I recently traveled to Seattle on my way to Alaska and Canada on my Alaskan cruise #RobinandAngelaTakeAlaska
After returning home I felt the need to share my revised packing list. I researched a ton of Alaskan cruise packing lists, tips, etc. before leaving and felt that none of the lists I reviewed had everything I “needed” in one place. For refrence I traveled to Alaska the 2nd week of June 2018.
Packing List for Alaskan Cruise
- Umbrella- I packed my umbrella for our alaskan cruise and never ended up using it because my rain jacket had a hood. I would say if your jacket also has a hood, then skip the umbrella to save weight in your luggage.
- Rain Jacket- This was the most important item and I wore mine every day. I suggest investing in one that you love and can wear for years to come as you will take a lot of pictures while in Alaska and will likely be wearing it in all of your photos!
- Gloves- I packed these and found them to not be necessary.
- Scarf- This I found to be beneficial as it was an easy layer to remove if it got warm, which it did almost daily.
- Boots- I never wore the rain boots I bought after the first day as they were uncomfortable and bulky. I suggest investing in a pair you really like and trying really hard to break them in before traveling. I live in Florida so this was hard to do. That being said we didn’t do much hiking so sneakers were fine for me.
- Layers- Pack layers. Pack layers. Pack layers! I did not listen enough to this advice. Some days it was 70 and warm and some days it was 50 and brisk to downright cold. I wore several things more than once because I did not pack enough layers.
- Camera- We used our cell phones the whole time but if you have a professional camera that you enjoy using I would bring it. I took significantly more photos than I expected. The nature photos were breathtaking.
- Beanie/Hat- I wore mine several days as it did protect my face from the wind. Especially if you are someone with short hair I would make sure to pack this!
- Your sense of adventure- Usually people only go to Alaska once or a handful of times in their life, enjoy it and don’t stress if you forget something! Too many people we saw were not really taking everything in. It was an amazing experience and many missed some pretty awesome things being buried in their phones. Alaska has stores so if you do forget something don’t worry you can buy it there!
Want to read the review of the cruise I went on? NCL Bliss Review