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  • On Feb 16, 2024
    Kimmy from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we need a passport for Disney cruise traveling to Mexico?

    Hi Kimmy,

    Welcome to planDisney! We are so happy that you have joined us with such an important question. Let's dive right in. 

    As long as your Disney Cruise Line vacation is a "Closed loop," meaning that you depart from and return to the same US port, then US Citizens do not need a passport to board. Instead, you will be asked for an original or copy of a state-issued birth certificate and a physical state-issued photo ID for any Guests over the age of 15. For sailors aged 15 and younger, a photo ID is not required. Please note that your state-issued ID must be a physical copy. A digital ID will not be sufficient for your required travel documentation.

    With all that said, Kimmy, it is a great idea to have a passport when you hop aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. Not only does it streamline the identification process for you and your family, but it also opens up a whole world of opportunity! For example, if you need to return to the US by air instead of continuing with your magical cruise vacation, a passport would be required. In this circumstance, I think it's wise to take the extra step to get your passport before heading off for the of a lifetime. 

    It sounds like you are considering an itinerary with a visit to Mexico. Disney Cruise Line visits some incredible Mexican Cruise Ports of Call and offers amazing excursion opportunities. You could visit Mexican Wine Country on an adult-only wine tour in Ensenada, practice yoga by the sea in Mazatlan, or even go horseback riding and snorkeling on the same day in Puerto Vallarta. Whether you are seeking adventure, relaxation, or both, you will find it on a Disney Cruise Line Vacation. I'm so excited for you!

    I hope this was helpful, Kimmy. Come on back and visit us with any other questions. We are here for you!

    Adventure is out there,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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