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Old July 18th, 2001, 09:52 AM
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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.
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Old July 18th, 2001, 12:23 PM
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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!!

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Old July 18th, 2001, 12:44 PM
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This is the greatest website and it will answer all your questions.
http://www.geocities.com/calgon1/
Bon Voyage!
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Old July 18th, 2001, 01:02 PM
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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!!
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Old July 18th, 2001, 02:36 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 - www.wintersilks.com

When I went to China last year these helped alot.

Have a Great Cruise.
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Old July 18th, 2001, 07:26 PM
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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!
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Old July 19th, 2001, 07:31 AM
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Hi Cheryl!
Wow! Calgon's list is incredible! Thanks, Toley
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Old July 19th, 2001, 07:38 AM
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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.
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Old July 19th, 2001, 05:31 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.
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Old July 19th, 2001, 09:43 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!
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Old July 20th, 2001, 12:55 PM
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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.
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Old July 22nd, 2001, 10:31 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.

helen
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Old July 26th, 2001, 06:52 PM
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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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