Disney Cruise Line Introducing New Temporary ‘Cruise Date Flexibility’ Option

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Over the past few months Disney Cruise Lines has had to cancel numerous cruises and has been offering guests refunds or 125% credit to use on future cruises.

Today, Disney Cruise Line is starting to contact guests with a new ‘temporary cruise date flexibility option. Cruises booked by August 31, 2020, for sailings through March 31, 2021, will allow guests to change their sailing date up to 15 days ahead of their departure. The date must be moved to a future sailing date before April 1, 2022.

The Disney Cruise Line Blog put up a sample letter of what is going out to travel agents with DCL booked guests:

Dear ________

At Disney Cruise Line we understand that these are challenging times, but we take comfort in knowing that brighter days are ahead. We can’t wait to welcome our Guests back onboard and return to making magic at sea.

To give you more peace of mind, Disney Cruise Line is launching a temporary Cruise Date Flexibility* option, allowing Guests the option to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to their cruise. This means that for any new or existing cruises booked prior to August 31, 2020 for sailings through March 31, 2021, you can change your sail date up to 15 days before departure.

If you would like to explore an alternate sailing, please contact your travel agent. Sailings are currently available through summer 2021 with additional eligible sailings to be released at a later date.  

We appreciate the planning that goes into a cruise vacation and hope you enjoy this additional flexibility in when you would like to travel. We look forward to welcoming you aboard as soon as we can and making magic for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely,
Cast & Crew 
Disney Cruise Line

*This temporary Cruise Date Flexibility is valid for new and existing reservations booked prior to August 31, 2020, and allows Guests to change their departure up to 15 days before their sailing for any cruise departing through March 31, 2021. Guests that wish to change their sail date must move to a future sailing that commences prior to April 1, 2022. Prevailing rates apply and Guests are responsible for any balance due after the reservation has been modified. Guests are unable to return to their original sail date once the reservation has been changed. Should you cancel your new sail date, any cancellation fees applicable to the original sail date will be deferred and applied as a minimum cancellation fee to the future sailing. Standard air cancellation fees apply for Guests who booked flights through Disney Cruise Line.”

Keep this in mind if plan on booking a cruise. It’s a nice option to have so you have more, well, flexibility with everything going on right now.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: Disney Cruise Line Blog

Kambrea Pratt
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