Mom and child as pirates on Castaway Cay; ship in far background
  • On Jul 18, 2023
    Angela from NY 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 am a single parent travelling alone with my two children on DCL to Bahamas. I have joint custody with my ex-husband. The children do not have passports. Is any additional paperwork/forms needed when travelling with only one parent?

    Ahoy there, Angela!

    From Disney’s Private Island, Disney Castaway Cay, to enchanting onboard entertainment, there is something for everyone on a Disney Cruise. I’m sure your little ones will adore the themed dining options too.  

    Angela, I recommend consulting the Disney Cruise Line Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation website for the latest details on documentation requirements. If you are a U.S. Citizen departing from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and going back 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. If you are sailing on this specific type of cruise, 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. 

    Here’s a pro tip: If your itinerary includes a stop at Disney Castaway Cay, I recommend finding out what time you are able to depart the ship on that day. It’s usually cooler in the morning, and my family always wants to get as much time snorkeling and roaming around Castaway Cay as possible. I hope you have a magical vacation. Please feel free to stop by again if you need anything else. 

    May the magic be with you!

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