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    bossdog421 reacted to JohnK6404 in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I hope you're right! 😊
    We're going back and forth... will probably hold out on any decision to Lift & Shift our 10/04/20 Oasis sailing until mid-July.
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PattiHere in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 reacted to RCIfan1912 in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    Me too, I really want to go. May 10 was cancelled on us and we rescheduled for Sept so it's something we really want to do. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'm holding my sept 20th out of Jersey until the last second.
     
    I'm in jersey and in the medical field, I'm pretty confident things will be moving by then.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from DDaley in CocoCay Cabana Age issue?   
    So i went down that slide and got yelled at, then the cabana manager came over and said it was fine. I was well over 150 pounds 😛
    I saw the weight limit for the slide in the book before i went down. For what i paid i was using that slide lol. It was worth getting yelled at.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'm holding my sept 20th out of Jersey until the last second.
     
    I'm in jersey and in the medical field, I'm pretty confident things will be moving by then.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in CocoCay Cabana Age issue?   
    So i went down that slide and got yelled at, then the cabana manager came over and said it was fine. I was well over 150 pounds 😛
    I saw the weight limit for the slide in the book before i went down. For what i paid i was using that slide lol. It was worth getting yelled at.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Skigoofy in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Thanks for reading last time!
     
    I'm still fairly confident in September Cruising. The next week or so is going to be very informational on helping to open up the NY and NJ. -
     
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    Pre cruise update - I looked down and realized that i never lost the cruise weight... and i might have found a couple other people weight since then too. Then I looked back at the video of me going down the slide at the overwater cabana and realized i didn't get in shape for the last cruise either ... so i never lost the weight from my 2018 cruise... whoops! I have 132 days to lose about 30 pounds to be close to the weight i was in 2018. Started my crazy diet today.
     
    Good thing my house isnt filled with junk food... /sigh... I can do this, I'm going to get back in shape!
     
     
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    bossdog421 reacted to jaredhamburg in Coco Cay - Thrill Cabana or Beach Club (non-Cabana)   
    Thank you for the information.  I booked a reservation at the beach club (no cabana) and will keep that until we make a final decision.  It was on sale at a decent discount for our sailing.  I will probably end up not keeping it, as my kids will probably be like your daughter.  But.....I like the security of an item I can cancel.
    J
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    bossdog421 reacted to jaredhamburg in Coco Cay - Thrill Cabana or Beach Club (non-Cabana)   
    Thank you for the information!  I think we may favor just be wandering gypsies if it is not too full....but I am curious.  How did you like the Beach Club overall?
    J
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from jaredhamburg in Coco Cay - Thrill Cabana or Beach Club (non-Cabana)   
    I was in an overwater cabana. The entire beach club area was great, had a nice upscale feeling to the whole area. It was private and quiet. My only complaint is that I was there Feb 1st (it was only open for a day or so) and you could tell some of the finishing touches werent done. Like i said in my other post  it wasn't super fun for my daughter, though i think she would have had a better time if it were warmer. It was super windy and cold making the water too rough and chilly. Some friends we were sailing with said the water was warm and didnt even notice the wind on the other side of the island.
     
    I walked through some of the other areas on my way out, each area had its own feel from upscale, to theme park, to island fun. I'll be there again in September (hopefully!!) and I'm looking forward to my daughter enjoying herself more in the kids area and pools.
     
    If you havent seen it through searching i did a post with a ton of pics.
     
     
    Page 5 from my live blog had a few other pics too- *shameless plug to the blog *
     
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from teddy in CocoCay Cabana Age issue?   
    So i went down that slide and got yelled at, then the cabana manager came over and said it was fine. I was well over 150 pounds 😛
    I saw the weight limit for the slide in the book before i went down. For what i paid i was using that slide lol. It was worth getting yelled at.
  13. Haha
    bossdog421 got a reaction from RWDW1204 in CocoCay Cabana Age issue?   
    So i went down that slide and got yelled at, then the cabana manager came over and said it was fine. I was well over 150 pounds 😛
    I saw the weight limit for the slide in the book before i went down. For what i paid i was using that slide lol. It was worth getting yelled at.
  14. Haha
    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in CocoCay Cabana Age issue?   
    So i went down that slide and got yelled at, then the cabana manager came over and said it was fine. I was well over 150 pounds 😛
    I saw the weight limit for the slide in the book before i went down. For what i paid i was using that slide lol. It was worth getting yelled at.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Pics of overwater cabana and beach club - here today!   
    Whoops think i read your post wrong. You can snorkel in the beach club area but i think the area in chill island  might have more stuff to actually see underwater. The gear was pretty lightweight mask / vest  easy enough to carry around
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Pics of overwater cabana and beach club - here today!   
    The overwater cabana came with snorkeling gear, not sure if the beach ones do... I'd assume so though. I was one of the only people that got in the water by the cabana because it was cold and choppy.  I couldnt see much of anything.
     
    I didnt see anyone paddle boarding while i was there but again there was a lot of chop.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Coco Cay Cabana Assignments?   
    You're going to love it no matter where it is.
     
    From what i saw there was only 1 beach cabana in a poor spot, there is a smoking section directly behind it. I know this because i was having a cigar there and i could hear the people complaining about me from the bench i was sitting at. I extinguished it ( after a couple more puffs.. it was an expressive cigar!!)  Walked over and apologized, they were embarrassed but then they told me they had been smelling cigarettes  all day and they were just frustrated. I would have been too. I supplied feedback on the poor location of the smoking area in the survey, there were better spots for one.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Coco Cay Cabana Assignments?   
    You're going to love it no matter where it is.
     
    From what i saw there was only 1 beach cabana in a poor spot, there is a smoking section directly behind it. I know this because i was having a cigar there and i could hear the people complaining about me from the bench i was sitting at. I extinguished it ( after a couple more puffs.. it was an expressive cigar!!)  Walked over and apologized, they were embarrassed but then they told me they had been smelling cigarettes  all day and they were just frustrated. I would have been too. I supplied feedback on the poor location of the smoking area in the survey, there were better spots for one.
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    bossdog421 reacted to Baked Alaska in Pics of overwater cabana and beach club - here today!   
    @bossdog421 We will have a beach cabana at the Beach Club on our next Caribbean cruise. Question: do you think it is a hassle to get the snorkeling gear from chill Island (or can you only snorkel at Chill Island)? Also, what do you know about the paddle boarding at CocoCay?
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Mikeb1892 in Coco Cay - Thrill Cabana or Beach Club (non-Cabana)   
    I would say neither would be ideal in your situation but I'd side with the beach club.
     
    The thrill park cabana's main draw is the water park tickets, but the actual water park seems a bit too extreme for how you described your kids. You also aren't going to very close to the beach here and the main kids areas are outside of the waterpark
     
    Beach club does not have a lot of offerings for the little ones in terms of activities, and the food is  more upscale (they still have offerings for kids but the food is one of those things you are paying for). It will be a quiet spot and has access to the beach, so if you really value a more peaceful spot this would be it.  My 9 year old wasn't thrilled with this area as it felt like a more geared towards adults.
     
    As for crowds, i didnt leave the beach club much on my only visit to Cococay but i have heard multiple other posters say that there are plenty of spots around the island so you wont be fighting for loungers if you decide to just do a no cost beach / kids area /pool day. I'd look into the breezy bay area, not close to the main kids play area but they have a small activities section that would have some fun stuff for kids.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Thanks for reading last time!
     
    I'm still fairly confident in September Cruising. The next week or so is going to be very informational on helping to open up the NY and NJ. -
     
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    Pre cruise update - I looked down and realized that i never lost the cruise weight... and i might have found a couple other people weight since then too. Then I looked back at the video of me going down the slide at the overwater cabana and realized i didn't get in shape for the last cruise either ... so i never lost the weight from my 2018 cruise... whoops! I have 132 days to lose about 30 pounds to be close to the weight i was in 2018. Started my crazy diet today.
     
    Good thing my house isnt filled with junk food... /sigh... I can do this, I'm going to get back in shape!
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from jaredhamburg in Coco Cay - Thrill Cabana or Beach Club (non-Cabana)   
    I would say neither would be ideal in your situation but I'd side with the beach club.
     
    The thrill park cabana's main draw is the water park tickets, but the actual water park seems a bit too extreme for how you described your kids. You also aren't going to very close to the beach here and the main kids areas are outside of the waterpark
     
    Beach club does not have a lot of offerings for the little ones in terms of activities, and the food is  more upscale (they still have offerings for kids but the food is one of those things you are paying for). It will be a quiet spot and has access to the beach, so if you really value a more peaceful spot this would be it.  My 9 year old wasn't thrilled with this area as it felt like a more geared towards adults.
     
    As for crowds, i didnt leave the beach club much on my only visit to Cococay but i have heard multiple other posters say that there are plenty of spots around the island so you wont be fighting for loungers if you decide to just do a no cost beach / kids area /pool day. I'd look into the breezy bay area, not close to the main kids play area but they have a small activities section that would have some fun stuff for kids.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Coco Cay - Thrill Cabana or Beach Club (non-Cabana)   
    I would say neither would be ideal in your situation but I'd side with the beach club.
     
    The thrill park cabana's main draw is the water park tickets, but the actual water park seems a bit too extreme for how you described your kids. You also aren't going to very close to the beach here and the main kids areas are outside of the waterpark
     
    Beach club does not have a lot of offerings for the little ones in terms of activities, and the food is  more upscale (they still have offerings for kids but the food is one of those things you are paying for). It will be a quiet spot and has access to the beach, so if you really value a more peaceful spot this would be it.  My 9 year old wasn't thrilled with this area as it felt like a more geared towards adults.
     
    As for crowds, i didnt leave the beach club much on my only visit to Cococay but i have heard multiple other posters say that there are plenty of spots around the island so you wont be fighting for loungers if you decide to just do a no cost beach / kids area /pool day. I'd look into the breezy bay area, not close to the main kids play area but they have a small activities section that would have some fun stuff for kids.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Thanks for reading last time!
     
    I'm still fairly confident in September Cruising. The next week or so is going to be very informational on helping to open up the NY and NJ. -
     
    --------
     
    Pre cruise update - I looked down and realized that i never lost the cruise weight... and i might have found a couple other people weight since then too. Then I looked back at the video of me going down the slide at the overwater cabana and realized i didn't get in shape for the last cruise either ... so i never lost the weight from my 2018 cruise... whoops! I have 132 days to lose about 30 pounds to be close to the weight i was in 2018. Started my crazy diet today.
     
    Good thing my house isnt filled with junk food... /sigh... I can do this, I'm going to get back in shape!
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from JLMoran in Favorite after-dinner drink   
    Some Port with dessert and I'm happy.
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