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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.