As part of today’s Disney Cruise Line cancellations for sailings departing through June 2021, Disney Vacation Club has also announced that the 2021 Member Cruise to the Western Caribbean will no longer occur.

“Disney Cruise Line announced that all U.S. departures through June 2021 have been canceled as it continues to prepare for a return to service in U.S. waters. We’re disappointed to share that this includes the 2021 Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise to the Western Caribbean. All impacted Members will receive an automatic refund for their 2021 Member Cruise reservation by the end of April in the original form of payment (cash and/or reservation points to travel use year) used for the reservation. Additionally, we will extend reservation points used for the 2021 DVC Member Cruise for one year. Members should see this reflected in their Membership in the last week of their Use Year. Members do not need to take any action.”

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Members who had booked this cruise will automatically receive a refund of cash or reservation points within the coming month. Those members whose points are set to expire soon will also receive a one-year courtesy extension for the points used for the 2021 DVC Member Cruise.

Those booked on the canceled 2021 DVC Member Cruise interested in booking the 2022 Alaska Member Cruise from August 29th – September 5th, 2022 can be placed on a reservation priority list. To be put on this list, members are asked to respond to their cruise cancellation email.

It is important to note DVC’s use of the word “reservation points” in this announcement, as those are not the same as “vacation points. These points can only be used to reserve Disney Collection or Concierge Collection accommodations.

Reservation Points vs. Vacation Points

More information can be found on the Disney Vacation Club’s 2021 DVC Member Cruise FAQ page.

This 5-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, was originally planned to depart from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, June 12, 2021, with stops in Cozumel, Mexico, and Disney’s Castaway Cay.

Member cruises are exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members and feature a variety of special shows, commemorative gifts, and unique decor, all geared towards DVC Members!

Please note, DVC Member Cruises are considered a Disney Vacation Club –Membership Extra and can only be booked by direct members with a valid blue membership card.

Let us know in the comments if you were scheduled for this years Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise and are affected by this cancelation!

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!