September 2013 Member Cruise announced

Disney Vacation Club is sponsoring a second Member exclusive cruise in 2013. The 4-night voyage aboard the Disney Dream departs on September 29 and returns October 3, 2013.  

Reservations begin on December 9, 2012.  Details follow.


September 2013 Member Cruise booking begins Dec. 9, 2012

It's our neighborhood block party at sea, and it's like nothing else on earth!

Join us on the majestic Disney Dream ship as we sail Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2013, out of Port Canaveral, Fla., delivering the magic of Membership in paradise (with two scheduled stops at Castaway Cay!), on stage (with insider shows and experiences created just for Members) and to your stateroom (where special gifts magically appear throughout our voyage).

Click on the image above for a quick video look at highlights from the September 2012 Member Cruise voyage.

Disney Vacation Club is setting sail on the Disney Dream for:

A 4-night Bahamian cruise out of Port Canaveral, Fla., with two scheduled stops at Castaway Cay, departing on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Booking the Cruise

Please note: On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, Member Services transactions will be limited to:

    • Reservations for the Member Cruise
    • Reservations that will occur between Sunday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 11

Member Services will be happy to fulfill any other request on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

    • For information about Reservation Points required to sail on this signature voyage, please see the Member Cruise 2013 Reservation Points Charts.
    • Member Services will book reservations for this cruise starting 8 a.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Please call† (800)800-9800 or (407)566-3800 to book yours!

To call toll-free from outside the U.S. or Canada, call your AT&T access number.

If you live in Japan, please call Member Services at 0120-98-4050 to make or modify a reservation.

Due to heavy call volume, your wait time to speak with a Member Services Cast Member will be longer than usual. We expect this to be a popular cruise and apologize in advance for any delay in speaking with you.

†If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to dial this number.

Things to Know Before You Call

Please have the following information ready when you call:

    • Membership ID Number
    • First, second and third stateroom category choices—categories sell out quickly for this event
    • Special dietary needs
    • Special medical needs
    • Castaway Club Number (provided to repeat cruisers by Disney Cruise Line)

For each person sailing on the Member Cruise, please have the following information ready:

    • Legal name and middle initial, spelled as it appears in print on birth certificate or passport
    • Home address
    • Home telephone number
    • Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
    • Citizenship/Nationality

To be respectful of your time and to accelerate our processes with this event, specific staterooms will not be assigned upon booking. However, the category you confirm will be immediately guaranteed. If you are confirming two staterooms, we will have the ability to advise if a connecting configuration is available. To assist in your planning, you may wish to visit to view the ship layouts and general locations associated with the categories offered.

As soon as you have confirmed your cruise, you will be able to see your Disney Vacation Club reservation number along with point usage on Within three weeks of booking, you will receive a printed confirmation that will include your Disney Cruise Line confirmation number. Once you have this, you will be able to view and manage your cruise on, which will include your specific stateroom assignment.

Please note the following important booking information about the Member Cruise:

    • There is a two-stateroom limit per Membership.
    • Due to the unique nature of these special events, Members are permitted to pay cash for all passengers if they so choose.
    • Disney Vacation Club will waive the initial transaction fee associated with booking your Disney Cruise Line reservation for this Member Cruise voyage.
    • A non-refundable $95 transaction fee will apply to all modifications associated with a Member Cruise reservation.
    • Disney Vacation Club will accept the following methods of payment for Members not using Vacation Points to book the cruise: JCB, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. If paying by credit card, please have the credit card number, expiration date and the name that appears on the card available. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
    • Member Services will only accept reservations by phone. Booking requests will not be accepted by fax or email.
    • For the safety of our Guests, women who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy as of their embarkation date will not be permitted to sail due to safety concerts. Neither a physician's medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be able to override the policy. Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.
    • Disney Cruise Line policy prohibits infants less than 12 weeks of age as of embarkation date to travel.
    • Memberships not purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. on or after March 21, 2011 will not have access to this Member Cruise.

Accommodation Information

Stateroom options include:

Category T: One Bedroom Suite with Verandah
Category 4 and V: Deluxe Family Stateroom with Verandah
Category 5 and 6: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
Category 7: Deluxe Stateroom with Navigator's Verandah
Category 8: Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
Category 9: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Category 10: Deluxe Inside Stateroom
Category 11: Standard Inside Stateroom

Category 5-7, and 9-11 can accommodate up to the 3 or 4 Guests per room, while Categories T, V, 4 and 8 can accommodate up to 4 or 5 Guests per room. For more information, visit

DVCNews Reader Comments:
What's included in a Member Cruise? -- Fmporter
2012 Nov 16 11:07:12 PM
I looked at the cost and it is about 47% higher than the cost of an equivalent cabin on the Dream a week earlier. Can anyone who has been on a Member Cruise describe what you get for the additional $$? Thanks!
Re: September 2013 Member Cruise announced -- goindowntofla
2012 Nov 17 10:43:56 AM

I don't have an answer for you, but I am wondering where you saw the $prices - I would like to take a peek - thanks!

Re: September 2013 Member Cruise announced -- JaxFLBear
2012 Nov 17 11:02:04 AM
goindowntofla wrote:

I don't have an answer for you, but I am wondering where you saw the $prices - I would like to take a peek - thanks!

DVC has updated the Member Cruise point chart on the member website to reflect the January and September 2013 Member Cruises.
Prices for Member Cruise - Point Charts -- Fmporter
2012 Nov 17 11:18:19 AM
I found the cash prices for the Member Cruise in the Points Charts for 2013 (View Vacation Points Charts, then 2013 Disney Collection). There are separate point charts for the Member Cruises.
September 2013 Member Cruise announced -- goindowntofla
2012 Nov 17 11:46:07 AM
Okay, great, thanks!
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