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  • On Feb 16, 2023
    Chris from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We booked a cruise w our 7 yr old son. Will we need a passport for him? Stops in St Maarten and Puerto Rico

    Hi, Chris! Welcome to planDisney!

    A Disney Cruise to the Caribbean sounds like a wonderful family vacation. I’m glad to see you’re thinking about the required travel documents. Having your paperwork shipshape will make checking in online and at the port go much faster. I’d love to help you ensure you’re ready for sailing. 

    If you depart from a U.S. port and return to the same U.S. port, passports are not required for U.S. citizens. All you need is an original or official copy of your state-issued birth certificate AND government-issued photo ID – your son won’t need a photo ID, but the adults will. You can also mix citizen documentation. For example, you can use a passport for identification and your son his birth certificate. 

    When you are 30 days from sailing, you can begin the online check-in process on the Disney Cruise Line website or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. You will need to provide a photo of each Guest’s citizen documentation. Your check-in will show a "pending review" status until Disney Cruise Line has reviewed and approved it. You will also need to present everyone’s citizen documentation at the port, so please be sure to keep them in your carry-on luggage. 

    Chris, your son is going to have a great time exploring the kids’ clubs. My son was a little timid at that age, but the youth counselors did a great job creating a warm and welcoming environment. I suggest attending Open House hours in the kids’ club on the first day to see the incredible spaces. Once onboard, the Disney Navigator App will list all the activities offered on your sailing. My son enjoys looking at the activities with me and deciding which ones he wants to attend. If you click on an activity, it will let you see all the days and times that it is offered. This is very helpful when planning out your days. 

    I hope this information helps clear things up for you and that it’s smooth sailing ahead. Please, cruise back to planDisney anytime. We are delighted to help! 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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