These may be obtained from your travel agent or directly from the Internet.
Here is my list to give you a rough idea of what is involved.
You must be under 75 years of age.
There are no lifts so you have to be capable of climbing steep stairways and you should be strong enough to carry or drag your baggage to your cabin. The doors are heavy to open.
Osteoporosis, weak joints or artificial joints are a possible barrier to freighter travel because of the danger of falling or the effects of engine vibration or jolting in bad sea conditions.
A medical certificate is required. I had every check known to man or beast, including eyesight and having dental work done.
Yellow fever inoculation certification is mandatory. If you are over 60 you probably should not have a cholera jab but get a doctor to sign an exemption. I consulted a travel doctor on additional immunisations.
Freighters do not carry a doctor. Travel doctors can prescribe all sorts of first-aid medication covering seasickness, stomach problems and infections. Mine included the anti-nausea drug Prochloroperazine for seasickness, which comes in the form of small tablets that can be dissolved between the inside of the upper lip and gum. This is handy if you are too sick to swallow water.
Carry a sufficient supply of any regular medication you may require. A first-aid room has basic medication for emergencies only.
US dollars are needed for buying from the ship's "slop chest" or bond store such items as alcohol or soft drinks, cigarettes, toothpaste or incidentals. US money and the English language are standard on the Marfret Provence but check what applies to the line you are booking with.
Power supply is 220 volts at 60Hz. Bring adaptors.
There is a self-service laundry
Safe footwear. Decks are often greasy, sooty and slippery. Deck footwear gets dirty so you may like to have other footwear for inside your room.
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