Dress Like a Local

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. All opinions are my own.

Cruise Ship Chic with Alaskan Flair

Embarking on an Alaskan cruise is a thrilling experience, and dressing like a local adds an extra layer of excitement to your journey. Dive into the Alaskan aesthetic with our guide on mastering the art of authentic style tailored for upcoming cruise ship travelers.

Alaska’s weather can be unpredictable, so layering is key. Start with a cozy

base layer

add a


for warmth,

and don’t forget a reliable


rain jacket

to handle occasional drizzles.

These layers not only keep you warm during onshore adventures but also showcase Alaskan resilience.


Columbia Women’s Powder Lite Hooded Jacket

Powder Lite cold-weather jacket combines urban looks with technology to keep you warm and dry. Crafted of a water resistant shell, lined with the Omni-HEAT™ reflective dots, and packed with our Thermarator™ insulation, this coat will keep you warm and comfortable when the weather turns blustery and cold.

Sport an Alaskan-Style Hat:

Elevate your look with an Alaskan-themed hat – whether it’s a

classic knit beanie or a

baseball cap


Warm Scarf




Toe-Warming Socks




Men’s Waterproof Hiking Boots

Discover unmatched comfort on your cruise with these boots. They redefine walking, providing support to ankles and a cushion-like feel underfoot. Waterproof and warm, they’re perfect for port exploration and navigating wet decks. A blend of comfort, support, and style, these boots are the ideal choice for any cruise traveler. Enjoy the journey in cozy confidence.

Men’s Moab 3 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

Waterproof membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape Pigskin leather and mesh upper 100% recycled laces and webbing Bellows tongue keeps out debris Protective toe cap 100% recycled mesh lining Kinetic Fit ADVANCED removable contoured insole with reinforced heel cushioning for medium support Molded nylon arch shank Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability Lightweight EVA foam midsole for stability and comfort Vibram TC5+ rubber sole.

KEEN Men’s Austin Low Height Leather Oxfords

“These are the shoes I personally wear in Ketchikan everyday rain or shine.”

Ole G. 

TRACTION & SUPPORT: Made with a non marking rubber outsole so that you leave no trace indoors; The metalogical footbed design is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot.

Woman’s Walking Shoes

Step into comfort with these sneakers – your perfect walking companion on a cruise. Slip them on effortlessly, enjoying their easy-wear design. With a stylish appearance, they provide excellent support and value. Ideal for all-day use, their extra-thick sole ensures impact absorption. Experience comfort, style, and convenience with these shoes that perfectly fit the bill for your cruise adventures.

Women’s Waterproof Hiking Shoe

“You’ll appreciate these shoes as much as I do. With two pairs in my collection, LaDonna G.” 

The durability, support, and quality are unmatched. The laces stay intact, perfect for daily use, and the cushioned soles make long walks and hikes a breeze. They are super light, providing stability for my knees. A perfect fit for cruising comfort!


Men & Women’s Extra Tuff Boot

“If it’s raining hard in Ketchikan or we are on our boat commercial fishing these are the only boots we wear.” Ole & LaDonna

These boots are a true local Alaskan favorite. Almost every household in Southeast Alaska has at least one pair of these boots and most have a pair for everyone in the house.

Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes demand comfortable footwear. Opt for warm socks paired with sturdy boots suitable for both cruise ship decks and onshore trails. This combination ensures you’re prepared for the rainy Alaskan climate while exuding rugged elegance.

Jeans and Leggings for Cruise Ship Comfort:

Cruise ship attire calls for a balance between comfort and style. Choose between cozy leggings or rugged denim to suit your preference. This versatile bottom wear, coupled with layers on top, ensures you’re ready for both onboard relaxation and adventurous shore excursions.

As you set sail on your Alaskan cruise adventure, let your wardrobe reflect the beauty of the Last Frontier. Embrace the layers, don an Alaskan-themed hat, and equip yourself with warm socks, leggings, or jeans paired with sturdy boots. Your attire will not only keep you comfortable but also blend seamlessly with the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of Alaska. So, get ready to cruise in style and make your Alaskan journey unforgettable with the perfect ensemble.