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  • On Jan 29, 2015
    Tammy from MI Asked

    we are cruising on June 27th 2015 - for the first time - and wondering if we have to take our passports off the ship with us on excursions . And if not what if something happens and we miss the ship ?

    Ahoy, Tammy!

    I am happy to hear that you have already acquired passports for your voyage in June! It looks like you are on the Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean sailing. That is one of my favorite itineraries! 

    What to do with your passports on an excursion is a bit of a tricky subject. When we travel on our Disney Cruise Line vacations, we bring our passports whenever we are NOT on an excursion that we booked directly through Disney Cruise Line. But, on any DCL excursions, we leave our passports locked in the safe on the ship.

    By taking the passports with you when not traveling directly with DCL, you have the insurance in case you have something unforeseen happen while in a port. I would not recommend cutting it too close, the ship will not wait for stragglers, and you definitely don't want to be stranded.

    I would highly recommend booking your excursions directly through DCL, especially in Grand Cayman, which is usually a shorter day in port. Our family loved the "Island Tour and Snorkeling with Stingrays" excursion.

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning! Please let us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have further cruise questions.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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