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Old March 13th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Karlie08 Karlie08 is offline
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[b]Alaska Cruise Packing Tips
From May through September, temperatures range from 40°F to 70° F during the day and drop into the 30’s and 40’s at night. The best way to prepare for this range of temperatures is to dress in layers and to be prepared for anything from bright sunshine—don’t forget those sunglasses—to light rain. Here’s a list of items to include when packing for an Alaska trip.
· Waterproof jacket
· Wool or fleece sweater or liner
· Turtleneck or a comfortable protective long sleeve shirt
· Comfortable footwear suitable for hiking and walking in wet conditions (Be sure to break in new shoes before your trip.)
· Good socks
· Warm hat/rain hat
· Gloves
· Insect repellent
· Sunscreen
· Travel umbrella
· Good camera with extra batteries and variety of film speeds
· Spare memory card and battery for digital cameras
· Travel-size binoculars
· Sunglasses
· Day pack/backpack
· You can dress down just a bit. Jeans are acceptable/desirable for daytime wear. Bring
rain wear, waterproof footwear, wool socks, a warm sweater, a wind-proof shell, warm gloves, and a
stocking cap. Although you may not NEED this much if the weather is warmer, cold (low 50's), windy
and rainy weather is not uncommon along the coast of Alaska.


· airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
· cruise documents
· passports and visas (if necessary) or proof of citizenship (check with your cruise line for requirements)
· vaccination certificate (if required)
· wallet and fanny pack
· driver's license and auto insurance card - in case you decide to rent a car when ashore
· medical insurance cards and medical history (especially if traveling alone)
· another picture ID - if you don't take driver's license
· credit cards - be sure to call credit card companies before traveling to alert them you are traveling outside your normal area ATM card
· watch
· pre-paid phone card
· cash or traveler's checks (be sure to keep traveler's checks receipt in separate location)
· 3 copies of airline tickets, cruise tickets, passports/visas, itinerary - pack 1 copy in carry on, 1 copy in checked luggage, and
· leave one copy with someone at home
· contact numbers to report lost/stolen credit cards or traveler's checks
· emergency numbers at home
· prescription drugs and any other essential medications in carry on bag
· glasses, contacs, contac cleaner
· extra reading glasses
· sunglasses
· reading sunglasses
· guidebooks and other port of call information
· foreign language phrase book or dictionary
· maps
· reading material - books to read while on the plane or lounging by the pool
· journal or notebook and pen/pencil - for making notes to tell your friends back home about your experiences
· business cards with email address to give out to new cruise friends
· currency conversion chart
· plug adaptor and converter
· cell phone and charger
· PDA and charger
· home and email addresses of friends/relatives back home - for sending postcards, emails, or gifts
· laptop computer
· binoculars
· film camera and manual
· extra film (don't put undeveloped film in checked luggage)
· disposable underwater camera - for snorkeling or beach days
· digital camera and manual
· extra memory cards for digital camera
· batteries for digital camera
· battery charger
· extension cord with multiple plug-ins
· duct tape or strapping tape
· walkman and tapes (for walking on deck or on treadmill)
· small travel alarm clock - battery operated
· lighted dial clock for cruise ship cabin
· extra plastic cable-lock ties for securing luggage for return trip (better than locks, but one-time use only)
· extra luggage name tags (in case yours are lost on the outbound trip)
· zip loc bags of all sizes and garbage/laundry bags
· small flashlight
· night light
· ear plugs or "ear planes"
· small first aid kit (band aids, Q-tips, vaseline, dramamine, antibiotic cream, bandages, anti-diarrheal medication, cortisone
· cream, aspirin/tylenol/advil)
· Crazy glue
· playing cards
· bug spray (not for your cabin on the ship, but for those pesky mosquitoes and "nonos" ashore)
· sun screen/sun block and lip sunblock
· germicidal hand cleaner
· handi-wipes
· hand lotion
· rubbing alcohol or foot lotion for soothing tired, hot feet
· sewing kit and scissors (pack in checked luggage)
· travel-sized Woolite
· clothes pins
· empty folding tote bag - for souvenirs or the beach
· hats/caps/visors
· DUCK TAPE is a must!!![/b

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