Points and Cruise

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by heninger85, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. heninger85

    heninger85 Earning My Ears

    Jun 6, 2003
    My family of four just got home from a three day Disney Cruise. I would never use my points for this again. It was over 400 points for three days! If I had sold the points (I have before) I could have had approximatley $4000...no doubt, I could have gotten a longer cruise with that money. We have been DVC members for seven years and this was our second cruise. I know I am opening a can of worms with this statement, but we couldn't not believe the behavior of some of the children on the cruise and at Disneyworld. Lots of fits and undiscipline children....
  2. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

    Jul 25, 2001
    Can't really speak to the unruly children issue. Though I guess on a ship where the kids can't really run off, some parents might not supervise their little ones as much.

    As for the points for DCL, I think many would agree that it's not the cheapest way to go on a cruise.

    However, if people want to use them that way, I say more power to them. Points are there to be used to make people happy. No matter how much debate there is over this, there is no right or wrong. It's simply a choice, and either one is appropriate.
  3. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

    Aug 26, 2003
    I'm sorry your cruise wasn't as good as it could be. We're going on a 3 night cruise in November using points, didn't have the time or the inclination to rent, and cost for just the 2 of us is 124 points.

    I'm guessing that your other cruise was better, was it also in the summer? From the cruise board, I know that DCL limits the number of children per cruise.

  4. wtpclc

    wtpclc <font color=red>Has three great loves: Mickey, Po

    Mar 30, 2004
    Time of year has a lot to do with it. I had no problems at all in February. Didn't go on points (Disney withdrawl when we got points is why we're now DVC owners). If you need to ge away from unruly kids, thouhg, it's probably better offseason. Usually it's just the adults who are unruly! LOL

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