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PH8
September 13th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Has anyone recently been to CocoCay and had the DP event?? Tell me about it,please.:D

Not sure if it is just for the MN or if other ships have one..

padrek
September 13th, 2011, 02:56 PM
I frequently sail on Monarch although I have not been there for several months. The practice had been for a VIP event (which includes DP members) to be held at the Deck area at the far end of Coco Cay with frozen cocktails, snacks etc. leaving from the ship at 1130, or meeting at the site at 1200.
Hope this helps. I will be on Monarch next week and will see if the same practice is followed.

PH8
September 13th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Thanks..........Im going this Friday.......:)

RM
September 13th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Please let us know, we are going on the Monarch next month.

yogimax
September 13th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Majesty has a similar event, probably in the same location.

PH8
September 13th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Majesty has a similar event, probably in the same location.
Did you go??? If so,what was it like??

cruisegirl1
September 13th, 2011, 04:32 PM
I frequently sail on Monarch although I have not been there for several months. The practice had been for a VIP event (which includes DP members) to be held at the Deck area at the far end of Coco Cay with frozen cocktails, snacks etc. leaving from the ship at 1130, or meeting at the site at 1200.
Hope this helps. I will be on Monarch next week and will see if the same practice is followed.

Kathy - We had a similar event in August. From best I can determine, it was for suite guests, Pinnacle and D+. We stayed about 20-30 minutes and chatted with officers and some folks we had met earlier in the cruise. We enjoyed it very much.


Marci

yogimax
September 13th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Did you go??? If so,what was it like??

Yep, it was very low key and quite nice. There were hors d'oevres and drinks and quite a few of the officers were there.

clarea
September 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM
The location is right next to the Wacky Seagull Jr. bar. We were there with Marci last month, and it was a very nice event. Some hors d'oeurves are also served. As Marci mentioned, chatting with the officers in a very casual setting was a treat.

The offered us another way to get there - meet in the Centrum at 11:30 (as mentioned by padrek), then they escort you onto a tender, then onto the CocoLimo, where you are driven to the event in style.

If Anna is driving the CocoLimo, be prepared for an exciting ride.

Bob

PH8
September 13th, 2011, 05:19 PM
That does sound nice......hmmmmmmmmm...maybe it enuf to have instead of the lunch at the Cabanas

torpeedo
September 13th, 2011, 05:31 PM
We've been and it was very nice. Most of the time we miss coco cay due to weather. Kathy, I think you will still need the lunch though!:D Not that much in the food but if you don't want to eat much it would be OK.

clarea
September 13th, 2011, 05:38 PM
That does sound nice......hmmmmmmmmm...maybe it enuf to have instead of the lunch at the Cabanas

We've been and it was very nice. Most of the time we miss coco cay due to weather. Kathy, I think you will still need the lunch though!:D Not that much in the food but if you don't want to eat much it would be OK.
I don't know ... after 3 Coco Loco's, you might not be thinking of lunch anymore!

PH8
September 13th, 2011, 05:44 PM
I don't know ... after 3 Coco Loco's, you might not be thinking of lunch anymore!
Nothing wrong with a liquid lunch!:D:D

Pumbaamd
September 13th, 2011, 07:27 PM
We did this event this past Sunday on Monarch. We didn't wait for the scheduled departure but went a half hour earlier, purchased a beverage at the nearby bar and sat on the D+, P deck. We had a quiet, cool (with the breeze) time waiting for everyone else to arrive. You may get there early, but the free drinks and food won't be available.
Rick and Deirdra

ckrobyn
September 13th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Are there Cabana's available for rent on Coco Cay? Are DP's able to reserve them, or just suite guests?

Is this DP event only for the Monarch or the Freedom as well?

PH8
September 13th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Robyn-check out this thread too..

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1481774

clarea
September 13th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Are there Cabana's available for rent on Coco Cay? Are DP's able to reserve them, or just suite guests?

Is this DP event only for the Monarch or the Freedom as well?
Yes, there are a small number of cabanas available for rent on Coco Cay. We were able to reserve one, and were not in a suite, just DP, however I don't recall there being any restrictions on who can rent them.

Don't know about your Freedom question.

Bob

cruisegirl1
September 13th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Anyone on the Monarch can rent the Cabanas. It is first come – first served. The cabanas are nothing like those on Labadee

As for the D+ event on the Freedom - we had a breakfast/brunch on the ship.

I believe the Coco Cay event is really a suite event with D+ ( and I’m sure P) invited. The invitation was not listed as a D+ event, but something like an event for “our special guests”.

M

ps - I see Bob beat me too it.

clarea
September 13th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Anyone on the Monarch can rent the Cabanas. It is first come – first served. The cabanas are nothing like those on Labadee

As for the D+ event on the Freedom - we had a breakfast/brunch on the ship.

I believe the Coco Cay event is really a suite event with D+ ( and I’m sure P) invited. The invitation was not listed as a D+ event, but something like an event for “our special guests”.

M

ps - I see Bob beat me too it.
Marci, I think you are correct, I don't remember any "classification" of guests that were invited to the cocktail party. I'm guessing that the management has their own guidelines, that probably include suite guests, but they might change who else they invite based on the various C&A numbers on board.

Sometimes the invitation is verbal too. On one of our cruises, the HD invited us as we chatted in the centrum. We never did get a written invitation that time. He also invited all his guests at the management table, some who were first time RCI cruisers. I suspect there's a certain amount of spur of the moment invitations being issued.

Bob

island lady
September 13th, 2011, 08:50 PM
We've been and it was very nice. Most of the time we miss coco cay due to weather. Kathy, I think you will still need the lunch though!:D Not that much in the food but if you don't want to eat much it would be OK.

Hi Torpeedo, :D

Hope we don't miss Coco Cay for our trip! I did not know they had a special event, but
then again we found our favorite thing to do was to don walking shoes and do the circle the island nature trail on Coco Cay. Have you been out to the high point at the end that looks out over the island? It is really beautiful. :)

torpeedo
September 13th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Hi Torpeedo, :D

Hope we don't miss Coco Cay for our trip! I did not know they had a special event, but
then again we found our favorite thing to do was to don walking shoes and do the circle the island nature trail on Coco Cay. Have you been out to the high point at the end that looks out over the island? It is really beautiful. :)

HI Island Lady! I sure hope we don't miss it too! We had a cabana rented and everything for the Aug 22 cruise and sure enough... missed again!!:eek:

PH8
September 13th, 2011, 09:08 PM
60% chance of rain in the Berry Islands this weekend,so who knows if we will get there.......:confused:

Aquahound
September 13th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Has anyone recently been to CocoCay and had the DP event?? Tell me about it,please.:D

Not sure if it is just for the MN or if other ships have one..

Hi Kathy! I was there last week on MJ. Our event was all C&A and it was a madhouse and free-for-all for free drinks and snacks. Ours wasn't pleasant at all and I could only stomach the elitist attitudes for about 5 minutes. I never heard so much whining because the drinks and chicken wings weren't being served every 5 seconds. People were ready to riot over cheese sticks. :rolleyes:

Sorry. Don't mean to worry you. Hopefully yours will be much nicer. I'm sure the atmosphere has a lot to do with the attitudes of the members. :)

karena1
September 13th, 2011, 11:01 PM
This is so funny. We are D+, have been to CocoCay so many times I cannot even count and I never knew about this party. It is by the Wacky Seagull? Where? We are always on the 1st tender to the island, but when we are back in oct I would like to check this party out!

Tina0922
September 14th, 2011, 01:14 AM
I too had no clue this event was going on. Been D+ over two yrs and been to Coco Cay 4 times with the last time spring of 2010.... When did they start this? Is it for all ships that go to Coco Cay?

Tina

Tina0922
September 14th, 2011, 01:17 AM
I too had no clue this event was going on. Been D+ over two yrs and been to Coco Cay 4 times with the last time spring of 2010.... When did they start this? Is it for all ships that go to Coco Cay?

Tina

Tina0922
September 14th, 2011, 01:19 AM
I too had no clue about this. Been D+ over 2 yrs now and to Coco Cay 4 times with the last time Spring of 2010....When did RCI start this? Is this on all ships that stop here?
Tina

clarea
September 14th, 2011, 08:19 AM
This is so funny. We are D+, have been to CocoCay so many times I cannot even count and I never knew about this party. It is by the Wacky Seagull? Where? We are always on the 1st tender to the island, but when we are back in oct I would like to check this party out!
The event is held by the Wacky Seagull Jr. I don't know exactly when it started, but it was not held back in Oct 2010. I believe both the cabanas and the VIP reception area (next to Wacky Seagull Jr.) were conceived and built by Monarch staff, and have since been embraced by the company.

Aquahound
September 14th, 2011, 08:22 AM
This is so funny. We are D+, have been to CocoCay so many times I cannot even count and I never knew about this party. It is by the Wacky Seagull? Where? We are always on the 1st tender to the island, but when we are back in oct I would like to check this party out!

Do you know where the jet ski dock is? The reception is held right there. There's a wooden deck that overlooks the jet ski dock.

island lady
September 14th, 2011, 09:30 AM
HI Island Lady! I sure hope we don't miss it too! We had a cabana rented and everything for the Aug 22 cruise and sure enough... missed again!!:eek:

Must have been really a bummer again. :(

I am sending out the good lucky fairy to be sure we are able to make our NYE resolution to make Coco Cay this time! :D

Hi Kathy, hope you make it this time too!! :)

PH8
September 14th, 2011, 09:31 AM
Must have been really a bummer again. :(

I am sending out the good lucky fairy to be sure we are able to make our NYE resolution to make Coco Cay this time! :D

Hi Kathy, hope you make it this time too!! :)
Thanks!!!:D:D

mamacat3
September 14th, 2011, 10:46 AM
Don't know exactly when all of this began but when we were there In Feb. there was no event. Also, the cabanas were up and no charge. All of this had to have been implemented after Feb. I'm guessing it wasn't finished when we were there.

PH8
September 19th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Home from the MN and the weather at CocoCay was beautiful.................went to the DP party and we rented out 2 of the cabanas......

island lady
September 19th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Home from the MN and the weather at CocoCay was beautiful.................went to the DP party and we rented out 2 of the cabanas......

Sooooo you are saying my "good luck fairy dust" worked!! ;) :D
Happy you were able to make our favorite little island!

negc
September 19th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Now that Coco Cay has replaced Labadee on our New Year's Eve itinerary on Navigator, it looks like we will get an opportunity to experience this new feature. Loved the cabanas on Labadee and will likely rent one on Coco Cay.:)

wolfcathorse
September 19th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Home from the MN and the weather at CocoCay was beautiful.................went to the DP party and we rented out 2 of the cabanas......

you were soooooooooo lucky! I'm jealous! I'm kind of glad we missed CocoCay as I wasn't interested in chatting with Capt Trond. You got Capt K and Jen! Well, LT probably got Jen but hey, at least you got to go! What other officers were there? Leander? Seamus?

PH8
September 19th, 2011, 08:26 PM
you were soooooooooo lucky! I'm jealous! I'm kind of glad we missed CocoCay as I wasn't interested in chatting with Capt Trond. You got Capt K and Jen! Well, LT probably got Jen but hey, at least you got to go! What other officers were there? Leander? Seamus?
Even though it was the Captains cocktail party,he wasnt there...........Seamus,Leander,Patrick(HD) and a BUNCH of the others......

PH8
September 20th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Still wondering if any other ships,besides the MN and MJ,do this:confused:

jmraggs
October 4th, 2011, 03:22 PM
We were on MJ last month for the 3 night weekend cruise, the D+ event as people call it is on Coco Cay for only the 4 night cruise they told us, on the 3 night it was held up in the Viking Crown Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. That just wasn't a convenient time for us since we were leaving to go to the island.

DaBoilerz
October 10th, 2011, 10:31 AM
Home from the MN and the weather at CocoCay was beautiful.................went to the DP party and we rented out 2 of the cabanas......

PH8-I'm headed there this weekend. I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions for me on the Cabanas...as they sound FABULOUS!

1) To book them, is the best way to go to the Explorations desk as soon as we board?

2) How many people can you fit in a Cabana (We have 11). We don't all need the cushy chairs....but I was thinking of renting 2, and was hoping they'd let the 11 of us utilize the entire area.

3) How much was the Cabana?

Thanks!
Jen

Woo Hoo
October 22nd, 2011, 02:48 PM
Please clarify something for me. I am only Diamond, but will be in a RFS on Freedom in Dec.

Will I have access to this area or not? It sounds very nice, but I don't want to get my hopes up if I will not be able to use this area.

I have been to CocoCay several times on Celebrity ships; but never on RCI ships.

Thank you for your feedback.