• On Jun 27, 2019
    Erin from PA 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.

    We are still waiting for our sons' passports to arrive. They will be here in time for cruise, but not for check-in. When we do our online check-in Saturday, can I enter their birth certificate info for now and add their passports once they arrive?

    Welcome aboard, Erin! 

    It's so exciting when that date to begin online check-in finally rolls around, isn't it? That means that your Disney Cruise Line adventure isn't too far away! I'm glad you've already got that date marked in your calendar and you're prepared to begin checking in.

    If you're anxious to complete it so as to be able to pick all the fun extras like Port Adventures, Adult Exclusive Dining, some specialty Character Experiences and more, don't worry that your sons' passports are not here yet. You do not have to complete everything in the online check-in that first day. Go ahead and complete as much as you can in the Identification section, and move on to the other sections. You can always come back to update or change anything you've already entered or selected. If you'd like to just select birth certificate for each of your sons for now, great! But, go back and change it once the passports arrive and you can enter the information then. If you're getting close to the sail date, just remember that you'll need to go back as soon as possible to complete the check-in, finalize it and print the signature form at the end to bring to the port with you. Should you later run into any problems where the system won't let you change from birth certificate to passport, just call the agents at Disney Cruise Line to add their passport information instead.

    Disney makes it super easy to walk through the whole check-in process, Erin.
    Have so much fun planning, and enjoy your magical cruise vacation!

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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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