Photo of a Disney Cruise Line Porthole with jack'o'latern face
  • On Sep 11, 2023
    Eunsil from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I'm about to take the cruise from New York port in Oct and my son's (age 5) passport is going to expire just days before. Given the current situation on passport renewal times, will just a birth certificate suffice? No other govt photo ID

    Welcome to planDisney, Eunsil! Thank you for pointing your compass in our direction.

    How wonderful that your autumn plans include a voyage on the Disney Dream. Halloween on the High Seas cruises are full of fun! You can expect to have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating and dancing with your favorite Disney Pals.

    I’m sorry you’ve encountered a bit of a snafu regarding your travel documents. I have some good news to share. Based on Disney Cruise Line’s Travel Documentation page, passports are not required for U.S. citizens sailing out of New York. You can present an original or copy of your son’s state-issued birth certificate. Children 15 years of age and younger do not need a photo ID. I hope this is welcome news! 

    Keep your citizenship documents handy because you will need them for online check-in. You will submit a picture of everyone’s citizenship documentation and present these documents at the port. If this is your first Disney Cruise, you can start the check-in process 30 days before your sailing. Your check-in will show a "pending review" status until Disney Cruise Line has reviewed and approved your information. 

    Eunsil, I have one more treat you can share with your son. Download and print the My Disney Cruise Adventure Booklet before you set sail. It’s packed full of helpful information about what children can expect when sailing with Captain Mickey. Plus, there are some helpful tips for parents, too!

    I wish you smooth sailing and sunny skies! Please let us know if you have any more questions. 

    SEAS the adventure!
thumbnail image for Tracie

Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

Learn More About Tracie

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Disney Cruise Line First Timer Tips | planDisney Podcast – Season 2 Episode 1

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.