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Disney Cruise Line Changing Cancellation and Payment Policies effective September 11, 2018

Disney Cruise Line Cancellation and Payment Policies, Sep 2018

 

Earlier this week the Disney Travel Company notified Travel Agents of new Cancellation and Payment Policies for guests of Disney Cruise Line vacations.

Cruises booked on or after September 11, 2018 will be subject to these new policies.  Previously booked cruises will adhere to the original terms set forth in their contracts.

Continue reading below for a list of all new policies.

Three Night Cruise Enough

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Deposit

All bookings require a 20% deposit at the time of booking. All guests, including children under the age of 3, will be subject to this deposit.  It will apply to new bookings, bookings in which guests change their sail date and reinstated bookings.

Disney Cruise Line Changing Cancellation and Payment Policies, Sep 11 2018

 

Final Payment

Final payment for cruises booked on or after September 11, 2018 will be determined by the length of your sailing and type of stateroom booked.

Cruises of 1-5 nights

Standard Staterooms (Non-suite, Non-Concierge) will require full payment 90 days prior to arrival.

Suites and Concierge Staterooms must be paid in full 120 days prior to arrival.

Cruises of more than 6 nights

Standard Staterooms (Non-suite, Non-Concierge) will now require full payment 120 days prior to arrival.

Suites and Concierge Staterooms must now be paid in full 150 days prior to arrival.

Disney Cruise Line changing cancellation and payment policies effective Sep 11 2018

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Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fees for all cruises booked on or after September 11, 2018 will also be determined by the length of sailing and type of stateroom booked. However, when you cancel is also a factor.  Cruises cancelled further away from the sailing will have a smaller cancellation penalty than those cancelled closer to the sail date.

Cruises of 1-5 nights

Standard Staterooms (Non-suite, Non-Concierge) cancelled…

  • 89-45 days prior to sailing will be subject to the loss of deposit (20% of cruise fare) for each guest.
  • 44-30 days prior to sailing- penalty of 50% of the cruise price
  • 29-15 days prior to sailing-penalty of 75% of vacation price
  • 14 days or less-penalty of 100% of vacation price

Suites and Concierge Staterooms cancelled…

  • 90 days (or greater) prior to sailing will be subject to the loss of deposit (20% of cruise fare) for each guest. Deposit is non-refundable!
  • 89-56 days prior to sailing- penalty of 50% of the cruise price
  • 55-30 days prior to sailing-penalty of 75% of vacation price
  • 29 days or less-penalty of 100% of vacation price 

 

Disney Cruise Line changes cancellation and payment policies effective Sep 2018

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Cruises of more than 6 nights

Standard Staterooms (Non-suite, Non-Concierge) cancelled…

  • 119-56 days prior to sailing will be subject to the loss of deposit (20% of cruise fare) for each guest.
  • 55-30 days prior to sailing- penalty of 50% of the cruise price
  • 29-15 days prior to sailing-penalty of 75% of vacation price
  • 14 days or less-penalty of 100% of vacation price

Suites and Concierge Staterooms cancelled…

  • 90 days (or greater) prior to sailing will be subject to the loss of deposit (20% of cruise fare) for each guest. Deposit is non-refundable!
  • 89-56 days prior to sailing-penalty of 50% of the cruise price
  • 55-30 days prior to sailing-penalty of 75% of vacation price
  • 29 days or less-penalty of 100% of vacation price

 

Disney Line Cruise changes cancellation and payment policies, Sep 2018

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The biggest take away from this announcement is the new, final payment date for cruises over 6 nights.  With these payments being due at 120 days, potential guests may have to do a little more pre-planning and budgeting for these trips.  It is also important to note that guests planning a “last minute” trip within this 120-day window will now be required to make full payment at time of booking.

Take note, budget accordingly and start packing for your family’s next cruise! And if you need more tips, check out our article The Unofficial Guide Disney Cruise Line Review. It provides a link to purchase the book for yourself. (Please note that while all links in the article are valid, our giveaway is now over.)

*Contact All for Dreams Travel if you need help with your next vacation.  All for Dreams is an independent agency with Gateway Travel/Gateway to Magic Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner.

My name is Patricia, aka Military Diva, and I have a soft spot for Disney Destinations! After a two year post-9/11 deployment, our family was able to reconnect during a Disney World vacation. While counting on time together, we did not expect the touching service we received from Cast Members. We were treated like royalty! It is my mission as a writer for "Tips from the Disney Diva" and as owner of "All for Dreams Travel" to help other families experience their own special connections through travel.