Disney Cruise Line changed its final payment and cancellation policy for all new bookings starting September 11, 2018.
Following that date, final payment for passengers in standard rooms on voyages of 1- to 5-nights is due 90 days before arrival. Prior, the cruise line allowed those passengers up until 75 days prior to arrival to make final payment.
Those travelers will now be charged cancellation fees starting at 89 days (passengers will lose their deposits). At 44 days to cruise guests will lose 50% of their payment, at 29 days - 75%, and at 14 or less days - 100%.
For guests staying in standard staterooms on voyages 6 nights or more, payment is now due 120 days before arrival. Previously, Disney required it 90 days in advance for itineraries between 5 and 9 nights.
Passengers on those cruises cancelling 56 days/more outside of their cruise will lose their deposit; those cancelling between 55-30 days outside - 50% of the fare; those cancelling between 29-15 days - 75% of the fare; and those cancelling 2 weeks/less outside - 100% of the fare.
For concierge and suite guests on sailings of 1 to 5 nights, the final payment due date remains at 120 days to arrival. For guests on sailings 6 nights or more, the final payment is already due 150 days before arrival.
Disney eliminated specific final payment and cancellation policies for holiday sailings – voyages that include July 4th, Christmas, New Year's or Thanksgiving Day.