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NEW DETAILS: Everything You Need to Know About Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Castaway Club Membership Tier

Jacqueline Logan

by , Public Relations Manager

As part of our countdown to the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” Disney Cruise Line celebration, we’ve been sharing details about the newest tier of Castaway Club, Pearl. And today, we’re excited to reveal more of the magic awaiting our most loyal guests.

What is Castaway Club you ask? Castaway Club is our special way of recognizing Disney Cruise Line guests who have continued to sail time and time again. Members are rewarded with exclusive at-home and onboard benefits that add an extra layer of magic to their Disney cruise experience. 

For nearly two-and-a-half decades, members of the Castaway Club have played an integral role in the Disney Cruise Line story. The new membership tier was named “Pearl” to honor the valued relationship we have formed with guests over the years and is inspired by the time it takes for a pearl to be formed in nature. With the launch of Pearl this summer on May 1, cruisers who have sailed on at least 25 Disney Cruise Line vacations will have access to more rewards and perks than ever before. 

Unlimited Digital Downloads: Bring Home Memories That Last a Lifetime
New Details Released for Disney Cruise Line on the Newest Castaway Club Membership Tier

On every Disney Cruise Line sailing, professional photographers capture pictures to help families preserve their most precious vacation souvenir of all – the memories made at sea. As a special “thank you” from Disney Cruise Line, Pearl Castaway Club members will unlock unlimited complimentary digital downloads, so they can cherish each magical moment for years to come.

The First to Know: Book Disney Cruise Line Vacations Before Anyone Else
New Details Released for Disney Cruise Line on the Newest Castaway Club Membership Tier

When it comes to the ever-expanding list of exciting Disney Cruise Line itineraries, Castaway Club Pearl members will be the very first guests to reserve their spot! The new membership tier introduces an early booking window that opens four days before the general public will gain access.

 Early Access: Customize Your Cruise Ahead of Time
New Details Released for Disney Cruise Line on the Newest Castaway Club Membership Tier

Whether you’re seeking unplugged relaxation, active excursions abroad or enchanting encounters with beloved characters, Disney Cruise Line offers a wide range of onboard and onshore activities that let you customize your cruise. From character dining experiences and adult-only beverage tasting seminars to Port Adventures and Senses Spa & Salon appointments, there is something for everyone. Pearl members will have the added benefit of scheduling activities before anyone else with an exclusive booking window that opens 123 days before the date of their next cruise beginning later this summer. 

Stateroom Surprises: Receive a Warm Welcome from Disney Cruise Line 
New Details Released for Disney Cruise Line on the Newest Castaway Club Membership Tier

This summer, all Castaway Club members can look forward to a refreshed assortment of welcome aboard gifts awaiting them in their staterooms. As a part of this special surprise, Pearl members will receive a pair of beautiful pearlescent tumblers that are perfect for hydrating in style during their Disney Cruise vacation. Gifts will be limited to one per stateroom and are always subject to change and based on availability. 

Complimentary Dinner at Palo: Be Our Guest During a Signature Dining Experience 
New Details Released for Disney Cruise Line on the Newest Castaway Club Membership Tier

Beloved by new and returning cruise goers alike for its Italian-inspired cuisine and romantic atmosphere, Palo is one of Disney Cruise Line’s signature adult-exclusive restaurants. Being hosted for dinner at Palo has become a favorite perk for Platinum Castaway Club members over the years. And now, guests who have earned Pearl membership status can also look forward to a complimentary dining experience at Palo during their next voyage, based on reservation availability. 

Ready to join the best club on the high seas? If you’ve sailed with Disney Cruise Line before, you’re automatically a member! You can learn more about Castaway Club and our 25th anniversary celebration on And make sure to keep following the Disney Parks Blog to discover even more surprises in store during Disney Cruise Line’s “Silver Anniversary at Sea”!


  • I would think that after 25 cruises the pearl level should get a Disneyband+ as a complementary gift. A mug isn’t something you would bring on another cruise but the band would be a great token of you appreciation to loyal cruisers that you would bring each time.

  • Thank you Disney, these tumblers look nice, all the pictures are part of the magic for me so I am very happy they will now be included!! i would like to see Pearl get automatic boarding groups though.

  • This is really disappointing. You add a top tier that is 15 cruises higher than the last tier and is supposed to be for your most loyal guests and the best you can do is photo downloads and a set of tumblers? Think about the financial investment we have made to sail on 25 cruises and this is the additional perks you reward us with especially since you took so many away. It’s time to bring back boarding first, onboard reception, and how about dinner at Remy’s or spa treatment or tasting seminar for an upgrade . Currently there is nothing to brag about being Pearl, just that we have spent too much money. I love DCL and booked an extra cruise this year to ensure I would be Pearl this summer only to be disappointed that there is nothing special and no new experience I get for achieving it. You still have time to fix this, unveil some added experiences! Your loyal customers deserve it.

  • I am not understanding, I guess? I already get a complimentary PALO dinner for Platinum based on availability.

  • This is meh at best. Come on Disney.. you offer no enticement for cruisers to desire to be Pearl. Photo package is laughable, settling, as if you didn’t want to offer something great… Here’s an easy one NO PAT for Pearl status… Complimentary tary Palo or Remy, Complimentary beverage tasting or spa treatment, $200 OBC, 20% off merchandise, private meet n greet w characters for Pearl status… any of theses would be better then photo package.. come on Disney, get in touch with your audience

  • What, still no differentiated online or port check-ins! This ‘perk’ needs to come back for all levels of Castaway Club. It helps cruisers and DCL to spread out the crowds, BRING IT BACK PLEASE!

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