UPDATE 2/3/2022: The exclusive Disney Vacation Club sailing of the all-new Disney Wish has been postponed until July 19th, 2022. This delay is a result of the Meyer Werft shipyard’s need for additional time to finish the ship.
The shipyard has notified Disney Cruise Line that despite their very best efforts, they will need more time to finish the ship due, in part, to the pandemic and particularly the arrival of the Omicron variant in Germany at a critical point in the process.
“As a result, Disney Cruise Line has no other choice than to delay the maiden voyage by a few weeks, which will regrettably affect sailings through mid-July. Disney Cruise Line will be sending the below email to guests on these sailings to share this disappointing news and inform them of options available to make vacation memories with their families.”-Disney Cruise Line
Be sure to head to DCLFan.com for more information on all of the Disney Wish delay information and how it impacts guests scheduled for affected sailings.
Update 5/17/21: This exclusive chartered sailing of Disney Cruise Lines new Disney Wish has sold out!
As part of today’s Disney Wish announcement from Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club has shared that the second voyage of this new ship will be exclusive for Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests!
This 3-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida sets sail on Tuesday – June 14th, 2022 and includes the following itinerary:
- Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Depart from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – Take advantage of a leisurely day at sea filled with unique experiences and signature Disney entertainment
- Thursday, June 16, 2022 – Arrive at Disney Castaway Cay, Bahamas
- Friday, June 17, 2022 – Debark at Port Canaveral, Florida
Best of all, Disney Vacation Club Members will be some of the very first to explore all of the exciting new features that the Disney Wish has to offer!
Point charts for this sailing will be released on May 13th with cash pricing releasing on May 17th.
Probably the newest and most important piece of information shared is that at least one guest will be required to book with Disney Vacation Club points to book this cruise. According to the DVC website: “Because this is a Disney Collection Exchange opportunity, at least one person in each stateroom must be booked on points. In addition, one person in the party must use Vacation Points when this cruise is booked. Other Guests can make cash payments.”
It’s important to note that the only points eligible to book a cruise are direct points and resale points that were grandfathered in (back when resale members received blue cards). Unfortunately, this requirement will prohibit many Disney Vacation Club members from being able to book this sailing.
To book this exclusive sailing, Disney Vacation Club Members will need to call Member Services at 800-800-9800 or 407-566-3800 beginning Monday – May 17th, 2021 at 8:00 am, EST.
It is important to note that the Member Services phone line on Monday – May 17th will be exclusively dedicated to Member Cruise bookings from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, EST. Disney Vacation Club has advised members that they may experience longer than usual wait times. The online booking tool will still be available to those looking to book or modify resort reservations on Monday. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday – May 18th.
Member Services Cast Members will again utilize an expedited booking procedure to secure your reservation on your initial call without further information. Then, within 72-hours, you will receive a follow-up call to finalize your payment method and fully guarantee the booking.
A non-refundable $95 transaction fee applies per confirmed Disney Collection reservation for guests choosing to use points when booking.
Members are asked to have the following information ready and available when calling to book:
- Member ID Number
- First, second and third stateroom category choices—popular options sell out quickly for this event
- Special dietary needs
- Special medical needs
- Castaway Club Number (provided to repeat cruisers by Disney Cruise Line)
For each person sailing on the Member Cruise, please have the following information ready:
- Legal name and middle initial, spelled as it appears in print on appropriate citizenship documentation
- Physical home address (no P.O boxes)
- Home telephone number
- Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
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.
Source: Disney Vacation Club