Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jan 29, 2015
    Tammy from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    we are cruising on June 27th 2015 - for the first time - and wondering if we have to take our passports off the ship with us on excursions . And if not what if something happens and we miss the ship ?

    Ahoy, Tammy!

    I am happy to hear that you have already acquired passports for your voyage in June! It looks like you are on the Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean sailing. That is one of my favorite itineraries! 

    What to do with your passports on an excursion is a bit of a tricky subject. When we travel on our Disney Cruise Line vacations, we bring our passports whenever we are NOT on an excursion that we booked directly through Disney Cruise Line. But, on any DCL excursions, we leave our passports locked in the safe on the ship.

    By taking the passports with you when not traveling directly with DCL, you have the insurance in case you have something unforeseen happen while in a port. I would not recommend cutting it too close, the ship will not wait for stragglers, and you definitely don't want to be stranded.

    I would highly recommend booking your excursions directly through DCL, especially in Grand Cayman, which is usually a shorter day in port. Our family loved the "Island Tour and Snorkeling with Stingrays" excursion.

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning! Please let us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have further cruise questions.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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