Yes, Alaskan cruises are the best!

You’ve heard all the hype.  Well, there is a reason why so many people say their favorite cruise was to Alaska!

Alaska is a wonderful and amazing place to visit and most people are always wondering what they should pack for their visit. The best advice we can give to you is to bring alternatives with you. Sincerely, this is one vacation where you will never go wrong bringing more than you should.

Deciding what to pack for your cruise to Alaska is an essential part of your vacation plans. You’ll see a lot of people flocking to the stores along the cruise ships looking for where to buy raincoats, umbrellas, jackets and so on.

Alaska cruise packing is actually quite easy if you follow these guidelines:

  • Dress in layers: you should start with a lightweight short sleeved shirt (the comfort layer), then a hoodie, add a cardigan sweater (as the warmth layer), then add an all-weather coat (as the protection layer), and a scarf (if needed). If you begin to get hot, you should shed enough of the clothes so you’ll be comfortable.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable one: comfortable walking shoes are perfect options, we can’t recommend rain boots because they’ll be too big for your luggage, but if you make your shoes waterproof, then you have nothing to worry about when it’s pouring. Some people get their dress shoes dirty as they hike on the muddy trail. Don’t make this mistake, save your dress shoes for the Cruise Ship. Also, bring an extra pair of shoe just in case the first gets wet.
  • Long pants: you don’t have to go out of your way looking for cruise wears for Alaska, all you have to do is bring a pair of jeans or long pants along for you to put on for long excursions. Jeans are a perfect option since they look nice and they are warm. Convertible pants are also great, you can convert them to shorts if you wish.
  • Bring binoculars: preferably, you should bring two (for you and your partner) because there is nothing as annoying when you are engrossed in a particular view then your partner suddenly elbows you to pass the binoculars.
  • Polarized sunglasses: you will spend so much time looking around or at the water. These glasses will let the colors be more visible by cutting the glare on the water. Spend some money on a fine pair of polarized glasses and you’ll definitely get the reward, which is better views and you’ll hardly stress your eyes to see anything.
  • Extras! Don’t forget to put a long sleeved shirt, heavy socks or hose, short sleeved shirts, gloves, a hat and a scarf in your bag.
  • A lightweight and foldable backpack is important: those layers of cloth you’ll shed during the day and other items can be kept in the backpack. Put your room card, wallet, camera, sunglasses, camera, and so on in the backpack, you should not keep your hands occupied with these things.

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