October 3, 2023


New Estate

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

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This submit shares how I packed for our 16 day cruise to Hawaii and Alaska utilizing a rolling bag (every), stick with it luggage and 1 giant 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 attempting to pack a lot (kind of). Once you see the footwear I’m taking over this journey, you might disagree, however they’re for essentially the most half straightforward to pack and don’t take up a lot room. I managed to get all of the Hawaii garments into my rolling bag and stick with it and for the Alaska garments we’re sharing one giant 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 here are all the baggage we’re taking. The small purple 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 to be everybody else’s luggage.

Mark purchased this nifty stick with it leather bag on Amazon (affiliate hyperlink). It’s bought a number of 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 day-after-day) into one packing dice, together with  my bras and pajamas. As I went by means of the whole lot and discovered what would match and what wouldn’t match, the decided what made the reduce or didn’t. I truly bought the whole lot 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 giant canvas tote again as my stick with it bag and can put my small purse in right here in addition to a number of 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 footwear 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 should you can match them! I’ll in all probability 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 footwear for Alaska dinners so the leopard loafers will work for that. I’m bringing a number of clothes and the sandals can be good with these particularly in Hawaii. Interested by 2 totally different climates is a little bit of a problem!

I attempted to deliver 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 footwear 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 way in which. These are nice for journey days too.

Two bathing swimsuit coverups.

Two light-weight jackets to put on with leggings.

6 clothes that I’ll put on to dinner throughout the cruise. Some in Hawaii and a few for Alaska with jackets. I could find yourself sporting my leopard tennis footwear 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 numerous colours. They do turn out to be useful for grouping like objects and squeezing a number of issues in.

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

Affiliate hyperlinks used beneath. 

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 numerous colours and patterns.

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

I bought all of them in a single dice.

Right here’s my small stick with it suitcase all packed. I put many of the footwear beneath the flap on the mesh aspect together with some garments on prime. Large dice on the opposite aspect with a number of 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 giant suitcase, I bought many of the Akaska garments with a number of spill over issues for Hawaii. I’ve bought 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 feel that is from Chico’s and one they despatched me awhile in the past.

We’re utilizing a neighborhood journey agent that was beneficial by a buddy, Dream Vacations and so they have been nice to work with. Inform Barbara I despatched you should you name her. They despatched this useful carry bag for passports and paper objects so I’ll tuck it in my stick with it 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 after 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 beneath should you’re . I’m certain we are able to have entry to an iron on the ship, so I’ll be urgent some linen I’m certain!

We’re on our method and can’t wait to expertise this journey of a lifetime! In fact, I’ll share all of it after we return. I’ll be sharing tales on Instagram as I can should you observe me there.

Mark’s linen linked beneath:

Striped linen shirt (not pictured right here)

Linen pants (he bought virtually each coloration of the linen pants)

Palm print linen shirts (he bought 3 of those)

Long sleeve linen Henley shirt (he bought 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 though it does wrinkle!






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