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  • On Dec 29, 2019
    Diana from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We plan to book a placeholder on our April 2020 Disney cruise. Do I have to set sail 24 months from the date I rebooked (so 24 months from April 2020) or 24 months from what I place-held (so if I rebooked for June 2021, I have 24 months from then).

    Ahoy, Diana!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can tell you are a planner because you are on the ball about booking a placeholder on your upcoming Disney cruise. Having another sailing on the horizon helps lessen the end of vacation blues, doesn’t it? (One of our favorite photos to take in the Atrium Lobby when we disembark is our family holding onto the character statue and acting like we aren’t going to leave!)

    Placeholders are an excellent option when you know you want to sail again with Disney Cruise Line, but you aren’t exactly sure when you want to hit the high seas again. 

    Currently, a placeholder allows Guests up to 24 months from the date the placeholder was booked to set sail. So if you plan on booking the placeholder during your April 2020 cruise, then it will last until April 2022. Pay attention to what day you book the placeholder. That will be the date from which the 24 months will be calculated. 

    If traveling within 24 months of the initial placeholder booking date doesn’t work, your best bet would be to cancel completely and rebook for a later date. But be aware that cancelling the placeholder means you would lose any onboard booking benefits received. 

    Currently, you can explore all the Disney Cruise Line itineraries through May 2021 or await the announcement of new ones. One resource that is a great way to stay on top of Disney announcements is the Disney Parks Blog

    If you have any other questions about your future cruise with Disney Cruise Line, ask away. Thank you for stopping by to SEA us! 

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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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