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  1. If money is not a consideration, Hotel Del Coronado, On Coronado island. It is where they filmed Some like it Hot. It is a beautiful old classic with gorgeous views.
  2. No, we had 2 lounge chairs and rented one of the little pop up covers on HMC. Not a chair, a little tent where you had to sit in the sand. My husband had been on his lounger until he had to use the restroom. I would use the chair until the sun got to be too much. I would sit under it for a bit, then go back to the chair. He was gone for maybe 10 mins. So we each had 1 lounge chair. There were tons of other chairs. No other ships were at HMC Are you insinuating that you cant leave a chair to use the restroom? As to leaving a towel or flip flop on the chair. We each had a towel on our chairs, which were thrown on the the sand. As to a flip flop, as I mentioned before. I am both bigger and louder than a flip flop and spoke up as soon as they started to sit on our chairs. Outside of a physical confrontation, there was no deterring them. We are a little too civilized to get into a fist fight. No. See above
  3. We always pay for the lido cabanas so we do not need to worry about chair hogs And/or chair thieves. We have our shaded lounge chairs whenever we want them. They are ours for the duration of the cruise. I burn very quickly and always seek shade. People can be so rude in claiming their spots. Once on HMC, we had 2 lounge chairs by the water and also rented a pop up sunshade. My husband left to use the restroom. (Maybe 10 mins) I was in the sun shade, next to the 2 loungers . Two people came and started to pull our loungers away. They claimed that since I was not currently sitting in the chairs or had a flip flop on them, the chairs were up for grabs. Considering that I am both bigger and louder than a flip flop, I vehemently disagreed. Outside of tossing them off the chairs (which I was sorely tempted to do) they planted themselves 2 feet away from us and stayed. Honestly, I expected better of HAL customers
  4. The Neptune is a little bigger, has a bigger balcony, and you have access to the Neptune lounge. Overall, just a little more luxurious. That being said, I love the Signature Suites. A nice step up from a regular balcony.
  5. Does anyone know the weekly cost of a cabana on the Oosterdam? I need a place out of the sun.
  6. Do the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam still have Juliette Balconies for their Spa verandas.
  7. That would be good to know! I don't know why it seems to be so disturbing that you would want to dine alone with your companion. Even when we have had reservations for a table for 2, we are ALWAYS asked "would you mind sharing a table"
  8. Your attendants bring you new fruit, water and champagne each day. These cabanas are one of the main reasons we stay with HAL, and not try other cruise lines. We typically get at least a veranda, mostly a signature suite, but just having a place to go sit by the pool, enjoy the world going by, and not having to worry about getting a space in the shade, is worth every penny. The attendants have always been wonderful and very attentive.
  9. The difference is the location. The Lido Cabanas are next to the pool on the Lido deck, they are along the side. The attraction to me is that you are guaranteed a space in the shade, and you are close enough to the pool to jump in when it gets hot. The Retreat cabanas are a deck or 2 up from the pool. They are much quieter, very few people up there. The Lido cabana's suit my purpose just fine, I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to find lounge chairs with some shade, I don't have to sit elbow to elbow with strangers, and if I leave to get food, I don't have to worry about someone else taking my chair. That is worth the money to me.
  10. wonderful. We love them, and have gotten one for every cruise. I see so many people with negative posts about them, I thought maybe they were phased out. Thanks for the quick reply
  11. I was looking at the deck plans for the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, and did not see the Lido Cabanas, Did they do away with them?
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