QUES: Windbreaker Enough First Week of June (Inside Pass)?
Question for all the experienced Alaskan Cruisers or Residents -
I'm sailing out of Seattle 6/1/08 for an inside passage cruise on Princess. Selected shore excursions include:
1. Whale watching vessel in Juneau
2. White Pass Railroad in Skagway
3. Land/Sea tour in Ketchikan
I purchased an "after ski" windbreaker w/hood (no warmth built in). I'd planned to take turtle necks, sweaters and sweatshirts to layer under it. Will also take ear muffs and gloves to wear on deck.
Is this enough? Will I need a warm coat instead? I sure hope not, since the airlines are limiting luggage/weight of luggage and I'm a "50 something" female going on a solo cruise and trying to keep luggage weight down. But want to go prepared to enjoy. Please advise!
I think the layers will see you through and give lots of flexibility. We were there in mid July and our clothing was much as you describe. The only time I remember being really chilly was when we were actually on the Mendenhall Glacier -- sort of like standing on a giant ice cube. Remember that you will only be three weeks away form the longest day of the year and the sun will be shining most of the time.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
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With extra layers for underneath, you should be ok.
You have good tour choices, except for the Ketchikan land sea?? Some barely add more than what you see via your ship, sailing into/out of Ketchikan, which is worth the effort to get out on deck, to experience if of interest?