Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by simbasmom2, Feb 12, 2012.
I am interested as well. But as other have said anything is great!
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Just back from our Disney Dream 4-nt and had to share the news...
There are NEW gifts for returning cruisers (Castaway Club).
This included a nice backpack with 2 large compartments, side compartments, an outlet for your MP3 device cord as well as snacks (package of pretzels and package of goldfish shaped like mickey heads) and a keychain with DCL logo which spins.
I think this is a nice upgrade -- especially the snacks - I always thought the flipflop marshmallow treats tasted stale.
Wow that looks nice
So only returning customers are eligible for such a gift?
Yes, first time DCL cruisers don't get a gift. From your second cruise forward though, each stateroom with a returning customer gets one of these.
Apparently, if you are gold (5+ cruises with DCL) or platinum (10+ cruises) there are additional items or gifts but this was our fifth cruise so were still Silver when we got this.
Also, I visited another family to checkout their inside cabin (thank you to Judy) and saw that not all of the cabins got the same gift - their kids' room had the old style gift. I suspect that our cruise was the transition point and they were phasing out the old and going to the new ones.
After one cruise you are in the Castaway Club. There are three levels
silver (1-4 cruises)
gold (5-9 cruises)
platinum (10 or more)
You get special perks including an instateroom gift.
I am going to merge this thread with the other one started from last week.
Oh I guess I'll need to wait until next cruise
Well just entered my room on wonder and what a surprise! The same gift pack was on my bed! This is my first cruise so I am not sure why I received the gift I booked my cruise with my Disney visa so that could have helped.
Me too! !
We were on the Magic last week and got both the red/black drawstring bag and the blue/black backpack. Maybe they are giving both away until the tote bags are gone
How big is the new backpack? Is it kiddie sized or adult sized? How much would it hold for an excursion--a few towels and water bottles? Thanks!
It is adult sized and you could fit at least 2 towels, plus several water bottles, snacks, sunscreen etc... There is an open pocket in the front, a middle zipper compartment with an opening for headphones and a main large compartment.
I went onto the DCL site to double check these as I though gold started after the 5th cruise and they have it listed this way:
Silver Begins after your 1st completed cruise, Gold Begins after your 5th completed cruise and Platinum Begins after your 10th completed cruise.
Just didn't want someone to think they were a level that they aren't.
You'll just have to plan a few more cruises.
So the new backpacks are now on the Wonder?
Yea for you!! Was anyone else in your cabin a return cruiser? If so, that is why there was a gift. As long as there is at least one return cruiser, you get the gift.
If not, count your blessings and have a terrific cruise! Wish I was getting on DCL cruise tonight....
Not quite. You become gold after your 5th completed cruise...so you do not get gold perks until you board the ship for cruise number 6. Ditto for platinum--10 completed cruises.
Any Golds or Platinums reporting back any changes in the Gold/Platinum additional gift/perks?
Anxious to hear! I'm excited for the backpack for sure.
Sounds great! Can't wait to see one in person on our June Fantasy cruise!
I am so glad that they made a change. I hope that they do it every year or so.
I am still in Disney World till later today, but I got off the Dream Sunday and I will say I got the new gift and loved it. Took me a few days to find the snacks in it though lol since I didn't look in the one compartment, but I found them and I love the bag
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