Mom and child as pirates on Castaway Cay
  • On May 17, 2020
    Jaime from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If your cruise is canceled due to a hurricane, is it refundable?

    Ahoy Jaime!

    Happy to hEAR you are charting a course to an adventure at sea with Disney Cruise Line. ARRRRn’t you a smart planner to ask about hurricanes and cancellation rules? Methinks you have sailed the seven seas before and are ready to trade in those landlubber ways for seafaring days!

    My family has had good luck sailing with Captain Mickey and encountered no weather problems...knock on wood! With fun themed sailings like Halloween on the High Seas, it’s no wonder that the fall brings MINNIE Guests onboard despite coinciding with hurricane season. But just in case, we ALWAYS purchase travel insurance. You can make that selection for your crew either by purchasing the Disney Cruise Line Vacation Protection Plan or buying it with a third party vendor. 

    Guest safety is a top concern for Disney Cruise Line, so it makes sense that they monitor the weather forecasts closely and will make itinerary changes only when necessary. The good news is that with so much open sea to work with, the captain can navigate the ship to avoid rough seas or storm systems as much as possible. 

    However, in rare situations, when weather indicates that it would be a fool’s errand to set sail due to a hurricane, Disney Cruise Line will cancel a sailing and offer Guests a full refund. So no worries, matey if your pirate adventure gets drydocked; you will be able to bank that treasure and use those gold doubloons for a future sailing.

    Grab your trusty compass and let it guide you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more great planning questions. Wishing you fair winds and following seas on your upcoming Disney voyage!

    Wind in your sails!

    Sherry

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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