Do I Need a Passport on a Disney Cruise?

Question:  Do I need a Passport on a Disney Cruise?

Answer:  While it is HIGHLY recommended that all cruisers have a passport (more on this in a bit), passengers aboard the Disney Cruise Line to the Bahamas and Caribbean do not need to possess a passport.  Adult travelers can substitute a government issued photo ID (such as a Driver’s License) and a government issued or certified copy of a birth certificate (with a raised seal).  Children under 16 would just need to bring a government issued or certified copy of a birth certificate (with a raised seal).

For all European and Canadian cruises, a valid passport is required.

Now, here’s why I recommended ALL cruisers have a passport.  Say you are having a great time aboard your Disney Cruise (or any cruise for that matter) and you fall ill or hear of a major family emergency while in port in Jamaica, or any other country for that matter.  You need to get back to the US as soon as possible and the only way to do is by air.  You will need a passport to board a plane and re-enter the US.  While situations like this do not happen often, you never know when luck might not be on your side and in order to avoid any delays or issues, it’s best to have a passport in hand.

I’d love to help you plan your next adventure aboard the Disney Cruise Line and make sure everything is in order for you trip.  Email me at tricia@worldofmagictravel.com to chat and follow me on Facebook to keep up with Disney updates!



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