What I Packed + Wore for an Alaskan Cruise

Our Alaska trip was incredible (more on that to come) but the most pressing question I’ve had since I even mentioned I was going to Alaska was – can you share what you’re packing?!

To be honest, I didn’t really know what quite to pack so did a little online searching along with weather stalking, and what I packed ended up being perfect for the cruise + our stops.

Disclaimer: our stops were Skagway, Juneau, and Victoria, British Columbia – so if you’re going more North you may need to alter this a little!

+ Jackets: utility jacket, denim jacket, and a rain coat
+ Tops: short sleeve tees, long sleeve henley, a few nicer tops for dinners
+ Jeans: two blue jeans + 1 pair of black jeans
+ Two Jumpsuits: this leopard jumpsuit + this comfy one
+ Hunter Boots
+ Comfy sneakers: I wore my Kizik travel ones almost every day + athletic (for my workouts + airplane) GET THESE SHOES!
+ leggings, a cardigan, and lounge clothes
+ Anine Bing Sweatshirt (any sweatshirt will do)
+ Calpak backpack – so easy to use for the days we had stops!
+ Lightweight sweater
+ Packable puffer coat
+ bathing suit, coverup, and pair of sandals (for pool/hottub on boat!)
+ Adidas hat
+ Beanie
+ Slides for on boat/dinner
+ 2 formal night outfits + heels for each

Okay, so that about sums it up! I used every single thing I packed at least once, and it was all well worth bringing – if I didn’t have any of these things, I for sure would’ve wished that I did so I feel like I packed pretty spot on! I also didn’t feel like I ‘forgot’ anything which was a good feeling considering I was kind of clueless on what to bring at first!

A few tips:
+ pack things easy to layer: you’ll want to wear a jacket in the mornings, probably take it off in afternoons, and then night time it cools way down – like really cold.
+ pack a consistent color palette! It makes mixing and matching pieces super easy. Basically everything I brought was white, gray, blue, or olive green (and no prints) so it made wearing my jackets + jeans super easy – as you’ll see from the photos below!
+ keep things casual: everyone on our cruise was really casual, nothing was super fancy, not even for dinners (except the two formal nights!) I would say wear things you’re comfortable and cozy in!

Here are some of the looks I wore + what I wore them for!

WHEN/FOR: A day of exploring around Seattle before boarding the ship + for setting sail!
WHAT I WORE: We did lots of walking around Seattle so I wanted to be comfortable and it was an overcast, windy day so wanted to be warm as well! Anine Bing Sweatshirt, Black Jeans, Kizik Shoes, Calpak backpack

WHEN/FOR WHAT: Our day in Juneau, Alaska. We spent a few hours in the town/shops area and then headed off for our excursion which was a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier (aka very cold!)
WHAT I WORE: I layered up with a henley, North Face pullover, and this packable puffer from Amazon. I also brought a scarf + beanie, and wore my Hunter boots.

WHEN/FOR: At sea/boat days + dinners
WHAT I WORE: For the days while we were at sea, I kept it pretty comfy. One day I wore this jumpsuit + a cardigan and for dinners I usually kept it pretty casual but still ‘nice’ with light sweaters or cute tops with jeans + my Schutz slides.

WHEN/FOR: Our day in Skagway, Alaska with a train excursion
WHAT I WORE: This day was a bit windier (Skagway is known as the windy city in Alaska) and kind of chilly so I layered up with a long sleeve light sweatshirt + my denim jacket. Since we were doing a bit of walking around the town area I threw on my Kizik sneaks again!

WHEN/FOR: This was an at sea day, but we went through Endicott Arms to a glacier (you can see it behind us) and it was freezing! Honestly probably in the 40s if not colder and also wet/rainy.
WHAT I WORE: I layered up with the North Face pullover, Packable puffer, and then a rain coat on top since it was raining. I wore my Adidas hat, but honestly could’ve worn a beanie like my sis it was that cold!

WHEN/FOR: Day in Victoria, British Columbia – this was by far our nicest day of the rip. Gorgeous sunny day + warm!
WHAT I WORE: A short sleeve button up with my utility jacket layered over! Perfect for the warm day – I just tied the jacket around my waist when I got warm!

I hope this was helpful for those of you visiting Alaska – have the BEST trip!!


  1. Linda said:

    VeRy helpful. I love your style. No need to be frumpy when it’s cold.

  2. Nina said:

    Could you tell me what month you went? We are going at the end of May-first week of June

    • Brittany Crawford said:

      I am going on an Alaskan cruise that same time frame!

      • Rebecca said:

        Me too! I guess we’re all figuring out what to take!

  3. Maureen Oppenneer said:

    what month did you travel? I’m going the end of July. Also, what did you wear for Evening Chic nights? Was it warm enough to go to the pool?

  4. Stacey said:

    I’m travelling in September, do you have any recommendations?

    • Cynthia Scott said:

      I’m going in September as well wondering how cold it will be

  5. Sarah said:

    Hi. I love your green north face pull over. Would you please share where you purchased this? My family is going on an Alaska cruise this summer and I’m beginning to get my list put together.

    Thank you!



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