Disney Cruise Line updated their Castaway Club benefit package this month which includes some changes and some new perks. Effective May 2017, Castaway Club members, including Silver may take advance booking of new itineraries through DCL’s call center before the general public. Previously, Gold & Platinum members could book a day early. The new benefit breaks out the early booking perk for each level starting with Platinum Castaway Club members who can now book 3 days, Gold two days prior, and for the first time Silver members can get the jump on first time Disney cruisers by booking 1 day before general booking.
Castaway Club Benefit Effective May 2017 (pdf)
The Gold & Platinum onboard reception will now only be offered on sailings of 8-nights or longer. The reception was previously offered on sailings of 4-nights or longer. The description was also changes from “a private party where Gold and Platinum Castaway members can meet and angle wish senior ship officers” to “a private reception where Gold and Platinum members will experience special entertainment.”
According to Disney, Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members, will receive information via email that will include the following exclusive advance booking opportunity.
Exclusive Platinum & Gold Castaway Club Member Advance Booking Opportunity
Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members can take advantage of an exclusive advance booking opportunity through May 15, 2017.
Booking Window: May 2 – 15, 2017
Sailing: July 22, 2017 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Save 20% on prevailing Verandah rates by booking a Verandah Stateroom with Restrictions, Category VGT, for sailing on Disney Fantasy July 22, 2017. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of approximately $123 per person not included.
This offer can only be booked by calling the Disney Cruise Line Reservation Center. One Guest in stateroom must be a Platinum or Gold Castaway Club member.
Based on double occupancy. Valid for new bookings only. Full, nonrefundable payment and all Guest names required at time of booking. No name changes permitted. Specific stateroom assigned at later time. Rate does not include gratuities or Port Adventures. The number of staterooms allocated is limited. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Rates in U.S. dollars. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.