Late last year, Disney Cruise Line began selling a test run of new Chamilia bead designs exclusively for sale on the ships. The initial batch sold out very quickly, and in December we were informed the beads would be available again by late February, or early March.
Unsure about the availability of the Chamilia beads, we made a trip to White Caps, Deck 3 forward on the Disney Fantasy, immediately following dinner the first night of our recent cruise. The entire Chamilia bead display was sitting atop the glass showcase for easy viewing. Sure enough, all four of the exclusive Disney Cruise Line Chamilia beads were available.
Disney Cruise Line Chamilia Bead Pricing
as of March 15, 2013
- Life Preserver with DCL Logo $50
- DCL Logo Bead $50
- DCL Mickey Head Anchor $45
- DCL Logo Cruise Ship $45
Remember, if you are Gold or Platinum Castaway Club member you will get an additional 10% off your duty free purchase.
As you can see my wife is well on her way to building a second bracelet.
There was a special offer listed in Tuesday’s Personal Navigator for 10% off the DCL Logo Cruise Ship bead with purchase of a Chamilia bracelet which was selling on the ship for $58.50. According a Cast Member working in White Caps, this promotion is ongoing, not just when it is listed in the Navigator. That being said, if it is not listed in the Navigator it would not hurt to ask, but I would caution that this could change at any time so please do not expect it.
The majority of the non-DCL exclusive, Disney Chamilia beads and charms available onboard can be also be purchased at various Disney Parks & Resorts retail locations, as well as, online directly from Chamilia or at DisneyStore.com.
There is also an older Chamilia Cruise ship bead (pictured above – bottom right) which was once sold on the Magic & Wonder, and is still available from Chamilia for $35.
All four of the new bead designs remained available through out our 7-Night cruise. So, I’d suggest not over paying for these on eBay if you are sailing in the near future.
UPDATE: New DCL Chamilia Beads Available – August 2014
There are two new Chamilia charms available on the ships. One features Steamboat Willie ($45) over a ship’s wheel and the other is a bead with Mickey heads and anchors ($55). Thanks to joycsk on the disboards and her husband for sharing these photos with us.