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  • On Oct 25, 2022
    Thompson from AR 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 (we are U.S. citizens) to sail from Galveston, TX to 1 day Cozumel Mexico and back to Galveston< TX.

    Hey there, Thompson! Thank you for cruising on in with your question. We're glad you're here.

    Disney Cruise Line does not require a passport on itineraries that are considered "closed loop" cruises - ones that begin and end at a US port. While passports are highly recommended, you can go without them as long as you have some other documentation with you. 

    In lieu of a passport, the required documentation for guests sailing on a closed loop cruise includes an original or copy of your official birth certificate and for guests over the age of 15, a government-issued photo ID. Children ages 15 and younger are not required to provide a photo ID, however, they will need a birth certificate.

    Acceptable birth certificates are not the ones provided by most hospitals. You'll need the document from the municipality where your birth was recorded. If the original isn't available, that municipality can issue a copy with a raised seal. That's the one you'll need. 

    Thompson, you'll want to bring your documents to the port in Galveston when you board. Have them for each member of your traveling party. 

    I hope this makes planning for a fabulous Disney Cruise Line adventure a bit easier!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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