Welcome to the second edition of S.S. Member Cruise 2006
Cruise News, your exclusive source of information about our
upcoming voyage. In this edition, we'll share more about our unique
itinerary, fill you in on special activities you'll enjoy on
Castaway Cay, and give you a hint of what to expect onboard
the Disney Wonder®.
Setting course for a celebration
First, here’s the latest on the itinerary for our
four-night cruise, "Celebrating Disney Milestones".
Day 1: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and some special
friends will welcome you aboard the Disney Wonder in Port
Canaveral. After leaving port, you'll join your fellow Members for a
special sail-away celebration as we head off to Castaway Cay.
This one-of-a-kind event is exclusive to the S.S. Member Cruise
2006, with a whimsical theme chosen just for this year. (Here's a
hint: Be ready to blow out the candles!)
Day 2: Disembark at Castaway Cay, Disney's
private island paradise, for a day of tropical adventures. Keep in
mind that a variety of exciting shore excursions will be available
on Castaway Cay.* And with another visit to the island
planned for Day 4, your family will have time for more than one of
these seaside experiences! While shore excursions can no longer be
booked by phone, advance reservations can still be made by visiting
the "My Cruise Plans" section on www.disneycruise.com.
(Remember that shore excursions involve additional fees, and that
all shore excursions are subject to availability.)
*Note: In a recent Disney Cruise Line® mailing,
you may have received information about shore excursions in Nassau
during the S.S. Member Cruise 2006. However, this information was
incorrect. Castaway Cay is our only scheduled port-of-call
for this year's voyage.
Day 3: Enjoy a relaxing day at
sea, where you can enjoy a boatload of onboard events and games,
splash around in several swimming pools, and experience new shows
and celebrity appearances we've arranged just for the Member Cruise.
Day 4: We'll return to
Castaway Cay for another day of fun in the sun. During this
second visit to the island (part of our exclusive itinerary for the
S.S. Member Cruise 2006), you can take part in Member activities,
including "Membership Rocks"—a scavenger hunt for special-edition
While you're probably counting the days
until our cruise sets sail, some Members have also asked how they'll
be able to commemorate our voyage once it's complete. With that in
mind, we're pleased to announce that a variety of S.S. Member Cruise
2006 merchandise will be available for purchase onboard! Of course,
your family will also receive special Member gifts during the
cruise—exclusive Disney Vacation Club creations you won't see
anywhere else. We'll share more about Member merchandise in the next
onboard events on the S.S. Member Cruise 2006 don't require
reservations, but there are some activities that can be pre-booked
before our cruise departs. If you're staying in a Concierge Level 3
stateroom, you can make Concierge reservations up to 105 days in
advance. If you've previously sailed aboard Disney Cruise
Line, you're a Member of Castaway Club, and you can book certain
club activities up to 90 days in advance. All other reservations can
be made up to 75 days before the cruise begins, subject to
availability. For more information and to make reservations, please
visit the "My Cruise Plans" section on www.disneycruise.com.
What's on the horizon
we set sail in October, be on the lookout for more editions of
S.S. Member Cruise 2006 Cruise News. In coming issues, we'll
reveal even more about our exciting journey, including further
details about onboard events, interviews with scheduled celebrity
Guests, and the magical daily themes that will make our cruise one
to remember forever!
See you real soon,