Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jul 11, 2011
    Lori from PA 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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    Love the panel! Question is, last minute plans and not sure if one of our passports can be expedited in time! If we don't get off the ship when in port (bahamas, castaway cay), do we still need the passport? Will birth certificate be ok? Thx for advice!

    Hi, Lori!

    Presently, all travelers -- including U.S. Citizens and all foreign nationals -- are required to have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States by air.  Therefore, Disney Cruise Line strongly suggests that each guest hold a valid passport. In the unlikely event that you experience a family emergency during your cruise and need to return home via air from a foreign port, you would already possess the appropriate identification needed to travel.

    As of two years ago, all U.S. citizens traveling outside of the U.S. are required to have proof of citizenship to re-enter the U.S. This is true if the cruise enters any foreign ports. At this time, proof of citizenship can be a birth certificate in combination with a valid U.S. ID (such as driver's license).

    Also, feel free to disembark in Nassau and at Castaway Cay. You'll simply need to keep your IDs, birth certificates and stateroom keys with you as you visit each port. I hope that helps you plan.

    I'm glad that you like the panel! Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!


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Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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