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  • On Jul 7, 2023
    Heather from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Have the rules changed, i read online that kids can board the cruise ship with only their birth certificate, is that still the case? My son is 10 and his passport application has been processing for 20 weeks, our cruise departs in 3 week.

    Hello there, Heather!

    Your Disney Cruise will be here faster than the Millenium Falcon’s jump into hyperspace. I hope you’re starting to put your packing list together and acquiring any special toiletries and things you need before your trip. 

    Heather, I recommend that you review the policies on the Disney Cruise Line Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation website. You’ll be able to find the specific documentation requirements depending on where you are sailing to and from on that website. In addition, you can find more information on the US State Department’s website. 

    If you are a U.S. Citizen sailing from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and returning to Port Canaveral, everyone in your group will need either an original valid US Passport, an original valid US Passport Card, or a government-issued photo ID along with an original or copy of your state-issued birth certificate (please note: Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/10 are not accepted), original consular report of birth abroad issued by the Department of State, or an original certificate of naturalization issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. For this cruise itinerary, children 15 years of age and younger are required to present one of the documents listed above but do not need to present a government-issued photo ID. 

    I hope this is helpful, but if you’d like to follow up with your specific itinerary, please feel free to reach out again, and we can provide guidance based on your specific situation. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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