Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Sep 3, 2010
    Christine from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to book a Disney Cruise (carribian) for Jan, to surprise my husband and 5 year old daughter for Christmas. We've never been on a cruise and I was wondering about passports? We do not have any and if I ask him to get one he will want to know why...

    Hi Christine,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  What an incredible surprise you are planning!  Technically, passports are not required when cruising from the United States to the Caribbean - however I strongly suggest getting them anyway.  To enter the U.S. by cruise ship, they are not required - however to enter by air, they are.  So in the event of an emergency where you needed to fly back to the states - unless you have a passport, you will not be allowed entry.

    So I guess you have a few options:
    • Bring him to get the passport and tell him you're "considering" a vacation (just don't tell him any details).
    • Get yours now, and once the surprise is out - you can get one for your husband and daughter using expedited service.
    • Don't get them at all....but I don't recommend it.

    Good luck, I hope it works out!

thumbnail image for Karen

Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.