DVC: Doing The Math Cruising On Points Or Pay Cash


I decided to join my friend Kim on her cruise after Lou Mongello’s WDW cruise in November. The cash price is $1219 for a Category 8D, which is a porthole with seating.

The points value is 90 points per person for the 1st and 2nd passengers.
That calculates to 180 points. Plus there is a $95 exchange fee.
If I were to rent my points I would get $10 a point So the cost is $1895.

I’m sure someone out there is asking, What if I chose a cheaper room?
I’ll do that math, the cheapest point value for my cruise is 75 points.
That calculates to 145 points. The cost would be $1545 which would be more than the room I chose.

Hopefully this math helps someone, let me know what you think.

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation to rent my points, it is being done to evaluate when to use cash versus points.

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Butterfly Quotes

When I was visiting Kidani Village last week (which you can read about here), I noticed the butterfly quotes on the walls around the resort. I had seen them before, but never realized how many there were. So I decided to go and find them all to compile together these words of wisdom. Enjoy!

Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, some fly away. - Ghana
Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, some fly away. - Ghana
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief. - Egypt
You must judge a person by the works of their hands. - Africa
It is the pot that boils but the dish gets the credit. - Cameroon
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. - Ethiopia
If you haven't been to two marketplaces you don't know ...
... which is the best value. - Burkina Faso
If everyone thought alike ...
... no goods would ever be sold. - Libya
He who does not know the road holds back the one who does. - Kenya
If you get rich, be in a dark corner when you jump for joy. - Zulu
Wealth is bits of roasted meat. The great thing is one's kith and kin. - Zimbabwe
A mother is gold, a father is a mirror. - Nigeria
When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. - Ghana
It takes a whole village to raise a child. - Nigeria
One who goes back to his home does not consider the night too dark. He knows his way. - Uganda
Though the lion and the antelope happen ...
to live in the same forest, the antelope ...
... still has time to grow up. - Ghana
You must judge a person by the works of their hands. - Africa
The road doesn't tell the traveler what lies ahead. - Tanzania
He who learns, teaches. - Ethiopia
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. - Tanzania
When you are sick you promise a goat, but when you are well again, you make due with chicken. - Nigeria
Life is like a ballet performance danced only once. - Mali
Life is a shadow and a mist; it passed quickly and is no more. - Madagascar
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths. - Ghana
Truth keeps the hands cleaner than soap. - Nigeria
It's a bad child who does not take advice. - Asante
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. - Asante
Sickness and disasters come and go like rain, but health is like the sun that illuminates the entire village. - Africa
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