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Heres the provided map and legend. Ill post a better one later. 

 

We will be walking off around 10AM. Crew has headed out at 7 to set up. Crew will be having full contracts living on shore on the island! Theres full acommodations for them et. In speaking to some of them, it doesn’t sound like many are too thrilled about that, and I can’t say I blame them!

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Okay gang. The island wifi isnt as great as on board so here goes. Im very impressed with the island and the experience so far. 

 

Butlers are all here with us. Reataurant is open. Drinks are being delivered. You would never know you left the on board YC experience!! 

 

Heres the tour!

 

 

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Answer to the question on Beachfront Cabanas in YC. They start furthest from the YC Restaurant at #1. they go along the beach to #6 which is right next to the Restaurant. Then # 7 is on other side of the restaurant and then they wrap around north side of the island from there going up in numbers. So my friend who asked which one should you shoot for? I’d say go with #5 or better #6. Then on other side of the restaurany #7 then #8. Up from there is further as you increase in numbers. 

 

Important: 1-6 are your premium beach front Cabanas, 7-13 are your Oceanview Cananas for leas cost with a rocky shore. 

 

Theres cart service exclusive to YC guests for transport around the island. Dont confuse this for the regular bus service which starts at the golf cart station near the entrance. 

 

Ill add to this as I have more info

 

Pics of closest cabanas to YC Rest: 6,7

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YC Lunch Menu and our meals. Food being prepared in the food trucks I posted earlier outside the restaurant. So far so good. The lunch rush came all at once so consider waiting a bit after they open for lunch as we didnt get a seat outside but inside. 

 

We ordered the Octopus Salad and the Ocean Cay Salad and the Lobstah (were from New England) Roll and the Penne Pasta. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Rob-Bob said:

It looks like maybe the deluxe beach cabanas are along Bimini Beach and the regular beach cabanas are on the North Beach?

 

Maybe all of the cabanas (all 4 classes) are after you cross over the bridge to the YC.

Id like to but the DW told me to finally sit and relax! Perhaps one of my shipmates on this sailing will. I asked for maps from the ship and none exist yet. 

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7 minutes ago, BoundForSea said:

Id like to but the DW told me to finally sit and relax! Perhaps one of my shipmates on this sailing will. I asked for maps from the ship and none exist yet. 

I completely understand.  Much appreciated for what you have shared so far.  Have a great day and a great conclusion to your week on the ship.

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So guys, Ill be posting more from the YC Ocean Cay Live but heres my impression. Ive been on 14 cruises and sailed alot in Haven on NCL, once in June on SS in YC, and Ive booked several more in YC and will be booking some long weeknds for Ocean Cay. Im hooked. 

 

If you have kids (ours are grown) and you need to entertain them as we did with an epic waterpark or Disney like themepark this island isnt your gig, go see Royal on CoCo they do it like no other. If you are looking for an untouched, natural beautiful clean serene adult island with great food service and deinks and beautiful natural surroundings, this is it. The focus on marine life and the reserve is not just a marketing thing. Ive been all over the caribbean professionally and Ill put this island paradise up against any beautiful Island in the caribbean. Im very critical, trust me, but this week and this island, they have hit it out of the park. You can see the staff from the Master who is here to our YC Director, and all the staff trying SOOO HARD to make this second visit for SS here a success. Its priceless. 

 

More to follow. Hope my expeirences today Live help those who are booked or are considering booking. I apologize as we are in the YC experience so I can’t really speak to much other than that however Im sure one of out fellow members will be happy to share!

 

As for me, Im going to sign off for a few and enjoy all this..

Oh and as I write this rn someone just yelled look a stingray!!! No joke. Tried to get a good shot but he had swam away by time I got there. If I see it again Ill try and capture it. 

 

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35 minutes ago, Rob-Bob said:

It looks like maybe the deluxe beach cabanas are along Bimini Beach and the regular beach cabanas are on the North Beach?

 

Maybe all of the cabanas (all 4 classes) are after you cross over the bridge to the YC.

 

37 minutes ago, Rob-Bob said:

It looks like maybe the deluxe beach cabanas are along Bimini Beach and the regular beach cabanas are on the North Beach?

 

Maybe all of the cabanas (all 4 classes) are after you cross over the bridge to the YC.

I can get an answer for that for you later. I can tell you the area we are in is carded for YC so at least 1-6 are YC. Ill see if I cant get you an answer from the Director

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3 hours ago, BoundForSea said:

So guys, Ill be posting more from the YC Ocean Cay Live but heres my impression. Ive been on 14 cruises and sailed alot in Haven on NCL, once in June on SS in YC, and Ive booked several more in YC and will be booking some long weeknds for Ocean Cay. Im hooked. 

 

If you have kids (ours are grown) and you need to entertain them as we did with an epic waterpark or Disney like themepark this island isnt your gig, go see Royal on CoCo they do it like no other. If you are looking for an untouched, natural beautiful clean serene adult island with great food service and deinks and beautiful natural surroundings, this is it. The focus on marine life and the reserve is not just a marketing thing. Ive been all over the caribbean professionally and Ill put this island paradise up against any beautiful Island in the caribbean. Im very critical, trust me, but this week and this island, they have hit it out of the park. You can see the staff from the Master who is here to our YC Director, and all the staff trying SOOO HARD to make this second visit for SS here a success. Its priceless. 

 

More to follow. Hope my expeirences today Live help those who are booked or are considering booking. I apologize as we are in the YC experience so I can’t really speak to much other than that however Im sure one of out fellow members will be happy to share!

 

As for me, Im going to sign off for a few and enjoy all this..

Oh and as I write this rn someone just yelled look a stingray!!! No joke. Tried to get a good shot but he had swam away by time I got there. If I see it again Ill try and capture it. 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you traveled to HAL private island I think it's called Half moon Cay. It looks beautiful. I want to cruise there.

 

If you have how does Ocean Cay compare?

 

Our 1st MSC is next Feb in the YC.

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2 hours ago, cruisingnewtoit said:

Have you traveled to HAL private island I think it's called Half moon Cay. It looks beautiful. I want to cruise there.

 

If you have how does Ocean Cay compare?

 

Our 1st MSC is next Feb in the YC.

You can not compare the food for yacht club in ocean cay with Holland America private island , YC is so much better. I did like the entertainment there was something that looked like a old ship with a guitar player playing inside , YC perks are just so much better than hal, we did suites on Hal , celebrity , rccl and YC , YC has best perks in general , Hal worse , celebrity is really close to YC. 

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1 hour ago, George C said:

You can not compare the food for yacht club in ocean cay with Holland America private island , YC is so much better. I did like the entertainment there was something that looked like a old ship with a guitar player playing inside , YC perks are just so much better than hal, we did suites on Hal , celebrity , rccl and YC , YC has best perks in general , Hal worse , celebrity is really close to YC. 

I am talking about the island itself. Food and entertainment is not a factor for the island.

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Hi all. Well, my apologies as I hoped to have the parade, Luna Libre and the Lighthouse Spectacular up. Unfortunately we got hit with heavy winds and rain for the afternoon, so we were back on board by 3pm. The Luna Libre and Parade were cancelled due to weather. I did however capture the entire Lighthouse Spectacular and will post it tomorrow. Its just too large a file for Wifi on board. 

 

I hope my posts aided some of you in your future cruise endeavors. 

 

Grazi and Ciao for now!

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1 hour ago, BermudaBound2014 said:

Boundforsea: These have been really great contributions!!  Thank you so much for taking the time to do them. I hope this message finds you safely back in Miami. Thanks again 🙂

Thanks!! These are the enjoyable times with this group where I can bring something new and of value to all of us like minded cruisers! 

 

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On 12/13/2019 at 7:03 PM, AeroXWD said:

 Unfortunately, small/baby sharks still manage to swim through the net. 

They sure do, we were about to go in snorkelling and the lifeguard pointed to a 4ft shark about 20 mtrs out. He said they are not aggressive just don’t get skittish around them. He was happy for us to go out and look at it. Unlike Jaws when he said/shouted shark everyone snorkelling went INTO the water😂

And a little heads up for anyone who brings their own snorkel gear. The staff at the rental station say you can use your own gear but you have to rent a yellow vest off them. 
rubbish, the lifeguards are happy to let you do your own thing without wearing one

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