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  • On Jan 20, 2024
    Veronica from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do we book a Disney cruise online using our DVC points.

    Welcome Home to planDisney, Veronica! It is always great to meet another Disney Vacation Club Member and I am looking forward to talking all things DVC with you. 

    As a fellow Midwesterner wondering whether Elsa has aimed her powers at our part of the world recently, I find myself dreaming of warm-weather vacations and sunshiny places--a voyage on Disney Cruise Line sounds like a perfect plan! I recently enjoyed a sailing on the Disney Dream with my planDisney classmates after a few years spent on land, and it was an unforgettable experience from start to finish. As a DVC Member, you'll enjoy some special surprises and an Onboard Member celebration to add to the magic!

    I'm happy to report that exchanging your Disney Vacation Club points for a Disney cruise is a breeze. Disney Cruise Line is part of the Disney Collection Exchange program, one of the many ways that you can flexibly use your Vacation Points from year to year.

    Veronica, you can book a DCL sailing as soon as the booking window opens. To get started, I suggest checking out the Points Charts to get an idea of how many Vacation Points you'll need for your desired cruise itinerary. However, because this is an exchange requiring you to convert Vacation Points to Reservation Points, you will need to call Member Services to have them confirm availability and manage the transaction. A couple of other important details to know before you move ahead with the exchange: 
    • Disney Cruise Line counts as part of the Disney Collection in this situation, so there will be a nonrefundable fee of $95 to make the transaction (keep in mind that prices are subject to change without notice).
    • The Rule of Four applies, which simply means that you'll need to book your reservation before the last four months of your Use Year if you plan to take your cruise in that Use Year. 
    • Once your Vacation Points are converted to Reservation Points, they can't be used to book reservations at Disney Vacation Club resorts. So, if you modify or cancel the cruise booking, any remaining points can only be used for a different Disney Collection exchange before the end of your Use Year. 
    Well, Veronica, I hope this is helpful for you to navigate the waters of how to best use your Disney Vacation Club points. For more recommendations for an extra-magical Disney Cruise line adventure, sail on over to my good pal JoVonn--she has all the best tips! Please visit us again at planDisney any time if we can help with more vacation planning questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, Michigan

Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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