With the cruise season right around the corner, I have no doubt that the excitement for your first cruise is building. It is time to begin your research! When I think back to my very first cruise almost 20 years ago now, I wish that someone had told me what cruise essentials should be packed into my carry-on.
I always get so excited whenever the word cruise comes to my mind. It is by far one of my favourite ways to travel solo.
I need the hot weather, the breeze in my hair and sand in my toes. And the fruity drinks with those cute little umbrellas don’t hurt either lol. I’m off on a Caribbean cruise, so it’s time to pack once again.
Will you be visiting Alaska in 2019 either on a cruise or a self-guided adventure? I recently did, and boy it was a difficult task in deciding what to pack. I had no idea what the Alaskan meaning of “cold” was, which left in a dilemma as to what to pack. I googled and googled and googled and all I could find was “layers”. The definition of “layers” wasn’t exactly clear, so I brought a lot of everything with me. Half of which I never wore. It was at that time that I decided that I would be making a fool-proof packing guide for adventures in Alaska, detailing what the adventurous person should be packing. That was six months ago. So better late than never.
The weather in Alaska can be very unpredictable. The best times to visit are the summer months, which are June, July and August. These are also the most expensive months. If you want to go for cheaper, then I recommend going on the fringe months of May and September, which is what I did. I have to warn you though, these months are also the rainy season in Alaska.