What to Pack


Please check the weather of the ports we will be visiting and bring clothes according your comfort level.


  • Lightweight scarf, cap, gloves
  • Waterproof jacket/raincoat or light jacket
  • Clothing you can layer (layers are recommended as it is hard to predict what the weather will be)
  • Exercise clothes
  • Work clothes (for 3 work days)
  • Work gloves, safety glasses
  • Hat / baseball cap (for mission projects)
  • Comfortable walking shoes with good traction, hiking & get-dirty work shoes
  • Modest bathing suit (see Dress Code below)
  • Formal wear (see Dress Code below)

Personal Items

  • Sunscreen & insect repellent
  • Personal medications
  • Handy-wipes/hand sanitizer

Other Items

On-Board Dress Code (Required by Cruise Line)

For regular meals, Holland America requires shirt and shoes. Jeans or shorts are not allowed in the formal dining room at any time.  There are two “formal nights” in the formal dining room.  Gentleman must wear a jacket and tie to be admitted; ladies generally wear formal dresses or pants suits.  Please note, walking through the carpeted hallways or dining areas in only a bathing suit is strongly discouraged (bring covering). For additional information contact us.