The first thing is to pack for when and where you’re going. If you’re joining an Arctic expedition you won’t be packing exactly the same as if you were going to Turkey in August, but a lot of it will be the same just with more or less shorts! Below is a guide for what to pack, but do add to it!:

[  ]  Your Passport(s)

[  ]  Travel Details

[  ]  Flight Tickets (Check names shown on the flight ticket match those shown on the individual passports)

[  ]  Travel insurance documents

[  ]  Car Parking or Airport Hotel voucher, if using these services

[  ]  Sailing certificates if chartering or joining a flotilla

[  ]  Holdall or other soft bag (rigid suitcases are hard to store on board)

[  ]  Swimwear

[  ]  Beach Towel

[  ]  Soft soled shoes &/or deck shoes (no black soles)

[  ]  Jumper or light fleece

[  ]  Waterproof jacket in early or late summer

[  ]  Hat & sunglasses (with cord)

[  ]  T-shirt/tops and long sleeve casual shirts/tops

[  ]  Shorts and casual long trousers/slacks.

[  ]  Credit Cards / Debit Cards and some local currency.

[  ]  Toilet bag with toiletries

[  ]  Suntan cream (protection)

[  ]  Sea sickness pills – “Stugeron” are particularly effective

[  ]  Insect Repellent – gel, spray or cream

[  ]  Anti-histamine ointment and tablets (for insect bites/stings) & any essential medication

[  ]  Camera / camcorder with strap, batteries & spare memory cards, film or tapes

[  ]  Your choice of MP3, Ipod or CDs to play on board

[  ]  Books/magazines/newspapers to read

[  ]  Snorkelling mask and flippers if you have them

[  ]  Plug adaptor for the country of travelling

[  ]  12 volt adapter for charging phones, etc. on-board (using cigarette lighter socket)