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  • On Nov 11, 2022
    Jane 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.

    Hi all,Do we fill out the authorization for a minor traveling without a parent at check in? Do we then print it and take it with us to show when we arrive at the Port? If not, how do we go about filling it out and getting it to the proper party? Thank you!

    Ahoy there, Jane! Welcome aboard planDisney! Thanks for sailing my way with this super important question! 

    As you likely already know, the Authorization for Minor to Travel without a Parent or Legal Guardian form authorizes an adult (age 18 and older) other than the parent or legal guardian to retain care, custody, and control of a child during the span of a Disney cruise vacation. It is required for each child who will be traveling without a parent or legal guardian.

    A parent or legal guardian must complete this form, naming each of the children it applies to, and it must be presented by the authorized adult during check-in at the port terminal. 

    Now, you'll notice that this form has an area for it to be notarized, so for your own peace of mind, I'd suggest you get it notarized regardless of what you may hear from others! For me, this falls squarely into the "better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it" category, much like every other type of Travel Documentation required or suggested by Disney Cruise Line.

    If you haven't used a notary in a while, you can usually find one at your local bank, many post offices, or recently, many states have instituted regulations that allow for "Remote Online Notarization." I'd suggest a simple web search for that term to get a proper heading marked on your map!

    Ah, and I just saw that your sailing is at one of the MOST special times of the year! I hope you enjoy the excitement of a Very Merrytime sailing with your crew! Thank you so much for your question, Jane, and if any others surface as you get ready to give this gift, please drop us another line at planDisney! 

    Fair winds, following seas, and happy holidays! 

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Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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