• On Mar 16, 2020
    Betsy from OH 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.

    My family, 3 adults, 2-15 y.o., and 2-10 y.o., are going on a cruise to Castaway Cay and Nassau. Do we need passports (book or card) or is a birth certificate enough?

    Hi Betsy!

    Oh boy, a Disney cruise to the Bahamas sounds practically perfect in every way! Castaway Cay is my absolute favorite destination, so I’m happy to hEAR you’ll be soaking up the sun on Disney’s private island this summer.

    You are so smart to make sure what travel documentation is needed for your sailing. Currently, a passport is not required for U.S. citizens sailing on Disney Cruise Line itineraries leaving from a U.S. port and returning to the same U.S. port. So your sailing from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas falls in this category. That said, I always suggest that you check the Passport and Travel Documentation link on Disney Cruise Line's website for the most up-to-date information on what the travel requirements are. 

    For your voyage, all Guests 16 and up will need to present an original or copy of their state-issued birth certificate AND a government-issued photo ID. Children 15 years of age or younger need only an original or copy of their state-issued birth certificate (no government-issued photo ID for them).

    While you are thinking of things needed for your cruise, I also recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. It’s an incredible resource onboard for finding showtimes, dinner menus, activities, character greetings, and MINNIE more! I also love the countdown feature to see how many days before we set sail. I’d say we all could use a countdown calendar right now!

    Hoist the main sail up with more questions-we here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel would love to assist you in your cruise planning. Wishing you a blissful vacation and a magical day at Castaway Cay!

    SEA ya real soon!


thumbnail image for Sherry

Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.