• On Jul 5, 2018
    Jenna from IL 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.

    Hi! My husband and I wanted to know if our two kids ages 5 and 3 need a passport to go on a Disney cruise? What papers would we need for them?

    Ahoy, Jenna!

    It's always lovely welcoming a fellow Disney Cruise-loving adventurer from Illinois to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your family is going to have an amazing time on your upcoming voyage. There are so many activities for your little ones onboard, as well as for you and your hubby, too! I love taking a little adult time to lounge in Quiet Cove Pool or work out in the Fitness Center overlooking the ocean.

    I'm so glad you asked this important question. At this time, if your family will be embarking on a Disney Cruise Line itinerary leaving from a U.S. port and returning to that same U.S. port, your kiddos do not need to have a valid passport to set sail. Children under the age of 16, who are U.S. citizens and traveling with their parents, may bring a state-issued birth certificate as their proof of citizenship. Before setting sail, take a look at the Passports & Travel Documentation information so each person in your family will have all the required documents needed.

    Even though a passport is not required to set sail for certain itineraries, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends that Guests have them. In the unlikely event that there is an emergency while you're visiting a port of call, your entire family will be able to quickly fly home. Each member of my family has one, and it gives me peace of mind during each cruise!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit us again with any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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