You're finally doing it … you're going on an Alaskan cruise. Packing for normal trips can be a real hassle. But when going on an Alaskan cruise, it can be even tougher because of the colder weather. Here are some general suggestions to make this task a little easier to handle.
Casual clothing – You will want to take some casual clothes for the daytime. This will include jeans, cords, turtlenecks, and sweaters.
Dress in layers – If you dress in layers, you can add or subtract layers as the weather dictates.
Outerwear – You probably will not need a heavy down coat if you dress in layers, however, you will need a jacket.
Dinner wear – You will want to dress up for dinner each night. If you stick to a core wardrobe color, you can mix and match. Use bold accessories such as pins, necklaces, and scarves to change up the look.
Shoes – Try to plan your wardrobe around one basic color so that your shoes will match everything. Of course, dinner shoes will be different from every-day shoes.
Other Accessories – Try to keep jewelry to a minimum. You do not want to lose your favorite diamond necklace over the railing of the ship! So just take a few, inexpensive pieces, and also use scarves to brighten up outfits.
Misc – Remember to take your camera and binoculars. Do not forget the film and extra batteries. An umbrella may also be needed.
By packing this way, you may be able to get everything into one suitcase and a backpack that you can carry with you on the plane. You'll be prepared and worry free!