Things to Know Before You Register

Prior to registering, please take a moment to read information regarding the event

No. Anyone who does not register through this process will not be a part of the Jack and Jill Group. Staterooms booked outside of this process will not be transferred to the Group.

Yes, Registration is open for active Mothers, Associates, Fathers, Children, Teens, and Alumni. Grandparents, Nannies, and friends/extended family are also able to participate when registration opens. Note that members are limited to two staterooms per Member ID. Member ID and names must match.

Once we have reached our event capacity or January 1, 2023, whichever one comes sooner

Yes. Everyone attending will need a passport, including children. The passport must be valid 6 months past your travel date (i.e. cannot expire before January 5, 2024).

Yes, you will be able to register. However, you must have a valid passport no later than 30 days prior to sailing. If you do not have one by this date, you are responsible for any lost registration/cruise fare based on the cancellation policy.

Please review the cancellation schedule. The first $150 per person is not refundable. Deposit and Cancellation Schedule: National Cultural Exchange Cruise to the Greek Isles (

There are a few Family Verandas that have a maximum capacity of 5 as well as Inside and Ocean View Rooms. If these are not available, there are a few connecting rooms. Connecting rooms are max of 3-4 per room. If these are not available, you will have to pay for 2 staterooms that are near each other.

Yes there are a few adjoining rooms. You can request this during registration,but will be confirmed once we reach out to you to select your staterooms. If your choice is not available, depending on the stateroom requested, the cabins will be next to each other.

We know that circumstances can change, but unfortunately, there are no refunds. However, stateroom substitutions are permitted until June 25, 2023 by sending an email to All monetary transactions are between the two mothers/families. The transfer must be for the same stateroom and occupancy. Any reductions will follow the cancellation schedule.  We will not be able to accommodate changes in shirt sizes after March 1, 2023,

The ship itinerary can be found at Itinerary: National Cultural Exchange Cruise to the Greek Isles ( The National Cultural Exchange Committee is working on excursions and other exciting onboard events that will be shared with attendees no later than May 2023.

The National Cultural Exchange Task Force is working on curated JJOA excursions and experiences. These will be announced on the next Webinar (around May). Once you have a valid reservation number, you can book excursions directly through Celebrity.  If you pay for an excursion, you can cancel without penalty 24 hours before sailing.


Yes. Please check yes to this question at registration. Rooms best suited for those who need wheerchair access are Inside, Veranda, Prime Ocean View, Prime Veranda, and Sky Suite staterooms.

Maybe—this will be subject to availability.  Once rooms are fully reserved and paid for, we cannot guarantee other options will be available.

No. All guests in your cabin must be registered through JJOA.

Yes, it will be announced in early 2023 and details will be sent to registered attendees
Once you receive your cruise confirmation details, you can book your airfare. We will offer group airfare, 
however, group is not always less expensive than if you book on your own. Group gives flexibility in
name changes and space.  This option will be offered after registration closes in  January no later than 
February 2023.

Athens International Airport is 30 miles or approximately 36 minutes from Piraeus Port.

No. All gratuities are included for the cruise. However, if you want to thank someone for service above and beyond, please feel free to do so.

All gratuities, port taxes, stateroom, all meals, onboard JJOA private events, beverage package, wi-fi, and the JJOA registration is included.

The booking will be based on how you register. If there is availability, we will work to accommodate additional guests.

You must be on board the cruise ship by July 29th at 2:30pm. Depart Athens no earlier than 2:00pm on August 5th

$350 per person is due at registration. $200 per person is due no later than 1/30/2023. Final payment is due by 4/30/2023.

6:00pm and 8:30pm. You will have the option to select your preferred (not guaranteed time for main dining room seating.  Guests in suites also have the option of Retreat Dining and can eat anytime they choose

They are considered an adult and will be able to attend all JJOA event activities, except Camp at Sea. We will provide opportunities for alumni to connect with each other. Note that age 18 can consume alcohol in Greece

No later than January 30, 2023 at noon EST, send an email to The cancellation fee is $150 per person for notices received by January 30th. Please refer to the cancellation schedule for additional dates and fees. 29 days before sailing, there are no refunds

Trip insurance is not a requirement, but highly recommended to protect your travel investment from unexpected illness, delays, loss of luggage, etc. JJOA does not provide travel insurance, but here is a list of companies that provide coverage:

Celebrity Cruises,
Travel Guard
Allianz Travel Insurance
CSA Travel Protection
Travel Safe

As of November 2022, all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, can cruise. Unvaccinated guests ages 5 and older will need to test 3 days prior to boarding U.S. sailings We will advise of any testing protocols in future webinars.

Infants must be at least 12 months old as of the first day of the cruise

The Camp at Sea is open from 9:00am - 10:00pm daily. A Slumber Party from 10:00pm - 1:00am is offered nightly on a sign-up basis.  All children must be potty-trained. The minimum age for Camp at Sea is 3 years old

Yes, Services are complimentary during the hours of 9:00am - noon, 2:00 -5:00pm, and 7:00 - 10:00pm. Other times the fee is $6 per hour per child. The minimum age is 3 years old

Babysitting services are only available to passengers in Suites (Sky Suites and higher)

All travelers, including newborns and children, need a passport that is valid for 6 months beyond the end date of travel.  If you do not have the passport on November 20th, it can be added to the reservation no later than 30 days prior to sailing

Celebrity Cruises® offers autism-friendly interactive initiatives for families, including sensory-friendly films and toys, and dietary menu options, Additionally, they offer a wide range of autism-friendly products and services. For more details, go to

For stateroom and travel questions, send an email to For programming related questions, email