Castaway Club Benefits Updated – Pearl Members No Longer Required to Select a Port Arrival Time

Disney Crusei Line confirms Pearl Castaway Club members are no longer required to select a Port Arrival Time (PAT) when checking in for an upcoming sailing. Pearl Castaway Club Members will automatically be placed in the first boarding group for their cruise.

Disney Cruise LIne’s Castaway Club has not been updated to reflect this change and still states “Select port arrival times and complete online check-in 40 days prior to sailing” under the Pearl Member highlights. However, this update along with are reminder of the tired online check-in groups presented below was shared to travel agents on Friday afternoon.

The tiered Online Check-In windows are as follows:

  • 40 Days Prior: Pearl Castaway Members/Concierge, Weddings/Vow Renewal, VIP, Media, and Make-a-Wish Guests
  • 38 Days Prior: Platinum Castaway Club Members
  • 35 Days Prior: Gold Castaway Club Members
  • 33 Days Prior: Silver Castaway Club Members
  • 30 Days Prior: All Guests

Please note, all other Guests will still need to follow the current process of selecting their Port Arrival Time during their Online Check-In window.

Earlier this week, we shared that Pearl Members have been encountering this as an unofficial benefit since early July.

4 Replies to “Castaway Club Benefits Updated – Pearl Members No Longer Required to Select a Port Arrival Time”

  1. Brett B.

    While my wife and I still have our Platinum level, the Pearl level is just another goal in the future,.
    5 years ago on our cruise at our reception, there was one couple from Florida that had 44 cruises at that time, maybe DCL will come up with Double Peal level as that family must now have over 50 cruises by now.. They told us that they take all the short hops they can to get to that number.


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