- What proof of citizenship do I need to bring?
- What travel documents do I need to bring?
- What are the benefits of acquiring a passport?
- Should I bring cash, credit cards or foreign currency?
- Can any of my travel arrangements outside of the cruise itself be booked through Sixthman or TCM?
- How do I get to Port Canaveral?
What proof of citizenship do I need to bring?
In order to board the ship, all guests are required to provide proper travel documentation. Guests unable to provide proof of citizenship will not be permitted to sail.
Sixthman highly recommends all guests travel with a passport (valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel). Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking cruises that begin & end in the same U.S. port, travelling with a passport enhances your disembarkation experience, as delays may be expected upon your return to the U.S. if you do not have one. Additionally, passports make it easier for you to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port should you miss your scheduled port of embarkation, or need to fly back to the U.S. for emergency reasons.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) allows U.S. citizens (including children) sailing on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port to travel with one of the following WHTI compliant document:
- Valid U.S. Passport
- Original or suitable quality copy of a State Issued Birth Certificate
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Passport Card
- Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)
- Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card, e.g., Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card
A government-issued photo ID is also required for all guests, including children 16 and over. For more information, a complete list of WHTI-compliant documents or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov.
For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov.
If you are not a US Citizen, please call US Immigrations at 1-800-375-5283 to be sure your identification will be satisfactory.
Please note that the name on your ticket (First and Last Names, Middle names are not required) must match the name on your passport or you will need to provide an original copy of proof of change of name (marriage license, etc).
These are recommendations based on the current U.S. government policy. (This information could be updated without notice.)
What travel documents do I need to bring?
You must bring along the completed and signed cruise documents from the Guest Ticket Booklet we mailed you, or a printed and signed Online Cruise Contract and Payment Authorization Form if you completed your cruise documents online at the My Online Check-In section of disneycruise.com.
What are the benefits of acquiring a passport?
In addition to providing you and your family with valid identification, having a passport prepares you to travel wherever you desire. It also offers an extra level of security while overseas. For example, in the unlikely event that you experience a family emergency during your cruise and need to return home via air from a foreign port, you would already possess the appropriate identification needed to travel. In addition, passports are valid for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children.
Should I bring cash, credit cards or foreign currency?
You won't really need cash on the Disney ships, but when you get to port, you'll probably want to have some money with you. In the Bahamas and the Caribbean, U.S. dollars and major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. On board our ships, all transactions are in U.S. dollars. You won't need cash while we're at sea because Disney Cruise Line has a convenient "cash-free" system on board the ship. When you arrive at the Disney Cruise Line terminal, your signature will be requested for check-in. At this time you may also present a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Credit Card, Diners Club International, Japanese Credit Bureau or Disney's Visa Credit Card), which will give you charging privileges aboard the ship. Any purchases on the ship, including beverage services, spa, salon services, photography, medical and laundry services, purchases from our retail shops, and any item or service of a personal nature must be charged to your room. All charges must be settled before your debarkation from the ship by cash, traveler's checks or by the credit cards mentioned above.
Can any of my travel arrangements outside of the cruise itself be booked through Sixthman or TCM?
TCM will be reserving a block of rooms in Orlando the night before we leave and will keep all booked guests updated when these are available to reserve. Additionally the Disney Cruise Line shuttle will be available for travel to and from the port on the day of embark and debark. More information on the shuttles will be available when you receive your Guest Ticket Booklet in the mail 4-6 weeks before our sailing.
How do I get to Port Canaveral?
For directions, refer to our Port page.