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Lindsay421 March 10th, 2004 10:18 PM

clothing in alaska
Hey im going to alaska on the sapphire princess in july. I dont know what type of clothes to pack. Sweatshirts or tank tops? Im confused! Also is anyone going on this cruise?

Karen16 March 11th, 2004 07:36 AM

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You need a variety of WARM layers. AND a lightweight lined nylon type jacket, key is quick drying. Take sweatshirts, turtlenecks, tshirts. Knit hat, gloves, 2 pair of walking shoes, rain gear. I never take jeans- too bulky, tend to get and stay damp and take forever to dry. For me lined and unline wind pants are perfect. I also always do my laundry off ship in Skagway - can be done in a little over an hour with their fast propane dryers- never mind the great conversations I have gotten in to. You can alway head to the Red Onion for a fast drink and return. Yes bring a tank top and shorts- there can be that much of a range. But most people are underprepared and it will greatly affect your trip.

DICK STEIN March 14th, 2004 02:40 PM

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We are on the Sapphire in June. Dress warm as you will spend alot of time around big pieces of moving ice. till I sail on the Sapphire Princess

LindaE March 15th, 2004 01:13 PM

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We wore jeans and saw many others wearing them also. Dress is more casual than on other cruises. It is colder near the glaciers, so plan on layers.

susancruzs March 15th, 2004 06:42 PM

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Layers is the key! I overpacked for Alaska, didn't take a good mix of clothes and ended up buying a couple of short sleeve tees. When you are in town, it can be warmer than you would expect so that's where layers are handy.

It can be as warm as middle sixties and then as you cruise along a glacier or fjord quite cold. Gloves and a hat are not a bad thing to have either.

When I go back, I'll take my jacket with the zip out liner and definitely a hooded sweat shirt.


Lindsay421 March 15th, 2004 08:09 PM

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Thank all of you guys soooo much!!! Your advice really helped me a lot! Now i pretty much know what to pack. LindaE- I noticed that you said that dress in alaska is a lot more casual than on other this also so for the formal dinner nights? I really dont want to over dress or under dress. Thank you!

Karen16 March 15th, 2004 11:21 PM

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It's darn casual during the day on ANY cruise. :) But formal nights will still have the majority of passengers dressed in blacks and jackets for men.

LindaE March 16th, 2004 09:39 AM

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On formal nights, we saw more people in what I'd call good Sunday clothes than in formal attire. The men did wear suits primarily. Also, a lot of passengers were in jeans or jogging suits in public areas other than the dining room.

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