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  • On Sep 29, 2022
    Elizabeth from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I right about not needing a passport for any travelers for a round trip cruise from Miami to Bahamas? All we need is a copy of the original birth certificate and for adults a government issued ID? Does the certificate need to be the long form?

    Ahoy there, Elizabeth! Welcome, and thank you for cruising on by with your question.

    Disney Cruise Line does not require a passport for closed-loop cruises, which are basically round-trip cruises, leaving from a US port and coming back to a US port. The required travel documentation for these cruises can be either a passport or a birth certificate, accompanied by a government-issued photo ID. 

    The birth certificate that is acceptable is either an original, government-issued birth certificate or an official copy of that birth certificate, obtained from the vital records office in the state where the original birth certificate was issued. You can't use the one issued by the hospital. 

    Also, something to keep in mind - if your original birth certificate is in a different name - for example, if someone has had a name change through marriage - you'll need documentation indicating why the name is different. This is usually proof of marriage or adoption.

    I'd also keep an eye on the Know Before You Go section of the Disney Cruise Line website. There's so much great information there for you to refer to as you plan for your cruise. 

    I hope you have the best time planning your Disney Cruise Line vacation. If there's anything at all we can help you with, pop on back in to see us!
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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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