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Old June 17th, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Default First contract - Alaska - WHAT TO PACK!?

Hi so I start my first contract with Princess in 5 days!
I will be doing the Alaska run as a youth counselor all summer long and I am very excited but at a total loss of what I should actually pack. I have looked up the weather and its seems like it is going to vary significantly so I am totally stumped. I also know I have very limited space but as this is my first contract I don't really know what that means.
Can anyone (preferably female - but I can use all the help I can get) who has done this run give me the details of what to pack and be as specific as possible!?

Thanks a bunch!

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Old June 17th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Remember your time off the ship is limited. Esp for your first couple of weeks as there will be safety and corporate training and just learning your job. You'll have a couple ports regardless of your line or run that you can pick up extra clothing . . . I'd recommend at least a set of 'thermals' - there are a lot of companies that make very thin ones for running and wearing under jeans. Also whatever jacket you bring, make sure it's water and wind-proof as Alaska can be very windy and rainy.

Check back in this forum for packing threads - you'll find you'll actually use a LOT less that whatever you pack, esp your first contract. You can always have someone mail anything you need to you. Save your suitcase space for what you'll need onboard . . .shoes, formal wear?, computer stuff . . One big suitcase and one carry on . . .

Whatever line you're going to - check on facebook to see if there's a group - you'll get a better packing list . . .
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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Thanks a lot for the info and the tip about facebook.... appreciate it!

If anyone else has any input... I would love to hear from you!

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