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  • On Feb 19, 2023
    Nicole 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.

    We are doing a family cruise to bahamas in september. My boyfriend and I are taking our kid and his kid from a previous relationship. His name is not on the Birth Certificate but they share the same last name. Is that acceptable?

    Hello, Nicole! Thank you for sailing to planDisney with your question. Welcome!

    I think a Disney Cruise is the ultimate family vacation. With activities and entertainment that appeal to guests of all ages, and with programs for children to teens, there is so much for everyone to do. It's what hooked my family to sailing with Disney in the first place. It won't be long before you get to experience it all and make some wonderful memories together.

    Nicole, I know that your boyfriend will be traveling with his son, but I think it would be a good idea to fill out the “Authorization for Minor to Travel without a Parent or Legal Guardian” form because you mentioned that he is not listed on his son's birth certificate. I think this would cover your bases. If you'd like to speak with someone at Disney Cruise Line about your situation, you are welcome to contact an agent at Disney Cruise Line via phone or online chat.  

    Please be sure to review the required citizenship documents for boarding as you prepare for your voyage and download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. From home, you can use the app when your booking window opens to make reservations for adult-exclusive dining, spa treatments, and more onboard fun. There is even a character-filled countdown to track the days left till you set sail for adventure! Once you are on board, the app will point you to all of the activities taking place within the daily activity schedule. You'll also be able to view your dining rotation, restaurant menus, and deck plans. 

    Please visit us again at planDisney if you have more questions. My pals and I are here and happy to help. 

    Happy Planning, 


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