Posted August 15th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Last edited by serendipity1499; August 15th, 2006 at 06:53 PM
It's possible that they are all reserved, but I would call HAL & talk to someone to see if they could get you one...If they are all sold out, keep going on-line daily, as people could cancel their cruise right up to final payment..The clamshells could open up if enough cancel..If you still can't get one as soon as the Shore Excursion Desk opens on-board, ask them if they have any available & if not, ask if they would place you on a waiting list for one..Keep checking with them periodically..
We were there in mid-May...We went over to HMC around 10 & were set up adjacent to the children's playground which is also close to the ferry dock...You must pick up your reserved clamshell by 11: a.m. but suggest you get there much earlier in order to get set up near the playground...The clamshells are made for two, but our friend came to the beach with us (her DH stayed on-board until lunch time) & had not rented one, so we asked the set up Gal if we could pull another lounge in with us..She was very accommodating & we gave her a few $$ for setting us up..It was tight with 3 but very much needed..We all live in Florida & know what the sun can do...Even then with all the sunscreen, we still had burned shoulders, while walking on the beautiful beach & swimming....
At the children's playground they have a tiki hut up a flight of stairs, where you could sit in chairs (not lounges) & get some shade...Some of the floats (fake alligators, turtles etc.) which are anchored in the water had barnacles on them so suggest you check this out before allowing any little ones near them..Barnacles are very sharp & they could be severely scratched by them!
These sccratches could also become infected..!
Next time we're going to get our clamshell set up early & go back on board for lunch..We're not crazy about well done Hamburgers
but the chicken & hot dogs were fine..Enjoy your cruise...