While 2018 has just begun, many forward-thinking Disney Vacation Club Members are already looking ahead to 2019, dreaming up new ways to see the world through the magic of Membership. Many of those Members will take advantage of early-booking opportunities with Adventures by Disney, securing highly coveted staterooms aboard river cruise ships before they become available to the general public.
Among the voyages offering this booking advantage to Members are new sailings along France’s famed Seine River. During these 10-day, 9-night adventures (which include a 2-night stay in a Paris hotel and 7-nights aboard a river cruise ship), families will visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Claude Monet’s house and garden, Normandy Beach and other iconic sites. Seine River Cruises are scheduled to set sail from Paris on June 20, Aug. 6, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, 2019.
Also available for Members’ advance booking are 8-day, 7-night Danube River Cruises setting sail from Budapest to Vilshofen, Germany on June 21, July 5 and Sept. 27, 2019 (note that, while most Adventures by Disney River Cruises are family friendly, the Sept. 27 sailing is a special Oktoberfest themed sailing for adults) and from Vilshofen to Budapest June 28 and July 12, 2019. Also available is a holiday themed sailing from Vilshofen to Budapest on Dec 22, 2019.
Members interested in sailing the Rhine River, meanwhile, have numerous opportunities to do so in 2019, with 8-day, 7-night voyages scheduled to depart Basel, Switzerland on June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5, 2019, along with Food & Wine sailings for adults departing Sept. 30 and Oct. 14, 2019.
While the 2019 Seine, Rhine and Danube River Cruises will go on sale to the public on Jan. 25, 2018, Disney Vacation Club Members may begin booking these voyages through Member Services on Jan. 23. Additionally, from Jan. 23 through March 23, 2018, DVC Members can save on 2018 River Cruises for travel June 17, 2019-October 14, 2019. Adventures by Disney is offering travelers up to $500 off per person on its 2019 Danube River Cruises, as well as $400 off per person for its 2019 Seine and Rhine River Cruises.
While not navigating a river (unless you choose to look at Interstate 5 as a winding, concrete river of taillights), there’s another new addition to 2019 Adventures by Disney itineraries that’s right up Members’ alley: the Disneyland Resort and Southern California Short Escape. This 4-day, 3-night guided experience features a behind-the-scenes look at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim (including an exclusive visit to Walt Disney’s famed apartment above the firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A.), the Walt Disney Imagineering campus in Glendale, the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank (including a visit to the Walt Disney Archives) and more. You’ll even dine at one of Walt Disney’s favorite restaurants: the historic Tam O’Shanter. Departures for this trip include April 19 & 26, 2018, May 3, 2018, September 11, 16, 20, 27, 2018, and October 4 and 11, 2018. Members may begin booking this trip on January 25th, 2018.