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Old 04-19-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Default Alaska Weather in May

I'm cruising to Alaska on May 17th, will stop in Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchan. What kind of weather, temperature can I expect? Is it changeable like where I live or more consistant?

People on my cruise are talking about Terrain boots, is that really needed?

Diane g
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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You will be in a ship. Nothing to worry about. Don't shop where the ship tells you to. The money doesn't go to the communities, it goes back to the cruise companies.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
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Get some GoreTex trail runners. You can walk all day long, they're light, and they can handle the occasional puddle. Don't go overboard with your footwear, the most difficult obstacle you'll be facing is an unpainted curb.

+1 on supporting Alaskan owned business. The only thing the cruise lines leave in Alaska is poop.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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I'm cruising to Alaska on May 17th, will stop in Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchan. What kind of weather, temperature can I expect? Is it changeable like where I live or more consistant?

People on my cruise are talking about Terrain boots, is that really needed?

Diane g
Is Ketchikan...Probably rainy and wet....Bring raincoat....don't wear sandals...If you get off the boat..ship....Wear sneakers...you will probably be fine....beware of rip offs in the shops off the cruise....

A cruise is not the way to see real Alaska....you checked in too late, you have paid for it now....
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I wonder if shops in SE Alaska have "locally owned an operated" on the front doors? Keep an eye out for shops like this, Alaskans will be proud of you if you shop locally.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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I wonder if shops in SE Alaska have "locally owned an operated" on the front doors? Keep an eye out for shops like this, Alaskans will be proud of you if you shop locally.
LOL...they can put anything where ever they want.. if has authentic 'made in alaska' sticker...another story....Good Luck!!! Happy cruising...
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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A cruise is not the way to see real Alaska...
A cruise is not the way to see anything unless say you are going to a place like Antarctica on a specific mission such as a photography expedition, research etc. Cruises are good if you want to put on weight and have lots of sex.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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A cruise is not the way to see anything unless say you are going to a place like Antarctica on a specific mission such as a photography expedition, research etc. Cruises are good if you want to put on weight and have lots of sex.
LOL...not going to Antartica on any mission after my second winter...I am considered skinny minnie...but catch up with me next year, might change my mind or whatever...Oops...not going there at this point....
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Are you going on Celebrity Millenium???

I'm going on an Alaskan cruise in May too.

Ironic thing is I live in Alaska lol, but a cruise is worth it just for the food and other travelers.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I wonder if shops in SE Alaska have "locally owned an operated" on the front doors?
yes they do.
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