What documents will you need to cruise?

Sailing from/to: Port Canaveral

The following guidelines are based on government regulations, which are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries on your cruise itinerary.

All documents must be valid for the entire length of the voyage, unless otherwise noted. Guests without proper documentation will be denied boarding. When dropping off luggage upon arrival, please keep all documents in your possession to present during check-in at the terminal.

U.S. Citizens (Including Children)
  • Original valid U.S. Passport
  • Original valid U.S. Passport Card
  • Original valid Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)


  • Original or copy of their state-issued birth certificate AND Government-issued photo ID
    1. Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/10 are not acceptable
    2. Hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable
  • Original Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State AND Government-issued photo ID
  • Original Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services AND Government-issued photo ID

Children 15 years of age and younger are required to present one of the documents listed above, but do not need to present a Government-issued photo ID.

Social Security Cards and Global Entry are not acceptable proof of U.S. citizenship for purposes of traveling outside of the U.S.

Join a Facebook Group!

To add even more fun to planning an upcoming cruise, join the Facebook Group for your cruise. You’ll be able to join Fish Extender groups, take advantage of any private group events (mixology, tastings, etc.), and get to know other people who may be traveling with a party similar to yours (same age kids, single people, couples without kids). The group for our sailing can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/571021593675059/

Come Ready to Party!

When your booking window opens for things like port adventures and onboard activities, you will choose a port arrival time. The earlier you can arrive, the better, because you will be assigned a boarding group number that allows you to go onto the ship. When you arrive at the port, you will be separated from your luggage, and may not see it again until later that afternoon (staterooms are usually ready around 1 PM, but luggage may not be delivered until later). You may want to have your swimsuit on under your clothing or in a carry-on bag. One of the best times to take advantage of the Aquaduck and pool areas is as people are arriving. Grab a table on deck, hit the buffet for some lunch, and start the party as soon as you’ve arrived!


One of the Disney Cruise Line adults only dining experiences is Palo, an Italilan themed, upscale dining experience. There is a nominal fee to dine at one of the two meals offered here – $40 per person for brunch or dinner – but the meal you get is one of the best at sea – or anywhere. The brunch features a spectacular buffet of breads, rolls, sweet pastries, seafood, meats, cheeses, caviar – oh my! You are also encouraged to order an entree from a menu that includes both breakfast and lunch offerings – and pizzas! We usually each order an entree, then do a pizza for the table. Dinner is no less spectacular – a table service meal with attention to every detail.

There is a dress code – directly from the Disney Cruise Line website: To preserve the elegant ambiance of this restaurant, you are asked to adhere to a dress code when dining at Palo. We recommend dress pants or slacks and a collared shirt for men, and a dress, skirt or pants and a blouse for women. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes). Please no tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics, flip-flops or tennis shoes.

This is a must do for us every cruise.