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Hi All-We have outerwear all set for our Alaska Cruise this June on Ovation.  However, I was wondering what everyone wears on the ship?  Jeans, Shorts, leggings, etc?  is the dinner dress code a bit more relaxed due to the long port day?  Thanks.

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When we did our Alaska cruise in August 2018, people seemed to wear whatever was comfortable on board. On sea days, I wore yoga pants or leggings, a tshirt and a fleece zip up cardigan during the day. My husband wore jeans with a t-shirt/track jacket/fleece and so did our kids. We changed for dinner, but overall thought that people were not "as" dressed up for dinner as I have seen in the past in the Caribbean.

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Wear layers - you never can tell what the weather will be like.  Always be prepared for rain - a lightweight waterproof hooded jacket works best - do not take a heavy jacket for June.  Just wear a sweater underneath it if it turns chilly.  Take a pair of gloves.

You will see many people on formal nights wearing casual clothes.

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LAYERS! Bring gloves if you plan to spend time near glaciers. It was so cold in June we could see our breath. I also made a fleece head band to go over our ears. Used it a lot. And a windbreaker. Wool socks. Rain gear. Not saying you will need all of it but we did in some ports. 


We spent a lot of time on deck and it was windy. My layers consisted of shirt sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, windbreaker, then fleece jacket. 

We were on HAL on a 14 nighter. Some ports were very warm so we were glad to have the layers. Just peeled and shoved them in the backpack. 

We didn't eat in the MDR SO I can't address that. We ate in the buffet each night and watched for whales. 

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Layers are your friend. I went in June and most days I was in leggings or jeans, was too cold for shorts. There was one day at sea that was really warm (60 with a ton of sun) so everyone was outside in bathing suits but that was for a few hours and then back to chill. People dressed decent for dinner but definitely would say on the whole the Alaska cruise is more of a relaxed, rugged vibe rather than a Caribbean party vibe. 


Loved the Solarium Bistro for dinner and numerous times we would see animals passing by. Even the waiters would get excited for it.

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Since you are talking about inside the ship, not the weather clothes for outside.  I will chime in here.  All of our Alaska cruises have been very informal.  With the extra weight of the colder weather clothes in suitcases, pax tend to pack a bit lighter, leaving behind the not really needed formal dress clothes.  


I saw almost everyone in jeans, fleece tops, sweatshirts, flannel shirts, long sleeve t-shirts...at dinner as well.  


I love my fleece tops, and can easily hand wash them in the sink or tub...then drip dry.  


Enjoy your cruise!  🙂 

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I will also add that last year late June/early July, it was hot in all the ports. There were record breaking temps (in the low 90s in Anchorage). Layers is the best advice, but make sure you pack a few warm weather items as well. 

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