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  • On Feb 15, 2014
    Mandy from AL 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 and I are going on our first cruise. From everything I'm reading online, children16 and younger are not required to have a passport only their original birth certificate. I'm just triple checking. A lot to plan. Thanks!

    Welcome aboard, Mandy! Every time we sail with Disney Cruise Line, our family enjoys really special experiences, but that first sailing was the most magical of all, as everything was new and I just know your family is in store for so much magic on your first sailing too!

    You are correct, that for U.S. citizens traveling to the Bahamas or Caribbean out of a U.S. port with Disney Cruise Line, guests under 16 simply need to bring a state-issued birth certificate. If you have time to get passports for the whole family, I do suggest that. We travel with passports for our kiddos too, as we like to play it safe. You just never know when an emergency onboard or in port may cause you to miss the ship and be required to fly home from a foreign port. Having a valid passport certainly takes some stress out of a situation like that. However, it's very unlikely that anything like that would happen, so don't worry! If you can get passports, go for it. If not, your family will be find with birth certificates and driver's licenses. Check out the required documents for cruising with Disney on Disney Cruise Line's website, just so you have the details.

    Have fun as you plan this exciting trip, Mandy! I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have before you set sail! Please stop back again!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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