Explore the Lands of Jesus and Paul: Mediterranean Cruise with Third Millennium Ministries

frequently asked questions  

What documentation do I need to bring?

Proper travel documentation is the sole responsibility of the guest. Guests arriving at embarkation without proper documentation may not join the voyage and will NOT be entitled to a refund. 

All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. All passports must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple-entry visas are required for some vacations. You will need to check with your consulate to verify all requirements. 

You are responsible for obtaining and payment of all visas and entry documents prior to travel, and for meeting all health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries to be visited. Non-U.S. citizens must consult with appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed and are responsible for obtaining all visas and entry documents independently.

Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details. For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov.

What to pack?

On the first day...
For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes, and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.

Onboard attire...
Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.

For lounging by the pool, pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). You'll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas.

If you're planning to visit our onboard fitness center, be sure to bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working out in - plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.

Dinner attire...
There will be two Evening Chic nights and the other nights of the cruise will feature Smart Casual attire.

Formal Night gets a modern luxury reboot on Celebrity Cruises. Say goodbye to Formal Night, and hello to Evening Chic. Now, on up to two nights on every cruise, Evening Chic attire is replacing Formal attire. While dressier than Smart Casual, Evening Chic is intended to be less dressy than Formal attire.

Women should feel comfortable wearing:
A cocktail dress
Skirt, pants or designer jeans with an elegant top

Men should feel comfortable wearing:
Pants or designer jeans with a dress shirt, button-down shirt or sweater
Optional sport coat or blazer

Evening Chic means that you can get glamorous and be sophisticated in your own way. If you would like to still wear a tuxedo or formal gown on Evening Chic nights, you absolutely should.

Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurant at any time. Shorts and flip-flops are not allowed in the evening hours. The dress code will be enforced at all restaurants. And guests are asked to follow the Smart Casual or Evening Chic dress code in the Celebrity Theater for all evening performances. The daily program, delivered to your stateroom and available at the Guest Relations Desk, will be your guide to the correct attire each evening.

Don't Forget To Take

Be sure to take toiletries and prescriptions for both medication and eye glasses to aid in replacement in the unlikely event they become misplaced.
A travel alarm clock.
Binoculars if you enjoy bird watching or would like a closer look at wildlife and glaciers.
Your camera.

What NOT to pack?

For the safety of our guests and crew, there are certain items that are not allowed on board. If these are found, they will be confiscated. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned. Prohibited items are at the discretion of the Chief Security Officer and the Staff Captain and include, but are not limited to:

  • • Firearms and ammunition, including realistic replicas
  • • Sharp objects, including knives and scissors*
  • • Illegal drugs and substances
  • • Candles, incense, coffee makers, clothes irons, travel steamers and hot plates (Items that generate heat or produce an open flame. This includes heating pads, clothing irons, hotplates, candles, incense and any other item that may create a fire hazard. NOTE:The only exception to this policy are curling irons and hair straighteners. Matches and normal lighters are allowed onboard. However "torch lighters" and novelty lighters that look like guns are not allowed onboard. Torch lighters emit a powerful concentrated flame, and are therefore prohibited.)
  • • Electrical extension cords
  • • Baseball bats, hockey sticks, cricket bats, bows, and arrows
  • • Skateboards and surfboards
  • • Martial-arts gear
  • • Aerial drones
  • • Self-defense, including handcuffs, pepper spray, and night sticks
  • • Flammable liquids, including lighter fluid
  • • Explosives, including fireworks
  • • Hookahs & water hookah pipes
  • • Ham radios
  • • Dangerous chemicals, including bleach and paint
  • • Alcoholic beverages** (Note: Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing.)

If you have a question about an item you wish to take on board your cruise, please contact our reservations team.

* Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed.

** Two bottles of wine per stateroom are allowed on embarkation day, subject to corkage fees.

What are onboard gratuities?

Gratuities must be pre-paid for the entire cruise at the time of final payment. This includes gratuities for the Stateroom (or Suite) steward, head waiter, waiter and assistant waiter. A total of $162.00 will be added to each guest at the time of final payment ($168.00 per person for all Concierge Class guests and $204.00 for all Suite guests). This prepayment allows Third Millennium more flexibility to reserve group events and group dining room arrangements.

This gratuity is shared by your Dining & Culinary Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants, Other Housekeeping Services Personnel, as well as staff from other departments who work behind the scenes to enhance your cruise experience.

How do I pay for onboard purchases?

All Celebrity ships operate on a cashless system. For onboard purchases, you will be provided with a SeaPass® Account. This account can be validated with a Visa, MasterCard, Novus, or American Express card, or you may arrange to pay this account by cash or traveler's check. All onboard services and purchases may then be signed for and charged to your SeaPass Account. At the end of your cruise, you will receive a completely itemized statement reflecting your charges.

Is my stateroom furnished with amenities that I don’t need to pack?
All stateroom bathrooms are equipped with soap, shampoo, conditioner and a wall-mounted hair dryer. All ships in our fleet have at least one North American and one European outlet in every stateroom. Millennium Class and Solstice Class ships each have multiple North American and European outlets. 

Steamers or irons are not allowed onboard. However, there is a full laundry and dry-cleaning service available onboard for reasonable rates.

Regular service, picked up before 9AM - returned next day. For same day service, picked up before 9AM and returned same day, add 50% express service surcharge.

All suites have a safe located in the closet. All staterooms have a safe behind the desk mirror or in the closet.

Is internet access available from the ship?

With our newly enhanced Xcelerate high-speed Internet, you can now share memories with video calling and messaging like Skype and FaceTime, browse web sites faster, and sit back with your favorite movies or shows with streaming video capabilities. Use your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop to connect, or use one of our workstations in the Celebrity iLoungeSM which is open 24 hours a day. Choose from a variety of Internet packages to suit your needs.

Can I use my cell phone on board?

Now while you're on the cruise you can use your cell phone to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages, access email and surf the web. Wireless Maritime Service offers an advanced roaming network onboard most Celebrity ships. To stay connected while at sea, remember to pack your phone charger.

The Wireless Maritime Service is available for use once the ship is in international waters. When you're at sea and the system is on, you will see "NOR18," "901-18" or "cellularatsea" on your mobile display. You will be billed at rates similar to international roaming which will be added to your monthly bill by your home network.

For questions about your service or billing, please contact your home network customer service.

Shore Excursions

Shore excursions can be the highlight of any cruise – especially when you make plans in advance that allow you to fellowship with members of the Third Millennium Ministries group. That is why Sovereign is working with Third Millennium Ministries to create our own plans for shore excursions on this cruise so that you may have a more rewarding experience altogether. Please stay tuned for details and registration.

How do I pre-purchase drink packages?

Purchase fantastic wine packages and select the beverage packages you want before you board.

Advanced reservations using Celebrity's Pre-Cruise Planner can be reserved online by CLICKING HERE. If you are sailing in less than 7 days, you will need to make your reservations onboard.

How can my family and friends contact me at sea?

Friends and family can contact the ship by calling 877-266-1020. From outside the U.S., they can call 321-953-9002. The cost is $7.95 USD a minute. This can be charged to their MasterCard® or Visa®. From outside the U.S., additional long distance charges will also apply.

You can make ship-to-shore calls from your stateroom, 24 hours a day. The cost is $7.95 USD per minute and will be automatically charged to your SeaPass® account.

Are there laundry facilities onboard?
There is a full laundry and dry-cleaning service available onboard for reasonable rates. 

Regular service, picked up before 9AM, is returned next day. For same day service, picked up before 9AM and returned same day, add 50% express service surcharge.

Laundry Services

Item Price
Suit $17.50
Jacket $8.00
Pants $7.00
Long Sleeved Shirt $7.00
Short Sleeved Shirt $6.00
Sweater $8.00
Shorts $5.50
Dress $11.00
Skirt $6.50
Pajamas $5.50
Handkerchief $3.00
T-shirt $3.75
Undergarments $3.00
Swimsuit $4.00
Socks, pair $3.00


Item Price
Jacket $11.00
Pants $8.00
Vest $5.00
Long Sleeved Shirt $7.50
Short Sleeved Shirt $6.50
Sweater $9.00
Shorts $6.50
Dress $16.00
Skirt $7.50
Necktie/Tie $5.00
4 Item Special $28.00

Pressing Only

Item Price
Suit $14.00
Jacket $8.00
Pants $6.00
Vest $3.00
Long Sleeved Shirt $5.75
Short Sleeved Shirt $4.00
Sweater $5.50
Shorts $4.00
Dress $8.00
Skirt $6.00
4 Item Special $25.00

*Rates are subject to change without notice

What is Celebrity's policy on cruising while pregnant?

Guests who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during the cruise or Cruisetour can not sail.

What kind of medical facilities are available on the ship?
Celebrity cruise ships have a minimum of one fully licensed physician, and a minimum of two licensed nurses onboard every ship. Types of medications kept onboard are limited, and you must bring an adequate supply of any medications you may need on your cruise. If you require seasickness medication, it is available at the Guest Relations Desk.




Booking Your Flight

Instructions on booking your flight will be sent out as we get closer to our sailing date. Please do not purchase your flights until approximately 90-60 days prior to sailing. That is when you will usually find your best rates.


Bus Transfers
In order to assist you in every facet of the trip, Sovereign will be offering you affordable, secure, and monitored transportation from our hotel to the ship at the Civitavecchia Port and returning from the ship at the Civitavecchia Port to the Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO). Cost and details for this transfer will be sent out as we approach the sailing date.

Hotel Arrangements

Sovereign will be arranging pre and post cruise hotel in Rome. For those who will be extending their stay or needing hotel accommodations, please stay tuned for details.