DVC Announces 2017 Members Cruise Aboard the Disney Fantasy

Today, Disney Vacation Club announced the 2017 Member Cruise will set sail on the Disney Fantasy for the first time. The 2017 DVC Member Cruise will embark from Port Canaveral on Saturday, August 26, 2017 for a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise with stops in St Thomas (St. John), Tortola, and Castaway Cay.

Map Fantasy 7 Night Eastern Caribbean 2017 DVC Member Cruise

The Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise features “insider” shows and experiences created just for this sailing! Celebrating everything from Disney’s storied history to its great big beautiful tomorrow, the exclusive shows and experiences Disney Vacation Club will proudly present during this historic Member Cruise voyage will take you to places you won’t find on any itinerary.

Reservation points start at 290 points per person based on double occupancy. A complete list of reservation points can be found on the following point chart or view the pdf.

2017 DVC Member Cruise Points Chart

For more details on the Disney Vacation Club 2017 Member Cruise, please visit disneyvacationclub.com/membercruise. Bookings for this exciting Member event begin August 28, 2016. DVC Members can call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 or (407) 566-3800 between 9:00 AM Eastern Time to 5:30 PM Eastern Time on August 28, 2016. The DVC website notes the booking window will be open on August 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time exclusively for Member Cruise reservations. After 3:00 PM Eastern Time on August 28, 2016 and afterwards, Member Services will be available for all inquiries.

Members may book a maximum of 4 staterooms per Membership. Additionally, due to the unique nature of this special event, Disney Vacation Club has waived the policy of requiring at least one passenger to sail using Vacation Points. If Members would like to pay by using both cash and Vacation Points, individual passengers must be paid for by using all cash or all Vacation Points

This sailing will not impact any guest bookings as DCL never offered the original 8/26 for sale when the Summer 2017 itineraries were released in April.

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9 thoughts on “DVC Announces 2017 Members Cruise Aboard the Disney Fantasy

  1. David Oakland

    Ugghh, I knew it… this is the one I tried to book when summer itineraries opened back in April and was told this week was not available but wasn’t told why. It’s the cheapest time of the year before the kiddos get back to school but oh well – so we’re going the week before.

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  2. Wendy O'Connor

    It’s good to see DCL wised up and didn’t release the DVC cruise on opening day causing havoc with people’s reservations when DCL converted a cruise to a DVC cruise.

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  3. Denny C

    Waving the requirement for use of DVC points to book a cruise is a huge plus. Using DVC points to book a Disney cruise is never cost effective.

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    1. Martha Alvarado

      Hi, just curious why you say that it’s not cost effective to use points? I understand that the cash value of the cruise might be cheaper than what you pay yearly for points but why wouldn’t you use your points, to go somewhere else the other years where you aren’t needing to bank or borrow? Just trying to understand which is better since we always use our points. Thanks!!

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  4. Cassie

    Scott,

    You have mentioned that it has been easy for you to change from Late Dining to Main Dining. We are in late dining for a 7 night cruise in December. We also would like to request a private table AND want to switch to main dining. What are the odds of getting both requests if we are first in line at 1pm to make dining requests?

    Thanks! Love the blog & podcast

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Cassie,
      If it is really important then make sure you are on the main dining wait list by calling DCL or asking your TA to do it for you. If the waitlist request does not come through check the embarkation day navigator for the location on the ship and arrive early to increase your odds of getting main dining. Good luck.

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  5. Melissa Wingert

    We are less than 60 days away from the August 26th DVC Cruise. We are first time cruisers. Where can I find more information on this cruise? Shows, schedules events and so on. What do I need to know before boarding the ship? Any and all tips and suggestions welcomed.

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    1. John

      I would check daily navigators for a recent Eastern cruise should be very similar concerning shows and other things. special events will be secret until you get on board. Get to the port as early as possible, you want to get on the ship as early as you possibly can. The party starts immediately. Enjoy!

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