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  • On Aug 27, 2014
    Phyllis from OH 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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    Wanting to celebrate with a cruise for my 70th birthday with my family of 6 grands, ages 15 to 8 years old and 6 adults besides me. any suggestions that do not require passports?

    Welcome aboard, Phyllis! I love to see fellow Ohioans planning their very first cruise with Disney Cruise Line! My family has experienced all four of Disney Cruise Line's pixie-dusted ships and it is honestly hard to choose a favorite ship or itinerary!

    If you don't want to use a passport, your best bets are to choose one of the Bahamian or Caribbean itineraries. These do not require passports, though passports are highly recommended for all itineraries. We like to sail with our passports even when they're not required, as we like the peace of mind of knowing that in the unlikely event that we encounter an emergency at sea or in a foreign port of call, we can more easily get back home. But, again, they are not required for Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries that originate and return to U.S. ports of call. You can read more about the cruise documents required on Disney Cruise Line's website by clicking my links here for each of those itineraries. You'll need to provide a government issued photo I.D., like a driver's license, and a copy of your state-issued birth certificate.

    My best advice to beginning to plan a cruise is to check out the Find A Cruise page. Start with the month you'd like to sail and then play around with different itineraries, ships, and specific sail dates. You'll get to view the prices of different staterooms and find the one that best fits your budget. You'll usually find better rates in the fall and winter, versus the spring and summer. Have fun as you begin to plan! Stop back and let me know if you have other questions before you set sail!
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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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