• On Feb 11, 2023
    Sandra 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.

    If I don’t have a passport, can I use a birth certificate from Puerto Rico to travel on a cruise leaving from Miami to the Bahamas and back to Miami?

    Ahoy, Sandra, and welcome aboard planDisney!

    I’m glad that you sailed over with your question so we can help you get in ship shape for an amazing Disney Cruise Line vacation. You are wise to confirm your required identification documents since it is one of the details we want to make sure you have in order.

    Sandra, in order to sail out of Miami to the Bahamas, you will need either an original valid U.S. Passport OR an original or copy of your state-issued birth certificate AND Government-issued photo ID. Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/2010 are NOT acceptable. So, if your birth certificate is issued prior to that date, you will need to secure another form of identification listed here on the Disney Cruise Line website. Sandra, please keep in mind that hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable.

    Now that we have this important detail covered, let me tell you about one of the best parts of a Disney cruise to the Bahamas – the magical stop at Disney Castaway Cay. Spending a day on Disney’s private island is like spending a day in paradise! One of the best ways to explore the island, and one of my top tips, is to purchase the Castaway Cay Getaway Package. This port adventure includes snorkel equipment for the day, a float or inner-tube rental for the day, and a bicycle rental for one hour. You can explore the crystal clear 20-acre snorkel lagoon located at Family Beach, take a ride around the island (be sure to make a stop at the Observation Tower), and relax while floating above the tranquil water while taking in the beautiful views. And the best part is you can experience all of this magic on your own schedule.

    Sandra, we would love to see you sail back by and ask our Disney Cruise Line planDisney specialists, Adrianna and Tracie, any planning questions you may have!

    Wishing you smooth sailing in the days ahead,

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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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