We are departing from Seward on 8/6 and will end up in Vancoouver. Our TA said that the only documentation we will need is our birth certificates and driver's licenses. Is that right? I just want to make sure that we'll be able to get home!
Yes, your TA is correct. Actually in most places the birth certificate or passport is not even required, but it is god to have it. Mostly they just check your driver's license as majority of the passangers are either Canadian or American!
I decided to renew my expired passport, even though a birth certificate would do. The passport is so much easier to locate in my bag and is so much sturdier than that birth certificate. $40, which I'll have to spend soon anyway, is small cost for the convenience. AND if your passport was issued within the past 15 years you can renew it by mail. The information is all online. We took pics against my guest-room wall. One roll of film, various distances, you are sure to get the right exposure. $3.50 to develop it at Costco and then 8 cent reprints. I now have plenty of extra copies to take along for things like my London Underground card! http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html
We just got back (Seward - Vancouver). We had birth
certificates. The only people who requested to see them
was the cruise line when we checked in at Seward. That
was it. We stayed in Canada for a few days and even when
we re-entered the U.S., they just checked our driver license.