• On Feb 11, 2018
    Adam from MD 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.

    I will be going on my first Disney cruise with my family in January 2019. My wife and I have passports. Do my two 11 year olds and my 5 year old need them or is a certificate of birth good enough for them? Thank you for your time.

    Ahoy Adam!

    How awesome it is to hear you're planning your first Disney Cruise Line vacation. Your family is in for such a treat - you'll be making memories that will bring you joy for years to come!

    At this time, on a "closed-loop itinerary" cruise (one that originates and ends in the same U.S. port), U.S. Citizens are able to use a valid photo I.D. and certified birth certificate to board the ship and also to re-enter the country. My husband and I have passports, and bring birth certificates for our daughters, and it's always worked great. That being said, since your cruise isn't until 2019, passport regulations are always changing, and Disney Cruise Line "strongly recommends" that all Guests have a valid U.S. Passport. In the unlikely event of an emergency that would cause you to need to return home from a foreign port, passports provide the appropriate identification you would need to travel. You can keep up-to-date on current passport regulations at www. travel.state.gov .

    It normally takes 6-8 weeks to get a passport, so if you decide to get them for the whole family, make sure you allow enough time to receive them prior to your embarkation date.

    Thanks so much for cruising by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Let us know if you have more questions as you count down the days until your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    Have a magical day - Diane W.

thumbnail image for Diane

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

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 sign 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.