• On Jan 12, 2018
    Heather from NC 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.

    We are headed to our first Disney Cruise in December. I have a family of 5. My girls are 4, 5, and 11. Will providing their birth certificates be sufficient to board the ship?

    Hi there, Heather!

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  What an amazing vacation you have planned!  Disney Cruise Line vacations are so enchanting year-round, but a Very Merrytime Cruise itinerary is extra special way to celebrate the holiday season with the beautiful decorations, themed activities and so much more!

    Because you are embarking at a US port and returning to a US port, a copy of a state-issued birth certificate OR the actual birth certificate is sufficient for Guests under the age of 16.  Guests 16 years and older will need to provide two forms of state-issued identification such as a drivers license or a passport.  Your girls will be able to travel with only birth certificates for a few more years!

    First time cruisers can Check-In Online beginning 75 days prior to your cruise date and register for the Youth Clubs where your girls can participate in games, crafts, dance parties and much more!  The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is also a magical experience for girls - and boys - alike!  My two boys always look forward to Pirate Night when I make reservations for them to be transformed into Captain Jake or Captain Hook by the enchanting Fairy Godmothers In Training!

    As your continue to prepare, look at Port Adventures and plan ahead so that when you get onboard the planning is done and you can sit back, relax and enjoy everything Disney Cruise Line has to offer you and your family.  

    I wish you a wonderful and memorableVery Merrytime Cruise.  Please come back with any more questions you may have as your sailing nears!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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