• On Apr 2, 2018
    Andrea from GA 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.

    I'm a single mom, traveling with my son and parents. My son is in elementary school. Do I need special documents to board with my son? The dad is not around but is on birth certificate. My child has the same last name as me.

    Ahoy, Andrea!

    I'm so happy to hear you'll be going on a Disney Cruise Line vacation with your son and your parents. Disney Cruise Line is the perfect place to spend a multi-generational vacation because there truly is something for everyone! You'll be making the most magical memories with your family, and I'm so excited for you.

    I have good news for you! As long as the adult traveling is listed on the child's State-issued official birth certificate, there is no additional paperwork needed. You should have no issues boarding the ship with your little one, as long as you have proper documentation for yourself and an official birth certificate for your son. Now all you need to concentrate on is all the fun you're going to have on your Disney Cruise adventure!

    I encourage you to check out the Youth Clubs during Open House hours on your first afternoon on the ship. Young cruisers, ages 3-12, can visit the clubs at no additional charge, at any time you choose, throughout your sailing. My kids have enjoyed spending time in the clubs through the years - all the way from "it's a small world" nursery! up to Vibe, the teen club. Each club is specifically designed for a certain age group, with well-trained Youth Counselors that give the kids undivided attention. Your son would probably fall into the age group for the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab - such fun spaces, and they plan some really great activities to keep the kids engaged and entertained.

    I hope this helps with your planning - have a magical day!  - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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