The Disney Cruise Line has been on an extended hiatus due to health and safety concerns. But with recent developments in Florida, cruises could be setting sail in the coming months.
With Disney Cruise Line’s June 29th test sailing being postponed, another change has also come to the Disney Cruise Line’s payment policies.
For the remainder of the 2021 cruises, Disney Cruise Line will be extending its arrangements regarding final payment dates for more cruises. Previously, we had shared that guests with cruises booked through September 2021 would be able to make their final payment up to 60 days before sailing (as long as they were booked in an unrestricted stateroom category).
Now, for all sailings through December 31st, 2021 (extended from September 2021), guests will be able to make their final payment until up to 60 days prior to sailing, provided they are booked in unrestricted stateroom categories.
What does this mean for you? It means that if you had a cruise booked for later this year, you’ll now have the benefit of not having to make your final payment up until 60 days prior to sailing. This can give you a bit more time to decide whether or not you want to change your cruise plans.
No cruise trip is final until that final payment is made. With the ever-changing conditions of the world and the changing status of Disney Cruise Line’s availability, having the opportunity to not make that final payment up until 60 days before your trip can really come in handy.
Additionally, the cancellation fee schedule has also been relaxed for further into the year. Previously, we had shared that it was relaxed through September. Now, the relaxed cancellation fee schedule has been extended for all sailings through December 31st, 2021.
Specifically, for all sailings through December 31st, 2021, the cancellation fee has been relaxed from beginning as early as 119 days prior to sailing to beginning 59 days prior to sailing for guests in certain room categories. You can see full information below.
Cruise Date Flexibility has also been extended for more cruises. For any sailings booked by July 31st, 2021, scheduled to sail on or before December 31st, 2021, guests will be able to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to departure.
Another development with Disney Cruise Line is the appearance of blackout dates for the Onboard Booking Credit, with multiple dates in November and December not offering the last-minute booking discount across the whole cruise line.
We’re always on the lookout for the latest Disney developments! Stay tuned here for more!
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