Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jun 8, 2014
    Molly from CA 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.

    Hi Moms! My family and I will be traveling on the Dream in Feb 2015 to the Bahamas. My birth certificate shows my maiden name and my driver's license shows my married name. Will this still work to board the ship even though the names are different? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Molly!
    I'm happy to hear you'll be cruising with Captain Mickey next February on the beautiful Disney Dream! Waiting for a fun vacation can be tough, but it's also fun to have something so awesome to look forward to. It's important to make sure you have all of your travel documentation in order before you cruise - it helps everything run smoothly as you head out for fun on the high seas.

    I had the same issue the first time I cruised. My driver's license had my married name, which was of course different than my birth certificate. To be safe, I brought along documentation of my name change - our marriage certificate. Those documents were acceptable and allowed me to embark and disembark with no problem.

    That being said, Disney Cruise Line recommends that all guests have a valid U.S. Passport., due to the fact that government policies and regulations are always subject to change. Having a passport gives you an extra level of security when you travel, and protects you in the unlikely event that you have an emergency and need to fly home from a foreign port.

    The decision to obtain a passport is up to you, but it's important to be aware of the most up-to-date U.S. Government policies regarding travel documentation. You can visit to get the most current information, or check out the Passport and Travel Documentation section on

    I hope this helps you with your planning! Please come back and visit us here at the Moms Panel if you have any further questions. Have a great day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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