Christian cruises are a great travel option for people looking to add a little spiritual edification to their vacations. All-inclusive Christian cruise vacations combine comfortable staterooms and onboard amenities with Christian worship services, guest speakers, entertainment, and fellowship. With travel companies offering an array of Christian cruise options, it's easier than ever for travelers to find one that fits their budget, interests, and values.
Inspiration Cruises and Tours
Inspiration Cruises and Tours is a Christian travel company with more than 30 years of experience hosting Christian events. The company offers cruises to a number of exciting destinations around the world, and passengers praise Inspiration Cruises and Tours for their knowledgeable guest speakers, inspirational passion plays, and well-known Christian entertainers. Inspiration Cruises and Tours utilizes Holland America Line cruise ships.
Inspiration Cruises Alaska
Seven-day Alaska Christian cruises from Inspiration Cruises and Tours depart from, and conclude in, Seattle, Washington. The voyages make stops in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Cruises start at $1,398 per person. Frequent guest speakers and entertainers include:
- Michael W. Smith
- Dr. Charles Stanley
- Jeremy Camp
- Nichole Nordeman
Canada and New England
Inspiration Cruises and Tours' seven-day Homecoming Cruises offer luxurious accommodations and spiritual enrichment through music. Starting at $1,498 per person, Homecoming Cruises depart from Bar Harbor, Maine and make stops in Halifax and Sydney in Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island before concluding in Quebec City, Quebec. Special musical guests include:
- The Gaither Vocal Band
- The Hoppers
- Karen Peck and New River
- Joy Gardner
Inspiration Cruises and Tours also offers two seven-day, music-focused cruises to the Caribbean and will offer a mission cruise to Jamaica in 2015. The Caribbean cruises depart from, and conclude in, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with stops in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Caribbean cruises start at $758 per person. Passengers can enjoy musical guests such as:
- Mercy Me
- Tenth Avenue North
- Tammy Trent
Additional Inspiration Cruises and Tours Options
Inspiration Cruises and Tours occasionally offers cruises to additional destinations, such as Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexico, and Norway.
Founded in 2001, Christian Cruises is a full-service travel agency that offers cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. Passengers tout the cleanliness of the Celebrity Cruise Lines ships, as well as the wide selection of food and entertainment options.
Christian Cruises Caribbean Routes
Christian Cruises offers two seven-day Caribbean cruise itineraries. Starting at $774 per person, the first itinerary departs from and returns to Port Canaveral, Florida, with stops in Coco Cay, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The second itinerary departs from, and concludes in, Miami, Florida and makes stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten; prices start at $799 per person. Special guests include:
- Phil Callaway
- Matt Young
- Sara Groves
- Thor Ramsey
Christian Cruises' seven-day Alaska cruises invite passengers to experience the wonder of Alaska while rubbing shoulders with special guests such as musician and author, Michael Card, and worship musician Scott Wesley Brown. These cruises start at $949 per person. They depart from, and return to, Seattle, Washington, with stops in:
- Ketchikan, Alaska
- Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
- Juneau, Alaska
- Skagway, Alaska
- Victoria, British Columbia
All Christian Cruises
All Christian Cruises has offered uplifting and wholesome three-, four-, seven-, and eight-day cruises for Christian singles, couples, and families since 2001. Three- and four-day cruises start at $429 per person, with seven- and eight-day cruises starting at $899. All Christian Cruises utilizes ships from leading cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean and Holland America Line. Passengers report feeling relaxed and refreshed after returning from an All Christian Cruises vacation and praise the company for its educational and inspirational programming.
All Christian Cruises to the Caribbean
All Christian Cruises offers several popular Caribbean routes, with three- and four-day cruises departing from and returning to Port Canaveral, Fla. and stopping in Nassau, Bahamas and CocoCay, Bahamas. The company's longer Caribbean cruises depart from and conclude in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with stops in Nassau, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Passengers can look forward to special guests such as:
- Cynthia P. Roberts
- Dr. Gene Crume
- Ben Calhoun
In addition to their Caribbean routes, All Christian Cruises sometimes offers cruises to Alaska.
Holy Land Cruises
Holy Land excursions are arguably one of the most popular types of Christian cruise vacations. Several travel companies offer Christian cruises to the Holy Land, giving passengers the opportunity to see for themselves the places where their favorite biblical tales unfolded.
The 12-day Lands of the Bible cruise from Maranatha Tours departs from and returns to New York City, bringing the Bible to life with stops in:
- Athens, Greece
- Cairo, Egypt
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Bethlehem, Israel
The Lands of the Bible cruise starts at $4,299 per person and passengers have the option of adding an extension to Italy for an additional $1,099. Passengers rave about the cruise's amenities and knowledgeable, courteous tour guides. The company uses cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International and Louis Cruises.
Steps of Paul Cruises
The 12-day Steps of Paul and Holy Land cruise from Steps of Paul Cruises starts at $2,249 per person. Passengers can enjoy a wide range of amenities aboard a MSC Cruises ship and praise the experience for its spiritually-uplifting atmosphere. The cruise departs from, and concludes in, New York City, with stops in:
- Athens, Greece
- Katakolon (Corinth), Greece
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Bethlehem, Israel
- Rome, Italy
The Expanding World of Christian Travel
As Christian travel becomes more and more popular, travel companies that cater to Christians will continue to expand their Christian cruise offerings. With destination options growing and well-known speakers and artists signing up to serve as onboard entertainment, there's never been a better time to plan a Christian cruise vacation.