I went the 2nd week of September a couple of years ago. There were days
where light slacks and a long sleeve tee shirt was plenty warm and nights
where a heavy jacket, silk long johns, thick jeans, a shirt and a warm
sweater weren't nearly enough!
I did take my bathing suit (one piece) and used it in the pool once, in the
hot tubs a couple of times and in the sauna a few times too....
Pack for layers! Especially if you are going hiking or on any of the day
trips. I think the high when we were there (went from Seward to Vancouver)
was about 58 and the low was 28? Wind chill on the boat moving at night
was, well, downright chilly.... I don't know how late in August you are
going, but i'm sure a few weeks would make a big difference in weather!
I've been to Anchorage in June when it was warmer there than it was in
Chicago where we had left...
I enjoyed the cruise thoroughly! can't wait to take the family someday! I
think the kiddos will love it there too!
oh... and make sure your camera works before you go so you don't take 35
rolls of film that have ghosts in the middle......
> DH and I are going on a cruise to Alaska in August. What on earth do
> I pack? It's not the standard bikini fare (not that I own any!), any
> shorts? all pants? lots of sweaters, heavy jacket? I figure
> someone(s) here have been on said adventure, any thoughts? We're
> going on NCL SuperStarLeo and then spending five days or so in
> Vancouver, haven't hammered that all out yet. Only five months away!!
> Laura Bartl