Caribbean, Cruising, Disney, Family Travel

Cancellation Policy Changes for Disney Cruise Line

In the event you missed the announcement, effective Sept.11, 2018, Disney Cruise Line adjusted its Final payment and Cancellation Policy.

Castaway Club members online check in status will not change with this new policy. Castaway Club Guests receive access to check-in based on membership level.

  • Silver Castaway – 90 days prior to sailing
  • Gold Castaway – 105 days prior to sailing
  • Platinum Castaway – 120 days prior to sailing
  • All other Guests may check-in 75 days prior.

What has changed?

  • Final payment for all non-suite/non-concierge staterooms on Cruises 1-5 Nights will be due at 90 days prior to arrival and cancellation fees will begin at 89 days versus 74 days.
  • Final payment for all non-suite/non-concierge staterooms on Cruises 6 Nights or more will be due at 120 days prior to arrival and cancellation fees will begin at 119 days versus 89 days.
  • Specific final payment and cancellation policies have been eliminated for holiday sailings and sailings where the Embark and Debark is a non-U.S. port.

For reservations made prior to Sept. 11, 2018, the final payment and cancellation fees assessed will be based on the information listed on the original confirmation unless the sailing date or vacation package is modified.

Below the charts outline the cancellation policy for 1-5 nights sailing and 6+ nights sailing:

There are many families who like the idea of having a longer time to pay for their cruise vacation.  We know because our payment plans are often utilized.  With final payment being sooner and restrictions also being sooner rather than later it begs the question…

Will this change your mind about sailing with Disney, or will it not affect your decision to vacation with Disney cruise line?  What are your thoughts? 

Until next time…

Did you find this information helpful? Then consider booking your next Disney Cruise vacation with Sail and Sand Travel. We are here to assist you by taking care of all the details while you keep the fun. Remember, the cost is the same whether booking with a travel advisor or direct with Disney Cruise Line.

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