• On May 1, 2017
    Shari from PA 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.

    We are going on a Disney cruise in November. Do we need our passports by the time of our online check-in date and for booking excursions?

    Welcome aboard, Shari! My family and I have sailed in November for the past few years with Disney Cruise Line, and have really enjoyed leaving the chilly weather back home to head south for the warm waters of the Caribbean. I see you'll be traveling from Pennsylvania, so I bet you're looking forward to a week of warmth and relaxation during that time of year too!

    Your online check-in will begin at 75 days prior to sailing if you're a first time cruiser with Disney. If you have your passport at that time, go ahead and enter all of that information in online and you'll be all set. If your passport hasn't arrived by then, you can still book any of the fun extras like Port Adventures and certain specialty Character Greetings. But, you will need to finish entering all of your travel document information before you complete online check-in. Just enter that as soon as you're able, and don't forget to print your confirmation information after you're done and you'll be all set to head to the port. You're welcome to do a bit of it on different days, as it doesn't all have to be completed online at once. Since you have plenty of time before you sail, I do suggest that you apply for a new or renewal of your passport soon so that you don't have to worry about rushing to have it ready in time. Do it this month and you'll feel at ease that it's taken care of and then you can just relax and concentrate on the excitement of planning your sailing!

    Have fun as you get ready for this autumn adventure at sea, Shari! Please stop back with any other questions as you continue to plan for this exciting trip! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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