September 24, 2023


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How I Packed for a 16 Day Cruise to Hawaii & Alaska

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This publish shares how I packed for our 16 day cruise to Hawaii and Alaska utilizing a rolling bag (every), keep on luggage and 1 massive checked bag for two folks.

I don’t declare to be the perfect packer, however I’ve gone on many journeys, home and internationally and I’ve gotten higher about not making an attempt to pack a lot (type of). If you see the sneakers I’m taking up this journey, you might disagree, however they’re for probably the most half simple to pack and don’t take up a lot room. I managed to get all of the Hawaii garments into my rolling bag and keep on and for the Alaska garments we’re sharing one massive suitcase between us, so we’re good to go. We hope all luggage make it with us to the ship on time, fingers crossed!

Listed below are all the baggage we’re taking. The small pink one is Mark’s, the pink one is mine and the big pink one we are going to share. I like having luggage that aren’t black, since so many individuals have black luggage. I like luggage that don’t appear like everybody else’s luggage.

Mark purchased this nifty keep on leather bag on Amazon (affiliate hyperlink). It’s obtained numerous compartments and can be excellent for beneath the seat.

Able to fill these luggage! I began getting out all of the issues I needed to take and commenced rolling them and placing them in my packing cubes. I couldn’t put all in packing cubes, however I did put all my underwear (sure I took greater than sufficient for daily) into one packing dice, together with  my bras and pajamas. As I went via every little thing and found out what would match and what wouldn’t match, the decided what made the minimize or didn’t. I really obtained every little thing I needed to absorb the baggage, thank goodness. I ought to have loads of issues to combine up on the journey and put on some issues over once more, like denims and shorts. I’ve by no means packed for a 16 day journey earlier than so that is new to me!

I’m taking my massive canvas tote again as my keep on bag and can put my small purse in right here in addition to numerous issues, like my toiletry again, make-up and jewellery, together with books and my laptop computer. I don’t plan to spend a lot time on-line, nevertheless it’s good to have a slim Mac with me.

I managed to pack all these sneakers in my luggage. I had a number of on Instagram tales inform me I ought to put 1/2 of them again, however I say take them if you happen to can match them! I’ll most likely put on all of them, plus the sandals don’t take up a lot room. Discover I’m not taking any fancy heels, only one pair of black slides with a small heel. I’ll want some full sneakers for Alaska dinners so the leopard loafers will work for that. I’m bringing a number of attire and the sandals can be good with these particularly in Hawaii. Eager about 2 totally different climates is a little bit of a problem!

I attempted to convey hotter jackets for Alaska, so a rain jacket with hood and this thick fleece jacket would be the predominant issues that I’ll use to maintain heat in Alaska. I don’t have a puffer jacket, however I suppose if I get too chilly, I can seize one in Alaska at a retailer. I’m bringing thick leggings and can put on my tennis sneakers and socks on the Alaska excursions. Additionally bringing a number of sweaters to maintain heat.

I’ve packed 5 pairs of pants: 2 denims, 1 black jean, 1 white jean and a dressier white pair of pants for dinner.

4 pairs of shorts for Hawaii.

A number of athletic pants and leggings to combine up and put on alongside the best way. These are nice for journey days too.

Two bathing swimsuit coverups.

Two light-weight jackets to put on with leggings.

6 attire that I’ll put on to dinner through the cruise. Some in Hawaii and a few for Alaska with jackets. I could find yourself sporting my leopard tennis sneakers with a few of these if it’s chilly.

5 thicker lengthy sleeve tops to layer in Alaska.

4 lengthy sleeve sweaters for layering.

3 bathing fits with bottoms that may combine.

The packing dice with underwear, bras and my pajamas all collectively. Right here’s a pleasant set of packing cubes (affiliate hyperlink) that is available in quite a lot of colours. They do come in useful for grouping like gadgets and squeezing numerous issues in.

I packed a number of tops and bathing swimsuit covers in a single dice.

Affiliate hyperlinks used under. 

I did purchase this flat pair of water shoes for Hawaii. We heard that’s a good suggestion for strolling round on the rocks. They’re actually cute and are available in quite a lot of colours and patterns.

Numerous sleeveless, brief sleeve and lengthy sleeve t-shirts I took to combine up.

I obtained all of them in a single dice.

Right here’s my small keep on suitcase all packed. I put a lot of the sneakers beneath the flap on the mesh facet together with some garments on high. Massive dice on the opposite facet with numerous issues tucked and rolled round. This one is maxxed out and I unzipped the additional zipper for an additional couple inches of room. Fortunately it zips!

Within the massive suitcase, I obtained a lot of the Akaska garments with a number of spill over issues for Hawaii. I’ve obtained my journey outfit able to go.

I’m taking this little cross physique purse that may maintain my playing cards, cash, sun shades and telephone. I needed one thing small and compact.

I believe that is from Chico’s and one they despatched me awhile in the past.

We’re utilizing a neighborhood journey agent that was really helpful by a buddy, Dream Vacations and so they have been nice to work with. Inform Barbara I despatched you if you happen to name her. They despatched this useful carry bag for passports and paper gadgets so I’ll tuck it in my keep on bag.

Mark ordered a number of spiffy new linen shirts to tackle trip together with some linen pants. He loves linen and so do I. These can be nice for Hawaii and he could have them for summer season once we return from our journey. Love the colours and patterns. He purchased a number of at actually good costs on Amazon, so I’ll hyperlink them under if you happen to’re . I’m certain we will have entry to an iron on the ship, so I’ll be urgent some linen I’m certain!

We’re on our manner and can’t wait to expertise this journey of a lifetime! After all, I’ll share all of it once we return. I’ll be sharing tales on Instagram as I can if you happen to comply with me there.

Mark’s linen linked under:

Striped linen shirt (not pictured right here)

Linen pants (he obtained nearly each coloration of the linen pants)

Palm print linen shirts (he obtained 3 of those)

Long sleeve linen Henley shirt (he obtained a number of colours on this one too)

These can be very nice for summer season and the cruise. He loves light-weight linen for summer season despite the fact that it does wrinkle!






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