Types of Cruises - Christian Cruises
CRUISES FOR CHRISTIANS
This gives them the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of a cruise while satisfying their spiritual appetite.Many of these types of cruises are arranged by churches or ministry organizations.
It is no surprise that the rapidly changing and growing cruise industry has nurtured another niche cruise, one catering for Christians.
There’s a Christian cruise experience for everyone – for singles, families, couples, seniors and groups, even entire congregations. Many of these Christian cruises visit popular Caribbean destinations.
Generally these faith-based cruises include Bible study sessions, teaching seminars and workshops on religious topics, inspirational speakers, and Christian-themed games and concerts while they enjoy fellowship with like-minded cruisers, enjoying active worship while enjoying a cruise vacation. There are specialized cruise shore excursions to religious sites, famous churches and temples, or local worship services.
While taking part in the seminars and workshops, those on a singles package are given the chance to meet new single Christian friends from all over the world and to enjoy contemporary Christian music concerts.
There are special Christian music cruises led by well known contemporary Christian artists. Here guests enjoy concerts by these artists, spiritually motivating devotions led by the speakers and artists, and are photographed with the artists.
A large number of tour operators and travel agencies specialize in cruise groups with Christian entertainers and ministers. One of the major players in the Christian cruise market is Templeton Tours which started in 1980 providing pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Since that time it has expanded its offerings in these types of cruises to include cruises for Christians to Hawaii and Alaska.
Typically, their Hawaii Christian cruise allows their guests to enjoy the comfort of a major cruise line and the wonders of Hawaii while enjoying group dining, special concerts, and select shore excursions during the cruise.
While taking in the beauty of Alaska in a Christian atmosphere guests can enjoy salmon fishing, sea kayaking, helicopter "flightseeing”, glacier walks, traditional Alaskan salmon bakes and whale and wildlife quests. Evenings are spent in fellowship and worship with other guests and enjoying gospel music and Christian entertainers and speakers.
On the Holy Land Cruise they can travel in comfort as they sail through the ancient sites of the Old & New Testaments, experiencing the Pyramids of Egypt, the Sea of Galilee, the holy sites of Jerusalem, the ruins of Ephesus, and beautiful Venice, Italy.
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