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 three (3) cruises, weekend events around the country, an annual all-inclusive Jamaica land vacation, Panama, the Dominican Republic and 1 exotic trip per year to bucket-list destinations such as Dubai & Bangkok. 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, Adult Game Shows, seminars, ‘Praise at Sea’ and more. Travel with us and leave with newfound friendships, inspiration & motivation.

Just about everything is included in your price. Your stateroom of choice, entertainment, meals, beverages, gratuities for ship staff, government taxes & fess & port charges.  Enjoy warm, full meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner with your choice of buffet style or the main dining room. Complimentary dining options. G&S has included the premium beverage package in your cruise fare at a discounted rate, which also includes gratuity for the bartenders. Quench your thirst with unlimited drinks top-shelf spirits & cocktails, wines by the glass & bottled or draft beer up to $15 plus soda, juice and non-alcoholic beverages.  The 1st and 2nd passengers in a cabin also receive 1 specialty dinner per person and a $75 Onboard credit per cabin.  Third and fourth guests do not qualify for the beverage, dinner or onboard credit. These packages would have to be purchased separately.

 

Palace One of two Main Dining Rooms, Palace is where guests can enjoy specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Seating capacity 536 Crossings Experience a different culinary adventure with every visit to this Main Dining Room, offering a wide variety of cuisine, a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations. Seating capacity 568 Garden Café Whatever you’re craving, chances are you’ll find it at the Garden Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet-style restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner — and the floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque ocean views. Seating capacity 210 The Local Bar & Grill Enjoy casual dining to suit every taste. From grilled burgers to English-style fish and chips, come as you are and eat as you like after a night out or before your day begins - open 24/7. Seating capacity 62 The G

 

 

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Palace One of two Main Dining Rooms, Palace is where guests can enjoy specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Seating capacity 536 Crossings Experience a different culinary adventure with every visit to this Main Dining Room, offering a wide variety of cuisine, a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations. Seating capacity 568 Garden Café Whatever you’re craving, chances are you’ll find it at the Garden Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet-style restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner — and the floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque ocean views. Seating capacity 210 The Local Bar & Grill Enjoy casual dining to suit every taste. From grilled burgers to English-style fish and chips, come as you are and eat as you like after a night out or before your day begins - open 24/7. Seating capacity 62 The Great Outdoors This spacious outdoor buffet offers outstanding ocean views and has all your favorites, from burgers and fries to chicken, all made to order. Seating capacity 264 Room Service Choose from an extensive menu with complimentary and à la carte items. Available 24 hours a day. (Room Service Fee of $9.95 USD may

 

reat Outdoors This spacious outdoor buffet offers outstanding ocean views and has all your favorites, from burgers and fries to chicken, all made to order. Seating capacity 264 Room Service Choose from an extensive menu with complimentary and à la carte items. Available 24 hours a day. (Room Service Fee of $9.95 USD may

Le Bistro French cuisine at its finest. Surround yourself in classic décor and plates of rich cuisine such as escargot, bouillabaisse and coq au vin. Seating capacity 84 La Cucina Buona sera! Enjoy the freshest ingredients and dine on classics from Italy like osso buco or seafood fettuccine. Seating capacity 96 Cagney’s Steakhouse An authentic American steakhouse where choice cuts of Angus Beef® are perfectly prepared. Seating capacity 106 Pinnacle Lounge & Sushi Bar Sip your favorite cocktail while enjoying some light bites including handmade specialty rolls, Nigiri, Maki and Temaki. Seating capacity 68 Starbucks® Whether enjoying a Caramel Macchiato or Teavana® Iced Green Team Lemonade, step into Starbucks for your favorite morning or afternoon drink. Seating capacity 46

Norwegian Cruise Line's Premium Beverage Package (formerly known as the Ultimate Beverage Package) includes a variety of spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to and including $15 USD and unlimited fountain soda and juices at all bars, lounges, restaurants and Great Stirrup Cay. Some of the popular brands included are Don Julio Blanco, Patron Reposado, Ciroc, Whistle Pig Rye, Zacapa 23 Rum, Gentleman Jack, Patron XO, Courvoisier VSOP, Remy Martin 1738 and Remy Martin VSOP.  Package can be used in all restaurants, lounges, bars and Great Stirrup Cay.

A 20% discount will be applied to all bottles of wine purchased on board. The Premium Beverage Package does not include room service, package sales, ship specific promotions or beer buckets, designated Super Premium brands (subject to change), bottled wine, mini bar purchases, bottled water, fresh squeezed juices, specialty coffee beverages, specialty Starbucks locations, Coco’s, energy drinks, vending machines, wine stations or spirits, cocktails, draft or bottled beer and glasses of wine over $15 USD. Two (2) beverages per person per transaction.

 

No.  Hydrate yourself! Pre-order water packages that will be delivered directly to your stateroom for the duration of your cruise and save up to 60%. Norwegian Cruise Line has recently partnered with JUST® Goods, Inc. and replaced all single-use plastic bottles across the fleet with Just Water. JUST takes an innovative approach to sourcing and packaging the world’s most valued resource - water. The revolutionary company focuses on an impact model, taking into consideration both how the water is sourced and packaged. JUST is 100% spring water in a plant-based carton. The carton is made of 82% renewable materials – the paper carton is made from trees grown in responsibly-managed forests and the cap and shoulder are made from a sugarcane-based plastic. It is refillable and recyclable. 6 bottles $16.95. 12 liter water package $29.95. 24 liter water package $44.95

Effective for sailings July 15, 2016 and beyond, guests are prohibited from bringing any beverages -- including liquor, beer and non-alcoholic drinks such as water, pop and juices -- on board either as carry-on or checked luggage, with the exception of purified or distilled water in factory-sealed containers for use in conjunction with medical devices or for the reconstitution of infant formula; and fully sealed and/or corked wine bottles for personal consumption onboard that is subject to screening and a corkage fee (for guests 21 years of age or older)

The discounted rates and payment plans offered come with a caveat. The cruise line wants a guarantee that cabins will be sold, or they will impose a penalty. This is why we provide all the information up front during the booking process so that the terms are clear. That being said, we understand that unexpected things can happen, which is why we strongly suggest that you protect your investment by purchasing travel insurance. This way, if you are canceling for a covered reason, the penalty will be reimbursed to you by the insurance. Please email us at [email protected] and we can send a complimentary brochure & quote so that you can review.

Once payment is more than 5 days past due, a late fee of $25 is imposed. If a reservation is more than 10 days past due and you have not called or emailed to get an approved payment plan with the cruise line, your reservation will be cancelled. Should your reservation be cancelled due to lack of payment and you want to re-activate down the road, it is possible the cruise line will not reinstate your reservation, and that prices would be quoted at today’s rate vs. the group rate when you initially booked. It is much better to be proactive & reach out to us so that we can work on your behalf prior to a reservation being cancelled and losing your money.

There is a strict payment plan in place, however, we understand that sometimes unexpected things can happen. For extenuating circumstances that can be proved in writing such as jobless, injury, death in the family, etc. we can often get the cruise line to grand an extension. It’s important you call us before the payment deadline and not after it is past due.

Passport or drivers license and certified copy of a birth certificate.  Proof of COVID vaccine and a negative NAAT (PRC) test completed 48 hours prior to travel is also currently required. We will advise if this policy changes at any point.


 

A vaccine is NOT required. 

NOTE: Norwegian Cruise Line is working closely with local government and health authorities to gather travel requirements to the destinations we visit. While this information is provided as a courtesy to our guests, destinations we travel to may have very specific entry requirements due to health and safety protocols including potentially booster requirements, additional testing, and mask requirements. It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure they meet the entry requirements for each destination.

For All Sailings

As you prepare for your upcoming sailing, we want to ensure that your embarkation process runs smoothly and inform you of the following important requirements.

Norwegian Cruise Line recommends for all guests to follow, and where possible, sign up for notifications from their local government on international travel regulations that may prevent, restrict, or require additional documentation when traveling to another country for embarkation or during their cruise. Please note, hotels booked through NCL for a pre and/or post hotel cruise stay may have additional protocols and requirements. Please check with the hotel directly for further information.

 

When booking your flights, it is suggested that you allow 2 -3 hours travel time from the airport, to allow for travel time, baggage retrieval, loading and unloading. Closer to date when you completed your online check in the cruise line will provide you with a boarding time.


 

Yes you can purchase transfers from Norwegian cruise line. 

Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover), personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Additionally, financing is available through Uplift after qualification.

 

Life happens.  Troubles & unexpected events can occur when you least anticipate them forcing you to cancel or interrupt your trip, lose your vacation investment, and incur unplanned expenses.  We strongly encourage you to consider the purchase of travel insurance. Depending on how close to travel you are cancelling, a name change may be possible.  Please call for details.

Please copy terms and conditions from the 20th Annual Grown and Sexy Cruise versus Vibe as that is the most recent one.

Uplift gives you the freedom to purchase what you want now and pay over time with simple fixed installments. Some plans include interest while some are interest-free. When you’re ready to checkout, just select “Uplift” as your payment method, complete a short application, and receive a quick decision. Choose the terms of your payment plan, finish checking out, and enjoy your purchase. Then, pay over time with simple, no-surprise monthly payments.

While some credit cards charge interest on interest, Uplift charges only simple interest. If you carry a balance on a credit card, it can be hard to understand what it will cost you. With Uplift, the cost is clear at the time of purchase, with simple interest, predictable payments, and no fees.

Yes! You do need to allow a few days between booking and your departure date for things to process. Other than that, you are free to travel whenever – even before you’re all paid off. The beauty of this loan is that you can make the first payment, travel at any time, and pay monthly.

When you are ready to checkout, simply select pay monthly / Uplift as your payment method. To apply, you’ll need to provide some basic information like your mobile number, date of birth, and if you are a US resident, your Social Security Number. If you’re approved, finish checking out and you’re done.

Date Description Amount
08/16/2022 Deposit Due Today $149.00
09/16/2022 Second Payment $149.00
11/11/2022 Third Payment $149.00
02/24/2023 Final Payment BAL DUE