Relaxing in a float at Castaway Cay
  • On Jan 9, 2020
    Michael from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am a divorced mom, traveling on the Disney Cruise with my son and fiancé. The cruise is traveling to Cancun. My son's dad and I have joint custody, but I have full domiciliary. Besides a birth certificate, do I need any other documentation?

    Ahoy Michael!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  Before you know it, you will be sailing with Captain Mickey.  I am so excited to hear that you will be embarking on your high seas adventure next month!  I cannot wait for you to experience all of the magic onboard with your son and fiancé.

    U.S. citizens who are cruising from and returning to the same U.S. port can provide a copy or original of their state-issued birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID.  For children who are 15 years of age or younger, the state-issued birth certificate will fulfill their travel documentation requirements.  I checked with a Disney Cruise Line Vacation Specialist and this is also true in your situation.  As long as you are a named legal guardian for your son, no additional documentation specific to guardianship would be required for him at check-in.

    Before you head to the cruise terminal, be sure to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App.  This tool is a map to all of the treasures onboard during your sailing including activities, character experiences, show times, dinner menus and more!

    Cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before you set sail, Michael!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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