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  • On Dec 2, 2023
    Justin Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we upload our documents for check in, is it still required to bring the physical copy of the birth certificate.

    Hi Justin, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for asking us a question about your upcoming voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line!

    I love using Online Check-In for my cruises. Not only does it make boarding the ship so much easier once I get to the port, it also means that my cruise is only about a month away! 

    From what I understand, the answer to your question about travel documentation depends on the type of sailing you’ve chosen. If you’re planning to travel without a passport, then that means that you’re likely on a closed loop, or round trip cruise, which departs and returns to the same United States port. If so, I believe that all you need is a copy of your birth certificate, and not the original one itself. You’ll need that copy even if you’ve provided it as part of the Online Check-In process. That said, you’ll need your actual, original government-issued photo ID with you to board the ship, and not a copy. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan for a smooth boarding process for your upcoming vacation. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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