Today, we’re talking about 10 Alaska Cruise Packing Do’s and Don’ts.
If you’re like me, you think of an Alaska cruise and instantly envision snow-capped mountain peaks, raincoats, and cozy boots. But packing for an Alaska cruise is nuanced, and somewhat difficult to plan for. Why? Because the weather varies GREATLY from month to month, even hour to hour. So, it’s best to be prepared for the changing weather by packing a wide range of clothing and gear. But, don’t worry! This doesn’t have to mean packing HUGE suitcases full of boots, jackets & bulk! In fact, you CAN pack light to Alaska if you’d like.
Before we jump into the do’s and don’ts, we have a few other Alaska resources we suggest you check out to fully prepare you for your cruise to the Last Frontier!
More Alaska Resources
This outfit of the day video shows my outfits (day & night) on a 10 night Alaska cruise that took place late August, early September.
This article explores the best time to cruise to Alaska based on 4 factors. https://cruisetipstv.com/best-time-to-cruise-to-alaska/
And this overview gives more depth on what to pack for your cruise to Alaska. https://cruisetipstv.com/what-to-pack-for-an-alaska-cruise/
No time to listen to the whole podcast?
Here’s our quick bullet list:
- DO check out our other Alaska resources
- DO pack layers
- DO pack a swimsuit and flip flops or sandals
- DO make room in your suitcase for cameras
- DO pack sunscreen
- DON’T overpack dressy clothes for dinner
- DON’T forget bug repellent
- DON’T leave your shorts at home
- DON’T pack poor quality sunglasses
- DON’T pack non water-resistant shoes
NEED HELP PACKING FOR ALASKA? Visit our Amazon Alaska store for all the essentials!
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