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From: Disney Vacation Club
To: MaryGums
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 11:50 AM
Subject: UPDATED Version: Fifth Edition

*Please refer to this version for the most updated information* 
Ahoy, Mary!
Welcome to the fifth edition of S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News. With less than three months to go before the start of our magical voyage, there's a hint of that salty sea breeze in the air as we dream of our four fun-filled days of adventure aboard the "Happiest Celebration at Sea!"

Don't miss the boat for exclusive merchandise
Time is running out to purchase S.S. Member Cruise 2005 event merchandise in advance of our sailing date. These exclusive items will not be sold in the onboard merchandise locations and supplies are limited, so order now before the "Happiest Celebration at Sea" sets sail. To view the entire collection (featuring shirts, hats, and more), please see the fourth edition of S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News available on the Special Events page of dvcmember.com.


Due to overwhelming response, we've extended the ordering deadline to July 29, 2005. In the U.S. and Canada, call (800) 601-8455, Mon.- Fri. 8:00 am EDT - 10:00 pm EDT or Sat. and Sun. 9:00 am EDT - 8:00 pm EDT. International Members, call (407) 566-7000.

Get ready for your close-up!
Calling all Members aboard the S.S. Member Cruise 2005! Make plans now to join us on the morning of Wednesday, September 6, for our Member Group Photo.

Go to Boat Harbor Beach on Castaway Cay at 10:00 am sharp. Please allow 20 minutes to travel from the Disney Wonder« to the beach. Be sure to bring your smile and the special gift you'll receive onboard for the occasion. (We don't want to spoil the surprise!)

Hundreds of Members have participated in past group photos, and it takes a little time to coordinate such a large group. Preparations will begin promptly at 10:00 am, and all participants need to be available for up to 30 minutes while our photographers work to capture the moment perfectly. See you there!

Mark your calendar
Disney Cruise Line« is making final preparations to begin accepting advance bookings for a variety of activities during the S.S. Member Cruise 2005. Since a special itinerary requires special handling of this important part of your magical cruise vacation, you'll be able to make these bookings online from the comfort of your home!

Beginning July 6, Members and Guests who have confirmed reservations for Concierge-level accommodations and those who are repeat cruisers (Members of the Castaway Club) will be able to pre-book shore excursions, Palo dining reservations, Vista Spa appointments, and register children for nursery or youth activities.

Beginning July 20, all Members and Guests will be able to pre-book shore excursions, Palo dining reservations, Vista Spa appointments, and register children for nursery or youth activities.

Just log in and register at disneycruise.com. Then click on "My Disney Cruise" to access the "My Cruise Plans" web page.


Share your snapshots with us
Following the "Happiest Celebration at Sea," Member scrapbooks are sure to be overflowing with picture-perfect moments. How would you like to see one of your S.S. Member Cruise 2005 snapshots in the winter 2005 edition of Vacation Magic?

Submit your digital treasures to us and you could be the lucky family selected! Please note that photos taken in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and depicting a magical experience have a greater chance of being selected, so be creative! There's no cost to participate in the contest. Complete terms and conditions (including submission instructions) will be provided in your welcome folder when you check in at the Disney Cruise Line Terminal in Port Canaveral. We'll also include some helpful hints on how to convert printed photos into digital images.


Look who's joining us aboard the S.S. Member Cruise 2005
Rebecca Godsil, a 2005 Walt Disney World« Ambassador, will host entertaining interactive presentations aboard the Disney Wonder as part of our Guest Speaker Series. A California native, Rebecca so enjoyed her family's yearly Disneyland« vacations that she dreamed of a Disney career. In 1999, she became a Cast Member at the Disneyland Resort, later joining the Walt Disney World Resort family in 2003. During her presentation, Rebecca will share the history of the Ambassador program, created by Walt Disney himself in 1964, its evolution, and her involvement in recent events surrounding the Happiest Celebration On Earth.

Rebecca is also scheduled to attend our special "Bon Voyage Party" on September 3, 2005. For details about this pre-sailing event, please see the fourth edition of S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News on the Special Events page of dvcmember.com.


Set aside space in your suitcase for a special pin
We've created a limited-edition pin exclusively for Members sailing aboard the "Happiest Celebration at Sea." While its design won't be unveiled until September 4, 2005 (once the Disney Wonder reaches international waters and the merchandise locations open), anticipation for this very special pin is already growing. A valid Member ID Card is required at the time of purchase.



Vacation Magic Presents: A Conversation with Jim Lewis
Direct from the pages of Vacation Magic (your quarterly Member magazine), Disney Vacation Club Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Lewis will be among the notable individuals joining our Guest Speaker Series. You've read his column in Vacation Magic and might have even seen him at a previous Member event. During the S.S. Member Cruise 2005, you'll have the opportunity to meet Jim as he shares stories about his family, his Disney career, and his experience as the senior leader of Disney Vacation Club.

Jim will also respond to Member questions during this session. If you have a question for Jim, simply submit it via e-mail.We hope to include as many of your questions as time allows.


What's in a name?
In the next few weeks, we'll be mailing you a request to tell us how you'd like your name to appear on personalized items that may be given to you when you arrive at Port Canaveral. If you prefer to use a nickname, middle name, or alternate spelling of your first name (as currently associated with your reservation), please let us know. The mailing will feature an address for a special web page on dvcmember.com for you to provide us with this information.

If you've booked reservations for a non-Member, or you are not yet a Member but will be sailing with one, please ask the Member who booked your reservation to provide us with your preference.

A digital string around your finger
Keep track of all the items you'll need to pack for the "Happiest Celebration at Sea" by downloading our whimsical, printable checklists. Choose from a variety of different lists that include all sorts of ideas, including what to pack, things to know about the Disney Wonder, and details on shore excursions.

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

See you real soon,

P.S. To read previous issues of S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News, just click here.

All schedules, programs and announcements contained in
S.S. Member Cruise 2005 Cruise News
are subject to change without notice.


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