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  • On Feb 27, 2024
    Maxie from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If a grandmother wants to take her 1-year-old granddaughter on a cruise without her parents, but the child's parent would provide all the required documentation. Are there are any challenges in this type of situation?

    Welcome back to planDisney Maxie!  I am excited that you are taking your granddaughter on Disney Cruise Line.  You all will make many great memories together!

    An Authorization for Minor to Travel without a Parent or Legal Guardian form must be completed by your granddaughter's parent and brought to the port with you.  This form will authorize you to retain the care, custody, and control of your granddaughter during your cruise.  Along with that form, she will need her citizenship documents just like you.  For US Citizens traveling on closed-looped sailings (beginning and ending at the same US port), either a US passport or the original or copy of her state-issued birth certificate is needed. If she uses her birth certificate, she will not need a photo ID because she is younger than 16 years of age.  

    You can pre-purchase a photography package to capture those magical moments throughout your cruise. Photographers are available throughout the Disney Cruise Line ships and the private island Disney Castaway Cay.   You will receive a pre-arrival discount if you book this with Disney Cruise Line at least three days before embarkation. To access more information about the photography packages, sign in to your account on the Disney Cruise Line website and select "Already Booked" and then "Photography". There are many options to choose from!

    Maxie, if you have any other questions, sail back to planDisney to visit us.  

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: JoVonn, Georgia

Hi there! I am JoVonn from the Peach State of Georgia, and I love sailing the high seas aboard Disney Cruise Line.  Over the last ten years, I have enjoyed being a voyager along with my son and sister, making memories and having adventures.  I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation.   Learn More About JoVonn

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