18 Essential Items You Need for the Ultimate Alaskan Cruise Adventure

Embarking on an Alaskan cruise is a thrilling experience filled with breathtaking landscapes, exciting wildlife encounters, and unforgettable adventures. To make sure you’re fully prepared for the unique challenges and delights of this voyage, here’s a list of 18 must-have items that will enhance your Alaskan cruise experience.

1. Waterproof Jacket – Alaskan weather can be unpredictable, with rain showers even in summer.

  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Women’s Arcadia II Jacket features our signature, air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable to shield you from drizzle to downpour.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This shell top jacket features an adjustable storm hood, drawcord adjustable hem, and zippered hand pockets for ultimate comfort.
  • LIGHT & PACKABLE: The waterproof, lightweight design packs into your hand pocket for convenience on days when the weather is unpredictable.
56.24 USD
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Why You Need It: A good waterproof jacket will keep you dry and comfortable during your excursions. Plus, it’s lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for all your outdoor adventures.

2. Binoculars – Watching whales, eagles, and bears from a distance is one of the highlights of an Alaskan cruise.

  • Aculon A211 10 22×50 zoom binoculars are designed to be as light as possible along with excellent ergonomics
  • Easy to reach fingertip zoom control knob allows for quick and easy adjustment of the binoculars magnification from 10 up to 22 power. Interpapillary distance adjustment (millimeter) – 56-72
  • Turn and slide rubber eyecups allow for comfortable viewing during extended periods of use; Minimum focus distance 49.2 feet / 15 meter
176.95 USD
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Why You Need It: These binoculars will let you see all the action up close with stunning clarity. They’re also easy to handle, ensuring you don’t miss a moment.

3. Thermal Underwear – Layering is key to staying warm in Alaska’s cool climate.

  • Heat Retention: Thermajane womens thermal underwear keeps your body heat from escaping. They provide extra warmth and coziness to make a perfect everyday baselayer.
  • Ultra Soft: Our thermals for women are lined with fleece for extra softness against your skin. They’ll protect you from the cold for added comfort.
  • Moisture Wicking: While at home or at work, our womens long johns will keep you dry and odor free. No matter the activity, you’ll stay confident all day.
28.99 USD
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Why You Need It: Layering is key to staying warm in Alaska’s cool climate. Thermal underwear provides a comfortable base layer to keep you cozy. The moisture-wicking fabric also keeps you dry and comfortable during active days.

4. Waterproof Boots – From glacier hikes to strolling through port towns, waterproof boots will keep your feet dry and comfortable.

  • Waterproof rubber shell
  • Microfleece liner
  • 100% recycled nylon upper
69.16 USD
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Why You Need It: These boots are durable, stylish, and have non-slip soles perfect for navigating wet and uneven terrain.

5. Daypack – A versatile daypack is essential for carrying your essentials on shore excursions.

  • Premium efficiency and design
  • Storage tuned to the each season
  • Purpose designed to help mak the most of each exploration; Internal hydration sleeve
69.38 USD
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Why You Need It: It’s lightweight, has multiple compartments to keep you organized, and the breathable back panel ensures comfort during long hikes.

6. Travel Umbrella – Don’t get caught in the rain without a windproof travel umbrella.

  • Compact umbrella for travel: easily portable, our travel umbrella weighs 15 oz and folds down to a mere 11.5″ (29cm). It works great as a pocket umbrella, small umbrella for purse, and car umbrella
  • Windproof umbrella: engineered with a double vented canopy, our rain umbrella resists inversion and stands strong against powerful gusts, keeping you dry and protected in any weather
26.99 USD
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Why You Need It: Compact and durable, this travel umbrella is perfect for unexpected rain showers. Its windproof design ensures it won’t flip inside out during strong gusts, and the automatic open and close feature adds convenience.

7. Reusable Water Bottle – Staying hydrated will keep you going throughout the day and at night.

  • 24 hours cold, 12 hours hot
  • TempShield️ double-wall vacuum insulation
  • Leakproof when closed
37.60 USD
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Why You Need It: A reusable water bottle that helps reduce plastic waste and keeps your drinks at the desired temperature. Its durable stainless steel construction is perfect for all your outdoor adventures.

8. Moisture-Wicking Socks – Perfect for hiking excursions on your Alaskan cruise

  • Merino Wool: The ultimate fiber for breathability and comfort in all conditions
  • Performance Fit: No slipping, no bunching, and no blisters; True Seamless: Undetectable seam fusion for an ultra-smooth, invisible feel
  • Fine Gauge Knitting: Unprecedented durability and our unique “put it on, forget it’s on” feel
27.95 USD
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Why You Need It: These socks keep your feet warm and dry, reducing the risk of blisters and discomfort. Merino wool naturally regulates temperature and resists odors, making them perfect for multi-day use. Their seamless construction ensures a snug, comfortable fit.

9. Portable Charger – Ensure your devices are always charged, whether you’re taking photos or using maps during your adventures.

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by our leading technology.
  • Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers. Provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.
  • High-Speed Charging: Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.
25.98 USD
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Why You Need It: This compact charger can power your smartphone multiple times on a single charge, saving you from being cut off from the world.

10. Camera – Capture the stunning beauty of Alaska’s landscapes and wildlife with a high-quality camera.

  • This Camera Bundle Kit comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories and includes:
  • The EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera from Canon has a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. It has a 3.0″ 920k-Dot LCD Monitor with Full HD 1080/30p Video Recording capabilities. It offers sharp details, accurate colors and low-noi…
  • Canon 18-55mm II Lens – a standard zoom compatible with Canon APS-C format cameras. It features a focal length range of 18-55mm which is equivalent to 29-88mm in the 35mm format
  • 2 x SanDisk 64GB SDHC Memory Cards + Deluxe Padded Camera Case + Flash w/ bracket + 3pc Filter Kit + Extra Battery Pack + High Speed USB Card Reader + 50″ Camera Tripod
649.00 USD
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Why You Need It: The Canon EOS Rebel T7 offers excellent image quality and user-friendly features, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers.

11. Sunscreen – Protect your skin from UV rays, even on cloudy days.

  • Twin pack with two 3-fluid ounce bottles of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Non-Greasy Sunscreen with SPF 45 that helps…
  • This lightweight & sheer sunscreen is fast-absorbing with Dry-Touch technology for a non-greasy, matte finish and is for…
  • Packaging and formulation may vary. New formula features an oxybenzone-free formula, this sunscreen lotion helps prevent…
15.99 USD
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Why You Need It: This sunscreen’s lightweight formula absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Broad-spectrum protection ensures you’re shielded from both UVA and UVB rays.

12. Insect Repellent – Keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay during your outdoor activities

  • REPELS: Create a barrier against mosquitoes, including those that may transmit the Zika, West Nile, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, ticks, gnats, biting flies, chiggers and fleas.
  • FORMULATED FOR SEVERE INSECT CONDITIONS: Contains 98.11% DEET for protection in heavily infested conditions.
  • PROTECTS FOR UP TO 10 HOURS: Enjoy the outdoors without the bite – provides long-lasting protection, so you don’t have to limit your adventure because of bugs.

Why You Need It: A reliable repellant with a high concentration of DEET that provides long-lasting protection, even in heavily infested areas.

13. Travel Pillow

  • Scientifically Proven Neck Pillows For Travel: Thanks to our unique, patented design, you can easily adjust your Trtl travel neck pillow to achieve top-level comfort and experience ultimate neck support. The internal support system keeps yo…
  • Enjoy a Real Sleeping Experience on Long Flights: Add our neck pillow to your long flight essentials’ list to experience a deep sleep during lengthy flights. The super soft fleece, plush cushioning, and cozy shoulder support will lull you i…
  • Lightweight and Compact Design: Weighing in at only 4.5oz, The Trtl Travel Pillow’s lightweight design allows you to attach it to the outside of your backpack or luggage easily without feeling weighed down. No more dragging around a bulky n…
64.99 USD
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Why You Need It: Enjoy comfortable rest during your flights and bus rides with this supportive travel pillow. Its unique design cradles your head and neck, preventing stiffness and discomfort.

14. Hand Warmers

  • Ideal for skiers, fishermen, hunters, campers,
  • construction workers and all outdoor activities.
  • Easily fits inside your gloves or pocket to bring quick and gentle natural heat.

Why You Need It: Keep your hands warm during chilly excursions with these long-lasting hand warmers. They’re easy to activate and provide up to 10 hours of heat. Slip them into your gloves or pockets for instant warmth.

15. Gloves


  • 19.98 USD
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    Why You Need It: Protect your hands from the cold with these insulated and windproof gloves. The touchscreen-compatible fingertips allow you to use your devices without removing your gloves.

    16. Hat and Scarf Set – Stay warm and stylish with this matching hat and scarf set.

    • {Beanie Hat Scarf Gloves Suit} — Scarf and Gloves Set for Women is Made of Soft Acrylic Knitting and Superior Warm Blended Woolen Fleece Lining, Cozy and Skin-…
    • TouchScreen Gloves: Winter Gloves Women with Three Frequently-Used Fingertips with Conductive Ability to Make Sure the Sensitive Response to the Smartphone or T…
    • {Cozy & Fashion Warm Fleece Lined Beanie Hat and Scarf Set} — Double Layer Design Beanie Hat Neck Scarves Set is Superior Acrylic Knit and Thicker Lining Gives…
    29.85 USD
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    Why You Need It: The soft, stretchy fabric provides a comfortable fit, and the classic design complements any outfit.

    17. Polarized Sunglasses

  • All Maui Jim sunglasses feature PolarizedPlus2 lens technology that go beyond shielding your eyes from glare and harmful UV rays by enhancing colors to reveal the true beauty of the world around you
  • Enjoy ultimate UV protection combined with premuim style, incredible durability, glare-free vision, and color-boosting patented technologies
  • HCL Bronze lenses feature a warm tint that provides versatility in changing light conditions

  • 189.00 USD
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    Why You Need It: Protect your eyes from the sun’s glare and enjoy clearer views with these high-quality polarized sunglasses. They reduce eye strain and enhance color contrast, making your sightseeing experiences even more enjoyable.

    18. Waterproof Phone Case

    • âś… Universal waterproof case dry bag fits all smartphones up to 7″ diagonal size, Certain big screen phones need to remove protective case. Credit card wallet mo…
    • âś… Clear Window on both front and back sides, perfect for taking pictures, videos and checking emails
    • âś… 100 feet IPX8 Certified waterproof; Offers waterproof / snowproof / dirtproof protection for your device while maintaining full touch screen functionality

    Why You Need It: Protect your phone from water damage with this waterproof case. It’s perfect for taking photos in wet conditions, whether you’re kayaking or simply caught in a rain shower. The touch-sensitive design lets you use your phone without removing it from the case.

    With these 18 essential items, you’ll be well-prepared to enjoy all that an Alaskan cruise has to offer. From staying warm and dry to capturing incredible moments, these items will ensure your journey is comfortable, safe, and unforgettable. Happy cruising!

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