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Old 05-08-2012, 05:59 PM   #31
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Small point: When you go on the cruise, go to the DVC Member events. Low-key sales pitch for you to buy more points. Gifts at the door. Free snacks. Lots of prizes and giveaways. Oh, and free umbrella drinks if you care about such things.
Low key? Well if being hit over the head with an anvil is low key.

That said I go, but it is more of a restless push IMHO
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #32
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If you possibly can, try to get to the port between 10:30 and 11:00. Why? To maximize your time on board! Boarding usually begins at 12:00 or shortly after, and your boarding number depends on arrival time. Upon boarding there is a very nice lunch buffet. Then a chance to explore the ship before things start happening.

We can never decide whether Palo dinner or Palo brunch is best, so we do both! No reason not to -- they are both incredible meals and incredible bargains.

Cruises are the only thing I use a travel agent for, and the only thing I buy travel insurance for. You can get away without either, but I recommend doing both. Hint: Travelex insurance is perfectly good and half or less than what Disney charges.

If you go to the DVC "reception", be there early. It is not a "reception", it is an event! I thought it was actually a reception and arrived seven minutes late. All the seats were taken, everyone had already submitted raffle tickets, and they were already handing out door prizes. I was completely ignored and left after a few minutes as there was nothing for me to do.
I 100% percent agree....

Hint hint.....almost every travel insurance is cheaper then what Disney charges and has better coverage.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #33
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Little things, which I found really nice. I'll never cruise enough to have gold/diamond/whatever status on a cruise line. But being a DVC member on a DCL cruise does make you feel a bit special. Some examples:

- Wecome magnet on door
- small gift in room (nothing of real value, it's the principle)
- invitiation to meeting with free stuff described above
- invitation to stop by the desk and get free pirate tatoos
Pretty much it....But at least its an acknowledgement of ownership.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #34
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Low key? Well if being hit over the head with an anvil is low key.

That said I go, but it is more of a restless push IMHO
I thought the Cruise "soft" sell was low key.....a bit long, but low key.

100+ other members in a room is better then a 1 one 1 session.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #35
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I thought the Cruise "soft" sell was low key.....a bit long, but low key.

100+ other members in a room is better then a 1 one 1 session.

Agreed with you and Sal, didn't find it to be much of a hard sell at all.
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Agreed with you and Sal, didn't find it to be much of a hard sell at all.
So speaks "The Winner"!
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So speaks "The Winner"!

Ah, quite true, good point...
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #38
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I'll take the cruise soft sell for about 1 hour (free drinks) than putting up Welcome Home Wednesdays with Ms. Dee Vee Cee. Uggg.
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