Originally Posted by viperstd
I'm a civi that is going on a gray boat pleasure cruise for ~3 weeks and need to know what to pack other than clothes.
How does laundry work?
Will I have a place to put my kit or does it need to live in a bag?
Is a duffel bag or sea bag the best way to go?
Should I plan on wearing some 5.11 bdu pants so I'm not in jeans?
What do I need to know?
I'm stationed on an LHD right now... and i can tell you it probably won't be very "pleasurable". lol unless you don't have to work much. Anyway, you'll most likely just do ur laundry in the self-serve machines. So be sure to bring some detergent and a laundry bag/pins. As stated before you'll probably be staying in a stateroom in which case you should have a locker to store ur things in. Sea bags are ok, but a duffel would be fine as well if you can fit everything in a duffel bag. Jeans are perfectly fine for a civi to be wearing on ship. Make sure you wear a pair of steel toe boots, i'm not 100% sure its mandatory for the civilians but it is for military onboard to wear steel toe. be prepared to wait in long lines for everything. Mess decks, ship's store, laundry, etc. Don't forget to bring a little money to buy stuff from the ship's store if you want snacks or if you accidentally forget your toothbrush, laundry detergent or whatever. oh and don't forget ur camera...