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Disney Member Cruise is it worth it???

Discussion in 'Disney Vacation Club - DVC' started by decadude, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. decadude

    decadude TUG Member

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    Well just checking to see people thoughts and opinions of the Disney Cruise I heard it is better to just buy in if you are a DVC member rather than using points this cruise must be a dynamite thing to do bc it sells out ultra quick for the DVC member cruise.

    Curious of cost per adult and I have a child that is 3 so hopefully it is not too much damage for her to go.

    Thanks to all who reply I may be doing this next year if everyone thinks it is worth it.
     
  2. elaine

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    we did the 4 day Dream Aug of 2014, OV for 5 persons for $4650 instead of using our DVc points, which was about the cost of a non-DVC Disney cruise. $4.5K is a lot to pay for a late Aug cruise to the Bahamas, IMHO. Oasis was the same price for 7 days, same week. Teens voted for DVC cruise. Cruise made 2 stops at private island and none at Nassau.
    It was soooo worth it! Food was upscaled--lobster night (don't think they usually have that). Normal entertainment, plus they flew in 2 Broadway leads (Mary Poppins and Tarzan) who sang Bway tunes one night--incredible. Mulitple enrichment lectures, like the creators of Big 6 telling us with slide show how they create a show, pitch to execs, editing process (including showing us scenes deleted/rearranged) of Big 6, which had not premiered yet. Man who has done Goofy's voice for 20+ years was the MC of beach games. Engineer of Disneyland rides talked about creation of DL, funny moments, etc. Didn't have time to do everything. Lots of trinkets, goodies each day (DVC scrabble, tumblers, pins, journals, backpacks, etc.)--but I could buy something in the gift shop on a regular cruise instead.
    DVC cruise would not be worth it for a young child, regular DCL is fine. My teens liked it a lot, but they went to all of above.
    I would not buy direct just to do a DVC cruise and I don't know that I would pay that much $ for the 7 day. But, the 4 day with a weekend added on at DVC to make it 7 days was one of our best cruise/vacations.
     
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    We have not cruised a Member's Cruise yet because the dates have not worked out for us/already had vacations booked when they announce dates. I know it is a few dollars more than the regular cruise (and definitely more compared to other cruise lines), but it is still on my list to try it at least once for myself. They do sell out quickly and everyone raves about them.
     
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    I think it is good.
     
  5. pedro47

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    Please compare DVC member cost to Costco cost? Compare the same cruise dates (DVC & Costco). Asked about OBC (On Board Credit) for Disney & Costco.
    Good Luck and do your homework.
     
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    you cannot book DVC members cruise thru Costco and there is no OBC. The DVC cruise is a chartered cruise on DCL. It has additional entertainment, seminars, and even upgraded meals.
    It would not be worth it for anyone under 12 vs. regular DCL, IMHO. But, our family with teens enjoyed the extras.
     
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    Check out the website vacationstogo.com I know they offer Disney cruises and usually have good prices.
     

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