Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Dec 31, 2012
    Deondrick from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, I'm taking my nephew (7yrs) on a disney cruise June 2013. Hearing conflicting stories. Do we need a passport for him and what do I have to get from my sister to take him, since I am not his legal guardian.

    Ahoy Deondrick!
    Your nephew is one lucky boy because you are giving him the best type of gift-magical memories!  I know the two of you are going to have an amazing time together! 
    If you are sailing out of a U.S. home port and returning to that same port, your nephew will not need a passport for your cruise only his birth certificate.  Disney Cruise Line recommends passports for all Guests because if an unforeseen emergency occurs while you are gone and you need to fly back to the states, you will need passports to board the plane.  The passport information is listed at so my advice is to read over it so you can make the best decision for your nephew. 
    Since you are not your nephew's legal guardian, you will need to bring along the Minor Authorization Form signed by his mother.  This form does not need to be notarized and can be found when you complete your online check-in 75 days before your sailing.  Just print it off and have your sister fill it out and place it with your important cruise documents.
    Thanks so much for visiting the Moms Panel, Deondrick!  If you think of any other 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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