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, 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, seminars, ‘Praise at Sea’ and more. Travel with us and leave with newfound friendships, inspiration & motivation.
Just about everything is included in your price. Enjoy warm, full meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner with your choice of buffet style or the main dining room. Complimentary dining options include the main dining room, Windjammer Cafe, Cafe Two70, Sorrento's, El Loco Fresh, Cafe Promenade, & the Solarium Bistro for breakfast & lunch. G&S has included the deluxe 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 beef up to $15 plus soda, juice and non-alcoholic beverages.
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 cancelling 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 a 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 job less, 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.
Should COVID-19 still be affecting cruises into 2022, we are confident that Royal Caribbean would extend their offer so that guests could cancel a cruise up to 48 prior to sailing and receive a future cruise credit. At this time however 2022 sailing do not fall under this policy.