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is it getting chilly in alaska now?

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by dusty, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. dusty

    dusty Guest

    i have been seeing that the temps have been going down abit in junea, skagway and ketchikan. i leave in two weeks and just wondered if the breeze is getting a little " brisk" now. i want to make sure i take the right kind of jacket for the deck on sea days.

    thanks alot , dusty
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Think fleece. Best thing in the world for Alaska. Layer, Layer, Layer.
  3. AnnW

    AnnW Guest

    We're going in 3 days, and have packed our polartec jackets. And a sweater. And long sleeved shirts. And a couple of short sleeved shirts, because sometimes the towns are significantly warmer than on deck, glacier watching.

    Do take gloves. Even in June, when we went last time, it was *cold* on deck, the two days we were in Glaciar Bay and cruising! We didn't have gloves then; they're at the top of the suitcase, now.

    Have a good time!
  4. dusty

    dusty Guest

    thanks bruce and annw

    i will take gloves for sure. and i am planning on having a great time.

  5. judytata11

    judytata11 Guest

    We just came back. 65 during the day,45 on the glacier with a wind chill of 30. Fleece and waterproff windbreaker will be perfect.
  6. dusty

    dusty Guest

    thanks judytatall

    i want to pick up a fleece sweatshirt at grouse mt. when i tour there in vancouver before the cruise. it will keep me warm. dusty
  7. AnnW

    AnnW Guest

    I just got back from Alaska. It snowed in Anchorage on August 30 -- not a lot, a dusting -- "termination dust", they called it.

    We had lots of cold and wet and rain and fog...

    Mind you, we had a GREAT time on the Island Princess, and GREAT time on land in all the towns...

    but we did have our winter coats and gloves..and needed them. It was VERY windy on the ship -- many times they closed the outer deck, because it was so windy and wet, too slippery for any sort of safe footing.

    The wind and rain also made for a rather rocky trip. I loved it -- felt likt I was being rocked to sleep every night -- but some people were hit hard by it.

    Anyway..I'm sorry my cruise is over! We had a fantastic time, love Alaska, and are planning to do it again, one day...
  8. dusty

    dusty Guest


    im so sorry you had bad weather. im hoping this week will be o.k. for us going. i have made up my mind that no matter what the weather i am going to have a great time and enjoy this cruise. all of you here on the board have helped me so much and i have had fun posting with you. dusty
  9. pkvdo

    pkvdo Guest

    we just got back from alaska sept. 6 /star princess/inside passage
    if you take lots of layers you will be fine......fleece and
    rain jacket........gloves.....sweaters......it was cold/rainy/windy most of our trip......
    but we had a blast........the ship is wonderful and so was the staff.........food good and shopping in ketchikan not long enough.........have fun

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