• On Sep 13, 2016
    Claire from GA 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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    our first Disney cruise on the fantasy, dec. 10. how important is it to get passports for an eight and thirteen year old.

    Ahoy, Claire!
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm excited to hEAR you have a magical Very Merrytime Cruise on the fabulous Disney Fantasy planned for December! You have chosen a practically perfect date to set sail on the high seas for the very first time! This gorgeous ship will be decked out with sparkling holiday decor and special events such as "Santa's Winter Wonderland Ball," the "Deck the Deck Holiday Party," and "Mickey's Tree-Lighting Magic" will provide festive fun for your crew! 
    As you look forward to your holiday-themed sailing, you will want to review over the important items to bring with you on your Disney Cruise vacation. For a closed-loop cruise (beginning and ending in the same U.S. home port), passports are highly recommended, but not mandatory. The reason Disney Cruise Line strongly encourages Guests to have them is because of the unlikely event on an unforeseen emergency while on the ship or in one of the foreign ports of call. Passports will allow you to fly back to the U.S. without issue. My best advice is to read over the Passport Information provided on the Disney Cruise Line website so you can make an informed decision for your family. If you do decide to use your children's birth certificates, please bring the state-issued certificates not the ones issued by the hospital.
    Claire, I'm so excited for your family to embark on a magical voyage in just a few short months! Please keep us posted as you think of any additional questions. We are always happy to help.
    Have a fantabulous day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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