Packing for Alaska

By Amanda I’ve said it time and time again but Alaska was one of my favorite vacations…but it was also the hardest to pack for. I want to shed some light on what you can expect as far as weather and what types of clothing you should bring.
Alaskan cruises occur in the summer which means milder temperatures…but it’s Alaska right? Always snowing and cold? Nope! In fact there were a few days it was warmer in Alaska than back home in New York!

#1- The cold stuff…or rather the warm stuff!Be sure you are bringing things with you to keep you warm I opted for a combo lined jacket that was also a rain jacket from Northface. It kept me warm when I needed it and on the occasion it rained, I stayed dry! Also don’t forget WARM socks, gloves, scarves and hats! For the most part I used these things during our trip up Tracy Arm as well as our Whale watching excursion.
Tracy Arm was COLD and rainy! Disney Cruise Line does offer hot chocolate and cookies to help 🙂

Lauren and Patrick bundled up tight! Once that boat got moving the wind was ICY!!
#2- Pack layers!!
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