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Winter Outer Wear
Hats, gloves, gaiters
Socks
Pants
merino-shirts
Merino jammies, swims
Shoes, blanket, laundry
Gear and cameras
Computer & accessories
Seasickness Aids
Lingerie and Laundry Bags
My carry-on
Winter Outer Wear
Hats, gloves, gaiters
Socks
Pants
merino-shirts
Merino jammies, swims
Shoes, blanket, laundry
Gear and cameras
Computer & accessories
Seasickness Aids
Lingerie and Laundry Bags
My carry-on
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Normally I’m a minimalist packer. But I had some concerns that I’d be cold and wet during or after the excursions. So I doubled my normal activity outfits.

I was thrilled to read that Silversea Expedition Cruises did not have dress up or formal attire requirements. (Side note: I’m not sure why other cruises do. Shouldn’t we encourage people to wear what’s comfortable? Discounting pajamas at dinner, unless in your suite.)

I love, Love, LOVE my merino wool shirts. (My favs are from Woolx.) They go from adventure expedition to dinner. Presto change-o from ski pants to trousers, add a necklace and/or scarf and I’m all set. Or simply take off the ski pants and wear the leggings underneath.

All this means I packed way more clothes than I needed. Additionally, the ship had free self service laundry facilities or paid cleaning services.

My edited clothes packing recommendations:

Garb:

  • 1 vest (fleece or merino or down)
  • 1 pair ski pants
  • 1-2 pairs of leggings (or base layer bottoms merino recommended)
  • 2 pairs of wool socks
  • 2 pairs of silk or merino sock liners
  • 1 pair pajamas (or alternate sleeping apparel – I wear merino boxers and a merino t-shirt)
  • 1-2 pairs of pants
  • 4-5 long sleeve merino shirts
  • 6-7 days of underwear
  • 1-2 scarves
  • 2 neck gaiters
  • 1-2 hats
  • 2-3 pairs of gloves (waterproof ski gloves/mittens, tech compatible gloves, glove liners)
  • 1-2 pairs of shoes (rent or borrow waterproof boots on the ship)
  • 1 swimsuit
    • Optional:
      • Ski jacket, mid layer (the cruise will provide these, but you may prefer your own – I did. My Helly Hanson ski jacket has pit zips which can be VERY useful when hiking up the mountains. And the cruise jackets are male sizes only.)
      • Casual sweater or button down shirt
      • Workout clothes/shoes (If sneakers/trainers weren’t already on your shoe list think about how much space they will take up. Consider how much time you may actually have to work out. And think about the sea conditions, the gym may be closed due to rough seas.)

Tech:

Now that you’ve selected your attire, it’s time to work on your gear. Don’t buy just in case stuff. Don’t bring just in case stuff.

I did both. I bought a monopod for my camera, never took it out of the bag. I could have used it a couple of times, but got some great photos without. There were only two people on the ship using a tri/monopods and one was the official photog and one gifted amateur.

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