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Alaska Cruise Packing List Part Two

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Hey, y'all! Before I left for Alaska I tried and tried to find a packing list that was perfect for an Alaskan summer. To be honest, I didn't really find anything that suited what I was looking for. So, I formulated a plan. I packed everything in the same color family so I could swap around the articles of clothing to create different outfits. I also packed items that could be layered.

4 pairs of pants- jeans, khakis, blue dress pants, yoga pants (not pictured since I wore them on the flight)

1 sweater

1 hoodie (not pictured since I wore it on the flight)

2 collared shirts

2 long sleeve shirts

2 cardigans

1 short sleeve shirt (not pictured since I wore it on the flight)

2 vests

2 black dresses

2 tank tops

1 sleeveless shirt

3 scarves

1 hat

1 pair of PJ's



2 bras (1 sport, 1 regular)

1 jacket

1 poncho

4 shoes- duck boots, heels, sneakers, sandals

I neatly packed it all into a 24.2 X 16 X 9 inches suitcase and went on my merry way. So... how'd it all work out for me?

Day One- Travel Day

Outfit: Yoga pants, t-shirt, hoodie, sneakers

Activity: Traveling from Jacksonville to Seattle via Dallas

Day Two- Washington

Outfit: Yoga pants, blue shirt, jacket, hat and sneakers.

Activity: Hiking Mt. Rainier

Little did I know, this hat would be my best friend!

After our hike, we showered and headed downtown.

Outfit: khakis, striped shirt, sandals

Activity: Exploring Queen Anne, Gas Works Park and Downtown Seattle

Day Three- Washington

Outfit: Jeans, polka dot tank, teal cardigan, duck boots

Activities: Snoqualmie Falls & Downtown Seattle

Day Four- Seattle- Cruise Day!

Outfit: Jeans, white collared shirt, argyle sweater, duck boots

Activities: Setting sail from Seattle

Note: Since I am a platinum cruiser with Carnival, I get 3 bags of laundry on a 7 day cruise. We sent out a load of mine and Ashley's clothes on the first night of the cruise. I wasn't ready, but Ashley was. She's a wuss.

Day Five- Sea Day

Outfit: khakis, jean shirt, cream vest, duck boots

Activities: Whale Watching!

Note: No photos from this day. I was a bum :)

Day Six- Alaska

Outfit: Jeans, t-shirt & hoodie, sneakers

Activities: Sailing through Endicott Arm Fjord

Day Seven- Skagway, Yukon Territory, British Columbia

Outfit: Khakis, striped shirt, duck boots

Activities: driving through Alaska, Yukon Territory and British Columbia

Day Eight- Juneau

Outfit: Khakis, jean shirt, cream vest, duck boots

Activities: driving through Juneau & The Mendenhall Glacier

Day Nine- Ketchikan

Outfit: jeans, blue shirt, grey vest, duck boots

Activities: Boat ride and hiking

Day Ten- Victoria, British Columbia

Outfit: khakis, polka dot tank, light blue cardigan, sandals

Activities: Boat ride and hiking

Day Eleven- Washington

Outfit: jeans, new shirt I bought in Alaska, sneakers

Activities: Downtown Seattle

Day Twelve- Travel Day

Outfit: Yoga pants, t-shirt, hoodie, sneakers

Activity: Traveling from Seattle to Jacksonville via Philadelphia

What I Did Right

I'm glad that I packed all of the different shoes. The sandals were great for the warmer afternoons in Seattle (and dinner on the ship), the sneakers were great for traveling and the duck boots were excellent for the Alaskan terrain. The heels, and black dresses, were a must for the cruise dinners.

The layers worked out perfectly! The day we were in Skagway, BC & YT I went from being suited up in a coat, cardigan and tank to just stripping down to my tank top. I'm classy like that.

Packing a coat and winter hat was a great choice! I wore my coat every single day. It gets freezing when you're out on the decks whale watching! Most of the time you couldn't even tell what I was wearing underneath. I probably could have gotten away with wearing the same thing the whole trip.

What I Would Change

You might thing I'm crazy for saying this, but I actually think I over packed. I didn't use any of scarves that I packed and I didn't wear the grey tank top at all. I could have easily swapped that out for another short sleeve shirt and gotten more use out of it.

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