24/7 for the entire week?
Are there any perks that come with it?
Is there the expectation to purchase a certain amount of alcohol?
Will others try to use your cabana when you are not there? If so, can you kick them out?
Are there any other perks?

Finally, is it worth it?
I am assuming you mean the cabanas on Half Moon Cay?

Of course, they are only rented for the day you are on HMC. You rent them in advance on the shore excursion site. They usually sell out quickly!

Check out our review and pics at HAL Half Moon Cay Cabana for lots of information on the HMC cabanas.

Have a GREAT cruise!
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I know some ships were offering clam shells by the pool, for sale for the week, at first that's what came to mind with your question.....I would bet soeone sitting in your could get sketchy...but....

We rented a cabana on HMC when the cost was $219.00..we split it with friends...we had the orange one, which was close to the food pavillion,and the rest rooms. I think the cost is $299.00 now,and unless the cost is being shared, I don't think it's worth it. It's a small wooden bungalow with a deck and a small back room that was air conditioned, with table and chairs...our bungalow butler was slightly lacking in the service dept.

The buffet that day, was minimal compared to others we learned,and it was pretty basic and not memorable at all...book quickly if you want one.
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I think she is talking about the cabanas on the ship, not HMC - is that right Queen of Oakville?

I don't anything about them - have only seen them
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Old February 15th, 2011, 05:05 PM
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to be honest, I'm a little confused.

My question is about the cabanas on the ship. I thought I had read about that through my planning (but then forgot about it).

I wouldn't want to pay for a cabana on HMC (too much $$$). but if the price were right .... I might consider the luxury of always having a seat by the pool.
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Here is what someone posted to me on the M&G thread, which got me wondering about this again:

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I did this on one cruise, and it was pretty cool. FWIW, I'll be getting on the day you'll be getting off.

I have found something here that I didn't on the HollAm site; they offer cabanas, reserving a space for you near the pool. Apparently several people have said it was the best money they ever spent ... $199 for a week. A bunch of perks go with the deal.

Hope you have a great cruise. I know I'm looking forward to this cruise more than any other!!!
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Reading a bit about the cabana's it seems there is a space issue ofr anyone trying to get around the lido....On a sea day, this could be a real pain....That said, it could be great.. what else comes along, beside a permanent seat?
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QUEEN OF OAKVILLE - to see what a "cabana" looks like go to www.HollandAmerica.com

then click on "Our Ships", scroll down & click on Eurodam. Under "Overview" click on "View ms Eurodam slide show". The 2nd slide is a picture of a cabana. They are situated on either side of the pool in the middle of the ship under the dome.

It's like a big round circular lounge with curtains separating you from your neighbour.

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Thanks Dee Dee!

I went to the HAL website looking for info (saw the pic!) but coudl not find any. I called and got a bit of information.

The cabanas can be booked through guest services at a rate of $75 per sea day or $45 per port day. I sent an email inquiring about availability and what you get.

I was told it includes things like water, fruit, chocoalte covered strawberries, ice cream, and a few other things (that is why I sent the email -hoping I get a full response).

I'll post back with more info, once I get it.
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Here is the answer:

Per day pricing can only be found once you are onboard the ship. If you would like to rent the cabana for the entire length of the cruise, the cost is $199.00 for the Lido. As of right now there is availability however; this is subject to change.

Lido Cabanas

Occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children up to 18 years

Includes following services:

Towel Setup
Bathrobes
Handheld fans
I-Pod with preloaded music selection
1 Evian Mister per cabana
Chilled water bottles setup
Chilled fruit skewers served at 10:00am
Fruit Basket
Small menu for lunch service: we will serve poolside favorites in the cabanas as requested from either the Lido and the pool grill during regular opening hours
Ice-cream tray silver service at 02:00pm: tray with assortment of ice-cream and favorite condiments
Frozen grapes, chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of house champagne at 03:00pm
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