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Toley July 18th, 2001 08:52 AM

What to pack?
We are taking an Inside Passage cruise, Vancouver RT, at the end of this month. What should we expect for weather at this time of year? I know we need some warmer clothes, but what...windbreakers?....sweater/sweatshirt...heavier? With docs in hand, I need to know. Any other advice? Thanks.

Joschmo July 18th, 2001 11:23 AM

Re: What to pack?
I'm cruising Inner Passage August 19. From everything I've read & asked, layers is the key. Windbreaker; waterproof poncho; sweatshirt, etc. would be fine.

Have a great trip!!


Cheryl July 18th, 2001 11:44 AM

Re: What to pack?
This is the greatest website and it will answer all your questions.
Bon Voyage!

Shar July 18th, 2001 12:02 PM

Re: What to pack?
Hi Toley!
If you are going to be doing any glacier viewing/walking, etc. be aware that a glacier is basically like a giant refrigerator with a fan blowing toward you - it'll get really cold. Calgon's list is the best, but you won't want to take EVERYTHING on it (or will you?) - anyway, you will need to wear gloves and a warm hat near the glacier. Don't forget binoculars!!

selligirl July 18th, 2001 01:36 PM

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We leave for Alaska on 8/31. I'm from Phoenix so I'll probably be really cold.

I found a great place to order warm silk items -

When I went to China last year these helped alot.

Have a Great Cruise.

jules July 18th, 2001 06:26 PM

Re: silks
I brought mine with me on my early Aug.1999 Alaska cruise and wound up wearing mostly tee shirts and shorts or light pants and sometimes a windbreaker. (I did not do a glacier landing -- guess I would have worn them then) But since they take up such a miniscule amount of space in the luggage, I'd rather pack 'em and not use them than not bring them and wish I had!

Toley July 19th, 2001 06:31 AM

Re: silks
Hi Cheryl!
Wow! Calgon's list is incredible! Thanks, Toley

Toley July 19th, 2001 06:38 AM

Re: What to pack?
Hi Shar!
Thanks for the advice. I'd rather be warm than cold. Calgon's list is amazing! I don't think I'll take it all, but there are many great suggestions there. Binoculars are definitely near the top of my list.

Toley July 19th, 2001 04:31 PM

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Hi selligirl,
I've heard of wintersilks before, but didn't think of them. That's a great suggestion. Hopefully they'd only be necessary near the glaciers. I'm praying for incredibly good weather.

Cheryl July 19th, 2001 08:43 PM

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And what you can't find elsewhere, you can probably find on eBay! I bought a pashmina, ear muffs, raincoat and gloves!

selligirl July 20th, 2001 11:55 AM

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I'm packing them and hoping that I won't need them. I'll probably wear them on the Glacier Walk (just in case!).

The silk really kept me warm both in Paris in November and China in November.

Helen July 22nd, 2001 09:31 PM

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I just returned from Alaska. Took a Walmart nylon rain jacket, polartec jacket, one turtleneck, tee shirts, gloves, scarf and a warm hat. I used my sun hat, and the hood on my rain jacket. I did use my gloves and scarf when the ship went to hubbard glacier. I never used my rain pants or my pair of shorts. We mostly had partly sunny/cloudy days and temps in the 70's. It was cool in the evenings. In Ketchikan it was warm and sunny and went walking in my slacks and a Tee shirt.

Pack to use layers and you won't go wrong.


wanda July 26th, 2001 05:52 PM

Re: What to pack?
I was on the Infinity in Alaska on July 13 thru July 20 and the weather was beautiful. No rain and was not cold at all. I wore jeans and short sleeve shirt during the day and a long sleeve shirt at night. I'm from Florida and really expected it to be alot cooler. The only day it was cold was the day we cruised Hubbard Glacier. I did wear a coat when we were on the balcony.

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