• On Feb 10, 2020
    Chiara from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are taking a cruise this year and have a toddler. Is there any ship-provided (wearable) identification or do you have any suggestions for a way to add wearable identification incase we get separated?

    Ahoy Chiara!

    I love to hEAR that you are planning an adventure on the high seas with your toddler in tow. I’ve always said how traveling with my kids when they were little really ingrained in them a love of travel and new places. So kudos to you for expanding the horizons of you and your family with a Disney cruise.

    Disney Cruise Line has always impressed me with their dedication to ensuring guests’ safety. You can rest assured that everyone traveling with you will have a photo ID called a Key to the World card. At the Cruise Terminal, photos are taken of all guests, including your toddler. That information is stored on the ship so that if toddlers get excited and find themselves in a different area of the ship, Cast Members can identify them and get a hold of their families!

    If you have sailed before with Captain Mickey, then you will receive a lanyard with your Key to the World card at Check-In. However, if this is your very first cruise with Disney Cruise Line, then I would suggest bringing lanyards with a pouch so that you can store the Key to the World card in that. 

    Since lanyards are easily removable, maybe you could have your toddler meet with a favorite character for a Character Greeting. If that character is allowed to talk to guests, they could encourage your toddler to keep the lanyard on at all times. I’m definitely all for enlisting the help of the Disney Princesses to make an impression on little ones!

    Another idea is to purchase identification tattoos made by companies like Safety Tat. These temporary tattoos would provide enough information on the off chance that your toddler wanders away during a lively deck party. 

    I’ve also found that Disney Cruise Line is dedicated to families sailing with little ones. For instance, bed rails, pack and plays, and strollers are all available on a first-come, first-served basis. Request these as well as other items from your stateroom host/hostess or Guest Services. 

    One additional bonus to cruising with Mickey is carving out some grown-ups only time! With the "it's a small world" nursery! for kids 3 and under, you have the opportunity to spend some time alone or as a couple in the adult exclusive areas like the Quiet Cove Pool, Palo, or in one of the ship’s many nightclubs and lounges. I say never apologize for wanting to have a few kid-free moments!

    Chaira, if you think of any additional questions, please sail back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We’d love to have you onboard again! 

    Happy Sailing!


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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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