Half Moon Cay Cabana Rentals?

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
Private Islands
Disney's Castaway Cay, Carnival Corp.'s Grand Turk & Half Moon Cay, RCI's Labadee & Coco Cay, Princess Cays etc.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 01:53 AM.
#1
Pennsylvania
1,136 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
I am not seeing an option to rent a cabana in HMC on Carnivals website? Am I missing something. Are there none available to rent while there? Thanks for the info..
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
~*~ Gail ~*~





Carnival Pride August 15th 2010
#2
Merritt Island, FL
10,311 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Yes they are available to rent, and well worth it! You can not pre-book the Cabanas on Carnival so they do not have it on the excursions. When you get on the ship, go to the excursions desk and book one.

HAL lets you pre-book but Carnival for some strange reason does not

The last couple (11 & 12) IMO are the best, well removed and few people bother you

ENJOY
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature








If you want to be happy, be.
#3
Pennsylvania
1,136 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
Odd.. Well thank you for that.. I would have just assumed they were not available to rent..
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
~*~ Gail ~*~





Carnival Pride August 15th 2010
#4
Charleston, SC
70 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
What are the chances of being able to get a cabana if you're not booked in a suite. We would try to get to the port early, but I'm guessing it is highly unlikely that we would be able to get a cabana. Has anyone had any luck securing one if you weren't in a suite?

Thanks!
#5
Milwaukee, WI 53201
13,783 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Go directly to shore excursion desk upon boarding ship, the line may already be forming.

There are 15 cabanas available at $225.00 for up to four people. You do not have to be in a suite to rent a cabana.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#6
Merritt Island, FL
10,311 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Originally posted by 5PUPS
What are the chances of being able to get a cabana if you're not booked in a suite. We would try to get to the port early, but I'm guessing it is highly unlikely that we would be able to get a cabana. Has anyone had any luck securing one if you weren't in a suite?

Thanks!

If you are cruising on Carnival, you just need to go to the excursions desk and pay for the cabana (on your sail and sign card) It does not matter if you are in a suite or not. Lines can form early, when we booked a cabana on Carnival we had one person wait for the excursions desk to open at 1:00 and then had to buy the person who waited a beverage!

If you are on HAL, you can pre-purchase online and if you have a suite a cabana is included (or at least it was a few years back)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature








If you want to be happy, be.
#7
Petaluma, Ca. 94954
28,586 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by dst
if you have a suite a cabana is included (or at least it was a few years back)
This is not true, and to my knowledge, at least back to 1999 on HAL, has not been true.
#8
Georgia
2,432 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
They are not included with a suite. They rent for $299.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Emerald Seas,Bahamas 12/83; Princess Alaska 8/96; Princess Sea Princess W. Caribbean 1/01, Princess Crown Princess Hawaii 3/02, Celebrity Summit Ultimate Caribbean 12/09/02, Celebrity Infinity Hawaii 5/03,Princess Pacific Princess Alaska 8/14/03, Celebrity Infinity South America 2/29/04 & 3/14/04, Celebrity Constellation New England/Canada 10/11/04, Celebrity Expedition Galapagos Islands12/03/04,Celebrity Zenith S. Caribbean 12/19/2004,HAL Westerdam E. Caribbean 1/23/05, Princess Star Princess Baltic's 5/25/05, RCL Grandeur of the Seas Caribbean 7/22/05, HAL Zuiderdam W.Caribbean 9/24/05, Celebrity Infinity E. Caribbean 2/12/06, Celebrity Millennium Mediterranean 10/28/06, HAL Westerdam E.&W. Caribbean 12/21/06, HAL Zuiderdam E. Caribbean 11/2/07, Celebrity Century Scotland & Ireland 5/29/08, HAL Noordam Caribbean 11/17-12/7/2008, HAL Ryndham Western Caribbean 12/12-20/09, HAL Oosterdam Alaska 9/5-12/2010, HAL Zuiderdam Partial Panama Transit 10/24-11/3,2010, RCL Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean - 10/16-23/2011, HAL Noordam Southern Caribbean Collector's Voyage 12/2-23/ 2011 - 50th Anniversary, HAL Westerdam Alaska 6/2/2012, HAL Westerdam Western Caribbean Nov/18-25/2012, MCS Divina - Dec. 7-21, 2013 - Caribbean, MSC Divina - Mar. 15-29, 2014 - Caribbean - Nov.8-12, 2014 MSC Divina Celtic Thunder Cruise - Nov. 12-22, 2014 MSC Divina West. Caribbean; HAL NA- E/W Caribbean - Feb. 8-22, 2015; RCL Freedom of Seas W Carib. Sept. 27-Oct.4, 2015; MSC Divina-Jan.10-22,2016; MSC Mar. 12-19, 2016; HAL Eurodam-Nov.26-28, 2016; HAL Koningsdam Mar.11-23, 2017; MSC Divina Aug 26-Sept 2, 2017; MSC Seaside Jan. 6-13, 2018; MSC Seaside Jan.13-20, 2018
#9
Yankton, SD
17 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
Doing a Carnival cruise in August to HMC and will be boarding early for a wedding prior to departure. I saw someone on this thread say that the excursion desk doesn't open until 1:00 pm. Does anyone know if this is true? I wanted to rent a cabana and thought I would have a head start with early boarding, but if the excursion desk doesn't open until 1, it will be hard to attend a wedding and wait in line at the same time.
#10
Rhode Island
2,636 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by equusdvm
Doing a Carnival cruise in August to HMC and will be boarding early for a wedding prior to departure. I saw someone on this thread say that the excursion desk doesn't open until 1:00 pm. Does anyone know if this is true? I wanted to rent a cabana and thought I would have a head start with early boarding, but if the excursion desk doesn't open until 1, it will be hard to attend a wedding and wait in line at the same time.
I just read on another thread that the excursion desk opens at 11:00 or 11:30. Does anyone know for sure
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Norway,198?
Carnival, Holiday 1989
Disney, Wonder 2002
RCCL, Serenade of the Seas, April 2005
Carnival Legend, April 2008
Carnival Freedom, April 2010
Carnival Liberty, April 2011
Carnival Pride, April 2012
Carnival Dream, April 2013
Carnival Glory, December 2013

Carnival Liberty, December 2014
Norwegian Breakaway, May 2015

Carnival Glory, December 2015

"If the phones for me you can tell them I've just sailed away" Alan Jackson-It's Five O'clock Somewhere.
#11
LONG ISLAND, NY
3,202 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
When we boarded the Miracle, at 11:15, 2 weeks ago, they told us the desk didn't open till 1pm. But, we were renting the Oasis, and walked over there and completed our transaction immediately.
#13
Milwaukee, WI 53201
13,783 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Originally posted by CruiserBruce
This is not true, and to my knowledge, at least back to 1999 on HAL, has not been true.
Correct Bruce. Cabanas have never been included with suites.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#14
Rhode Island
2,636 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by LUPY48
When we boarded the Miracle, at 11:15, 2 weeks ago, they told us the desk didn't open till 1pm. But, we were renting the Oasis, and walked over there and completed our transaction immediately.
Thanks.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Norway,198?
Carnival, Holiday 1989
Disney, Wonder 2002
RCCL, Serenade of the Seas, April 2005
Carnival Legend, April 2008
Carnival Freedom, April 2010
Carnival Liberty, April 2011
Carnival Pride, April 2012
Carnival Dream, April 2013
Carnival Glory, December 2013

Carnival Liberty, December 2014
Norwegian Breakaway, May 2015

Carnival Glory, December 2015

"If the phones for me you can tell them I've just sailed away" Alan Jackson-It's Five O'clock Somewhere.
#15
Rhode Island
2,636 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by Typhoon1
If they are not open, go to the Front Desk. They will find someone to assist you.
Great, thanks for the inside info.
I wll have DH at the excursion desk and I will go to the front desk and go from there.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Norway,198?
Carnival, Holiday 1989
Disney, Wonder 2002
RCCL, Serenade of the Seas, April 2005
Carnival Legend, April 2008
Carnival Freedom, April 2010
Carnival Liberty, April 2011
Carnival Pride, April 2012
Carnival Dream, April 2013
Carnival Glory, December 2013

Carnival Liberty, December 2014
Norwegian Breakaway, May 2015

Carnival Glory, December 2015

"If the phones for me you can tell them I've just sailed away" Alan Jackson-It's Five O'clock Somewhere.