Disney Cruise Castaway Club Levels: A Quick Guide

Disney Cruise Castaway Club Levels: A Quick Guide

Taking a Cruise with Disney Cruise Line can become addicting. Consider this your heads up. Thankfully, this addiction can actually get you benefits! Say hello to The Disney Cruise Castaway Club. With 3 levels of membership this Disney loyalty program rewards you for taking Cruise vacations. And the perks add up starting with your first cruise. Here’s everything to know about the Castaway Club. 

We love Disney Cruises. All the magic of Disney without the lines or sporadic weather. We’ve collected all of our Disney Cruise posts here  so you can read up on restaurants, ships, planning and ports of call. Of course after all the excitement of a Disney Cruise you may be wondering if there’s any benefit to choosing a cruise over a regular Disney vacation. To feel like an expert Disney cruiser you can grab loads of Disney Cruise Line Gear on shopDisney but what does it really mean to work your way up through the ranks of the Castaway Club with Disney Cruise Line? And what do you get? And is it worth the effort?

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Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club

As soon as you book a cruise your become a Castaway Club Member. So you get access to the works right away, including the super helpful Castaway Club Website. It’s important to note that without the booking of a cruise you don’t have access to this website.

Castaway Club Website

  • Castaway Club Downloads, Wallpapers, Screensavers
  • E-cards to send to friends and family
  • Printable coloring pages
  • Recipes
  • Cruise Line News and special Offers
  • Planning Tools and Reservation access

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Disney Castaway Club Cruise Levels

In addition to the website you also get additional perks based on how many times you cruise and what level you’re at. Truthfully, it doesn’t take much to coerce us to book a cruise. But if you’re looking for incentives or need to choose between this and trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, know that there are pros and cons for all of them. But getting to Platinum Level with Castaway Club can be a Disney Bucket List Item or something you strategically plan to achieve as soon as possible. 

Here are all the perks available at each level.

Castaway Club Silver Level

After 1 Cruise

Note: You don’t sign up for Castaway Club, you are automatically enrolled after completion of your 1st cruise. 

  • Access to website and update emails.
  • Early booking for Newest Itineraries 1 day before general public
  • Early booking for Shore Excursions, Palo and Spa at 90 days before sailing
  • Members-only toll-free number for booking your next cruise
  • Members-only line for Boarding Process
  • Welcome Back Stateroom Gift
  • Savings on Future Cruises

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Castaway Club Gold Level

After 5 Cruises

Note: You won’t be a Gold Level until you book your 6th cruise. On your 5th cruise you’re technically still a Silver.

  • Access to website and update emails.
  • Members-only toll-free number for booking your next cruise
  • Members-only line for Boarding Process
  • Welcome Back Stateroom Gift
  • Savings on Future Cruises
  • Early booking for Newest Itineraries 2 days before general public
  • Early booking for Shore Excursions, Palo and Spa at 105 days before sailing
  • Special shopping Opportunities
  • Castaway Club Reception with Ship’s Crew

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Castaway Club Platinum Level

After 10 Cruises

Note: You won’t be a Platinum Level until you book your 11th cruise. On your 10th cruise you’re technically still a Gold.

  • Access to website and update emails.
  • Members-only toll-free number for booking your next cruise
  • Members-only line for Boarding Process
  • Welcome Back Stateroom Gift
  • Savings on Future Cruises
  • Early booking for Newest Itineraries 3 days before general public
  • Early booking for Shore Excursions, Palo and Spa at 120 days before sailing
  • Complimentary dinner at Palo
  • Special Surprises just for Platinum Members
  • Concierge Priority Boarding at Check-In

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The Real Difference Between Disney Castaway Club Levels

As you can see from the breakdown, Silver, Gold and Platinum come with 1, 2, and 3 day Early Access to new itineraries. This is a HUGE deal when hoping to take advantage of new Ports of Call. When Hawaii opened up as a port location this past year, the cruises were booked full within hours. If you’re not seeking new Ports of Call, the 1,2, and 3 day advance notice that a cruise is open may not be a huge deal. At present all itineraries except Hawaii have plenty of booking room.

Early booking for Shore Excursions and Palo are somewhat a take or leave perk depending on where you’re going. For our Nassau, Bahamas Cruise, we didn’t book an excursion simply because we all had to be back on the boat by 2pm, after docking early that morning. And this isn’t a discount on your excursion or dinner, just the ability to book early. For tips on excursions, check out this page. 

On your 11th cruise, when you officially become a Platinum member you get a Free dinner at Palo, and concierge priority boarding at check-in, along with ‘special surprises”. 

Welcome Stateroom Gifts

You welcome back stateroom gifts vary depending on your club level. Items range from bags to mugs, to luggage tags and the like. Of course if you just can’t stand being left out or at your current level you can grab loads of Castaway Club welcome gifts from sellers on eBay.  

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Booking Your Next Cruise While On Board

While your focus for the cruise should just enjoying the vacation, you can actually start thinking about your next vacation while on board. Deciding to commit while you’re still on property/on board can save 10% on your next cruise. And you are often also eligible for special on board credits based on the number of nights sailing.

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