• On Jan 21, 2020
    Frances from FL 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.

    Do minors need a passport to go to the western Caribbean if they do not have an original birth certificate?

    Yo! Ho! Ho!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Frances.  Your cruise with Captain Mickey is rapidly approaching!  Is the excitement in your house growing as you check each day off of your countdown?  I am so happy for you to set sail in just a few short months! 

    The most important thing to pack is your identification so you walk onboard instead of walking the plank!  U.S. citizens sailing from and returning to the same U.S. port on cruises to the Caribbean can present a valid U.S. Passport or an original or copy of their state-issued birth certificate and government-issued photo ID.

    Children who are U.S. citizens that are 15 years of age or younger, only require an original or copy of their state-issued birth certificate to set sail.  As long as you are able to present a copy of the minor's state-issued birth certificate, and not the ceremonial birth certificate from the hospital, it should be accepted.  Passport and travel documentation requirements are subject to change, so just be sure to review these guidelines again closer to your sail date!

    Once onboard, steer your pirates toward the youth clubs for some fun!  Use your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to find all the activities taking place here.  My kids do not miss Super Sloppy Science or Get the Hook!  This app is also your map to ALL of the treasures onboard including times and locations for character experiences and dinner menus.

    Check back in with us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before you set sail, Frances!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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