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  • On Nov 23, 2013
    Bill from NY 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 taking the Disney Cruise to the Western Carribean next November. Do I need a passport, or is a birth certificate with a raised seal enough? Are there any other documents needed? Thank you!

    Ahoy Bill!
    It is wonderful to hear from you again, and I'm excited you are looking forward to another wondrous sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line! 
    Passport requirements can be confusing so I'm glad you stopped by with your question.  Currently, passports are not needed for closed loop cruises (cruises departing and returning to the same U.S. port).  A certified birth certificate along with a government issued photo ID for those over 18 will be accepted. But, with that being said, Disney Cruise Line does recommend passports just in case you will need to fly home from one of the Caribbean ports of call for an unexpected emergency.  Air travel from the foreign ports of call do require a valid passport so my advice is to read over the passport information at so you can make the best decision for your crew!  It is unlikely that you will encounter an emergency, but it is best to be informed.
    Thank you for continuing to use the Moms Panel, Bill!  If you have any additional questions, please let me know!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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