I did see it on the site and didn't plan to go. As someone else posted, it does seem like this wasn't really done with enough time to plan for many people who might have enjoyed a member cruise. Maybe they'll do it again.
DVC has angered us with gimmicks. We got our postcard yesterday. I called at 9am this morning and MS was closed till 11am for training.
When I called at 11am it was sold out.
How can they offer something to us THAT DOES NOT EXIST??
I feel bad for those people who do not have internet access.
I needed to vent as this has really destroyed a huge plan for my family.
We got our postcard yesterday (1/22)
Since we already have a WDW/DCL trip planned for later this year we knew the member cruise wasn't a good option for us right now. But I like the idea a lot, and hope they will do it again on some other anniversary.
More time to plan would have been nice. We'd seriously think about doing the cruise (especially with the reduced rates) if we had more time to plan. As it stands now we've already got a May trip and a December trip to VWL planned, complete with relatives both times, so it'd be hard to back out on that! Besides, my dh has to plan several months in advance for vacation time.
FWIW, we didn't get our postcard here in Ohio until TODAY (1/23!)
I'm still trying to figure out why there was over a month delay from the date Member Services sent an email about this cruise (12/21/01) to when they mailed the postcard?! I waited for a couple of weeks to book the cruise and I got lucky - I feel for those w/o computer access.
The 2-hour "mandatory training" message sent me for a real loop this morning, too!! I had sent an email ressie request last week for OKW for the end of my cruise and although I was not hopeful I would get it, a response would have been nice. After patiently waiting until 11AM I was informed that the emails are backed up and much to my surprise I was able to get a 1 BDR for OKW for the 3 nights after the cruise!!
We just received the postcard today. I decided to check out the members website and discovered that it was already sold out. I don't usually go to the website; guess I should. I have never received an e-mail from DVC but I have given them my e-mail address many times. Oh well, maybe next time.
I got the postcard today, but already knew they're full. I'm not very happy about this. Well, they know how many DVCers there are, and they know when they're sending out the postcard. If they have really limited availability, why don't they just post an ad on the web site? It's just much worse when regulars like us get the postcard and are already full. And I thought DVC is exclusive club!
I was another DVCer trying to get through this AM. The two hour training delay, the cruise ressie people and all of us trying to make the 11 month holiday ressies--what a MESS!! I got the postcard yesterday too--and while I wasn't planning on going, when I heard that announcement about the cruise already being filled up--I thought how annoyed I would have been if I HAD wanted to book it. I;ve given DVC my e-mail address many times also, but don;t receive anything from them. Very annoying.
My parents are DVC members and not overly computer oriented. They received their card on Wednesday, called first thing Thursday morning and of course it was booked. Their feeling was that everyone should have been on the same playing field and given equal opportunity at the chance.
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