Disney Cruise Line’s New Infant Policy

Jackie P (15 Posts)

I have visited the Disney Parks, (Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts) over twenty-five times, visited Aulani, and sailed nine times with Disney Cruise Line on all four ships in the fleet. Having a special needs family member places another dimension of planning for and visiting the Disney Parks and sailing with Disney, and I have to say that it is these vacations that have allowed us to see the greatest developmental improvements in our now teen aged son.


Disney Cruise Line, as of July 18, 2014, is changing their infant policy. They are increasing, for some itineraries, the minimum age to sail from 12 weeks to 6 months of age. The new policy, effective July 18, 2014, is for all new bookings for sailings after January 1, 2015.

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For the longer cruises, such as the TransAtlantic, Hawai’i and the Panama Canal, the age will increase to 1 year of age. This policy is consistent with such age restrictions on other cruise lines. I personally agree with this change because of the specialized care infants require. Disney Cruise Line currently takes great strides, above and beyond the norm in the industry, to afford their guests such specialized, and professional care, in pristine, age appropriate settings.

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Please note, that guests with current 2015 reservations will be allowed to continue to sail on their existing cruises. Furthermore, as of July 18, 2014, new bookings must follow the new age policy.

Jackie P

I have visited the Disney Parks, (Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts) over twenty-five times, visited Aulani, and sailed nine times with Disney Cruise Line on all four ships in the fleet. Having a special needs family member places another dimension of planning for and visiting the Disney Parks and sailing with Disney, and I have to say that it is these vacations that have allowed us to see the greatest developmental improvements in our now teen aged son.