Disney Cruise Line Updates Final Payment Extension Policy

Disney Cruise Line has updated its Final Payment Extension and Cancelation policy. On Wednesday, a temporary final payment extension was added to Disney Cruise Line sailings through June 30, 2021. In addition, Disney is temporarily relaxing their cruise cancellation fee schedule for sailings through June 30, 2021.

Related – Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through January 31, 2021

Below is a sample of the email being sent to guests:

“Dear [Guest Name],

All of us at Disney Cruise Line continue to think of you and your family. 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 June 30, 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 June 30, 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 December 31, 2020, for scheduled sailings on or before May 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 update should give cruisers some peace of mind when planning a 2021 Disney cruise.


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