Borrowing points for 7 disney cruise

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by zachary, Feb 7, 2001.

  1. zachary

    zachary Earning My Ears

    Aug 3, 2000
    We(me,wife and 2 kids) are thinking of going on the 7 day disney cruise. Our plan is to borrow next years points and with some banked points have a total of about 475.

    Is there anything we should be aware of? Should we pay cash for the kids? Does the 11 month window of booking apply?

    Any info would be great....

  2. kbp13

    kbp13 Earning My Ears

    Oct 15, 1999
    Divide the dollar value by the number of points and you'll get a feel for the $/point value of the points for a given event. Because I couldn't do everyone on points on the cruise for us, I figured out the $ ratio and decide to pay for the kids and use points for us. I do this to make sure I get a reasonable value. If not, I pay cash.

    Now, I don't get too carried away with this because the points are committed dollars. So if it was close and I didn't have anything in mind for the points I would use them. It's a little easier than cash out of pocket.

    Kurt from MI

    CB 1995
    Vero/ASMov 1999
    DVC joined 1999
    OKW 1999
    HH 1999
    Disneyland Paris 2000
    Vero/DCL/BW 2000
    HH Dec 2000
    DCL July 7 2001

  3. ripleysmom

    ripleysmom Lucas and Ripley's mom!

    Apr 29, 2000
    We used points and paid for one of the kids.

    While some people do look at the points and say that you are not getting bang for the buck, we looked at them and said would we take the cruise if we didn't have the points? Answer, nope!

    And to answer the other question, you can book at the 11 month window. Also please be advised that the $75.00 fee does apply to exchanging with DCL.

    Kimberly-Lucas and Ripley's Mom

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  4. Jison

    Jison Earning My Ears

    Aug 19, 1999
    We used points for 8 of us last spring on the 4 day and we are using points for all but one kid this spring on the 7 day. We paid for one kid. We always go to Disney during peak season (Easter break and Christmas week) and pay top points for OKW in a two bedroom so it doesn't bother me at all to pay the cruise with points. I have them and I use them. But then I pay 100 points for Friday and Saturday nights too.....

    I look at it as a free cruise....:)

    <font color=#FF0066>DVC since '93
    20 trips to the World since '91 and
    1 WONDERful cruise</font>[​IMG]

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