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  • On Jan 22, 2023
    Ann from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    As a DVC member, can a family member book a Disney cruise paying cash no points and get a discount using my DVC membership?

    Ahoy there, Ann!

    Thanks for sailing by planDisney with your Disney Vacation Club question. As your Cruise Director for this answer, I am so pleased to help you get the information you need and I love helping fellow Disney Vacation Club Members with their vacation planning.  Our family loves sailing Disney Cruise Line as Disney Vacation Club Members, as there is something special about feeling right at home while also sailing to the great wide somewhere.  So I certainly understand wanting to share your Disney Vacation Club Membership with your family members. 

    However, Ann, at this time, if a family member is booking a Disney Cruise Line Cruise paying cash, they are unable to use your Membership for any eligible benefits, unfortunately.  This means that if there is an existing cruise discount available to Members, it would only apply to you unless you were booking a cruise on which you would be present and your family Member would be in your Stateroom or on your same reservation.  It also means they can't use your Disney Vacation Club Membership onboard discounts as well, as eligible Members need to present their valid Membership Digital Card and photo ID for this discount.  

    I should also mention that currently, there isn't a standing Disney Cruise Line cruise discount for Disney Vacation Club Members. But they are offered on occasion for specific sailings, so keep an eye on your Disney Vacation Club account notifications and on Disney Parks Blog for updates.

    What you can do is use your Disney Vacation Club Points to book a cruise for your family Member. In this case, your Points would be used instead of cash.  But the same thing would apply regarding onboard Disney Cruise Line Cruise Member Benefits and extras, including discounts, available to eligible Members in that your family members wouldn't be able to use your discount.

    I know this may not be what you hoped to hear, Ann.  But I hope you continue to enjoy all of the benefits of being a Member and your family member has the most magical time at sea. If I can help you with any further Disney Vacation Club or Disney vacation planning questions, stop back and see me here at planDisney, and I'll be so glad to help you.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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