What to Pack

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Recommended Personal Items

  • Backpack (you will be provided a complimentary CWM backpack onboard)
  • Passport
  • Express Docs (Ticket) - Holland America
  • Cash for souvenirs
  • Bible, notebook/journal
  • Camera
  • Pants (Jeans - 2), (Khakis- 1)
  • Shorts (for work and/or relaxation - 3)
  • Work clothes (for 2 work days)
  • Work gloves
  • Hat / baseball cap (for mission projects)
  • Short-sleeve shirts
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • Socks and underwear
  • Light jacket (layers are recommended as it is hard to predict what the weather will be)
  • Flip-flops / sandals / get-dirty work shoes
  • Modest bathing suit (see Dress Code below)
  • Formal wear (see Dress Code below)
  • Sleepwear
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal items (note the ship typically has complimentary bath soap and shampoo)
  • Personal medications
  • Insect repellant (with Deet)
  • Handy-wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Mesh or plastic bag for dirty clothes (laundry service is available onboard for a fee)
  • Thank-you cards (for the ship crew)

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.