Disney Cruise Line just unveiled the early inaugural sailings for their sparkling new ship, the Disney Treasure, and Disney Vacation Club has shared that one of the first voyages of this new ship will be exclusive for Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests!
If you recall, back in 2022, Disney Vacation Club had exclusively carved out a date for their inaugural sailing aboard the Disney Wish, and they are doing it again in what has now been branded as exclusive Disney Vacation Club “First Wave” Member Experiences.
This 7-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida sets sail on Saturday – January 4th, 2025 and includes the following itinerary:
- Departure: Port Canaveral, Florida
- At Sea
- At Sea
- Stopover: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
- Stopover: St. Thomas, USVI
- At Sea
- Disney’s Private Island: Castaway Cay
- Return: Port Canaveral, Florida
It is important to note that this sailing is not a DVC Member Cruise and instead is an exclusive opportunity for DVC Members to be the ‘First Wave’ to set sail on the Disney Treasure. This is similar to the Disney Wish exclusive sailing offered in 2022 and the exclusive Lighthouse Point sailing scheduled for next year.
Disney Vacation Club has previously stated, “Different from a Member Cruise, this voyage is part of the Disney Collection exchange. Therefore, regular cruise programing will not be altered, and daily in-room gifts are not included.”
Probably the 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.
Point charts will be revealed soon and updated as part of this article once available.
To book this exclusive sailing, Disney Vacation Club Members will need to call Member Services at 800-800-9800 or 407-566-3800 beginning Saturday – October 14th, 2023 at 10:00 am, EST.
It is important to note that the Member Services phone line on Saturday – October 14th will be exclusively dedicated to Member Cruise bookings from 10:00 am to 6:00 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 Saturday. Normal operations will resume on Sunday – October 15th at 9am, EST.
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.
For more about all the exciting details shared today regarding the Disney Treasure, or to book a regular sailing, visit our friends at Be Our Guest Vacations!
Let us know if you are planning to be one of the first to set sail on the Disney Treasure! Keep your eyes peeled on DVC Fan and join our DVC Fan Facebook Group for updates as and when they break. Safe sailing, DVC fans!