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  • On Oct 18, 2022
    Keri from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are traveling on DCL in 02/2023. Do I need any other documentation aside from a birth certificate for my step-daughter to travel since I am not her bio mom? Her father is traveling with us and is on her birth certificate. Thanks!

    Ahoy, Keri! Welcome to planDisney. Thanks for cruising our way!

    Your exciting adventure on the high seas with Mickey and his pals is only a few months away! I'm happy to share that based on your itinerary and your situation, you will not need any additional documentation. Please be sure that your stepdaughter's birth certificate is either an original or a copy of a state-issued birth certificate. If your stepdaughter is 15 years of age or younger, she does not need to present Government-issued photo identification with her birth certificate. 

    I hope that helps! I'm glad that you are getting your Donald Ducks in a row as you prepare to set sail. I also recommend that you download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app in preparation for your voyage. You can use the app to reserve cruise activities when your activity booking window opens. You can even check-in for your voyage 30 days in advance. Once onboard, the app will be your guide to all of the activities around the ship. 

    Lastly, consider planning for Port Adventures if you haven't done so already! It's nice to leave the travel details to Disney and be led on an adventure with a guide. Please be sure to read all of the information listed under the Know Before You Go section on the Port Adventure page to be prepared for your time at port. If you'll be visiting Disney's Castaway Cay, consider making plans to snorkel, bike ride, or even interact with stingrays! There is a lot to explore and enjoy in the serene slice of paradise. 

    Happy Planning!

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Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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