Family on Beach at Castaway Cay; ship in background, sisters holding hands
  • On Nov 18, 2023
    Kayla from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a reservation that we booked with our placeholder from a previous cruise but unfortunately we need to change the sailing date. Are we able to change the sailing date of the cruise without loosing our discount and is there a fee to change the date?

    Ahoy, sailor Kayla, and welcome to planDisney, the best place on the Seven Seas to discover answers to your Disney Cruise Line vacation questions. Onboard Booking Offers or "placeholder reservations" are a must for my family because we save so much money on future cruises and the deposit is fully refundable if the reservation needs to be canceled (within the 24-month window). We never get off the ship before making the deposit through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. This is truly the best way to start planning for our next adventure with Captains Mickey and Minnie.

    If you need to change your sailing date you will retain your "placeholder" discount provided it is not after final payment and you did not cancel your reservation. There is no fee to change the sailing date unless it is after the final payment then certain penalties will apply. Since you know you need to change it now, it is best to adjust your sailing date soon because it locks in the best rate for your stateroom.

    planDisney Pro Tip: Carefully evaluate deck plans to see which staterooms are best for your needs. There are some categories that offer amazingly large spaces and views for a much lower price.

    Kayla, I hope it is smooth sailing for you to change your voyage. Please feel free to write me directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories on the high seas.
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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