We had a variety of weather.. hot to cold. Zip off pants are super. LLbean sells them. Dress in layers. Shortsleeve cotton shirts for daytime, a light sweater or sweatshirt, a polartec shell, and a waterproof jacket with a hood. Cotton gloves and apolartec scarf. Trust me. I've used them all. Pack in ziplock bags.. Squeeze out the air by sitting on the bag just prior to the last closing. The times that I'v forgotten any of the above, I've bought them on the ship. They aren't very expensive and do make nice souvenirs. Enjoy. Also, take insect repellant. The state bird in Alaska is the mosquito. That's not a joke. They are awful.