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  • On Jun 17, 2024
    Lisandra from FL 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 Transatlantic booked for next year, but we just found out I’m pregnant! I’m due 3 months prior to the sailing date. What can we do!? We really want to take a Transatlantic, but this year won’t be an option.

    Hi there, Lisandra!

    Welcome to planDisney, and congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting! Planning for a new baby is such a magical time. I remember the world looking much different after finding out I was pregnant for the first time. 

    Guests who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by their embarkation date, or who will enter their 24th week of pregnancy during their cruise, cannot sail on the Disney Cruise Line at this time. I am sorry! I know canceling or postponing a Disney Cruise is very sad, although meeting your baby will be so worth it!

    You may want to consider finding an itinerary that completes its sailing before you reach 24 weeks. It might not be the same cruise, but every Disney Cruise is a lot of fun! You could also look at canceling your cruise, and booking a new one after your little one is 6 months old (or at least one year old for a Transatlantic, Panama Canal, or Hawaii itinerary). Cruise cancellation fees depend on the type of fare you booked and how many days until your embarkation date, which can be viewed in your trip documents and in the Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions. Some cruises can be canceled without any fees! Cruises of 6 nights or more (excluding suites and concierge staterooms) can usually get a full refund if canceled at least 120 days in advance. Again, this is dependent on your fare and stateroom type. You can try canceling your reservation on the Disney Cruise Line website. However, I recommend calling Disney Cruise Line to discuss your options and any potential cancellation fees.

    I recommend checking out "it's a small world" nursery if you decide to wait to cruise. This adorable childcare center is available for an additional fee and is staffed with wonderful Disney counselors who will keep your little one entertained and happy for hours! Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis during the open house on Embarkation Day or anytime throughout the cruise.

    Lisandra, congratulations again on the new addition to your family! I hope pregnancy is everything you dreamed of (and more)!

    You are the magic!
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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