How to Prepare for a Carrier Embark
1. Dress comfortably, in clothes you don't mind getting dirty -- but no loose clothing. Rugged pants or trousers such as denim jeans or cargo pants are recommended.
2. For safety reasons, no national dress (Arab) will be allowed. In addition, shorts, tank-tops, sleeveless shirts and dresses or skirts are prohibited.
3. Wear flat, sturdy, closed-toed shoes only, preferably with rubber soles. Sandals, flip-flops or any open-toed shoes are prohibited.
4. Bring pajamas as the bathrooms may be down the hall from where you're sleeping.
5. Bring flip flops to wear in the shower only. Flip-flops will not be allowed for wear throughout the ship.
6. We recommend bringing a sweat shirt or sweater, as areas of the ship may be cooler than the outside temperature.
7. Bring all toiletries you'll need for an overnight trip -- towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
8. Be prepared for 110v
Electrical power aboard US ships is 110v/60Hz and use U.S. standard (Edison, or type A/B) outlets. If you need to recharge batteries, you will need compatible equipment. We don't generally have adapters or transformers onboard. Alternatively, BRING EXTRA BATTERIES.
9. Bring U.S. currency (cash) to pay for meals onboard the ship. The ship does not take credit cards and does not have currency exchange. Meals will cost you about $20 total (unless otherwise specified). U.S. currency is also needed if you wish to purchase souvenirs from the US ships.
10. While you will have a media visa from Bahrain’s National Communication Centre (NCC) for your arrival to the country, you may need up to 25 BD to get a visa on your return from the ship (cash machines are available in the airport). Be sure you keep your receipt for the visas to show when you head out to the carrier.
Note: Please keep in mind media will be responsible for carrying their own equipment and it is recommended to travel light. Equipment weight limit is 65-lbs per person.