|Our Welcome Back Stateroom Gift|
Here's the chart of benefits based on Castaway Club Level:
|Silver Level||Gold Level||Platinum Level|
|Access to website and update emailsdisneycruise.com/castawayclub||X||X||X|
|Early Booking for shore excursions, Palo and the Spa||90 days before sailing||105 days before sailing||120 days before sailing|
|Members-only toll free number for booking your next Disney Cruise||X||X||X|
|Early booking opportunities for newest itineraries||X||X|
|Members-only line for boarding process||X||X||X|
|Welcome back stateroom gift||X||X||X|
|Savings on future cruises||X||X||X|
|Castaway Club reception with the ship's crew||X||X|
|Special shopping opportunities||X||X|
|Concierge priority boarding check-in||X|
|Special surprises just for Platinum members||X|
|Complimentary dinner at Palo||X|
As Gold Level Members we will receive an invitation to the Castaway Club reception while on-board, typically held on an "at sea" day.
Ironically, we have been to this reception before, on our second sailing, as it was prior to the Castaway Club Levels and any return cruiser was invited to the reception.
Disney Cruise Line has the highest return cruiser rate in the industry, therefore it most likely became necessary to tier the benefits for return guests.
I am curious about the "special shopping opportunities" and are hopeful it includes discounts!
Guests are given a lanyard at check-in at the port representing the color of their Castaway Club level--Silver members have Silver lanyards, Gold members have Gold lanyards, Platinum members have a black/gray lanyard, and first time cruisers get a navy/red lanyard. We have quite a collection of silver lanyards, but will be starting our gold collection.
Rumors on the web, also indicate that the "Welcome Back Stateroom Gift" now includes a tote bag with metallic stripes that coincide with Castaway Club Level. I could definitely find use for a Disney Cruise Line tote bag with gold stripes!
The husband jokes that he can't wait to earn the "Diamond Encrusted" Castaway Club Level lanyard!