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Old 01-31-2014, 01:37 AM   #1
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How many years did it take you to reach platinum with DCL?
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:28 AM   #2
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Took us a few years.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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About 10 years for us---one cruise per year.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:20 AM   #4
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We did our first 2 cruises on 2002 and 2003.
Once we did both Eastern and Western cruises, we didn't do another until 2012.

In 2012 we took our kids and grandkids on The Magic again for our 25th Anniversary.
Then we got hooked on DCL again with all the great itineraries.
We have done 6 since 2012. We became gold in January 2013.
We are doing our first Fantasy cruise in 2 weeks (#9) with our kids and grandkids again.

So we are 2 away from Platinum.
I am trying to get to platinum this year, with a couple good Florida resident rates, I just might swing it.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:20 AM   #5
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11 years for DH and me, but 10 years for our DD.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:39 AM   #6
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13 years
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:42 AM   #7
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If we take all the cruises we have booked it will be less than 3 years. Took first cruise in May 2012 and tenth will be in Feb 2015.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:48 AM   #8
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We started cruising with Disney in December of 2001. We will make Platinum in May of this year. Between 2004 and 2007 we didn't cruise at all with Disney and gave RCCL all of our cruise business. In 2008 we switched back to Disney, (coincided with buying a lot more DVC points), so at our current rate of cruising 2-3 times a year we could have made it a lot sooner if we had stayed with Disney the whole time.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:26 AM   #9
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I'm projecting it will be about 15 years for us. This year will be ten since our first, and we will be going on our seventh.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:35 AM   #10
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It will be about 4.5 years for us. If I stop to think how much that has cost I will get ill
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:44 AM   #11
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Hard to say....we have been cruising DCL since their MV back in 1998 and they didn't have different levels at the beginning. I think we had over 10 cruises under our belt by the time they initiated the different levels so we were already considered Platinum when the levels started.

Does anybody remember when they started the different levels of the CC club? I saw one website that mentioned 2009 but I thought it was before that...maybe not.

Edited to add I just found this thread that looks like it was 2009!!! Thanks Lisa, I should have known you would have had that info!!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2291367

Just figured out we had 17 cruises by the time they initiated the different levels in 2009. Had 10 cruises in 2004.

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:51 AM   #12
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It probably took us about 7 years. We usually only cruise once a year so it took us awhile - and there have been 'dry' years as well.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:07 AM   #13
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We started with DCL in 11/2003 and hit #10 3/2013. Too bad we won't be cruising platinum to enjoy the benefits.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:27 AM   #14
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We started with DCL in 11/2003 and hit #10 3/2013. Too bad we won't be cruising platinum to enjoy the benefits.
Can I ask why not? Did you find another line? Don't mean to be nosey....who am I kidding???? I am definitely being nosey!!!
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It took us about 10 years.
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