Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Alaska
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2005, 09:53 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 28
Default End of August...too late?

I'm trying to book my next trip to Alaska for next year and I'm looking at the August 26 - September 2 week, taking the Labor Day weekend to spend in Vancouver. I was just wondering if anyone has sailed this late in the Alaska season and if it's good or bad (weather-wise, etc.)? Or if it makes any difference at all.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

__________________
Celebrity Millennium
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2005, 09:59 AM
jq
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: End of August...too late?

We were there last year last week of Aug-first week of Sep. It was fine. We had more sun AND rain than we did in our previous late May-early June trip, when we had mostly grey skies. Lots of animals out and a few less people. Enjoy.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Ford_Racing_Ron
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: End of August...too late?

I was on a cruisetour last August that ended on Sept 2nd. No problem. Land portion (qo nights) only drizzled one evening,,rest of time sunny and pretty warm. 4 nights at sea,,well,,we were in a ship but it only "heavy misted" the morning in Glacier Bay but that too stopped real fast. That was also the only time it was cold.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,988
Default Re: End of August...too late?

Our experience last year in the latter part of September would drive the cruise packer nuts. We had cold damp rainy days in Vancouver , but also had two of five days at low 80's temps (even up in Whistler). Sailaway wa a raw , cold damp day. The poolside band wore woolen hats.
In Alaska we had cold damp and rainy weather in Juneau and the same for the morning in Skagway. In the afternoon we were at the summit in shirt sleeves and bright sun. Kettchican, where it rains 364and a half days a year was bright, sunny and 80degrees. Hubbard Glacier was windy, sleat and wet snow and 32 degrees.
Victoria BC was sunny and 75 degrees all day. We needed everything from Goretex jackets with hats and gloves to short sleeved shirts, all in 10 days.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931
Default Re: End of August...too late?

Thanks for the info PapaBill. We are going in 4 weeks and I don't look forward to packing. For the repositioning cruise this last May from San Diego to Vancouver, I packed a lot of sweaters & long sleeves but it was beautiful perfect weather and never wore any of them because thank goodness I threw in a few short sleeves! Do you see any need for me to pack my Ugg boots?
Teresa

__________________
CU@C,
Teresa and Larry


#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2005, 08:44 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 28
Default Re: Re: End of August...too late?

thank you all for the input! much appreciated

__________________
Celebrity Millennium
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 12th, 2005, 07:41 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: End of August...too late?

I have traveled mid/late August into beg of Sept the last several years and again in a week. No guarantees on weather any time in Alaska. But it is usually a little cheaper shoulder season with still decent weather and daylight.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
ak, alaska, august, bad, beginning, cruise, cruisealaska, cruises, end, late, september, week

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruise to Alaska, end of August-beginning of September Summer Seeking Cruise Companion 1 July 11th, 2009 06:32 PM
end of July or end of August? CStorm Alaska 4 July 29th, 2005 12:00 PM
Explorer cruise end of August sngela Family Cruising 1 July 8th, 2004 10:43 AM
Horizon - End of August sls28 Celebrity 6 July 20th, 2002 08:33 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:13 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1