Packing List

Pack your suitcase as if you are going on a trip for approximately two weeks. Bring enough clothing and toiletries for that time period. Also, consider the region where your ship will be sailing. For example, if the ship is sailing in Alaska, you may want to bring a few items of warm clothing. Remember that you will be receiving your uniform when you arrive on board. However, you will need to bring your own shoes for work.

Due to airline restrictions and the limited storage space in your cabin, we recommend that you pack lightly. Most airlines limit luggage to two checked bags, weighing 50 pounds (23 kg) or less, and one smaller carry-on bag. Airlines and security agencies also have restrictions on the transport of batteries, dangerous goods, electronics, and liquids. Please check with your scheduled airline(s) and country regulations for all baggage and airport security regulations.

If you forget an item or run out, most accessories, clothing, and toiletries are available from the onboard Crew Shop or stores in ports your ship will visit.

You are allowed to wear your own clothing during travel and when you first arrive at the ship, but keep in mind that first impressions will be made the moment you set foot on the gangway. A more conservative appearance is preferred.

Essentials

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of visas
  • Company documents:
    • Immigration letter (with flight details)
    • Welcome letter
    • Offer letter
    • Employee contract (two copies signed and dated)
  • Original Medical Certificate
  • Original Vaccination Certificate (where required)
  • Technical certifications or qualifications (if applicable)
  • Photocopies of important documents. Carry one copy with you and leave one copy at home
  • ATM/credit card or cash in the local currency of destination
  • List of important contacts, addresses, and phone numbers

Clothes

When packing your clothes, consider the climate in the regions where you will be cruising. Uniforms (with the exception of own supply clothing) and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be issued on board.

  • Sleepwear
  • Socks, underwear, bras
  • Casual clothes for Crew Bar, excursions, and free time
  • Dresses, dress shirts, suits, and ties (if applicable for your position)
  • Light jacket
  • Sandals, shoes, and/or sneakers (including any footwear applicable for your position)
  • Swimming suit and gear
  • Exercise and gym clothes

Accessories

  • Hat
  • Belt
  • Watch and jewelry
  • Sewing kit
  • Sunglasses

Toiletries

  • Comb or brush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair gels and products
  • Manicure kit
  • Lip balm
  • Makeup
  • Moisturizer for body and face
  • Sunscreen
  • Medicines and prescription drugs
  • Glasses and/or contact lenses and solutions
  • Vitamins
  • Motion sickness remedy
  • Hairdryer

Other Items

  • Universal power adapter
  • Books
  • Camera
  • Music player
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone or SIM card
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Batteries, chargers, or power cords for electronic devices

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