Disney Cruise Line 2015 Cancellation Policy Change

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Effective March 3, 2015 for new bookings, Disney Cruise Line is adjusting its cancellation policy and creating four categories for sailings: 1- to 5-Nights, 6- to 9-Nights, 10-Nights or Longer, Suites and Concierge.

FINAL PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICIES EFFECTIVE 3/3/15

Deposit:

For all bookings which require a deposit, the amount due is 20% of the cruise fare. This deposit policy applies to all stateroom Guests (including children under age 3).

The deposit requirement is for:

  • All new bookings
  • Bookings in which the sail date has changed
  • Bookings that are reinstated

Final Payment:

Your full and final payment depends on the length of your cruise; the embark and debark port; if you are staying in a suite/concierge stateroom or a non-suite/non-concierge stateroom; and if you are sailing on a Holiday date:

Below is a review of the final payment due date and cancellation policy for all sailings and categories:

Cruises 1 to 5 Nights where embark or debark is a U.S. Port (Non Holiday Sailings)

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms 75 days prior to arrival 74-45 days – Deposit per Guest
44-30 days – 50% of vacation price
29-15 days – 75% of vacation price
14-0 days – 100% of vacation price

Holiday Sailings*: Cruises 1 to 5 Nights where embark or debark is a U.S. Port

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms 90 days prior to arrival 89-65 days – Deposit per Guest
64-43 days – 50% of vacation price
42-15 days – 75% of vacation price
14-0 days – 100% of vacation price

*Holiday Sailings are sailings that include Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) or July 4th.

Cruises 1 to 5 Nights where embark or debark is a U.S. Port

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Suites and Concierge Staterooms
Deposit is non-refundable
90 days prior to arrival 90 days+ – Deposit per Guest
89-56 days – 50% of vacation price
55-30 days – 75% of vacation price
29-0 days – 100% of vacation price

Cruises 6 to 9 Nights where embark or debark is a U.S. Port (Non Holiday Sailings)

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms 90 days prior to arrival 89-56 days – Deposit per Guest
55-30 days – 50% of vacation price
29-15 days – 75% of vacation price
14-0 days – 100% of vacation price

Holiday Sailings*: Cruises 6 to 9 Nights where embark or debark is a U.S. Port

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms 105 days prior to arrival 104-75 days – Deposit per Guest
74-43 days – 50% of vacation price
42-15 days – 75% of vacation price
14-0 days – 100% of vacation price

*Holiday Sailings are sailings that include Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) or July 4th.

Cruises 6 to 9 Nights where embark or debark is a U.S. Port

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Suites and Concierge Staterooms
Deposit is non-refundable
90 days prior to arrival 90 days+ – Deposit per Guest
89-56 days – 50% of vacation price
55-30 days – 75% of vacation price
29-0 days – 100% of vacation price

Cruises 10 Nights or More and Cruises Less than 10 Nights where Embark and Debark is non-U.S. Port

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms 120 days prior to arrival 119-56 days – Deposit per Guest
55-30 days – 50% of vacation price
29-15 days – 75% of vacation price
14-0 days – 100% of vacation price

Cruises 10 Nights or More and Cruises Less than 10 Nights where Embark and Debark is non-U.S. Port

Categories Final Payment Due Date Cancellation Fees
Suites and Concierge Staterooms
Deposit is non-refundable
150 days prior to arrival 90+ days – Deposit per Guest
89-56 days – 50% of vacation price
55-30 days – 75% of vacation price
29-0 days – 100% of vacation price

Categories with Restrictions: Reservations for Inside, Outside, or Verandah Categories with restrictions are non-refundable and non-transferable. 100% cruise cancellation fee applies from time of payment.