• On Sep 21, 2017
    Lindsay from MI 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.

    Traveling to the Bahamas on the Disney Dream and wondering if kids under 18 need an actual passport or if an original birth certificate is sufficient? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Lindsay!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Are you getting excited for your DREAM-y voyage to paradise? Captain Mickey and his friends have so much fun planned for you and your pirate crew! My family and I are planning to set sail aboard the Disney Dream next month and we can't wait to visit Disney's private island, Castaway Cay!

    Thank you for asking such an important question. Children under the age of 16, who are U.S. citizens, sailing on a round trip voyage with their parents from a U.S. port, and returning to that same U.S. port, do not need a U.S. passport to set sail on Disney Cruise Line. They only need an original (or copy) of their state-issued birth certificate as proof of citizenship. Children 16 and over need an original (or copy) of their state-issued birth certificate along with a government-issued photo ID as proof of citizenship for round trip cruises from a U.S. port. I highly recommend taking a look at the Passport & Travel Documentation information before setting sail, just to make sure you have the correct documentation for each member of your family.

    Even though your buccaneers aren't required to have valid passports for your upcoming voyage, Disney Cruise Line encourages all Guests to have them while sailing the high seas with Captain Mickey! On the off chance there is a medical emergency while visiting another country and you need to fly directly home, each member of your family will have an easier time getting back to the U.S. if they have a valid passport.

    Lindsay, thank you so much for sailing by! I'm wishing you an unforgettable upcoming voyage sailing to the Bahamas!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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