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  • On Jan 13, 2015
    Tammie from NY 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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    Do we need passports on the western Caribbean cruise

    Ahoy, Tammie!

    For your Western Caribbean sailing, a passport is not required, but you will need a state-issued driver's license AND a birth certificate for each adult sailing and a birth certificate for each child sailing. But, if you have the time and the means, I would highly recommend getting passports for each member of your family. Our family always travels with passports, one of the main benefits being if something unthinkable happens in a foreign country, we already have the necessary documentation to travel home from that country. 

    An adult passport is valid for ten years, while a child's is only good for five years. For us, this is money we are willing to spend. Also, by having our passports, we are ready to travel at the drop of a hat! You never know when a great deal is going to come up that you would like to take advantage of! 

    The Western Caribbean itinerary includes one of my most favorite ports, Grand Cayman. Our favorite Port Adventure is the "Island Tour and Snorkeling with Stingrays." My children had an amazing time visiting the turtle farm and then getting into the water with the stingrays. 

    I hope this helps with your planning!  Please let me know if I can answer more questions before you embark on your cruise.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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