Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference round-trip Barcelona, Spain: July 28 - August 4, 2019
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Jack and Jill of America, Inc.


National Cultural Exchange Trip
We are Kings and Queens Cultural Exchange-
The Moors

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain
July 28 - August 4, 2019

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

Please tell the booking agent who in your party is a Mother, Father, child, associate, family member, or Friend of Jack and Jill .

DEPOSIT
$250 per person deposit required at the time of booking.

AIRFARE
University at Sea is organizing International Group Airfare from several gateway cities. They will also check at booking your air to be sure the group air is the best price available for your gateway. If it is not, they will offer you the alternatives.

PRE CRUISE HOTEL
We recommend you fly in a day prior to date of sailing to avoid any issues from flight delays and to give you a day or two to see Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia is quite amazing to see.

POST CRUISE TOUR TO GRANADA AND ALHAMBRA
For those of you with more time, you may wish to take advantage of the post tour to Granada. We can train from Barcelona to Granada for a 2-3 night stay. You can enjoy a city tour, a visit to Alhambra, then fly home from there.

DINING
We have arranged for a block of tables at early seating - 6:30pm so the group can stay together and network over dinner. Of course if you wish to dine elsewhere for an evening or simply take a night off, it is no problem. We will have the tables available for you to dine each evening.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Members of Jack and Jill and their families, Associate/ Life members, Family members or Friends of Jack and Jill
Program Purpose / Objectives
This unprecedented trip will explore the rich seven hundred years of Moorish influence that left an unmistakable mark on Spain and other European Countries. The Moors not only brought their religion, but also their music, their art, their view of life, and their architecture.

On Board Educational Series for Jack and Jill

"The splendor of Moors and al-Aldalus"
Lectures by Daniele Grammatico



LECTURE SERIES FOR ON BOARD
  • Cradle of civilizations: The Middle East during the Middle Ages
  • The splendor of al-Andalus
  • The Arab sciences
  • The Arab literature
Special education program for younger children
Themed Scavenger hunts
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Daniele Grammatico

Daniele Grammatico is an expert of the history and civilization of the Arab-Muslim World. He has a degree in Journalism from the University of Strasbourg (France) and Political Sciences from the University of Lyon (France). As a correspondent in the Middle East for the French newspaper Libération at the beginning of the 90's, he covered the first Gulf War, the aborted peace negotiations and witnessed social changes which led to the raise of fundamentalism.

Established in Granada (Spain) 24 years ago, he has been the chief editor of the Arabic service of the Press Spanish Agency (EFE) and a collaborator during 10 years of the Heritage of al-Andalus Foundation, coordinating a Cultural itinerary including 20 countries of the Arab World and Spain. He has published several books and articles related to the wonderful common heritage. He has translated into French the inscriptions and poems in Arabic carved in the Alhambra palaces. Daniele speaks fluently French, English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jul 28 Barcelona, Spain
- 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 29 Palma De Mallorca, Spain
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Jul 30 Marseille (Provence), France
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 31 La Spezia (Cinque Terre/Florence/Pisa), Italy
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu Aug 01 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Aug 02 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Aug 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 04 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain (Embark and Debark) -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. “Standard” restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.”

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history, art and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. And, of course, there are world class museums for lovers of every art era and fine food is easily found (take a brief stroll away from the most heavy tourist areas to find the good stuff).
La Spezia, Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Or, you could stay closer to port and visit Cinque Terre ("The Five Cities") coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Italy's greatest jewels. These five small villages dotting the coast are free of car traffic and are reached only by a railway, hiking trails, or a pedestrian ferry. Small, winding paths connect many of the villages, and a light amount of hiking will afford you some spectacular views of cliffs, coastline, and stone terraces.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Oasis of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Prices below also include port charges, taxes, fees, and conference registration fees.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON

AquaTheater Suite (A2) - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Stateroom: 604 sq. ft., Balcony: 631 sq. ft.

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Crown Loft Suite (L2)- Two-decks-high stateroom with panoramic views. Master bedroom with Royal King size bed and bath on second level. Bath with shower on main level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed. Sleeps up to 4 guests.
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs.
Stateroom: 556 sq. ft. Balcony 243 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite (GS) Triple- One Bedroom- Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub and two sinks. Living room with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining. Up to 4 guests.
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. Balcony 105 sq. ft.
$4,549.24
1st & 2nd person

$1,589.24
3rd person

*Non-Refundable Deposit
Grand Suite (GS) Quad- One Bedroom- Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub and two sinks. Living room with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining. Up to 4 guests.
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. Balcony 105 sq. ft.
$4,549.24
1st & 2nd person

$1,589.24
3rd & 4th person

*Non-Refundable Deposit
Junior Balcony Suite (J4) - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa. Private balcony.
Sleeps up to 4.
287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.
$3,887.24
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (1C) Quad - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 50 sq. ft.
$2,499.24
1st & 2nd person

$1,399.24
3rd & 4th person
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (5D) Triple - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 50 sq. ft.
$2,479.24
1st & 2nd person

$1,299.24
3rd person
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (5D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 50 sq. ft.
$2,288.24
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (6D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 50 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (8D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 50 sq. ft.
$2,229.24
Central Park View/Balcony Stateroom (2J) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
$1,795.24
Ocean View Stateroom (1N) Quad -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
179 sq. ft.
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Ocean View Stateroom (2N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
179 sq. ft.
$1,829.24
Ocean View Stateroom (6N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
179 sq. ft.
$2,029.24
Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad-: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom (4V) -: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom (6V) -: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
$1,629.24
Interior Stateroom (4V) -: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
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Prices are per person, based on Double Occupancy, and iclude port charges, taxes, fees and registration fees. Prices are subject to change.
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
Course cancellation fees apply.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.