Yes!When you don't have to look at the menu to order in the Main Dining rooms.
... Or when you walk in the dining room on the first night's dinner and Head Waiters and Servers cause a big commotion because they are happy to see you.
And to me....THIS is what makes DCL special.
1. various CM's and officers that you met on previous cruises remember you and your kids and give hugs too.
My story:...On our last cruise we had a server that we have had 4 times now. when I ordered the salad from AP, she asked me "With extra dressing on the side?". That is exactly how I always order that! I don't know if it was sheer coincidence or if she really remembered that, but I was shocked!
Yes - years ago, it used to be that any CC member could go, but I guess as DCL grew and the number of repeat guests grew, they changed it.Is the reception for gold members and above? Sailing on my 4th disney cruise and the previous 3 never was aware of a reception.