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  • On Jan 28, 2013
    Sally from AR 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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    I typed the word PASSPORT into the search field but cannot find the question/answer that I am looking for...Is a passport is required for our 4 year old son? From the DCL website, it looks like we just needs a copy of his birth certificate.

    Hi Sally, welcome aboard!

    To answer your question properly, I'd need to know exactly where you are sailing. For most cruises originating out of the United States ports (Port Canaveral, Miami, Galveston, Los Angeles), you'll probably only need your child's birth certificate. Obviously if you sail on a Mediterranean cruise out of Spain, you'd best get your son's passport ordered soon. However, no matter the itinerary, I'd highly recommend a passport if you can get it in time for your cruise.

    On Disney Cruise Line's website, there are specifics about each itinerary and the travel documentation required for each. You'll see that for most of the cruises you'll be fine with just your 4-year old's birth certificate.

    My two young children got passports for the first time before we set sail on our first Disney cruise, and I like to have that extra insurance that should something happen and we miss the ship in a foreign port, we'd not have too much trouble getting back home since we have passports with us.

    I hope that helps, Sally. Have fun planning your cruise! Your son is going to have the time of his life with Captain Mickey on the high seas! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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