activities on board; Grandma and Girl
  • On Feb 18, 2024
    Kristina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My kids ages 8 and 13 will be traveling on a disney cruise with family. At booking can their passport be uploaded instead of birth certificates?

    Ahoy and welcome to planDisney, Kristina. At 8 and 13 years old, your children are in for the time of their lives aboard Disney Cruise Line.

    Regarding your question on passports, everyone in my family has one as I like the security of having passports, just in case. You do not need these at the time of booking, but you will as your cruise date approaches. Around 30 days before the cruise departure, an adult will complete Online Check-in for everyone in the stateroom and will upload pictures of everyone's travel documentation, such as a passport or original state-issued birth certificate. These documents are also needed to check in at the port and to return after the cruise. 

    I can't tell from your question if your children will be traveling with you or with other family members. If they are cruising without their parents or legal guardians, the adults with them will need a completed Authorization for a Minor to Travel without a Parent or Legal Guardian, even if they are related. This will need to be signed by you or their other parent and certified by a Notary Public.

    I hope this helps with all the documentation and permission forms that may be needed for the cruise. Please come back to planDisney with any other questions as you plan for an adventure at sea.

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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