I am wondering what kind of footwear to bring along on this Alaska cruise.  We will be walking on a range of surfaces from the deck of the cruise ship to snow and ice.  Shoes take up a lot of room in the suitcase, so I want to optimize.

  • My husband and I are signed up for the June 8th through 17th trip. We're taking light hikers. I've got a pair of Merrell's and he recently bought a pair of Keen Targhee Vent hikers. His may be more waterproof/water resistant than mine. Alaska Dream Cruises will provide rain shoes/boots, and we're going to rely on those if its really wet. I may take a pair of New Balance walking shoes or a pair of running shoes for general walking around in the ports we'll visit. But definitely, no more than 2 pairs of shoes.

    Jackie (and Lucien) Lane
  • The owners of the ship line we'll be on has a great website: of information about what to bring, and what they furnish. A 3-page "Know Before You Go" is really helpful.