Disney Cruise Line Revised Final Payment and Cancelation Policy Effective March 3, 2015

It has only been a few months since the last change, but Disney Cruise Line has once again announced changes to their final payment and cancelation policy which will go into effect on March 3, 2015 for all NEW or modified bookings. Just as before all bookings prior to this change will adhere to the policy at the time your reservation was origionally booked or last modified. The changes will eventually be posted on DCL’s terms and conditions page.

Below is a summary of the final payment due date and cancellation policy for all sailings and categories effective 3/3/15:

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.

It is somewhat notable that DCL last made the last change to this policy on October 1, 2014 a few weeks prior to releasing the Winter 2015 itineraries. We are expecting Disney to announce the summer 2016 sail dates by the end of March. Last year, they were announced on March 25th.

2 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Revised Final Payment and Cancelation Policy Effective March 3, 2015

  1. Walt S.

    Scott. I tried to be quiet, but I can’t help it. Getting all the money at the earliest makes it impossible to get the discount, cheaper prices with the ship is not filled because your cruise would have been paid in full already. You will not be able to get your money back for last minute Disney cruise that might $1000.00 or more cheaper. YOU TALK ABOUT HARD TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean for DCL too. Lol

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