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i am going on a 10 day cruise/land tour on royal caribbean the first few weeks of august. what type clothes should i pack for shore excursions? for onboard the ship? i know it says to layer but does that mean short sleeve shirt and a jacket; t-shirt with short sleeve shirt; long sleeve shirt; or what? also, would shorts pants be acceptable? thanks.
You can expect considerable variations in weather from place to place. Here's a run-down.
, situated in the midst of a temperate rain forest, is the wettest city in North America with an average of more than 250 days of rain per year. Daytime temperatures tend to be in the 60's F (upper 10's C) with nighttime temperatures in the 50's F (lower 10's C). Here, waterproof windbreaker and a hat with a visor should be about right.
is a mixed bag, with rain as likely as not. On rainy days, the temperatures are similar to those of Ketchikan. On sunny days, warmer temperatures in the 70's or lower 80's F (20's C) are more likely. Again, a waterproof windbreaker and a hat with a visor should be about right if it rains.
sits at the end of fjord with high mountains on both sides, so it typically gets a chinook and a lot of sunshine, though it does get some rain as well. Daytime temperatures tend to be in the upper 70's or lower 80's F (upper 20's C) and nighttime temperatures tend to be in the 60's F (upper 10's C). You probably won't need anything here.
>> [b]All glacier areas[/i] tend to be quite cold. The calving action of the glaciers provides a steady supply of ice into their respective bays and inlets, ensuring that those bays and inlets remain full of ice water -- which always has a temperature of 32 F (0 C). The air above those bays cannot get much warmer, so air temperatures in the upper 30's F (lower single digits C) are quite typical. When out on deck to view glaciers (and the wildlife that hang out around them), you will want a winter jacket, hat, and gloves.
>> In the interior
, the weather tends to be somewhat warmer -- 80's F (upper 20's or lower 30's C) during the daytime and 60's F (upper 20's C) at night. You probably won't need anything unless you encounter rain, though you might appreciate a sweater or sweatshirt if you are out late at night or very early in the morning.
Have a great cruise!