• On Jul 22, 2016
    Claudia from BOGOTA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, I would like to know how many days in advance can a cabana be booked on Castaway Cay?

    Welcome aboard, Claudia! It sounds to me like you must have a magical cruise coming up soon with Disney Cruise Line! My family has sailed on many different itineraries with Disney, but we always look forward to our sailings that include a stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. It's one of my favorite beaches in the entire world! You're sure to enjoy every moment of your visit to this beautiful island!

    Guests who have not sailed with Disney Cruise Line before are able to begin their online check-in at 75 days prior to sailing. Guests who have sailed with Disney before (Castaway Club members) can begin their online check-in at 90 or more days prior to sailing, depending on club status. Since the private cabanas at Castaway Cay are very popular, they do tend to book up quickly, so if you're not able to log in until 75 days prior to your cruise, you may find that they are already full. However, do not give up hope, as quite often, a guest will cancel, so keep checking back, especially the few weeks right before you set sail. Once onboard, you may go to the Port Adventures desk and ask if they are able to add you to a waitlist for a private cabana, as it has happened at times that a cancellation even occurs onboard, so you still have a shot!

    Now, even if you do not end up with a private cabana, I promise you'll still have a wonderful day at Castaway Cay. In fact, my family and I have never chosen to rent a cabana, as we enjoy exploring the island all day, so we just set up a base camp on the beach and head out to enjoy our day. There are plenty of beach chairs, including lounge chairs, umbrellas, and shade for all guests, so you will have plenty of options for finding the perfect spot!

    Have fun as you continue to plan, Claudia!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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