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Andy & Laurie H.
Ranier, MN
It makes the Bible come alive, and it is much easier to picture and understand what the Bible is saying.
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Going on the Prayer and Vision Tour of the Holy Land with Joel Rosenberg was our “trip of a lifetime”; we had wanted to go to Israel for years. It makes the Bible come alive, and it is much easier to picture and understand what the Bible is saying. As an example I have included a picture of us on the Mount of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane with the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount framed in the background between us. This is one of our favorite pictures. We strongly encourage our friends to consider Inspiration Cruises if they are planning a trip to Israel. The food, transportation, and lodging were great, and we didn't worry about any entrance fees, or tipping; the only thing we worried about was making sure we were on the bus by 7:30 AM, ready to be blessed with another day of touring the land of the Bible.
Clarence L.
WOW we truly enjoyed ourselves.
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This was my wife and my's first MercyMe at Sea cruise. WOW we truly enjoyed ourselves. All three Christian groups (Tim Timmons, Hawk Nelson and definitely MercyMe) were fantastic. The personality of each group was very welcoming to take photos with our camera phones. GOD blessed each and everyone of them. Thank you Inspiration Cruises & Tours for showing us such a good time.
Becky V.
This was our third Mercy Me At Sea cruise and it never disappoints!
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We enjoyed the cruise so much! This was our third Mercy Me At Sea cruise and it never disappoints! The new album is amazing and I can't wait to get mine. Thank you for a wonderful and blessed event! Looking forward to the next one!!
Gerald & Nelda B.
Fresno
We will always remember the excursions and the unimaginable aqua waters.
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Tahiti with Charles Swindoll... We eagerly looked forward to our fourth trip with Chuck Swindoll and Inspiration Cruises. The attention to detail has always been evident and this trip was no exception. The choice of WindStar cruises was excellent and they provided a high quality staff and service...as well as a great destination of French Polynesia. We will always remember the excursions and the unimaginable aqua waters. The Wind Spirit was a beautiful ship...definitely a home away from home....and the surprise meals and experiences were a thrill to behold. The entire vacation was a wonderful memory and we look forward to another adventure with Inspiration Cruises.
Greg and Susan W.
Brisbane, Australia
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by going on this cruise. It was so wonderful.
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We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by going on this cruise. It was so wonderful. I put together a clip of our experience on my youtube channel (Wright Ideas with Susan). You can view it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIJG66oFspY We hope we can go on another Inspirational trip in the future. God bless!
Roland & Heidi R.
Fresno
Our spiritual lives came into very clear focus.
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Our cruise with Dr. Chuck Swindoll to Tahiti was an adventure worthy to be experienced. The ministry offered each evening was very inspiring for us as a married couple. We benefited from this time together in that our spiritual lives came into very clear focus. We would recommend anyone who would like to experience a change in their lives to come along on a journey with Inspiration Cruises. You will be enriched greatly.
Mary & Jesse Samudio
San Antonio, Texas
I had to share what a great experience I had today dealing with Inspiration Tours and UpWords Ministry. I had a concern about our upcoming trip that was handled quickly, expertly, and with care and concern by everyone involved. Our most sincere thanks to Shellie and Kelly at Inspiration, and to Cheryl at UpWords. We were very blessed by each of you today. Thank you! May God continue to bless each of you, as you have been a blessing to us.
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I had to share what a great experience I had today dealing with Inspiration Tours and UpWords Ministry. I had a concern about our upcoming trip that was handled quickly, expertly, and with care and concern by everyone involved. Our most sincere thanks to Shellie and Kelly at Inspiration, and to Cheryl at Upwords. We were very blessed by each of you today. Thank you! May God continue to bless each of you, as you have been a blessing to us. In His love, Mary and Jesse
Bridget H.
Concord, NC
He blessed me twice that day - once to have a room (though it meant a cancellation for someone else) and a second time when Lori was there to provide fantastic service! Because of this, I WILL book additional trips with your company. Hopefully, the first will be a retirement celebration with my sister this year or next. I wanted you to know because this whole situation was righted so quickly and we had the most wonderful weekend. It was absolutely amazing! Thank you for organizing an amazing event where everything happened like clockwork from the buses to the concerts to the farm….I could go on and on…. but also THANK YOU for employing great people like Lori!
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This message is long overdue! I attended the Amy Grant Tennessee Weekend this past October with Inspiration. I purchased the weekend pass only, as the hotel + weekend package was sold out. I made a separate reservation with Embassy Suites in Franklin, one of the two host hotels. When we arrived at the Embassy Suites in Franklin, TN, I was informed that the hotel had overbooked rooms even though I received a confirmation several weeks beforehand. We were told that we would need to relocate to another hotel property. The desk manager (cannot recall his name) was quick to hand me a letter to take to the overflow property he had made an agreement with. It was a quick conversation and I felt as though he was quickly trying to shuffle us off. It only took about 10 minutes for it to sink in and I was not very happy, particularly since we had not received any communication prior to our arrival that there was a problem. I went back to the desk and asked for the Hotel Manager. His first name was Wade and I must say throughout the rest of our conversations, he was extremely nice and professional. He explained that typically on bookings, the hotel plans for some cancellations from the non-tour groups, but in this case that just did not happen, thus causing the hotel to become overbooked. Though I understood, I explained that we would need to get transportation to the Embassy each time there was an event and be sure that we planned accordingly as to not run late. Additionally, with the cost of the trip, this was just not acceptable. His hands were tied and he assured me that we would get transportation and that there would be no room cost due to the inconvenience. I have never had something like this occur with a hotel. I was so upset! After a few more minutes, I thought well, Inspiration is the travel agency so I am going to their table to see if by any chance there has been a cancellation. I am so glad I did! I met your employee Lori, briefly relayed the situation and she said I believe we may have a room! Indeed, someone had to cancel which left a paid for room available for us! She quickly went to work and with 10 minutes she had everything set! The story doesn't end here though. She walked with me to the desk and when a female staff member at the front desk tried to help us, she was quickly moved "out of the way" so the desk manager I had originally dealt with could help us. Lori handled the situation beautifully and told him that she had a cancellation and wanted me to have the room. He was basically rude and argumentative. He then said I'll be right back and left us at the desk for several minutes alone. At this point, we both clearly understood this manager was doing this on purpose and had simply left us to wait. Wade, the Hotel Manager, walked up and wanted to know if everything was being taken care of and Lori pointed out that we had been left alone at the desk and that the manager seemed to have an attitude problem. Wade went to the back and I would guess had a conversation with him because my room was squared away in 5 minutes :). This is a long recollection, I know, but I have never experienced something like this from within the hotel industry. Wade was great and made sure the room was squared away and we chatted later that week. He agreed that a simple communication to someone who books a room is all that it would have taken to let us know there was an issue. Lori's handling of this very difficult situation was extremely professional and was in every way great customer service. Not only was she kind and helpful, but also acutely aware of the manager's poor attitude and games he was beginning to play because he did not want anyone overriding his decision. She handled him professionally but firmly when we approached him with the open room and he informed her that we couldn't do that! She knew we COULD do that and I was so glad she was there beside me to handle him! Lori said, God has blessed you when I first asked for her help, as she was aware of the cancellation. But He blessed me twice that day - once to have a room (though it meant a cancellation for someone else) and a second time when Lori was there to provide fantastic service! Because of this, I WILL book additional trips with your company. Hopefully, the first will be a retirement celebration with my sister this year or next. I wanted you to know because this whole situation was righted so quickly and we had the most wonderful weekend. It was absolutely amazing! Thank you for organizing an amazing event where everything happened like clockwork from the buses to the concerts to the farm….I could go on and on…. but also THANK YOU for employing great people like Lori!
Hank & Cheryl Bus #3
Santa Ana, CA
We want to thank the whole team at Inspiration who made our trip to Israel and Mediterranean Cruise with Greg Laurie a memorable experience.
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We want to thank the whole team at Inspiration who made our trip to Israel and Mediterranean Cruise with Greg Laurie a memorable experience. This was our first time with a group tour, so it was different than our usual domestic travel. Dave and Kelly made sure that all ran smoothly in Israel and we so much enjoyed meeting and traveling with them. We were very impressed with the organization of the trip, from luggage and name tags, book to journal our travel and the quality of the local guides and buses. We enjoyed meeting the people on our bus, with whom we spent days touring and hope that some of them will remain life long friends. While we only had about four days in Israel, we saw a lot in a very short time. The food at the hotels was very good and the hotel accommodations were excellent. We know that we want to go back to Israel to see so many places that were not on this trip.The cruise on the Navigator of the Seas was very good and the two group tours in Kusadasi for Ephesus and Athens were excellent. We enjoyed the Rome extension, the Parco dei Principi hotel and our local guide. Again, at the hotel, the breakfast buffet was excellent. Due to the good overview of Rome, we would like to go back on our own to have time to savor the various Piazza’s and locations that we quickly saw.
Ben and Erna F
Just want to say a BIG thank you for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed.
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Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. We met a number of your people on board and of course the concerts, the ship's crew, the excellent service every where, the meals, the stateroom service etcetera, were all so superb. Your entire team was so friendly, courteous, polite, and so helpful all of the time . God bless you all.
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