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  • On Sep 16, 2022
    Victoria from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I do not go by my legal first name and prefer not to be addressed by it at all. Instead I prefer my legal middle name. Is there any way to add a preferred name so that the wonderful cast members aboard the ship do not address me by my legal first name?

    Welcome to planDisney Victoria!

    I am so excited you will be sailing with Captains Mickey and Minnie on a Disney Cruise! They cannot wait to see you onboard. 

    For your official paperwork, please make sure to use your legal name that is the same as listed on your passport. This will be important for the boarding process as well as when going through customs.

    Prior to your cruise, you may want to send an email to the lovely folks at Disney Cruise. Include your reservation number as well as your stateroom number. Let them know your preferred name. This information may or may not make it to all the crew who will be serving you, but kindly correct your Stateroom Host/Hostess and your Dining Service Team and they will be happy to address you by your preferred name. I am a "Catherine" who goes by "Cathy", so I just mention it once and they are happy to make that change for the duration of the cruise. You may need to use your legal name if at Guest Services as this is how your reservation will be listed. 

    With your cruise just around the corner, you may want to read through Know Before You Go. This is helpful information regarding safety protocols, required paperwork, and the latest on health requirements. I like to read it just to make sure I do not miss any details and that I will be ready to sail!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney! Have a magical cruise!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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