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  • On Jun 9, 2022
    Noel 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.

    Hi. are passports a requirement for Cruises leaving Miami to Bahamas? I am interested but my wife's passport has expired. Both our daughters might also have expired passports but I understand a birth certificate can also be used. Please advise.

    Ahoy, Noel! Welcome, and thanks for cruising on by with your question.

    Disney Cruise Line follows government regulations regarding identification for the purposes of sailing. For a Bahamas sailing that begins and ends in Miami, you can travel without a passport. In place of the passport, however, you will need an original or certified copy of your birth certificate AND government-issued photo identification. The certified birth certificate must have a raised seal from the issuing state, and hospital-issued birth certificates don't count. 

    Children under the age of 15 will not need a photo ID. They will, however, still need a birth certificate to travel without a passport.

    Noel, you've only got a few more days until you sail! It's a great time to go down the pre-cruise checklist to make sure you've got all your other documents and requirements in order. You'll also want to add the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to your phone. 

    I hope you're now ship shape and ready to go, Noel! Have the most incredible time on your seafaring adventure.
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

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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