• On Jul 25, 2018
    Michelle from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, when traveling on the Disney Cruise (Bahamas or Caribbean), do children (from the US) need a passport or is a birth certificate acceptable?

    Ahoy, Michelle!

    Thanks for sailing back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this excellent question! Planning a voyage to the Bahamas or Caribbean aboard Disney Cruise Line is so exciting! Your family of pirates will love participating in all the onboard activities offered each day. I get so excited each evening of our cruise to check the Personal Navigator newsletter for all the following day's activities!

    It's so important to make sure you have all the correct travel documentation prior to setting sail! Currently, children under the age of 16, who are U.S. citizens, sailing on a roundtrip voyage from a U.S. port and returning to that same U.S. port, do not need a passport to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line! An original (or copy) of their state-issued birth certificate is all they'll need as their proof of citizenship. If you have a kiddo who is 16 or older, they will need a copy or original of their state-issued birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID for proof of citizenship for roundtrip voyages setting sail from a U.S. port. Prior to your voyage, I highly recommend looking at the Passport & Travel Documentation page on Disney Cruise Line's website, just to make sure you have the most up to date information regarding the correct documentation needed to cruise with Captain Mickey.

    Even though passports aren't required for all itineraries, I highly recommend each member of your party having one! In the unlikely event of an emergency while visiting a port of call, your entire family can fly back to the U.S. with ease.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and visit us again! We're here to help make the planning process smooth sailing!

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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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