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  • On Mar 18, 2014
    Melanie from FL 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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    First thank you so much for your advice I can't wait I wish Sep. wasn't so far away. Was wondering if you could answer another question as a US citizen on the Dream do I have to have a passport or will my license and birth certificate let me on the boat?

    Hi Melanie!
    I'm so happy you've found some helpful planning advice here on the Moms Panel site! Don't worry, it's almost summer and September will be here before you know it. Your fabulous voyage on the Disney Dream will be well worth the wait!

    At this time, U.S. Citizens departing from and returning to the same U.S. port (such as your itinerary in September) are still able to use a Photo I.D. and certified birth certificate to board the ship and re-enter the country. You can keep up-to-date on current passport regulations at www. .
      That being said, passport regulations are always changing, and Disney Cruise Line "strongly recommends" that all Guests have a valid U.S. Passport. If you were to encounter an emergency (medical emergency, emergency stop in a foreign country, a late return from an excursion causing you to miss the ship, etc.) that required air travel, passports would be required.

    It normally takes 6-8 weeks to get a passport, so you still have plenty of time before your September sailing.

    So, the answer is no, you don't need a passport to board the ship. However, you might want to consider getting one to provide peace of mind. We got them a few years ago, and despite my awful passport photo, I'm happy we made the investment!

    Hope this helps! - 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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