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  • On Sep 11, 2011
    Yvonne Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For Disney Cruise, if we are going to the Bahamas, for example, do we need Bahamas visa/passport? Also for everywhere we go? Another question- Is the Disney Dollars in Disney World the same as US Dollars (exchange Rate). Thank you!

    Hi, Yvonne!

    Travel documentation requirements vary for US, Canadian and all other Disney cruise guests. In addition to a valid passport, many countries require an entry visa based on your nationality. It is each guest's responsibility to identify and obtain all the necessary visas before commencing the cruise. Because requirements may vary, you should contact your local consulate or embassy for more information on required travel documentation for the port of embarkation and all ports of call during your cruise.

    If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you are now required to have a valid machine-readable passport and obtain 72-hour advance travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). For a list of applicable countries and registration requirements, ESTA information is accessible online at I hope that helps you with those questions you have, and you can look online at for more details about non-US citizens traveling on a Disney ship.

    As far as Disney Dollars, they are dollar-for-dollar the same exchange rate as US Dollars, and they are accepted at Disney Cruise Line, too.  Yet, they are not as much "fun" to use as they are in the parks since the ships use a completely cashless system. You would give Guest Services your Disney Dollars to pay your shipboard account.

    Let me know if you think of other questions before you sail. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!


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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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