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  • On Apr 5, 2022
    Mari 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.

    Hello! I want to know if my 4 yr old daughter would need a passport if our (potential) planned trip would be departing from Miami, FL to just the Disney private island and then back to Miami, FL? Thank you!

    Ahoy there, Mari! Welcome aboard planDisney! It's great to have you alongside while you're considering an incredible Disney Cruise Line vacation! This will be the year that the Disney Dream will be moving her home port to Miami to make room for the Disney Wish at Port Canaveral, breathing new life into the Port of Miami and giving even more Guests the chance to make magical memories while aboard! Add in everything that's included on a Disney Cruise Line, and a stop at Disney Castaway Cay, and you've got "perfect vacation" written all over! 

    I have great news! When it comes to passport and Travel Documentation Requirements, for closed-loop cruises like the one you're eyeing from Miami this November, departing from a US port, US citizens currently need to provide either an original valid U.S. Passport, Passport Card, Trusted Traveler Card, OR an Original or copy of their state-issued birth certificate AND Government-issued photo ID. 

    You hear that? That's the sound of your vacation coming together without a need for a passport!

    That said, I HIGHLY suggest traveling with a passport whenever possible. If for any reason during your cruise it becomes necessary to return to the US from a foreign port, a passport makes that a much simpler process. My family got my son his passport just after he was born, which always makes us laugh because with how quickly kids grow, in a short time, he didn't look anything like his photo! That said, I know that Passport applications with the US Department of State have been taking slightly longer than normal, but if you're looking at November, that should give you plenty of time to get any little ones' passports submitted and received in time for your cruise! 

    I hope that lets you breathe a bit easier, Mari! Thank you so much for sailing my way with your question! If you run into any other rough seas as you continue planning, please make another outing my way - I'd love to help as much as I can. 

    Until then, may your anchor be tight and your compass true! 

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Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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