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  • On Dec 1, 2022
    Elizabeth from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I'm looking to plan my first Disney cruise and understand that 20% down is standard but is that refundable at any point if plans unexpectedly change?

    Ahoy there, Elizabeth!

    Oh boy, it's so exciting to book your first Disney Cruise! I'll never forget the first time my family stepped onboard Disney Cruise Line and fell in love with a Disney vacation on the high seas. I'd love to help you plan for your first magical sailing! You ask a great question about the Booking Terms and Conditions.

    It's important to take a look at these important terms as you consider the type of reservation you'll be booking and your future plans. I understand that plans do change and most cruise categories allow for a deposit that is refundable depending on how far in advance of your sailing you make changes. For example, a deposit for a cruise that is one to five nights in length (excluding suites and concierge staterooms) is refundable if you cancel your booking at least 90 days in advance. For a sailing that is 6 nights or longer (excluding suites and concierge staterooms), your deposit would be refundable if you made changes to your plans 120 days or more before your sailing date. 

    In searching for your cruise, you may come across an opportunity to book an Inside, Outside, or Verandah Category with Restrictions that are nonrefundable. For these categories with restrictions, the cruise fare is due in full at the time of booking and cannot be refunded or transferred. 

    I hope that information helps as you prepare to book your first Disney Cruise! After making your reservation, I recommend you download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. This app will help you count down the seconds to your amazing vacation and be handy as you plan for cruise activities, Port Adventures, and check-in for your sailing. Once you step onboard the ship, the app will display your daily activities schedule! That's where you will find all of the fun for everyone in your sailing crew

    Elizabeth, my pals and I are here to help you every step of the way, so please cruise back to planDisney if you have more questions. I hope to see ya real soon!

    Happy Planning, 


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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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