• On Dec 27, 2019
    Molly from MO 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.

    Does my family (self, husband, & daughter) need passports for a cruise, if we are only going to Castaway Cay? (3 night cruise from Orlando to Castaway Cay & back to Orlando).

    Hi there, Molly! Your March sailing onboard the Disney Dream is almost here. What a "Joy" it is to anticipate a Disney cruise! (Your question inspired me to add a few references to the movie "Inside Out.") 

    You are asking the right question because having the right travel documentation is KEY. When sailing to the Bahamas on Disney Cruise Line from a U.S. port, you will need an original or copy of a state-issued birth certificate for each member of your family and a Government-issued photo ID for any family members 16 and over. So if your daughter is 15 or under, all she will need is her birth certificate. 

    However, if there was a medical emergency during your visit to the Bahamas, you would need passports to travel by air. Not to be all "Sadness" on you! Just want to give you the full picture.

    My advice: read the Passports, Visas, and Travel Documentation page on the Disney Cruise Line website and then you can make your decision. Travel documentation can be locked in your stateroom safe, so you won't have to "Fear" them being safe.

    And oh boy, get ready to be wowed at Castaway Cay! It's my absolute favorite tropical paradise. You'll be able to make all the "core memories" together whether you choose to explore or splash the day away. Pre-plan activities like Port Adventures, sign up for the Castaway Cay 5K, or lounge in a beach chair. Some of our family favorites: Pelican Plunge with its waterslides, snorkeling on Castaway Family Beach, and biking around the island like we own the place! Whatever your plans are, check out the Castaway Cay map to get a lay of the land in advance. 

    If you have any other questions about sailing with Disney Cruise Line, we'd love to hEAR from you again.

    Happy Sailing!

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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

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