• On Aug 22, 2017
    S from CA 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, I am traveling on Sept. 17, 2017, on the 5 night Halloween (Baja Cruise from San Diego). Is it necessary for me and my family to have our passports? Or will a birth certificate along with other identification be sufficient?

    Ahoy, S!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your frightfully fun Halloween on the High Seas voyage is just weeks away! Captain Mickey and his friends will be dressed in their "boo"tiful costumes, ready to party with you and your family! I'm sure you already have your Halloween costumes ready, but if you have time, check out the Packing List for Disney Cruises for ideas of other items to bring along with you!

    At this time, U.S. citizens embarking on Disney Cruise Line itineraries leaving from a U.S. port and returning to the same U.S. port do not need to have a valid passport to sail. Instead, Guests may bring a government-issued photo ID (like a driver's license) and a state-issued birth certificate as proof of U.S. citizenship. Children under the age of 16, who are traveling with their parents, may bring a state-issued birth certificate. With that being said, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends that all Guests travel with valid U.S. passports. Before your Halloween adventure, please take a look at the Passports & Travel Documentation information on Disney Cruise Line's website so you'll be sure to have all the required documentation for your family.

    My family always brings our passports along with us when we sail the high seas with Captain Mickey. In the unlikely event of a family or medical emergency while visiting another country, having our passports will ensure that we are able to fly home with no delay. If you already have passports for your family, I recommend bringing them!

    Thanks so much for sailing by with this excellent question! If you have any more questions before your upcoming cruise, please come back and visit us again!

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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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