AA; Captain Mickey with Mom and son
  • On Jan 25, 2024
    Craig 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.

    What if my child is 9 and we are going to the bahamas? Is an original birth certificate enough identification?

    Hi Craig,

    Welcome aboard planDisney! It sounds as if you and your family are ready to set sail on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Let's get your important question answered so you can be on your way!

    You are correct; children 15 years of age and under will need a state-issued birth certificate for cruises that begin and end in the U.S. and visit the Bahamas. You can provide a copy of the birth certificate. If you are visiting other Ports of Call in other countries, other documents may be required. When debarking and embarking at Ports of Call, be sure to have everyone's Key to the World card and the appropriate documents for your entire family. 

    Now, let's get to the fun stuff! I hope your child is excited to explore the Disney Oceaneer Club and the Disney Oceaneer Lab, designed for children ages 3-10. These specially-themed spaces on every Disney Cruise Line Ship are filled with everything a kid could dream of! The Oceaneer Lab is a special place where kids can learn as only Disney can inspire, while the Oceaneer Club is full-on fun and adventure. You can visit these amazingly creative spaces with your child during the Open House. Just check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app when you board for these opportunities. 

    I hope this information helps you in your planning, Craig. Please sail by any time with other questions you might have!

    Wishing you and your family many magical moments,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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