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Old 02-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Last 2013 Alaska? Weather?

I was looking at Sep 2 Alaska sailing..is this too late to go and hope for warmish weather?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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I was looking at Sep 2 Alaska sailing..is this too late to go and hope for warmish weather?
Define "warmish." If by that you mean short-sleeve weather, then no. Will you get snow and ice? No. Typical Alaskan weather during that time--heck, during most of the Alaskan summer--means 50s and 60s with a fair amount of overcast skies, drizzle, and lows perhaps in the 40s. That's the typical weather, but your particular experience might be different, but I wouldn't count on it. That being said, Alaska is a majestic place to visit, and as long as you dress appropriately (layers, water-resistant outer jacket, et. al.), you'll have a great time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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We bundled up on the 7/26/11 cruise in Alaska. It was warmish the day we were at Mendenhal Glacier, but that was compared to the other days, where we took off our first two layers and enjoyed walking around in our sweatshirts & jeans instead of being bundled up. You don't go to Alaska for warmth, IMO. It was beautiful and DH's favorite cruise so far. We want to go back ASAP!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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We went on the next to last cruise of the season (so September), and it was in the 50s. We thought it was fabulous! (a cool break for us after a long hot summer) Plus, at the end of the season, everything in the ports is on sale! (fleeces, sweatshirts, etc)
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We went on the next to last cruise of the season (so September), and it was in the 50s. We thought it was fabulous! (a cool break for us after a long hot summer) Plus, at the end of the season, everything in the ports is on sale! (fleeces, sweatshirts, etc)
We were on the last Alaska cruise in 2011 (Aug 29 - Sep 7) and had similar weather - temps in the hi 50's - low 60's. It was misty/sprinkly in Juneau, but otherwise clear, from what I recall. Bring a waterproof outer layer and waterproof/resistant shoes, a hat & gloves and you should be fine.

I cleaned up an old pair of sneakers & used waterproofing spray on them - then tossed at the end of the cruise to make room for more souvenirs! I also bought a $20 winter jacket (on clearance) that has seen me thru two Indiana winters so far.
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We too were on the last 2011 Alaska, weather was great. Its not the Caribbean but we only hit 1 day of the wetter, damp dreary weather. Day in Tracy Arm got chilly sitting on the upper deck but they had blankets if you wanted to sit on lounge chairs, deck 4 is another option but you may lack sun. Ditto with everything on sale, there was only 1 more ship scheduled into port behind us so all shops were liquidating and the seasonal help were preparing to head back to the lower 48 for the winter, some already left. We flew up onto a glacier and into a lake with jackets and walked around town in short sleeve shirts (we are from Minnesota).
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We were on the last Alaska cruise in 2011 (Aug 29 - Sep 7) and had similar weather - temps in the hi 50's - low 60's. It was misty/sprinkly in Juneau, but otherwise clear, from what I recall. Bring a waterproof outer layer and waterproof/resistant shoes, a hat & gloves and you should be fine.
Ditto to this. We went the last cruise in 2012 and the only rain we saw was in Juneau and that was drizzly, Seattle-like rain. We wore our heavy coats in Juneau and Skagway (because our excursion took us up in the Yukon), and a sweatshirt in Ketchikan. We loved every minute of this cruise!
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I have cruised to Alaska twice. The first time in late August, 2009 and then again in late June 2012. The weather on our cruise in late August was absolutely beautiful. Temps in the high 60's and low 70's. It was sunny every day. Our cruise last year in late June was the opposite. It was cold, windy and rainy. You just never know. Alaska is very unpredictable.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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There was a trip report in 2011 on the DIS from a poster who took a Sept cruise (non DCL) and they were miserable b/c of the weather. After I read it, I stopped considering end of the season cruises. Maybe just a fluke, but alot of people responding to the TR were reprimanding her for her decision to go cheap and go in Sept. The whole thing was super harsh and sad to read b/c they'd spent alot of money and it was a dream trip.

Anyway, I went last year in July and the weather was great. Hot in Skagway, nice in Juneau, and cold in Tracy Arm and Ketchikan.
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September 2011 wasn't too bad as far as the temperature, a sweatshirt and a rain jacket and jeans were fine for excursions. The rain jacket was necessary as it drizzled steadily in all the ports.

I'll agree with the end of the season sales in the port souvenir shops. I bought more stuff on that cruise...
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