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Old July 30th, 2003, 01:19 PM
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I know everyone says "dress in layers". Ok. What I am needing to know is: How many short sleeve and/or long sleeve and/or sweaters should I pack for a 7 day Alaskan cruise? I understand that even if the temp is in the 70s on land, it's probably in the 40s or 50s on the water. Could I get away with packing all short sleeve shirts with a few sweaters? Or should I just pack long sleeve shirts and roll them up if I get hot?

We are needing to know exactly how much to pack so we know how many suitecases we will need.

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Kelley,
I'd pack more short sleeves and if its too cold, then the sweater/jacket over that. Thats basically what I packed and was fine, some days were even warm enough for just a t-shirt and shorts if it reached 70 degrees, which it did a few afternoons. You just need to be ready for anything, and don't forget some kind of rain gear, you'll probibaly run into some of that too.

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Old July 31st, 2003, 07:44 AM
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You will be better off with a variety. Take a few short and maybe 1-2 long with the sweatshirts or warm sweaters. You need a lightweight lined jacket and should be fine.
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As a side note- the later you are going the less short sleeves you will need, any thing past the first week of Sept will have no use for shorts.
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Hi Karen,
Well, last Sept., we did see 2 afternoons in the 70's so I was glad I did pack a pair of shorts, did wear them. Most of the locals in the ports did mention that the weather that week was unusually nice and warm, no rain either. I think we just were very lucky that week, it totally suprised me, had a lot more cold weather clothes packed. You just never know.

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We will be there from August 16th to August 27th. I am going to pack short & long sleeve, as well as a few sweaters. I have a fleece jacket and a winter jacket (which we will need for the dog sledding excursion we have booked) I am also bringing gloves and earmuffs.
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Hi Kelley,
You should be fine with your packing list :-)

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Kelly, what cruise line are you going on? We are on the carnival spirit with land on Aug. 17th thru Aug 28th.
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The Coral Princess - from 8/16 to 8/23 then a 4 day land tour
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Well, last Sept., we did see 2 afternoons in the 70's so I was glad I did pack a pair of shorts, did wear them.

If I recall correctly??? You went end of August through beg of Sept??? You won't need shorts generally from mid Sept on.
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Karen,
We were up there the first week of Sept., over Labor Day and got back the 6th of Sept., probibaly not the usual temps for that time of year. I was just glad I did throw a pair of shorts in, didn't think I'd need them.

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I just got off the Island Princess yesterday. People in this trhread have been saying,

Layers, Layers, Layers.

My advice: Layers, Layers, Layers.

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Dear Alaska Bound:
I just booked the Island Princess yesterday for next summer. I only have 11 months to wait, but I am very excited. Any suggestions as to what to pack, what do see, what excursions, etc.; and how did you like the ship?
Happy Cruising......Anita
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karen

i am going on the 10th of sept and will take everyones advise and only take 2 light weight turtlenecks to wear under a sweater if need be. i am really trimming down my packing and taking less clothing than i think i will need. if i need to pick something up i can get it there and it will be a great souveneir. dusty
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Dusty you will need cooler attire than what is listed, the later you go, the less likely of temps above 60's.
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