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From: Disney Vacation Club
To: marygums@covad.net
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 3:21 PM
Subject: All Keyed Up about the S.S. Member Cruise 2005!

Ahoy, Mary!

Welcome aboard the second edition of S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News. If you're looking for more news and information about next fall's exclusive Disney Vacation Club Member event, your ship has come in! Here, you'll find plenty of fun facts about one of its "Key" ports of call. So read on about the magical experience that awaits you aboard the Disney Wonder«, and be on the lookout for more updates
coming soon!

One for the record books
Beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Saturday, October 23, 2004, nearly a thousand calls were taken from Members wishing to book the S.S. Member Cruise 2005. In just over five hours, every available stateroom was reserved—a record sell-out!

"We're absolutely thrilled with the enthusiastic response to this signature Member event," says Jim Lewis, Disney Vacation Club Senior Vice President and General Manager. "Exclusive events are a special part of the Member experience, and the record-time sellout of our next Member cruise illustrates just how cherished these events have become within this magical community. I can't wait for this voyage to set sail."

Inspiration is "Key"
Perhaps you've already experienced the turn-of-the-century charm of Disney's Old Key West Resort, the very first Disney Vacation Club Resort. With its colorful Victorian architecture and brilliant green landscapes, the resort offers a taste of what awaits you during the S.S. Member Cruise 2005, when we'll pay a visit to Key West, Florida—the inspiration for this
magical neighborhood.

Discover the magic of the Conch Republic. Just imagine—once you step ashore, you'll follow in the footsteps of Spanish explorers, buccaneers, bootleggers, and Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Explore the Shipwreck Historeum. Tour the former homes of Ernest Hemingway (shown at right), President Truman, and James Audubon. Everywhere you look, you'll discover another exciting chapter in the unique history of Key West.

Shop and stroll through gingerbread Victorian-era cottages nestled beside swaying palm trees and see how closely Disney's Old Key West Resort has captured the area's essence. And talk about local color—the sunsets in Key West are beyond belief! Sunset Celebration takes place every evening (weather permitting) at Mallory Square. Tourists and residents flock to the water's edge, taking in the art exhibits and street performers while the sun gently sinks into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the Disney Wonder will be docked in Key West until well after sunset, you'll have plenty of time to participate in the festivities.

Explore Key West with a shore excursion
You can choose from a variety of shore excursions* in Key West to add to your Disney Cruise Line« vacation fun: go sailing on a schooner, tour on a train, or kick around on a kayak! As you can see from the list below, there's something for everyone:

Sail, Kayak & Snorkel Excursion
Catamaran Racing
Back to Nature Kayak Tour
Sunset Sail: Western Union Schooner
Key West Catamaran Sail & Snorkel Tour
Conch Republic Tour & Museum Package
Day Sail: Western Union Schooner
Old Town Trolley or Conch Train Tour
Glassbottom Boat Tour on The Pride of Key West
Key West Walking Tour
Key West Stargazing Cruise

Please remember—since all shore excursions are operated by independent companies, an additional fee may be required. For information on reserving a shore excursion in advance of your cruise, click here.


Be on the lookout for our next edition of S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News in the coming months. If you'd like to discover more about the magical fun that awaits you aboard the Disney Wonder, just click here.

Wishing you and yours a holiday season full of wonder,

*All offered shore excursions are operated by independent companies who are not affiliates or subsidiaries of Disney Vacation Development, Inc. or The Walt Disney Company. Disney Cruise Line acts only as the sales/reservation agent of the excursion operators. All excursions are subject to availability and/or cancellation based on weather, itinerary changes, and attendance. All excursion prices are subject to change without notice. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on excursions.