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  • On Jan 17, 2024
    Chelsea 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.

    Can I use my state issue birth certificate as a form of ID, even though my birth certificate has my maiden name and my Drivers License has my new married name? I don’t have a passport. I have a cruise in November

    Ahoy there, Chelsea!

    I'm so glad you cruised to planDisney with your question. Your travel documentation is a good item to check off your list early, so let's get started!

    The answer to your question depends on your itinerary and your citizenship. If you are a U.S. citizen sailing out of a U.S. port on a round trip cruise (begins and ends at the same port) and are heading to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Pacific Coast, Bermuda or Canada you can use an original or copy of your state-issued birth certificate and a physical Government-issued photo ID. Your cruise reservation should be under the name of your photo ID.

    If you are sailing from other ports or are on a one-way cruise, you will want to check the Disney Cruise Line documentation page for more information. Please keep in mind that these requirements are based on government guidelines and could change before your cruise, so check the information page and the U.S. State Department's website before you set sail. Chelsea, there are benefits to traveling with a passport, and since you have time before your cruise, you might consider securing a passport for your journey. 

    There is so much to experience on a Disney Cruise Line vacation; you will have a wonderful time! Here's a little fun tip for counting the days until the magic begins. Download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app and enter the information regarding your reservation. The next time you open the app, a Character-filled countdown will appear! You can also use your Navigator app to complete your online check-in and make plans for your cruise before you depart. Once on board the ship, the app will help you make the most of your cruise. 

    Chelsea, we would love to see you again at planDisney, so let us know if you have other questions!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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