My Alaskan Cruise

August 19, 2019

Here's a fun fact about me, I've always wanted to visit Alaska! Ever since I read Into the Wild it has always been a dream of mine to see Alaska. Sometime ago my mom asked me if I was interested in going on an Alaskan cruise with my extended family. To be completely honest at first I said no because of my summer classes. My summer classes ran all the way through the week of our cruise and I had no idea whether I would finish all my coursework. However, with a lot of planning I managed to get it all done. As promised here is my photo diary!
While I've been on a couple cruises before this was my first cruise with Princess Cruises. Also this was my first time visiting the pacific northwest so I had no idea what to pack for a cruise to Alaska in August besides 6 eyeshadow palettes. Kidding! I brought 2, ok?!

I swear I read every blogger's "What to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise" but unfortunately none of them were super helpful especially for an August Alaskan cruise. So I decided to share my packing list I made on the Stylebook app. Check out my post on Packing with Stylebook for more packing tips!

Overall the climate ranged from mid 60s to high 70s. At most I needed a light jacket. My Lululemon Cloud Crush Jacket was perfect for this trip. It's a seam-sealed, waterproof jacket that can be converted from a short to a long rain jacket! I also packed a lot of t-shirts for this trip. I didn't know how much hiking/walking would be involved so I didn't want to pack a bunch of blouses which actually worked out for the better. While a hat isn't necessary my $2 baker boy hat from Target sufficed. There was a good amount of walking but a pair of chelsea boots from Target worked for me!

In true Chanel fashion I brought seven dresses for the seven dinners. Yes, I probably could've brought a capsule wardrobe, but I haven't worn a few of these dresses nearly enough so it was nice to bring them out. The ship was never terribly cold so I didn't have to worry about bringing extra layers.
The only thing I purchased for this trip was a $4 Hunter x Target rubber clutch. I apparently only own leather handbags and with the forecast being rainy I didn't want to ruin any of my bags or have to worry so I invested in this clutch (which I had actually wanted for awhile). While it didn't rain at all this bag was great for a small wallet and a chapstick/mini KVD lipstick. P.S. how pretty is this OPI color?! All Your Dreams in Vending Machines from the Tokyo collection.

Day 1: Leave from Port of Seattle
Day 2: At Sea
The only reading material I was interested in for the week
O.P.I following me everywhere

Day 3: Juneau
Visiting the Mendenhall Glacier in Tongass National Forest wearing my Chloe Milla sunglasses

Beautiful Alaskan butter and eggs
Day 4: Skagway
Real life vs. the blog
We also took a train tour in Skagway, but I spent most of my time fearing for my life since I'm dramatic + afraid of heights!

Day 5: Glacier Bay
A latte with my aunt
Glacier Bay National Park was truly one of the most breathtaking things I have ever seen.

Day 6: Ketchikan
A tiramisu!

Day 7: Victoria, B.C.
I ended up getting sick in Victoria, B.C. and didn't manage to take many pictures which was a shame. Victoria was not only beautiful but bustling with so much life from flowers to the city. For some weird reason we didn't get to Victoria until 7 p.m. so I had to miss out on all the shopping. They have a HUGE Hudson Bay in Victoria (still depressed). I've never seen so many hydrangeas in my entire life. Wish I could've gotten a picture!

Day 8:  Depart from Seattle
Literally my life's dream to visit the original Starbucks
All my life I have dreamed of going to Seattle. Seeing the original Starbucks, the Space Needle, and visiting the Public Market have all been on my bucket list! So I was honestly more excited to be  visiting Seattle for a few hours. Although we only spent 4 hours there I was still so grateful. I have to go back!

Overall, I'm so glad I went on this cruise. Thanks mom and Toni for coaxing me! I feel like I spent a lot of time reveling at the glaciers and how beautiful nature is. It was so nice to slow down and relax with my family for a week especially after 16 weeks of summer classes. The water wasn't rough at all until we got to Victoria so I would suggest this cruise to any first time cruiser (Always bring Dramamine though). I will say that this cruise involved a lot of walking. If hiking or walking a couple miles a day isn't your thing you can always adjust. Plus, Princess Cruises has a coffee package where you can get 15 specialty drinks for 7 days for $30 ish dollars. You know I drank all fifteen! Talk soon, friends!



  1. What a fun trip! it looks like you had a great time and you got to see so much! I totally agree with packing a dress for each dinner too - sometimes you just want to dress up and a pretty dress is the best way to do it! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend! I had a fun night out with some Insta friends in Brisbane which was awesome :)

    Away From Blue

  2. Beautiful Alaska, and love your outfit!

  3. It looks so beautiful and like so much fun! I've always wanted to visit Alaska too, and I've never been on a cruise so this sounds like the dream trip xx

    My Lovelier Days

  4. I would love to go to Alaska, it looks fab! Such a shame you got sick when you were away that is the worst, thank you for sharing xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  5. A good friend of mine took an Alaskan cruise a few summers ago and LOVED IT! It's just such a beautiful part of the world!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.


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