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Mark S.
San Diego
...Best trip we've been on.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
Just returned from the Turning Point Holy Land Tour, best trip we've been on. Thank you for your attention to detail, it must be very challenging with a group that size but everything went very smoothly and we were able to focus on learning and absorbing every moment in the land. May God bless your efforts to facilitate life changing events.
Jody Workman
Bryan, Ohio
All of Sandi's friends (Larnell, Selah, Angie, Wayne, Anita, Sheila and Jim) were amazing in their songs and testimonies. Being able to "bump" into them on various decks of the ship and interrupting them for a "quick picture" was just awesome. Sandi and her friends did take the time to speak with and take pictures with all of their fans. If I had a chance to do this cruise all over again, I MOST definitely would.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
I love listening to Sandi Patty and when my mom asked if I would want to accompany her on this cruise I was thrilled and excited with this being my first cruise and all. To my expectations, this cruise went even farther. It was WONDERFUL!!!! All of Sandi's friends (Larnell, Selah, Angie, Wayne, Anita, Sheila and Jim) were amazing in their songs and testimonies. Being able to "bump" into them on various decks of the ship and interrupting them for a "quick picture" was just awesome. The Meet and Greet time was good the only thing that I didn't like is that they have so so many "fans" that the room got real crowded real fast. But with that being said, Sandi and her friends did take the time to speak with and take pictures with all of their fans. The fellowship in the dining room was real nice to see from afar. Even though Sandi or her friends weren't seated at our table, I was able to watch them and see how they interacted with everyone and it was a real blessing to see. If I had a chance to do this cruise all over again, I MOST definitely would. Inspiration Cruises, you did a wonderful job coordinating this event.
Virginia P.
Pasadena, CA
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The trip was absolutely perfect. We love Israel!
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
        "We just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the tour to Israel. Thank you for all your hard work, it paid off. My husband and I had a wonderful time. The trip was absolutely perfect. We love Israel! We feel changed after visiting Israel. What a beautiful spiritual experience we had there. May the Lord bless you for all your efforts.
        1 John 1:9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness."
Kathryn & John P.
Boston, MA
We are still "flying high" from the most awesome and inspirational week ever. The Inspiration folks did a superb job of making it all happen.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
        "We just returned from the most fabulous cruise we have ever experienced. (and we have been on many, many cruises) The Smitty and Friends cruise July 11 - 18 was so spectacular. We are still "flying high" from the most awesome and inspirational week ever. The Inspiration folks did a superb job of making it all happen. We met so many wonderful people. Thank you to all the folks who made this happen. Our lives are forever changed for the better by this most inspirational week. We look forward to the next cruise with Smitty and Friends. How about the Eastern carribean? St Thomas and St Croix are beautiful and Holland America has their own private Island!"
Cassandre M.
It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was exciting to be with such a large group during the times when we all met together—to be with people from all over the globe laughing, singing and worshiping together added a whole other layer to the trip.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the amazing job all of you at Inspiration Cruises did for us on the 2014 Israel Tour with Chuck Swindoll. When I placed my deposit I wondered how 850 people could possibly be transported and housed without apparent problems, but want to tell you that it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was exciting to be with such a large group during the times when we all met together—to be with people from all over the globe laughing, singing and worshiping together added a whole other layer to the trip. As I packed my bags, I wondered what it would be like for me as a single participant, not knowing anyone going. But even at the airport, before the flight, I met other people because we were wearing our name tags (Eggplant 13). New friendships were formed and I began to feel at ease. One of the people I met, as I waited to board, had been on a previous Inspiration Tour and assured us that we would be treated like "kings and queens." That turned out to be true! As the trip progressed, I met people who I trust will be lifelong friends. Each day we were transported smoothly to our lovely hotels where we always found everything waiting for us from our luggage to our meals. There was always someone on hand if we had concerns or questions who assisted us pleasantly. The sign in the lobby provided up-to-date information in case we forgot what time our bus was departing. ("Did he say 7:15 or 7:30?) Clearly you have learned a lot from your experience as trip organizers! I can't imagine what the work behind the scenes must have entailed, the set-ups for the concerts, presentations and for Chuck's talks alone. Then all the special little extras - booklets, bookmarks - each detail was carefully thought through and provided for. I want to thank each member of the Inspiration team for making the trip one of the highlights of my life. Thank you all for being so friendly and informative and for planning the trip of a lifetime for all of us who had the privilege of going along. Sincerely, Cassandre M.
George F. & Helen S.
Greenville, TN
We want to share with you what a great experience for us to hear the best gospel music which was played and sang from the heart. We felt like brothers and sisters among the 2000 strangers on board. This was above our expectation and we appreciate so much the time each of you gave to make it something special. We can recommend this chartered cruise with the Gaithers to everyone and be confident they will experience a blessing too.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
We were on your Gaither Caribbean cruise in February 2014. We want to share with you what a great experience for us to hear the best gospel music which was played and sang from the heart. We felt like brothers and sisters among the 2000 strangers on board. This was above our expectation and we appreciate so much the time each of you gave to make it something special. We can recommend this chartered cruise with the Gaithers to everyone and be confident they will experience a blessing too. May God continue to bless you with a mission in music because the world is listening.
Glenn & Wilma W.
Franklin, Pa.
Just got back from the Israel Tour with Turning Point and it was great. Everything was handled well. The places we stayed were great the meals were wonderful and the times together with Dr. Jeremiah, Hoppers, Gordon, Mote and Marshall Hall were so up lifting.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
Just got back from the Israel Tour with Turning Point and it was great. Everything was handled well. The places we stayed were great the meals were wonderful and the times together with Dr. Jeremiah, Hoppers, Gordon, Mote and Marshall Hall were so up lifting. Just want to say thanks to all who planned it and for all the work they do to make the tour so great. I will tell anyone who is planning to go to go through the group. God Bless you and you keep up the great work. Thanks again.
David H.
Wellington, FL
Diverse lyrics & melodies rich in God’s promises, encouraged me to seek him more
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
“The best week of my life” 2015 Mercy Me Cruise I found new & hidden springs of joy by rejoicing in God with fellow brothers & sisters. His command to “Rejoice and again I say Rejoice”, is so good and right for His people’s welfare that I should do it more often. We aren’t really happy unless we are enjoying Him. For in His presence is fullness of joy & at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11) Bringing to mind and to heart God’s loving benefits thru the artists and preachers brought real hope that my soul was thirsting for. (Lam 3:21-26) Diverse lyrics & melodies rich in God’s promises, encouraged me to seek him more, as I often mediated on them throughout the day. Having the artists & preachers share their personal and faithful struggles made much of God’s powerful love from perspectives that I had not considered before. God really does inhabit the praises of His people. (Psalm 22:3) The Inspiration Cruise staff was so joyful and helpful throughout the trip. Mange Tusen Takk! (Many Thousand Thanks – Norwegian)
Valerie
IL
We just returned from the Gaither Homecoming Cruise in the Caribbean, and have already booked another later this fall! The music was wonderful and inspiring, food was excellent and staff always had a smile on their face. We traveled with my mother in law who was 80, and she felt this was the best trip she had ever taken. Thanks to all.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
We just returned from the Gaither Homecoming Cruise in the Caribbean, and have already booked another later this fall! The music was wonderful and inspiring, food was excellent and staff always had a smile on their face. We traveled with my mother in law who was 80, and she felt this was the best trip she had ever taken. Thanks to all.
Ann-Louise Smith
Columbus, NJ
This was my first Gaither cruise and definitely will not be my last. It was inspiring to spend time with so many Christians.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
This was my first Gaither cruise and definitely will not be my last. My friend and cabin mate ended up in the hospital in Halifax and the Inspiration Cruise staff and Holland America Veendam staff were wonderful to me. It was inspiring to spend time with so many Christians and I had no feeling of being alone. One of the artists donated CDs and collected CDs from the other artists for my friend who did not get to hear them sing. I am looking forward to the Alaskan Cruise in August 2015.
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