Disney Cruise Line Extends Final Payment Window, Cruise Date Flexibility Option

Two polices Disney Cruise Line introduced during the COVID-era are going to stick around a little longer as they have just confirmed a temporary final payment extension has been added to cruises through the end of 2022 as well as the changes Cruise Date Flexibility Option.

Final Payment Extension

Per emails that were sent out today, May 10, 2022, Disney Cruise Line has added a temporary final payment extension for all sailings through December 31, 2022. In addition, they will also be relaxing their cruise cancellation fee schedule through December 31, 2022 .

Per the official email from Disney Cruise Line, here is information on this extension:

Dear Guest

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well. We want to let you know we’ve temporarily modified our final payment and cancellation policies to provide you with greater flexibility.

For sailings through December 31, 2022, 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 December 31, 2022, 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.

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

Cruise date flexibility

Below is the official statement from Disney Cruise Line about the Cruise Date Flexibility:

Dear Guest,

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well. We want to let you know that our temporary Cruise Date Flexibility option now applies to sailings commencing on or before September 30, 2022, regardless of booking date. With Cruise Date Flexibility, Guests have the option to change their sail date, up to 15 days prior to their cruise departure, to select another sail date commencing prior to September 30, 2023. Standard prevailing rates and other terms and conditions apply. Visit our Book with Confidence page on DisneyCruise.com for details. If you’re interested in exploring an alternate sailing, please contact your travel agent.

In addition, for sailings through December 31, 2022, we are temporarily extending final payment until 60 days prior to sailing for Guests booked in unrestricted stateroom categories.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard and making magic for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely,

The Cast & Crew

Disney Cruise Line

What do you think about these extensions to Disney Cruise Line’s COVID-era policies? Do you think they will be extended again? Let us know in the comments below!

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