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  • On Dec 15, 2023
    Anne from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use the same headshot picture that is used on my passport for the picture required for online checkin?

    Ahoy there, Anne! 

    Thank you for asking our planDisney crew about the requirements for photos used during the important Online Check-In process. I hope if you’re thinking about this fun milestone, it means that your Disney Cruise Line vacation is just around the riverbend!

    You may begin the Online Check-In process according to your Castaway Club Membership status, so please note this important date in your cruise reservation online or in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. During that process, you’ll submit some key information pertaining to your travel party, your travel arrangements, and payment method. Please see this recent answer I provided another Guest outlining the information needed. I like to gather all the required details before my check-in date, usually in a simple folder on my computer, so everything is one place for an easy upload when it comes time.

    No, you may not use the same image from a passport or travel document for your security photo. You're smart to ask as this is a specific requirement, so planning ahead will avoid any delays in your check-in review. While you will also submit a photo of the passport document itself, it is a requirement to have a separate image of each guest for the security photo than what's shown on the passport. Not to worry, you may take a simple headshot photo on a smartphone for this security photo, Anne. Be sure that it’s in focus, with the subject looking at the camera, and from the shoulders up with a simple background. For my last cruise, my family lined up against our kitchen pantry door and I snapped quick photos to submit! This image will be used by crew members to verify that your identity aligns with your Key to the World Card identification when charging items to your stateroom or when getting on and off the ship. I hope this helps clarify what’s needed and helps you get everything aligned for online check-in.

    There’s not much else to do once you complete this exciting step online! Please see the helpful packing checklists on the Disney Cruise Line website and be sure to review the list of prohibited items as well to avoid any delays at the port terminal. You’ll find port addresses and parking information on the website for each departure port, too.

    Please let us know how else we can help ease your mind and feel ready for this amazing vacation.  

    Wishing you smooth sailing and the most magical cruise! 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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