• On Aug 5, 2017
    Jason from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're going on our 1st Disney cruise that's booked in March 2018, which is the 4-day Bahamas cruise. I recently noticed there's a DVC Members Only cruise (I am a DVC member) in July 2018. Is the DVC cruise worth the extra cost?

    Ahoy, Jason!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love your question because as a non-Disney Vacation Club Member, I had a blast finding out what makes a Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise so unique, and now I really want to be a member of your DVC 'Ohana! This magical gathering at sea will be filled with people who love Disney just as much as you!

    Jason, the first thing I found out is that in the past gratuities have been included in your total cruise fare, which is not the case on a normal sailing. Also, there is a need for extra space in your luggage because of all the DVC Member Cruise surprises you'll receive in your stateroom! These gifts along with Member exclusive Merchandise for purchase at the gift shops will be wonderful keepsakes from your first Disney Cruise experience!

    If you like to learn about how things work behind-the-scenes, this is the vacation for you! Your vacation will be filled will special offerings and surprises including Guests that are brought onboard to host meet-and-greets, seminars and interactive workshops. On previous sailings, there has been Disney filmmakers, imagineers, voice actors, screenwriters, animators and an array of Broadway stars to set this cruise apart from all others! You never know who you may bump into in line for Mickey waffles! DVC executives will also join you on the high seas to host meet-and-greet experiences to answer your questions and offer insight into the program. 

    I hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect on a DVC Member Cruise, Jason. One important thing to note is that you'll find out the line up of special entertainment and Guests at the Sail Away Celebration. It will be a pixie-dusted start to your magical vacation with Mickey!

    Good luck with your decision. Please let us know if you have further questions! 

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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