What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise

Published 06/03/2016 11:35 AM   |    Updated 03/16/2017 10:06 AM

You have booked your Alaska dream cruise and are all set to go, except you now find yourself asking “What to pack?” Not to worry...we have all the best packing advice and tips you could want. Whether you are trying to decide what to pack for an Alaska cruise in June, July or August (or even May or September), we’ve got you covered. 

Summer daytime temperatures range from 55°-70° F, but it will  feel warmer due to long hours of direct sunlight. Occasionally, it can be unseasonably cold or you will feel the glacier-chilled wind, so make sure to dress in layers. Also, keep in mind that the weather gets rainier as summer progresses, so if your cruise is later in the season, don’t forget your wet-weather gear and keep this all in mind when packing your daypack or backback for your Alaska excursions.

What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise Checklist: The Essentials
For additional information about daytime and evening attire, what to pack in your carry-on bag, special cruises and 'What Not to Pack', simply click here.

  • Comfortable walking shoes with good traction, hiking boots and closed toe-shoes (which may be required for select shore excursions)
  • Rain gear
  • Lightweight coat or sweater for layering!
  • Lightweight cap, gloves and scarf
  • Hat or visor and sunglasses
  • Rain jacket or poncho and small umbrella
  • Camera, video camera, waterproof case and extra memory cards
  • Chargers (phone and camera)
  • Binoculars or spotting scope
  • Collapsible backpack or daypack 
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Small first aid kit
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