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  • [Question] Using DVC for cruise

    Ok, I am on the fence on weather or not to get a DVC membership. Being in the Navy kind of limits how often I can take a vacation. Hard to plan things out a few months in advance, let alone a year out or more. However, I have a good idea what my schedule looks like for the next year or so. So I thought I would take my family on a cruise.

    Options are either Aug 2010 or Jun 2011. Destination is still undecided. However I do know that I want concierge level service and I will need accomidations for 4, maybe 5 adults and 2 or 3 kids.

    Now that long rambling intro was to get to my question. Is there anyplace I can look online to determine how many points a cat 2 or 3 room would cost? I want to determine if getting a DVC membership would be cheaper in the long run or just pay for the cruise in cash.
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    I would not buy into DVC with the intent of using the points primarily for Disney Cruise Lines. I would just pay cash for the cruises.
    DVC Mike - dvcinfo.com

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      I have to agree with DVC Mike. But, I do have pricing from this year. So, would you like to just get an idea as to how many points it would be?

      My family bought into DVC back in the early 90s when points were a LOT cheaper...

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        Re: Using DVC for cruise

        2009 aug or june for four adults in deluxe inside staterroom

        about 293 point Three nigh Cruise

        I think the going price for new points are $112.00 A point
        Resale point may be aroud $75.00 point

        For the Disney Cruise cheaper pay in Cash!
        AKfandisney Have a Magic Disney day šoš 2010
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          Re: Using DVC for cruise

          June 2011 is looking likely. Cash may be the way to go. The primary reason I have not bought into DVC yet is the fact I am in the Navy. Hard to plan vacations and all that while attached to a sea going command. However I have two young children who will be nearly two and four at the time of the cruise. I would like to take them to DLR or WDW or even visit TDR when my ship pulls into Yokosuka. The cruise would be the first thing I would use the points for, however I would use them at a later date for other vacations. Is DVC a way to go or should I wait the nine years I have left in the Navy befor I retire?
          Last edited by Mnemorath; 12-02-2009, 08:33 AM. Reason: Posted from iPhone. Had to fix spelling.
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            Re: Using DVC for cruise

            Originally posted by Mnemorath View Post
            June 2011 is looking likely. Cash may be the way to go. The primary reason I have not bought into DVC yet is the fact I am in the Navy. Hard to plan vacations and all that while attached to a sea going command. However I have two young children who will be nearly two and four at the time of the cruise. I would like to take them to DLR or WDW or even visit TDR when my ship pulls into Yokosuka. The cruise would be the first thing I would use the points for, however I would use them at a later date for other vacations. Is DVC a way to go or should I wait the nine years I have left in the Navy befor I retire?
            Well, in nine years, who knows what the prices will be!!
            If you can pay the annual dues easily, then you might wanna buy in now. But, I'm by no means an expert on this. DVC Mike or akfandisney might be able to help.

            PS: Thanks for serving in the Navy! (I've been considering the military as a career option for a little while now, but I'm only 14 so I have some time to think 'bout it)

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            • #7
              Re: Using DVC for cruise

              In this economy they're throwing deals right and left. Go cash.

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                Well will you be going to WDW or DL w/i those 9 years?
                Good morning, son
                In twenty years from now
                Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                And I can tell you 'bout today
                And how I picked you up and everything changed
                It was pain
                Sunny days and rain
                I knew you'd feel the same things...


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                • #9
                  Re: Using DVC for cruise

                  You must use the point up.
                  you can bank point or rent out point.
                  But you will need use on the next year.

                  Like NeverNeverland have said can you take a trip Ones year?
                  AKfandisney Have a Magic Disney day šoš 2010
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                  • #10
                    Re: Using DVC for cruise

                    Taking a trip every year is hard to plan. I get 30 days of leave a year. But ships schedule can make it hard to plan so far in advance. So I don't know.
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                    • #11
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                      Ok, called DCL today to get pricing on the June 14,2011 sailing. Two one-bedroom adjoining suites will cost me $25,000. That's the cost of a DVC membership. I would like to do both, but can only afford one. Now adjoining ocean view staterooms will be cheaper, but I realy want the concierge service. Both me and my wife enjoyed it when we were upgraded to it on our honeymoon at WDW. Since this is an aniversary trip for both me, my wife, and my parents, any suggestions? Also, if I book a cruise and then cannot go due to my ship going on a cruise of it's own or ships sheds changes, am I able to cancel or rebook on another date? Keep in mind that ships schedules can be fluid, especially on a carrier. So I may not know about an underway untill a few days before (actually happened for Katrina relief).
                      Last edited by Mnemorath; 12-15-2009, 12:07 AM. Reason: Damn iPhone.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Using DVC for cruise

                        Thanks for all the replies. Got my questions answered. Definatly paying cash. Just got to determine what catagory stateroom I want.

                        Still on the fence about buying into DVC. $32k is alot of money that I may not be able to use effectivly for a few years.
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