Disney Cruise Line has announced that starting on July 18, 2014, for all new bookings for sailings commencing after Jan. 1, 2015, the minimum age to sail aboard ships will increase from 12 weeks to 6 months of age on most itineraries. For those sailing on Disney Cruise Transatlantic, Hawaii and Panama Canal Cruises the age will increase to 1 year of age.
If you already have a booking to sail on Disney cruise line with an infant between the ages of 12 weeks and 1 year you will be allowed to sail. This is for guests with existing bookings only. Everyone booking after July 18th 2014 and sailing from 1st January 2015 must comply with the new age limits.
This brings Disney into line with most other cruise lines in the industry on this point – but what are guests going to think of this? When I have sailed on Disney cruises there are of course lots of children, but probably not that many under the age of 6 months. Part of the attraction of Disney cruises for many is that there is child care available (at a fee) for the under 3s, whereas on other cruise ships this is almost unheard of. They aren’t saying that the child care for the under 3s will be going – and of course are highly unlikely to do that.
What do you think of this change of Disney cruise line infant age policy? Will it affect your decision to sail on a Disney cruise?
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