• On Sep 16, 2018
    Malinda from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family just booked our first Disney Cruise! My kids are ages 11, 8 and 4. Our cruise departs on November 3rd and will stop in Tortola, BVI and St. John, USVI. Will we need passports? They take 4-6 weeks to apply for and we’d be cutting it close.

    Ahoy, Malinda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Congratulations on booking your first Disney Cruise Line adventure! You're going to love sailing the high seas with Captain Mickey and his friends! I can still remember the first time I stepped into the Lobby Atrium during my first Disney Cruise. Many cruises later, I still get the feeling of butterflies and excitement in my tummy stepping aboard the ship!

    You've chosen a beautiful itinerary for your inaugural voyage! At this time, U.S. citizens setting sail aboard a Disney Cruise from a U.S. port of call, and returning to that same U.S. port of call, do not need a valid passport. The adults in your family will need a government-issued photo I.D. (like a driver's license) and a state-issued birth certificate. Since your kiddos are under the age of 16, they will just need copies of their state-issued birth certificates as their proof of citizenship! Prior to your upcoming cruise, definitely check out the Passports & Travel Documentation information found on Disney Cruise Line's website for the most up-to-date requirements!

    Even though passports aren't required for all itineraries, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends traveling with them. It might be cutting it close for this upcoming cruise, but I recommend thinking about getting them for everyone in your pirate crew for the next voyage! (I just know you'll fall in love with cruising and schedule a second future cruise!)

    Wishing you a magical inaugural voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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