In this post, I’ll show you how I packed for a 16-day cruise to Hawaii and Alaska using a rolling bag (each), a carry-on bag, and one large check-in bag for two.
I’m not the best packed, but I’ve traveled a lot, both domestically and internationally. When you see the shoes I take on this trip, you may not agree, but for the most part they are easy to pack and take up very little space. I was able to carry it around. As for Alaska clothes, he shares one big suitcase so he’s ready to go. I hope all the bags arrive on the ship on time.
Here are all the bags we have. The little red one is Mark’s, the pink one is mine, and the big pink one we share. I like bags that don’t look like other people’s bags.
Mark bought this nifty carry-on amazon leather bag (affiliate link). It has lots of compartments and is perfect for under the seat.
Ready to fill those bags! I started taking everything I wanted to take and started rolling them into the packing cube. I put my underwear in one packing cube. When I went through everything and thought about what fit and what didn’t, I decided what made the cut and what didn’t. I got everything I had. You’ll have to mix things up while traveling and wear some things again, like jeans and shorts. This is new to me as I have never packed for a 16 day trip.
I take a large canvas tote bag as my carry-on and put a small purse and many things here, such as toiletry bags, cosmetics, jewelry, books and laptops. I don’t plan on spending a lot of time online, but it’s nice to have a slim Mac.
I was able to stuff all these shoes into my bag. An Instagram story once told me to undo a half, but if it fits, take it! I’ll probably wear them all and sandals don’t take up much space Note that I’m not wearing fancy heels, I only have one pair of black slides with small heels. I brought some dresses and the sandals are especially suitable for Hawaiian ones.It’s a bit of a challenge to think about two different climates.
I wanted to bring a warmer jacket to Alaska, so a hooded rain jacket and this thick fleece jacket will be my main items for staying warm in Alaska. I don’t have a blowfish jacket, but if it gets too cold, I’m sure you can get one at an Alaska store. Also bring some sweaters to keep warm.
I packed five pairs of pants: two jeans, one black jeans, one white jeans, and a dressier pair of white pants for dinner.
4 pairs of shorts for Hawaii.
Wear some athletic pants and leggings mixed in the middle. These are also perfect for travel days.
Two swimsuit cover-ups.
Two lightweight jackets to wear with leggings.
Six dresses to wear to dinner on your cruise. Some in Hawaii and some in Alaska with jackets. When it’s cold, you might end up wearing her leopard-print tennis shoes.
5 thick long sleeve tops for layering in Alaska.
4 long sleeve sweaters for layering.
3 swimsuits with mixable bottoms.
A packing cube with underwear, a bra, and my pajamas.nice here set of packing cubes (affiliate link) There are many colors. Useful for grouping similar items or packing lots.
I packed several tops and swimwear covers into one cube.
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Bought this flat pair water shoes for Hawaii. I heard it’s a good idea to walk around on the rocks. The colors and patterns are rich and really cute.
I mixed sleeveless, short-sleeved, and long-sleeved T-shirts.
I put them all in one cube.
This is my small carry-on suitcase. I put most of my shoes under the flap on the mesh side and some clothes on top. This is maxed out, and I unzipped the extra zipper to make room for a few more inches. Thankfully, it’s the zipper!
A large suitcase contained most of Akasuka’s clothes, with some spilled over to Hawaii. I prepared clothes for the trip.
Bring a small crossbody bag that can hold your cards, money, sunglasses, and cell phone. I wanted something small and compact.
This is from Chico’s, and I think they sent it to me a while ago.
I am using a local travel agency recommended by a friend, dream vacation It’s great to work with them. If you call her, tell Barbara I sent you. They sent me a convenient carry bag for my passport and documents, so I put it in my carry-on bag.
Mark ordered some nifty new linen shirts to go on vacation with linen pants. He loves linen and so do I. These are perfect for Hawaii and he will have them in the summer when we get back from our trip. He bought some on Amazon for a very good price so I’ll link them below if you’re interested.
I can’t wait to experience this trip of a lifetime! Of course, I will share the whole thing when I get home. Follow us and we will share stories on Instagram whenever possible.
Mark’s linen linked below:
striped linen shirt (not pictured here)
linen pants (he got almost every color of linen pants)
PALM PRINT LINEN SHIRT (he got 3 of these)
long sleeve linen henley shirt (also in several colors)
These are perfect for summer and cruises. I love light linen for summer even when wrinkled!
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