This particular blog topic is brought to you by my very own teen – Mackenzie Clark!! As we are in the process of deciding what our next cruise option would be – a 5 OR 7 night Alaskan Cruise - my daughter came up with this little morsel. “Mom, wouldn’t it be better for us to go on a 5 night cruise at the Concierge Level vs. a 7 night cruise – Non Concierge?” Against my better judgement – I asked her to explain why she thought that. Of course – she made perfect sense (now I have to go tell her that she might have a point). In a nutshell – here are her top 5 reasons why everyone should become a “Cruise Concierge Connoisseur”!
#1: Early booking window!
When you cruise concierge level, you get the advantage of requesting your on-board activities and excursions 125 days before your sail date. These are submitted even before the Castaway Club members (those who have sailed on Disney Cruise Line multiple times). If you are a first time (non-concierge) cruiser, the earliest you are able to sign up for activities would be 75 days before your departure date.
As a result, many excursions, cabanas on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, or character activities could have booked by the time your booking window opens. By cruising as a Concierge guest, your are much more likely to score the high demand excursions - like swimming with the dolphins, or a day at the Atlantis resort to
enjoy the water slides!!!
Once you are on board – the service doesn’t stop! You will have a Concierge team dedicated to making your stay even more enjoyable!!! And if you are travelling with the very young, or elderly – travelling Concierge level is priceless. Your team will make / change dining reservations for you, sign you up for on – board classes, take care of Photo Pass options, even help with clothing suggestions for brunch at Remy and Palo!
Now it’s time to say, “See ya real soon” to Mickey – and your Concierge Team is there to make your Debarkation Day as smooth as possible. You can take care of your on board account right there in the Concierge Lounge – no need to go to Guest Services for last minute items! Once you have all your carry on luggage and are ready to leave – a member of your concierge will whisk you down an express elevator and lead you to the front of the line. No waiting and no crowds again – heaven!!