- Two pairs of sunglasses
- Brimmed hat
- Bug repellent
- Refillable water bottle
- Sunscreen & aloe vera
- Portable fan
What to skip. Anything irreplaceable, like heirloom jewelry or designer sunglasses. If losing said item on the beach would ruin your trip, leave it at home. Leave out flippers, wet suits and bulky snorkel equipment.
Gear is usually provided on shore excursions or rented right on the beach, so save room in your luggage. Holland America Line has a full list of prohibited items.
Don’t forget. Toiletries, such as deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Extra pair of prescription lenses or glasses. Sunscreen and aloe-vera, a lifesaver in the relentless Caribbean sun. Bug repellent. Refillable water bottle, so you can fill up as you explore. If you forget something, you will likely be able to find it in one of our onboard shops.
Extras. You know what goes well with sugar sand and swaying palms? A beach read, a journal to scrawl in and a waterproof camera so you remember every sun-washed second.