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Disney Cruise Line Final Payment Extension and Cancellation Policy Update & Cruise Date Flexibility Option

Beginning today, Jan. 22, 2021, a temporary final payment extension was added to Disney Cruise Line sailings through Aug. 31, 2021. In addition, we are temporarily relaxing our cruise cancellation fee schedule for sailings through Aug. 31, 2021. 

In addition, to give Guests more peace of mind, Disney Cruise Line has recently extended its temporary Cruise Date Flexibility option, allowing them the option to change their sail day up to 15 days prior to their cruise. This means that for any new or existing cruises booked prior to March 31, 2021, for sailings through Aug. 31, 2021, they can change their sail date up to 15 days prior to departure.

SeaMails about this will be going out today. Below are samples of the messages being sent.

SEAMAIL TO GUESTS WITH RESERVATIONS ON AUGUST SAILINGS

Dear Guest,

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well. We realize these are uncertain times for many of our Guests, and want to let you know we’ve temporarily modified our final payment and cancellation policies to provide you with greater flexibility.

For sailings through Aug. 31, 2021, we are temporarily extending final payment until 60 days prior to sailing for Guests booked in unrestricted stateroom categories. This means that those Guests who have not yet reached their final payment due date can wait until up to 60 days prior to sailing to pay for their cruise vacation. Onboard cruise activities can be scheduled within your Castaway Club booking window once final payment is received.

In addition, we are temporarily relaxing our cruise cancellation fee schedule for sailings through Aug. 31, 2021, as described below.

Cruises 1 to 5 Nights (Excluding Suites and Concierge Staterooms)

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date          Fee Amount

60 days or more                                                          No fee

59 – 45 days                                                                Deposit per Guest

44 – 30 days                                                                50% of vacation price per Guest

29 – 15 days                                                                75% of vacation price per Guest

14 days or less                                                            100% of vacation price per Guest

Cruises 6 Nights or More (Excluding Suites and Concierge Staterooms)

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date          Fee Amount

60 days or more                                                          No fee

59 – 56 days                                                                Deposit per Guest

55 – 30 days                                                                50% of vacation price per Guest

29 – 15 days                                                                75% of vacation price per Guest

14 days or less                                                            100% of vacation price per Guest 

Suites and Concierge Staterooms

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date          Fee Amount

60 days or more                                                          Deposit per Guest

59 – 56 days                                                                50% of vacation price per Guest

55 – 30 days                                                                75% of vacation price per Guest

29 days or less                                                            100% of vacation price per Guest

Categories with Restrictions

Reservations for Inside, Outside or Verandah Categories with Restrictions remain nonrefundable and nontransferable.

These temporary changes are in addition to our Cruise Date Flexibility* Option that already allows Guests the flexibility to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to departure for any cruise booked by March 31, 2021, for scheduled sailings on or before Aug. 31, 2021. Additional details on the Cruise Date Flexibility Option can be found on our website at DisneyCruise.com.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard for your sailing and hope that this added flexibility is helpful.

Sincerely,

The Cast & Crew

Disney Cruise Line

*This temporary Cruise Date Flexibility is valid for new and existing reservations booked prior to March 31, 2021, and allows Guests to change their departure up to 15 days before their sailing for any cruise departing through Aug. 31, 2021. Guests that wish to change their sail date must move to a future sailing that commences prior to May 31, 2022. Prevailing rates apply and Guests are responsible for any balance due after the reservation has been modified. Guests are unable to return to their original sail date once the reservation has been changed. Should you cancel your new sail date, any cancellation fees applicable to the original sail date will be deferred and applied as a minimum cancellation fee to the future sailing. Standard air cancellation fees apply for Guests who booked flights through Disney Cruise Line.

SEAMAIL TO GUESTS WITH RESERVATIONS ON JULY SAILINGS

Dear Guest,

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well.

Disney Cruise Line has extended its temporary Cruise Date Flexibility* option, allowing Guests the option to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to their cruise. This means that for any new or existing cruises booked prior to March 31, 2021, for sailings through Aug.31, 2021, you can change your sail date up to 15 days before departure.

If you would like to explore an alternate sailing, please contact your travel agent. Sailings are currently available through spring 2022 with additional eligible sailings to be released at a later date. 

We appreciate the planning that goes into a cruise vacation and hope you enjoy this additional flexibility. We look forward to welcoming you aboard as soon as we can and making magic for you and your loved ones. 

Sincerely, 

Cast & Crew 

Disney Cruise Line

 *This temporary Cruise Date Flexibility is valid for new and existing reservations booked prior to March 31, 2021, and allows Guests to change their departure up to 15 days before their sailing for any cruise departing through Aug. 31, 2021. Guests that wish to change their sail date must move to a future sailing that commences prior to May 31, 2022. Prevailing rates apply and Guests are responsible for any balance due after the reservation has been modified. Guests are unable to return to their original sail date once the reservation has been changed. Should you cancel your new sail date, any cancellation fees applicable to the original sail date will be deferred and applied as a minimum cancellation fee to the future sailing. Standard air cancellation fees apply for Guests who booked flights through Disney Cruise Line.

<em>Disney Cruise Line</em> Final Payment Extension and Cancellation Policy Update &amp; Cruise Date Flexibility Option was originally published on January 22, 2021 at 10:08AM by Disney Destinations from Disney Trave Agents. Far Beyond Infinity Travel Blog takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.

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