Frequently Asked Questions

Keith Jones, the man behind the Grown & Sexy Cruise phenomenon is first and foremost an entertainer. His accomplishments include being one of the pioneers of Miami Bass Music, a successful radio personality, and restaurateur.  As founder of Grown & Sexy Cruises, Keith “DJ KJ” Jones’ objective was to provide people a safe & affordable way to travel the world. Since its inception, his vision has expanded from one cruise a year to several annual cruises, weekend events around the country, all-inclusive vacations in the Caribbean, as well as international trips including Dubai, Cairo, Bangkok & Cartagena. G&S is now one of the fastest-growing Black travel groups in America. The trips offer incredible value where you can enjoy nightly theme parties, celebrity DJ’s, comedy shows, networking, seminars, games, contests, ‘Praise at Sea’ and more.   Travel with us and leave with newfound friendships, inspiration & motivation.

Make Travel Matter.  With the philosophy, “take memories & leave only footprints”, we strive to protect and preserve each extraordinary destination for its people, wildlife, and future travelers by finding meaningful ways to reduce our environmental footprint.  Social responsibility is at the heart of everything we do.  G&S and its travel partners donate annually to Travel Elevates. From funding education and sustainability initiatives to supporting healthcare and economic empowerment programs, these projects support the local communities that are touched by tourism. We make sure every trip has stops at local restaurants & shops.  We hire local entertainment in addition to the talent we bring.  Grown & Sexy also supports underserved women in the Caribbean islands with its sundress donation drive to local churches. Through the Hooptie Foundation, Grown & Sexy helps put youth on the “Road to Success” with its annual scholarship to help students purchase their first car.  In 2019, over $10,000 in food & supplies was donated to help the recovery efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

We believe that everyone can make a difference. “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — that is to have succeeded” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

There are so many reasons to arrive early to a destination!  The first and most important is flight delays. If you miss a flight or a flight is cancelled and you have to leave a day later, you will miss the boat.  It can be very costly to meet up with the boat at one of the ports so we always recommend arriving a day early.  Secondly, it's your only opportunity to see Athens. The ship leaves from here but you don't have any free time there, so we've made sure to include the Acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens, Greece, and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.  It's also an opportunity to start getting used to the time change, rest a bit before the busy schedule begins and try some local food and ship for handmade goods unique to the region.  We will be offering a land package that includes a pre-night in Athens, a welcome party, a tour of the Acropolis & transfers to the ship the next day. 

Just about everything is included in your price.  As we mentioned previously, you get picked up at the airport upon arrival, have a pre-night in Athens, a welcome party, a ½ day tour of the city the next morning, and transportation to the ship.

Onboard enjoy warm, full meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner with your choice of buffet style or the main dining room. Complimentary dining includes:

Main Restaurant:  This sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef will provide the fine dining experience you love while you’re on vacation. The airy Main Restaurant offers exquisite menu selections, which change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. And the service? Legendary.

Oceanview Café:  Savor a world of flavors in our market-place inspired café offering buffet-style food with cook-to-order stations.

Mast Grill:  Let your cravings go wild. Grab a great burger in a relaxed, poolside environment.

Spa Café:  Choose from healthy smoothies, wraps, salads and acai bowls.

Aqua Class cabins have an exclusive restaurant called BLU & Retreat Cabins have a private restaurant called Luminae also included in the price. 

G&S has included the classic beverage package in your cruise fare at a discounted rate, which also includes gratuity for the bartenders. Quench your thirst with unlimited drinks, spirits & cocktails, wines by the glass & bottled or draft beef up to $10 each plus soda, juice and non-alcoholic beverages. 

What's not included? Flights, parking, transfers, shopping, spa treatments, gambling, shore excursions, upgraded WiFi or beverages packages or items of a personal nature.

Although SUBJECT TO CHANGE, here is the current list provided by Celebrity Cruises for the Classic Beverage Package


  • Absolut
  • New Amsterdam
  • Smirnoff
  • Wheatley


  • Beefeater
  • Gordon’s
  • Praire Gin


  • Cazadores Reposado
  • Exotico Blanco


  • Dewar’s White Label
  • Famous Grouse
  • Jim Beam
  • Johnnie Walker Red
  • Seagram’s VO
  • Wild Turkey


A large selection of classic cocktails made with Classic Beverage Package spirits such as Miami Vice, rum and coke, rum punch and more.


  • Bacardi
  • Captain Morgan's
  • Malibu
  • Myer’s
  • Wray & Nephew


  • Frangelico
  • Kahlua
  • Limoncello
  • Midori
  • Primm's
  • Sambuca Romana
  • Southern Comfort


  • Bud Light
  • Budweiser
  • Coors Light
  • Corona
  • Estrella Damm Daura
  • Heineken
  • Heineken 0.00%
  • Heineken Silver
  • Mochelob Ultra
  • Miller Lite
  • Red Stripe
  • Samuel Adams


A large selection of wines from around the world, such as chardonnays from California, merlots from Washington, malbecs from Argentina, and riojas from Spain


  • Non-premium bottled water
  • Premium coffees
  • Juices
  • Sodas
  • Premium teas, Tea Forte

Although subject to change in price & what's included, here is the current list provided by Celebrity Cruises for the Premium Beverage package.

Just $25 per night more than Classic Package (Royal Caribbean past passengers get 10 to 20% off depending on Crown and Anchor status)

Includes drinks up to $15 and those of the Standard and Classic beverage packages. A 20% service charge is added to each check. Wines by the bottle are discounted by 20%.


  • Absolut Elyx
  • Belvedere
  • Belvedere Intense
  • Chopin
  • Christiania
  • Ciroc & Flavors
  • Grey Goose
  • Hangar 1
  • Ketel One
  • Pearl
  • Rain
  • Reyka
  • Russian Standard


  • Bombay Sapphire
  • Bombay Sapphire East
  • Hendrick’s
  • Plymouth
  • Star of Bombay
  • Tanqueray
  • Tanqueray No. Ten


  • Cazadores Reposado
  • Don Julio Reposado
  • Herradura Reposado
  • Patrón Citrónge
  • Patrón Reposado
  • Patrón Silver
  • Patrón XO Café


  • Aberfeldy 12
  • Bulleit Rye
  • Chivas Regal 12
  • Crown Royal
  • Dewar’s 12
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Glen Scotia Single Malt
  • Glenfiddich Reserva Cask
  • Glenfiddich Select
  • The Glenlivet
  • Haig Scotch
  • Highland Park Scotches
  • Highland Park Elnar
  • Jack Daniel's Black
  • Jack Daniel's Honey
  • Jack Daniel's Rye
  • Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
  • Johnnie Walker Black
  • The Macallan
  • The Macallan Lumina
  • The Macallan Quest
  • Maker’s Mark
  • Rittenhouse Rye
  • Wild Turkey
  • Woodford Double Oaked
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Woodford Rye


Craft cocktails, large martinis, and long drinks, all made with Premium Beverage Package spirits


  • Bacardi 8 Años
  • Brugal
  • Flor de Caña
  • Mount Gay
  • Pyrat XO
  • Zacapa 23


  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Chambord
  • Cointreau
  • Courvoisier VSOP
  • Disaronno Amaretto
  • Drambuie
  • Frangelico
  • Godiva
  • Grand Marnier
  • Remy Martin VSOP
  • St. Germain
  • Tuaca


  • Anchor Steam
  • Blue Moon
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale
  • Dogfish Head 90 min
  • Estrella Damm (gluten free)
  • Fuller’s London Pride
  • Grolsch
  • Guinness
  • Highland Stout
  • Kingfisher Lager
  • Kronenbourg 1664
  • La Fin du Monde
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin'
  • Lagunitas Pils
  • Leffe Blond
  • Magners Cider
  • O’Hara’s Irish Red
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale
  • Orion Lager
  • Paulaner Salvator Double Bock
  • Peroni
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Sapporo
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Stella Artois
  • Stone IPA
  • Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider
  • Woodchuck Pear Cider


Champagnes and favorite wines such as Cherry Tart Pinot Noir, Conundrums, Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, J&H Selbach Riesling Kabinett, Mer Soleil Chardonnay, Michael David Petite Petit red, and Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc.


  • Premium bottled water
  • Acqua Panna water
  • Evian water
  • San Pellegrino
  • Premium coffees
  • Juices, fresh and bottled
  • Red Bull
  • Sodas
  • Premium teas
  • Honest® iced teas
  • Matcha teas
  • Vitaminwater

The ship sails it of Athens, Greece and visits Rhodes, Ephesus, Mykonos, Santorini, Hydra and back to Athens. There is 1 day at sea.

Yes.  You will be able to book additional hotel nights as long as the hotel has availability. Additional hotel nights have to be paid for at the time of reserving them. We will also be offering a 1 night pre-stay package.  We will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel. Take the afternoon to explore the nearby neighborhoods and shops. That evening attend our Bon Voyages party. After breakfast the next morning we will take you on a half day tour of Athens and then take you to the ship to board the cruise.  Prices will be available next week.

The Acropolis is an important spiritual, democratic, artistic, and architectural symbol of the glories of Ancient Greece. First inhabited around 5,000 B.C., the Acropolis is still mostly intact today. This massive hill is visible from virtually any narrow alleyway in the streets of Athens below.

Part citadel and part sanctuary, mythology tells us that Greek gods and mere mortals alike long fought to control the Acropolis. The more famous conquerors include the Romans and Ottoman Turks. However, according to Greek traveler Pausanias, the original battle royale pitted the pagan goddess Athena against the god Poseidon. Athena gained the upper hand for the title of patron of Athens and the Acropolis.

Inside the complex, you can see Beule Gate, Porch of the Maidens, Theater of Dionysus, Falgpole on the Belvedere, Stoa of Eumenes, Ceremonial Sundays, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea, Erechtheion & the Parthenon.

One of the great perks of Elite status is gaining access to the Captain's Club Coffee Lounge, where you can enjoy a coffeehouse-style breakfast each morning. This is a particularly big deal on shore excursion days, as it means you have a relatively quiet and uncrowded place to grab a quick breakfast before heading out for a tour.

Elites also get unlimited free drinks from the Captain's Club menu each day, excluding embarkation day, between 5 and 7 p.m. at most bars and lounges on the ship. All you have to do is present your Sea Pass card. As noted above, this isn't quite the perk it used to be since a basic drinks package is included with many bookings now as part of the line's relatively new Always Included fare tier.

If you're sailing on a Solstice Class or Millennium Class vessel, reaching the Elite tier will get you free access to the Persian Garden spa zones — home to steam rooms, saunas and heated loungers — on one port day of your choice.

Elite level also brings:

  • Priority tender service, where available
  • Access to a private lounge on departure day serving continental breakfast
  • An invitation to a senior officer party
  • An invitation to a Music & Mixology event
  • A 20% discount on a bottle of wine
  • A 30% discount on Wi-Fi packages and upgrades, plus 90 complimentary stream minutes
  • A 15% discount on drinks packages
  • A 40% discount on a digital or print photo package
  • A 20% discount on The Studio photo packages
  • One complimentary dry clean item
  • One standard bag of complimentary laundry (wash, dry & fold)
  • A 15% discount at the ship's spa
  • Pre-sailing specialty restaurant reservations through the loyalty desk
  • Exclusive Captain's Club offers
  • An invitation to a Captain's Club welcome party
  • One complimentary specialty coffee when you dine at a specialty restaurant
  • One free scoop of gelato
  • 10% discount on any bottle of wine
  • 10% discount on a Premium Drink Package upgrade when purchased pre-cruise only
  • 10% discount on a Drink Package when purchased pre-cruise
  • 25% discount on Wi-Fi packages and upgrades, and complimentary premium minutes
  • 25% discount on any digital or print photo package
  • 10% discount on The Studio photo package
  • 1 free standard bag of laundry on your cruise (wash, dry & fold)
  • 10% discount at the spa
  • Various casino perks