2017 Member Cruise coverage

The 2017 Disney Vacation Club member cruise has begun its 7-day journey to the Eastern Caribbean and thanks to the wonders of social media, those of us stranded at home can still follow along.  

Member Cruise 2018

Member Cruise stateroom gifts (courtesy @ACohenA)

On Saturday, August 26 the Disney Fantasy departed Port Canaveral, filled from bow to stern with Disney Vacation Club owners enjoying the annual member cruise.  The Disney Parks Blog launched its coverage with an overview of the festivities.  The voyage theme is "Member Cruise Film Festival" with nearly 20 classic, current and future Disney releases to be screened on board.  Among the special guests are actor Richard Kind, filmmaker Don Hahn and Pixar producer Darla K. Anderson.  

Via his Twitter account, DVC member Alan Cohen (@ACohenA) is sharing details of his cruise experience including photos of stateroom gifts, celebrity sightings, unique sessions offered on the Member Cruise and more.  

Member Cruise 2018

Member Cruise backpacks (courtesy @ACohenA)

Click below to view a 10-minute video clip of the sail-away deck party including comments from Disney Vacation Club VP and General Manager Ken Potrock.   

Follow Alan's future updates by following him on Twitter at @ACohenA.  

The 2017 DVC Member Cruise is the first 7-day voyage offered exclusively to owners.  It features stops in Tortola, British Islands, St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with a visit to Disney's private island Castaway Cay.  

The 2018 Member Cruise is a 4-night voyage to the caribbean, departing on July 23 and returning to port on July 27, 2018.  As of this writing, limited availability remains for verandah cabins on the 2018 cruise.