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  • On Dec 3, 2019
    Jenny from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there! I have read the required documents checklist, but just feel like I need a second opinion! If we are going on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas in December, do we just need either a passport OR a birth certificate + ID (no ID for kids <15yrs)?

    Ahoy, Jenny!

    Thank you for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel for a second opinion. I remember trying to figure out everything I needed for my family's first cruise, and it is a lot of information to digest!

    Jenny, when sailing to the Bahamas from a U.S. port with Disney Cruise Line, you will need an original or copy of a state-issued birth certificate for each member of your family and a Government-issued photo ID for any family members 16 and over. Disney Cruise Line strongly recommends a Valid U.S. Passport for all Guests. In the event of an emergency, while you are visiting the Bahamas, a passport is required to travel by air. Hopefully, this will not happen, but I always like to share this information since you are inquiring about travel documentation for your upcoming sailing. 

    I also want to mention that vacationing with Disney Cruise Line in December is one of the most magical times to sail because the ship will be decked from stem to stern with dazzling holiday decor! There will be festive events planned for each day, and your favorite Disney Characters will be dressed in their adorable holiday attire. It's a WONDERful way to experience the SEAson! Disney Castaway Cay will also be celebrating the holiday with whimsical touches around the island. If your Very Merrytime Cruise is at the beginning of the month, I highly recommend taking your photo for your holiday card either on the ship or on the pier! My family did this a few yEARs ago, and it turned out beautifully. 

    Jenny, if you have any other questions about sailing with Disney Cruise Line, we'd love to hEAR from you again. We are always happy to help.

    Have a DREAMy day!

    Nancy
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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