__ Passport, ODP identification card, and ODP travel information
__ ODP letter stating you are joining the cruise (important for port security).
__ Backup media: JAZ, MO, Tape, ZIP, or CDs
__ Work for slow periods, e.g., data for that paper you've been wanting to write.
__ Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tissues
__ Sun screen or sun block
__ Vitamins or other dietary supplements
__ A small alarm clock or watch with an alarm. Caution: power in the cabins is 120V & 60 cycle. It sometimes affects digital alarm clocks.
__ Small flashlight
__ Extra batteries for all battery powered equipment
__ Sunglasses - as reflection off the water, clouds, and ice can be fierce.
__ Extra pair of prescription glasses/sun glasses.
__ If you require prescription safety glasses, you must provide those yourself.
__ Sweater or jacket for indoors (air conditioning can be strong).
__ Plain T-shirts for silk-screening leg logo at the end of the cruise (optional).
__ Prescription medication (enough for two months at sea and travel).
__ Necessary paperwork for medicines; some types are illegal in other countries.
__ Camera and manual.
__ Film (not available for purchase on ship).
__ Macro lense if plan on taking core photos.
__ 100 ASA 35 mm daylight balanced process E6 film for core photos.
__ Steel-toed boots for rig floor (e.g., Co-chiefs, loggers, CORKers, etc.).
__ Close-toed shoes are required for access to many areas of the ship.
__ Old/tough clothes as you will probably get dirty (mud, grease, paint, etc.).
__ Ship's laundry is efficient (clothes returned within 6 hr, and door-to-door service) but can be
hard on clothing. Don't bring your favorite stuff.
__ Extra towel (also for sunbathing)
__ Workout clothes
__ Water bottle
__ Workout tapes. Some machines (but not all) play all formats of DVDs & VHS videos.
Items to make the trip more enjoyable
__ Music (CDs or tapes)
__ Family pictures
__ Candy and/or chocolate
__ Coffee (most labs have cappuccino machines and bean grinders)
__ Herbal teas
__ Dry fruit, etc.
__ Laser discs and DVD movies