Details Released on Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Castaway Club Pearl Tier, Includes Complimentary Dinner at Palo and Unlimited Photo Downloads

Today, Disney announced details on Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Castaway Club Tier “Pearl.” Among the offerings is a complimentary dinner at one of their signature adult-exclusive restaurants, Palo.

This year, Disney Cruise Line will be celebrating their 25th anniversary. This past November, we reported that in honor of that milestone, the company is introducing some special ways to celebrate the milestone, including a new membership tier, Pearl, for Castaway Club members.

Disney states that guests who have sailed with Disney 25 times or more will now have the distinction of becoming a Pearl Castaway Club member. Currently, the available tiers for Castaway Club members are Silver, 1 to 4 sailings; Gold, 5 to 9 sailings; and Platinum, 10 or more sailings.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 statement and are always subject to change and based on availability. 

Complimentary Dinner at Palo: Be Our Guest During a Signature Dining Experience

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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”!

Are you Pearl member? Will you be taking advantage of this? Let us know in the comments below.

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