Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
gfamof4
Mouseketeer
 
gfamof4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 113

Are passports enough?

We have passports for everyone including our children. Is that all we need or do I need to pack birth certificates?
__________________
gfamof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
TDC Nala
1937, what a year that was
Diet Coke on Ice or Else
I apparently don't do anything they want to stimulate
 
TDC Nala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Not far enough outside the Beltway
Posts: 59,269
DISboards Moderator

If you have passports you will not need birth certificates.
__________________
TDC Nala is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #3
gfamof4
Mouseketeer
 
gfamof4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 113

Thank you.... That's what I thought, but just wanted to be sure!!!
__________________
gfamof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
stmize
Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 14
 
stmize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Flintstone, GA
Posts: 1,869

Passports makes it so easy to board. I can't imagine going without them.
__________________
stmize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
bitlerzx4
DIS Veteran
 
bitlerzx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 554

We didn't have them last time but we are getting them this time only because we want to travel more and they do make it easier.
__________________

March 2001(just us) October 2008 (as a family of 4) December 2011 Dream/WDW October 2013 Fantasy Cruise

bitlerzx4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
kcashner
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33,275

You don't need a birth certificate with you if you have a passport.
kcashner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #7
TLSnell1981

Sense isn't very common anymore
I can't wait for T shirts and cover ups
 
TLSnell1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 11,230

We use our passports for all travel..foreign and domestic. It IS so much easier.
TLSnell1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
Four Swampers
Picture is Disney Wonder at Cabo San Lucas
 
Four Swampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 834

Let me suggest that you make two photocopies of each passport. Bring one set of photocopies in your luggage, separate from your passport. Leave the other set with someone who has access to a fax machine. If you lose your passports, it is much easier to get replacements if you have the photocopies.
__________________
Wonder 11/19/09 Bahamas // Magic 08/07/10Mediterranean // Wonder 03/27/11 Mexican Riviera
Dream 11/17/11 Bahamas // Fantasy 03/31/12 Maiden Voyage // Wonder 06/11/12 Alaska
Wonder 09/10/12 Vancouver to LA // Magic 06/15/13 Mediterranean // Magic 11/06/13 Key West & CC
Four Swampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #9
ksucats
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 481

Quote:
Originally Posted by Four Swampers
Let me suggest that you make two photocopies of each passport. Bring one set of photocopies in your luggage, separate from your passport. Leave the other set with someone who has access to a fax machine. If you lose your passports, it is much easier to get replacements if you have the photocopies.
I do this, but also have a copy stored in a folder on my hotmail account, so I can reprint anywhere I can get access to Internet with printer.
__________________
cheern' for Disney!
ksucats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
darwinsrule
DIS Veteran
 
darwinsrule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 506

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksucats

I do this, but also have a copy stored in a folder on my hotmail account, so I can reprint anywhere I can get access to Internet with printer.
This is a great idea. Going to do this for our upcoming cruise.
__________________
______________
Aug'09 - WDW Animal Kingdom Lodge ** Aug'10 - WDW Wilderness Lodge ** Aug'10 Disney Wonder ** May'11 - WDW POFQ **
Aug'11 - WDW Yacht Club ** Aug'11 - Disney Dream (B2B) ** Aug' 12 - NCL Dawn (Bermuda) ** March'13 Disney Fantasy ** August'13 WDW AoA **
August'14 NCL Getaway ** March'15 Disney Wonder

Me DW DD10 DD6
darwinsrule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #11
Meghatron
DIS Veteran
 
Meghatron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,718

Quote:
Originally Posted by gfamof4
We have passports for everyone including our children. Is that all we need or do I need to pack birth certificates?
Do you have the same last name as your children? We gave a new, blended name to our kids and that has caused a problem for us in the past when going through customs at airports. Cruise customs doesn't seem to care, but we've only gone through that checkpoint three times. The US State Department website says a passport is all that is needed, but the agent who stopped us didn't care about official policy.
__________________
Me DH DD (5) DS (2)
Disneyland Annual Passholder; eloped in Snow White's Grotto
Castaway Club Gold; miss having DCL in our backyard!
Meghatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #12
sgoney
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 11

If we have passports, do we need any other form of ID??
sgoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #13
TXDCLfan
Other cruise lines did it first, Disney did it right!
 
TXDCLfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Highland Village Tx.
Posts: 1,489

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgoney View Post
If we have passports, do we need any other form of ID??
no
__________________
13 DCL cruises 2002-2014
8 CCL cruises 2005-2012
7 WDW trips 1998-2005
TXDCLfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 07:23 AM   #14
stmize
Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 14
 
stmize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Flintstone, GA
Posts: 1,869

When we came back to port canaveral in June even tho our kids have the same name as us. They asked our son my birthday which of course he didn't know and he's 16 lol
__________________
stmize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #15
gfamof4
Mouseketeer
 
gfamof4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 113

Thanks for the suggestions! I have already made multiple copies of our passports. One to bring with us, one for our house and one saved on our computer which I will email to myself before our cruise. GREAT IDEA!!!

Yes....we all have the same last name.
__________________
gfamof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.