Wear to Travel: Alaska Cruise Shore Excursion

Wear to Travel: Alaska Cruise Shore Excursion
Continuing my planning for our upcoming Alaska cruise, this is the perfect outfit for an active (or not-so-active) shore excursion. Layers are key, as is a waterproof outer shell. You don’t want to go too thick or you’ll look bulky and get hot (yes, even in Alaska). Believe it or not, the Inside Passage ports (Skagway, Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan) are in a rainforest ecosystem, so expect at least a sprinkle of rain. When the sun does come out, it can warm up quickly, so you’ll want to be able to peel things off. If you’re doing some hiking or zip lining, you’ll want sturdy shoes and a good bag to carry your essentials and, of course, your camera!
- Kim

Uniqlo cotton t shirt, $15 / J.Crew striped shirt / Patagonia waterproof jacket / 7 For All Mankind straight leg jeans / Patagonia merino socks / Ecco boots / Pieces backpack bag / Jo Gordon mitten glove, $39 / American Apparel acrylic beanie, $26

Alaska Cruise Formal Night: Wear to Travel

Alaska Cruise Formal Night: Wear to Travel

I’m getting ready for my fourth cruise to Alaska this summer, so obviously what I’m going to pack is on my mind. An Alaska cruise is a little different from others. It’s obviously cooler weather (which I love) but there’s a stark contrast between what you might wear on the boat in the evening and on shore during the day. I’m starting with the fun-and-fancy formal night for the dining room. Yes, I’m still a little old fashioned and like the dressing-up part of cruising. My husband wears a tux and I go all out! This is the perfect elegant balance for a cooler climate and an evening at dinner and the piano bar or casino. I’ll post a few more for this cruise in the near future – an outfit for an adventurous shore excursion (maybe hiking to see some bears?!) and some more casual options for daytime on the boat viewing glaciers.
- Kim
Gown, $700 / Roberto Cavalli platform shoes / Fendi handbag, $405 / Giuseppe Zanotti clutch handbag / Hervé Van Der Straeten leaf jewelry, $1,235 / AX Paris metal jewelry, $19 / Chanel jewelry / Bijoux Heart pearl ring, $185 / Natasha Collis stud earrings / Alexis Bittar gold earrings