Getting a Cabana is Harder than You Think
Let’s start at the beginning… it all begins long before you get on board. Because before you can stay in a cabana you have to first score a cabana.
Typically all of the cabanas at Castaway Cay are reserved by the Platinum (over 10 Disney Cruises under their belt) and Concierge guests before they are ever even opened up to the Gold, Silver or first time cruisers.
Cabanas for Concierge and Platinum Castaway Cay Club Members open up at 120 days before your cruise. Concierge folks have an edge because Concierge can ‘request’ a cabana at 125 days out but it is still not booked until 120 days. Basically Concierge guests get to line up early.
The bottom line here is either become a Platinum Castaway Club Member, book Concierge or become friends with one of them early.
What to Expect Before You Get to Castaway Cay
So you have succeeded in getting a cabana booked and now it is time for your cruise. The day before you arrive at Castaway Cay you will receive some very special mail to your state room.
You will receive wrist bands for everyone in your party, your cabana number and directions for checking in the next morning.
Expert Tip: Your directions tell you to check in at a desk new ‘She Sells Seashells’ but you don’t need to waste the time. Just head directly to your cabana. The Concierge Cast Members that serve the cabanas will stop by and make sure you are settle ok. No need to wait in line if you don’t have to.
You don’t need to race to the cabana so take your time and when you get there just relax. And there is no need to bring towels, water, beach toys,sunscreen, etc. It is all there waiting for you.
Remember you are experiencing luxury – not fighting for a place on the beach.