Over on the Cruise Board, there is a post saying that the rest of DCL 2016 schedule will be released sometime this week.
If all of your points were purchased resale after 3/20/2011, you can't book the member cruise at all.Can any member go on the member cruise even if not booking with points? we bought resale and were wondering this. Dont know too much more about the cruises. We were also wondering the same things as to when 2016 comes out!
They won't announce the member cruise, but folks will figure out by the "gap" of no cruise for a certain timeframe. So look in August 2016 and find the place where no 4 night cruise is listed, of course it could be September too.
Can any member go on the member cruise even if not booking with points? we bought resale and were wondering this. Dont know too much more about the cruises. We were also wondering the same things as to when 2016 comes out!
Resale purchases prior to 3/21/2011 are grandfathered in.There is a "grandfathered date" meaning that if you have resale bought before a certain date, the restriction does not apply, and you can even use those points for a Member Cruise, or you could use cash. I do not know when that date was, maybe in 2012????If you only have resale points, and you bought after that date is, you cannot book a Member Cruise at all. At least, that's the way the rules are now.
DVC brings in special guests and additional entertainment on top of the regular ships shows. The price is typically more than a regular DCL cruise with the same itinerary for the same time of the year.We did our first ever cruise this past January; is their much of a difference between the regular Disney cruises and the members only ones?
Thanks for the info, we weren't impressed with the one we took but we had really high expectations too and for first time ever cruisers it just wasn't long enough we felt like we didn't do hardly anything on the Dream with only having 3 nights and 2 port stops. Our own fault I guess. We also were disappointed in the food. Disney world food has always been great and we felt cruise food was average to below average.