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  • On May 27, 2022
    Yvis 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.

    My daughter is 2 years old, does she need a passport to go on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas and Disney cruise private island?

    Hello Yvis, and welcome aboard planDisney! I'm so excited you sailed our way with your question! 

    I'm sure you and your crew are counting down the days until your upcoming plans to visit the Bahamas and Disney Castaway Cay - have you downloaded the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app yet? My wife and son love watching the countdown to see when our favorite Disney Emojis will tick by at a zero!

    I have a special place in my heart for these itineraries and it's always a suggestion of mine that friends and family take one of the 3- or 4-Night Bahamian sailings to get a taste of everything that's included in a Disney Cruise Line vacation!While Disney Cruise Line does recommend that guests travel with passports, U.S. citizens can visit the Bahamas and Caribbean on a round trip cruise out of Florida with the following approved travel documentation:

    • If you do not have an original valid U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, or Trusted Traveler card, you may use an original or copy of a state-issued birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID. Be aware that hospital birth certificates are not accepted.  
    • Guests over the age of 15 must also travel with a government-issued photo ID.  

    Be sure to review the travel documentation page of the Disney Cruise Line website so you can be sure you are submitting the proper documentation when you check-in and board your cruise ship! Online Check-In begins 30 days prior to your sail date so be sure to do this as soon as possible to prevent any delays at the port! This is also when you'll choose a Port Arrival Time - an absolutely essential part of the process!

    OH, and don't forget your proof of vaccination for all eligible passengers - you can find more details about vaccination and testing requirements for all members of your party on the "Guide to Updated Experiences" page! As someone who has a child under 5-years-old, I know how important it is to stay up to date on any changes!

    I like to put all of these documents in a ziplock bag in a folder in one of my carry-on bags for when we arrive at Port Canaveral, so they're safe and handy when the crew members ask to review them! 

    I hope that helps clear the path to make way, Yvis! I wish you fair winds, following seas, and a vacation filled with magical memories! If you have any other questions between now and September, please sail our way over at planDisney and drop us a line! 

    Until then, may your anchor be tight and your compass true! 



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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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