Alaska Cruise Packing List
Rain Jacket: A Seabourn All-Weather Jacket is available for purchase
Waterproof pants: To protect you from spray during Zodiac rides as well as from possible rain when you are walking in various areas. Pants should be lightweight and waterproof. Knee-high side zippers are preferred so you can get your hiking boots on and off easily. Buy a size large enough for clothing layers to fit under and to ensure you are comfortable sitting in the Zodiac.
Fleece: Two or three woolen, fleece or loft sweaters. A combination of lighter and heavier sweaters is preferable for greater flexibility. Fleece is lighter and dries more quickly than wool. Loft traps heat with remarkable efficiency, even when wet. It is feather light and compacts for easy packing.
Short and long-sleeved shirts/blouses: Due to the unpredictable weather, pack t-shirts that you can wear under your shirt as a layer for extra warmth or by itself. Select shirts that are lightweight, wick moisture and come with UPF sun protection and/or insect repellent.
Pants: In variable climates it is best to pack long, lightweight and fast drying pants. Or, to lighten your luggage and for greater flexibility, choose pants that zip off to create shorts.
Lightweight thermal underwear: This lightweight layer will keep you warm on chilly days. Warmth and flexibility are important for comfort when sitting in Zodiacs.
Hiking Boots: Comfortable hiking boots.
Gloves & Socks
Gloves: Windproof gloves that dry quickly or are made of neoprene.
Socks: Socks made of wool or wool blend that cushion the feet well and wick moisture.
Hat: A Waterproof hat protects your face dry during downpours. Select a hat with a brim to shade your eyes and a drawstring to keep it secure.
Backpack: Lightweight and water-proof backpack for carrying items ashore and keeping your arms free for embarking/ disembarking the Zodiacs. If you have a lot of camera equipment and do not intend to use plastic seal-proof bags, pack a water-proof backpack.
Trekking poles: A lightweight, collapsible, walking staff (also called a trekking pole) provides a sense of security, increased balance, and confidence when walking on slippery or muddy terrain.
Binoculars: Compact, high performance binoculars ensure you don’t miss a thing. A pair with at least 10X power and 25mm objective diameter is recommended for scenic and wildlife watching.
Sun and wind protection: Sunglasses with U.V. filter protection, lotions/creams for sun and wind protection.