Sea Term Preparation Checklist

Things to Bring

  • Prescription medicines for 2 months to cover the whole sea term
  • Small bag with luggage lock to store meds
  • Up to date epi-pen if you have one
  • Extra sets of contact lenses and glasses (easier to use in an emergency)
  • Sunscreen for port
  • Insect repellant (100% DEET) for port 
  • Over the counter medications (tylenol, ibuprofen, bismuth, decongestants, skin moisturizer, aloe, lip balm...)
  • Soap with plastic soap dish, shampoo, tooth paste, mouth guard/retainer if you have one
  • Baby powder / foot powder - you will sweat and want to avoid fungal infections

Things to Do

  • Get a Flu Shot now  -  you do not want to be sick and miss sea term activities
    • It takes 2 weeks to develop immunity so the sooner you get it the better 
    • No prescription needed: go to any pharmacy (health insurance covers it)
  • Dental check-up and treatment for any dental pain (very limited dental care on the ship)
  • 2nd Hep A vaccine if you have not already received it
  • Bring paperwork from Flu shot or Hep A vaccine to Health Services to verify into your medical record
  • Check with your phone carrier to avoid roaming charges in port, how to get an international plan, how to use free voice over internet apps like skype or viber
  • Inform your credit card company of your travel plans
  • Talk with your doctor or us ahead of time for prevention methods if you are highly prone to motion sickness