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The Benefits of being a Castaway Club Member with Disney Cruise Line

Sailed with Disney just once? Guess what? You are now a Castaway Club member! The best part? You'll have a lot of benefits being a Castaway Club Member.

Photo, courtesy of Disney Cruise Line.

In a nutshell, you'll have advance booking of shore excursions, special dining at Palo's, childcare at Flounder's Reef Nursery and the Vista Spa and Salon. You'll receive a welcome back stateroom gift, Castaway Club lanyards and special Key to the World Cards, wait there's more, a dedicated toll-free number, Castaway Club Compass Newsletters and free Fun Downloads from Disney Cruise Line.

All it takes is sailing once with Disney and you're in! I will now go into greater detail about all the benefits and perks of being a Castaway Club Member. In September 2009, Disney Cruise Line introduced a new, expanded program with Silver, Gold and Platinum levels, with exclusive benefits for each level. Being part of one of the categories is based on the number of times you sail and your Castaway Club lanyards will reflect your level.

 
 
Silver Level:
 
-you will receive Insider Exclusives such as information, news, tips, and webcasts,
-90 days prior to sailing for online booking and planning,
-a dedicated, toll-free number for information and assistance at 800-449-3380,
-exclusive cruise Terminal Check-in at a separate members line only,
-you will receive a welcome back stateroom gift, one gift per stateroom based on the highest level Castaway Club member in that stateroom,
-special onboard booking offer for future cruises (ten percent discount, stateroom selection, and shipboard credit, categories 4-11)
 
 

 
 
Gold Level:
 
 
-you will receive Insider Exclusives such as information, news, tips, and webcasts,
-105 days prior to sailing for online booking and planning,
-early booking opportunity for new itineraries, 7 days before the general public,
-a dedicated, toll-free number for information and assistance at 800-449-3380,
-exclusive cruise Terminal Check-in at a separate members line only,
-you will receive a welcome back stateroom gift, one gift per stateroom based on the highest level Castaway Club member in that stateroom,
-special onboard booking offer for future cruises (ten percent discount, stateroom selection, and shipboard credit, categories 4-11)
-a special Castaway Club reception onboard the ship where you'll even get to meet the Captain, on cruises that are four nights and longer,
-special discounts on merchandise aboard the ship (these are incredible!)
 
 




Platinum Level:

-you will receive Insider Exclusives such as information, news, tips, and webcasts,
-120 days prior to sailing for online booking and planning,
-early booking opportunity for new itineraries, 7 days before the general public,
-a dedicated, toll-free number for information and assistance at 800-449-3380,
-exclusive cruise Terminal Check-in at a separate members line only,
-you will receive a welcome back stateroom gift, one gift per stateroom based on the highest level Castaway Club member in that stateroom,
-special onboard booking offer for future cruises (ten percent discount, stateroom selection, and shipboard credit, categories 4-11)
-a special Castaway Club reception onboard the ship where you'll even get to meet the Captain, on cruises that are four nights and longer,
-special discounts on merchandise aboard the ship (these are incredible!)
-priority check-in at the cruise Terminal and a special, private waiting area,
-exclusive platinum experiences,
-complimentary dinner at Palo's, which includes the dining service fee for one dinner; for the Platinum Castaway Member and guests staying in the member's stateroom (18+).
 
 
Photographs courtesy of amazon.com
 
 
 
Here is the sign indicating the special Check-in area at the Terminal, for Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club Members.
 
 
The special signs at the Terminal for checking in for guests, Silver and Gold Castaway Club members.
 
 
Photo above, courtesy of disboards.
 
 
The stateroom gifts above and below.
 
 
 
 
There I am last August 2011, on the Disney Dream, enjoying the Throne for a moment.
 
 
 

 
 



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