• On Jan 28, 2020
    Merav from VA 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.

    Hi! We are traveling on our first Disney cruise to the Western Caribbean this summer. Our daughters are under the age of 16, so we are debating a full passport or just a passport card. I know either will work, but is one recommended over the other?

    Welcome back aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Merav!

    I am excited to hear you will be cruising the Caribbean with Captain Mickey this summer!  You and your daughters are going to make so many magical memories together.  I hope the time passes quickly until you set sail!

    U.S. citizens may present either an original, valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport card to board the ship.  As long as your daughters can present one of these travel documents, they will fulfill their identification requirements to board the ship.  Neither option is recommended over the other, both are acceptable! 

    My husband and I decided on the full U.S. Passport for our children in the event we planned international air travel in the future, which ended up being a good decision as we traveled to Europe this summer to sail on the Disney Magic.  If cost is not an issue for you and your daughters may travel internationally by air in the future, it may be worth the investment to purchase the full U.S. Passport.

    Once you are onboard together, consider some spa time with your daughters in the Chill Spa.  Guests 13 to 17 years old can enjoy time alone or with their parents in this relaxing space.  Your girls can also spend some time together in the youth clubs meeting new friends!  Maybe one day they can use their passports to visit those new friends from around the world.

    I hope I have steered you in the right direction, Merav!  Cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before you set sail.

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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