New Website Feature: Important Dates Section Enhanced with Paid in Full Date Calculation

Earlier this week, the sail date summary pages were enhanced with a calculation for the sailing’s paid in full dates based on length of cruise and stateroom type. For anyone not familiar with the sail date summary pages, when you use the Find Your Cruise search on the left side of the page and click on a specific sailing, a summary of the voyage will be shown. This page has long offered important dates for Castaway Club tiered pre-booking window opening dates along with a plethora of other information specific the sailing such the itinerary map, and links to Personal Navigators from prior sailings of the same itinerary.

For example, let’s take a look at the important dates section of the July 31, 2021 Disney Fantasy sailing, which just happens to be the next DCL Blog Group Cruise. click to learn more about the cruise and how to join us.

DCL Blog Sail Date Summary Important Dates Paid In Full

The enhancement to the Important Dates section was the addition of a calculation for the paid in full dates for non-restricted stateroom categories. Date is plural, as the paid in full date is based on a number of factors. First, there is a difference between Suites & Concierge Staterooms and Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms. Secondly, there is a difference for length of cruise. Both of these are determined by the following Disney Cruise Line policy which was put into effect for all new bookings starting on September 11, 2018.

Categories1 to 5 Nights6 Nights or More
Non-Suites/Non-Concierge Staterooms90 days prior to arrival120 days prior to arrival
Suites and Concierge Staterooms120 days prior to arrival150 days prior to arrival

But wait, there’s more! Since Disney Cruise Line temporarily relaxed the Paid in Full date to 60-days prior to sailing for guests booked in unrestricted stateroom categories for sailings through May 31, 2021, a special notice will appear.

DCL Blog Sail Date Summary Important Dates Paid In Full Temporary Notice
Important Dates with Temporary Final Payment Notice

Please note, the Important Dates are calculated based on the sail date, please verify all dates for your booking with Disney Cruise Line.

This feature has been live for a few days, and seems to be working as expected. However, if you notice any issues, or have any feedback on ways to improve the feature, please let me know.

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