The older I get, the more I find myself pausing to appreciate extraordinary moments in my life. More than just excuses for an out-of-shape, out-of-his-prime magazine editor to stop and catch his breath, these life- and career-defining moments allow me to step off the proverbial treadmill and just be present for something I may never have experienced before and may never experience again.
I found myself soaking up one such moment last fall, scurrying away from the dinner table with some of my favorite people to watch the Statue of Liberty pass by under the glow of sunset from the deck of the Disney Magic. While I’ve had the good fortune of enjoying numerous Disney Cruise Line voyages, there was just something about that view of the Manhattan skyline that made me take a mental snapshot before retreating to the cozy confines of Animator’s Palate to resume my meal (a ginger-teriyaki-dusted angus beef tenderloin with wasabi mashed potatoes and a tamarind barbecue reduction, if memory serves).
I thought about that evening again this morning (both the statue and the steak), when an assignment came across my desk to report that, as part of Membership Magic Ever After in 2017, Members may save 25% off prevailing tax-inclusive rates as quoted on disneycruise.com for the Oct. 2, 2017 Disney Magic sailing. Offer is valid only for categories 00T-11C. See Important Details below.* The itinerary bookends a visit to Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada’s oldest incorporated city), with two relaxing days at sea. The offer is available only to Members who purchased directly from Disney Vacation Club and who book using Vacation Points or a combination of Vacation Points and cash. It is now available by calling Member Services.
*Important Details: Rate includes Government Taxes and Fees of approximately $147 per person (subject to change). Rate excludes Gratuities and Port Adventures. The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited. Offer excludes IGT, OGT and VGT Categories with Restrictions. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Rates in U.S. dollars. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions and Disney Vacation Club Cancellation Policy.
You should not purchase or add on a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club Resort in reliance upon the continued availability or renewal or extension of these benefits. These benefits may only be available to Members at various times and may or may not be renewed or extended. Membership Extras, such as vacation options in the Disney and Concierge Collections, certain discounts, offers, and special events are incidental benefits. These incidental benefits are subject to change or termination without notice, may require the payment of a fee, and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Membership Extras are also subject to availability and block–out dates may apply, including high periods of demand such as Christmas and New Year’s Day. To receive any Membership Extras, purchasers must present a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card along with a corresponding valid photo ID. Disney and Concierge Collections options are not available for ownership interests not purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. after March 21, 2011, and, effective April 4, 2016, Members who do not purchase an ownership interest directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. will not have access to Membership Extras.