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  • On Aug 19, 2013
    Melanie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We would like to take a cruise with our 13 year old daughter. Will she need a passport for the Caribbean or Bahamas destinations?

    Ahoy Melanie!
    This is a great question and sometimes a bit confusing so I'm glad you asked!  When you take a closed-loop cruise (arriving and ending in the same U.S. home port), a certified birth certificate and photo i.d. (for Guests 18 and over) is acceptable.  But, with that being said, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends all Guests travel with a valid passport.  The reason being is that air travel from the Bahamian and Caribbean ports of call do require passports.  In the event of an unlikely emergency at sea or home, a passport will be the only way to get home via airplane.  My advice is to check out the passport information located at so you can make the best decision for your family. 
    Thank you for using the Moms Panel, Melanie!  Please let me know if I can assist you further!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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