It's hard to pack for an Alaska cruise because weather-wise you need to be prepared for anything. From many summertime visits to the 49th state, I have learned to resist the urge to pack everything from beach to ski attire Ð especially with airlines limiting luggage.
Juneau in summer can reach 90 degrees.Close to glaciers it can be cold, pack a fuzzy winter hat and gloves and a lightweight but warm jacket. On top of this you layer a rain jacket with hood Ð since it is common to encounter rain in the Inside Passage in August.
The rest of casual clothing packed to layer. Don't strive to be daytime glamorous. Throw a baseball hat, sunglasses and sunscreen into the suitcase to protect from sun, because when it does shine in Southeast Alaska it shines (especially when reflected off the ice).Bring bug repellent Ð there are more than 50 types of mosquitoes in Alaska and while most tend to hang out up north I don't want to meet any.
On the one-week cruise, the ship will have two formal nights with other nights smart casual. So pack some dress pants and nice tops and a couple of dresses and accessories. For men a Jacket. You will need sneakers that can get muddy and a pair of heels. Bring a swimsuit to use in the hot tub and the spa's Thermal Suite.