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The World's Largest Southern Gospel Music Cruise

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We have compiled the most frequently asked questions from our passengers and listed them here for your convenience. If you don't see the answer you're looking for, call (800) 334–2630 and speak to one of our knowledgeable reservation coordinators who will be happy to assist you.

Yes, Each person – regardless of age – must carry a passport that is valid for six months after the scheduled return date, April 10, 2023.

To obtain a Passport, contact your local clerk of court for an application. Apply early as it may take 6-8 weeks to process an application. Templeton Tours will handle the Visa arrangements for all confirmed passengers.

Proof of vaccination, a negative pre-tour PCR test, and masks & social distancing are currently required. The specific covid-19 protocols in place for the cruise/tour will be updated as the information becomes available. Trip cancellation & Medical insurance is recommended.

No, however due to the amount of walking and the in-depth historical lectures given at the sites, we do not recommend this tour for children under 12 years of age. Children are required to be fully vaccinated for covid-19.

Yes, we strongly encourage trip insurance. Trip insurance is offered through Travel Guard International ( The premium is based on your age and the cost of the tour. You will receive an application for trip insurance in your confirmation packet. Be sure to mention our agency #61636 when calling or registering online.

Temperatures will range from lows in the 60's to hi's in the low 80's during the tour.

This tour is informal so there are only a couple of events that would require semi-formal. Thus, casual clothes are the order of the day - with modesty for both men and women. Some sites on our itinerary will not allow you to wear shorts, sleeveless tops, etc. Your tour guide will let you know if shorts or sleeveless tops are not appropriate. You should bring things you can coordinate and accessorize. It gets quite warm and sunny around the Mediterranean so you should pack a hat or visor, and sunscreen.

Interior cabins do not have any type of window (Category ID). Staterooms in categories BD, BB, BC, & DC have private balconies.

Please carry your required medication in the original container in your pocket or purse so that it will be available when needed. Checked luggage may not be accessible at all times. If you're using any prescription drugs, vitamins or other medication on a regular basis, you should bring an adequate supply with you since these may not be readily available either aboard ship or in our ports of call.

Typical meals include pasta, fish, beef, chicken, and some lamb, along with white rice, fresh vegetables, and fruits. Some lunches will be at restaurants en route while sightseeing.

Yes, there is a lot of walking on this tour. Many sites are archaeological sites that are hundreds – some thousands – of years old, so the terrain at these sites is often uneven and rocky. Some sites also have steps and others have steep inclines that need to be navigated. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests should be able to walk a total of 3 miles over flat and uneven terrain and able to walk up 4 flights of stairs.

Although the Jewel of the Seas is a wheelchair accessible ship, many of the sites to be visited during the planned shore excursions are not accessible. We do not recommend this tour for anyone requiring a wheelchair or with mobility issues due to the difficult terrain at the sites we will be visiting.

Most tour buses are not equipped with bathrooms. However, the tour guides allow extra time at each site for you to use the facilities.

Although the Regal Princessis a wheelchair accessible ship, many of the sites to be visited during the planned shore excursions are not accessible. We do not recommend this tour for anyone requiring a wheelchair or with mobility issues due to the difficult terrain at the sites we will be visiting.

Yes, the Regal Princess offers high speed WiFi internet access for a fee.

There is a 110volt outlet in each cabin on the ship. You will need an adapter kit that converts 220 volts to 110 volts in the hotels. These adapters can be purchased at an electronics store (i.e. Radio Shack). You can see an example of the adapter needed by clicking on

At the time of printing, no vaccinations are required for visiting the countries on this tour. We will update this information if requirements change.

If you have a frequent flyer account with United Airlines, you may earn miles for flights on this tour.

It is a good rule of thumb to only carry as much cash as you can afford to lose. You should make most of your purchases by credit card when possible. Most stores accept major credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex). You should also plan to take 50-100 Euros for convenience purchases.

The currency in Italy and Greece is the Euro. Turkey uses the Lira, but most tourist shops will accept US currency. Current exchange rates can be found by going to

The time in Italy is 6 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone, Greece is 7 hours ahead of the EST. For example, when it is 12:00 noon in the eastern United States, it is 7:00pm (same day) in Greece.

This tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most travelers so a good camera or camera phone is a must. If you bring a digital still camera, you will want to bring extra memory cards.

Here are some excellent resources if you are interested in reading about the Apostle Paul's journeys: The Titus Diary, The Timothy Diary, The Silas Diary