Originally Posted by cruisemama
Hi Everyone: I've just booked a 7day cruise to Alaska May 8 to 15 on
the NCL Star. We've sailed the Star before only going south to Mexico.
Was just wondering if it will cold and rainy in May. If so would it be
better to layer or just plan on taking a heavy coat. We're flying in
from Arkansas so I'm trying to keep the suitcase weights down.
Any help would be appreciated
I have cruised Alaska in early May and it has been in the upper 60's and close to 70.
Bring a rain gear, gloves and a knit hat. The chances of rain can put a damper on things much more than cool temperatures. Rain gear will also keep you warm.
Wool is good and a windproof/water proof jacket are great things to put in the suitcase. I did the Norwegian Star for a late September, Alaska, cruise and I found that I packed less for this cruise than any other. Nothing takes up more suitcase space than a heavy coat and if it is warm you will be miserable on shore.