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  • On Apr 8, 2015
    Amanda from AL Asked

    Do we need passports to travel on a Caribbean cruise or Bahamas cruise?

    Welcome Aboard, Amanda!

    Thanks for cruising by the Moms Panel with your question.

    At this time, U.S. Citizens departing from and returning to the same U.S. port are able to use a Photo I.D. and certified birth certificate to board the ship and re-enter the country. That being said, passport regulations are always changing, and Disney Cruise Line "strongly recommends" that all Guests have a valid U.S. Passport. If you were to encounter an emergency (medical emergency, emergency stop in a foreign country, a late return from a non-Disney excursion causing you to miss the ship, etc.) that required air travel, passports would be needed.

    You can keep up-to-date on current passport regulations at www. . It normally takes 6-8 weeks to get a passport, so if it's something you're considering, make sure you allow enough time to receive them prior to your sailing.

    I hope this helps! Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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