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Dr Dave F.
Lakeland, FL
"The Gaither entertainment during the cruise exceeded expectations as well. Our last cruise with them was 3 years ago and they continue to improve upon an already perfect presentation."
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The Gaither Homecoming Cruise was top-notch from beginning to end. Inspiration Cruises personnel engaged with us via internet, telephone and mail during the entire sign up process. We were treated with the utmost respect and dignity as they assigned us exactly the accommodations we requested. We were sent a special package, picked up at the hotel, ushered through the arrival process, led to our stateroom, reunited with our luggage and treated with extraordinary care throughout our stay on the ship. The special treatment we received at the Neptune Lounge and its superb staff was outstanding in everyway. Every detail of each of the shore excursions we selected were handled in detail and expertly planned by the staff. The Gold Mine Tour was a particular treat. The information and demonstrations of the mining process exceeded all expectations. Of course, the Gaither entertainment during the cruise exceeded expectations as well. Our last cruise with them was 3 years ago and they continue to improve upon an already perfect presentation. We were absolutely astonished at the performances and how they truly glorified our God, Jesus Christ. The exit from the cruise was every bit as perfect as the arrival. Instructions from the ship, stateroom and Neptune Lounge staff was perfect and got us to the airport at least 3 hours ahead of our planned flight. We were very well pleased!!! Can't wait for the next Inspiration Cruise!!
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!
Sarah Sharp
This was truly the MOST AMAZING experience we've ever had.
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I am still floating from this experience! This was my first mission trip and first cruise! This was truly the MOST AMAZING experience we've ever had.
Andres & Lori C.
Aventura, FL
This trip has forever changed our lives for the better & we can't wait to be blessed with another Inspiration trip.
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We just wanted to thank Pastor Bob Coy, Dave Peterson, Inspiration Tours & everyone involved for all their hard work at making our first time in Israel one of the most amazing vacations we've ever been on. It was truly a pleasure to be able to go away without having to think about a thing. Every moment and detail was so professionally & seamlessly planned out & the guides were just amazing. This trip has forever changed our lives for the better & we can't wait to be blessed with another Inspiration trip. Thank you so much!!! God Bless.
Gwen Hashimura
We were loved on extravagantly.
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The Israel tour is more than they say it will be. We were loved on extravagantly. We learned so much and have been blessed abundantly. The teaching is so rich & life transforming! You need to go on this tour, it is life transforming.
Sherry Ballard
Carrollton, OH
The Cruise was absolutely a highlight for my year!
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The Cruise was absolutely a highlight for my year! I usually go to nations and speak to churches and crusades, etc. but the street evangelism, the one on one we did in Jamaica, ignited a FIRE in me…
Scott K.
Hamburg, PA
An unfortunate accident to my mother's ankle prevented us from completing the trip. What we did experience will last a lifetime.
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Turning Point Ministries encouraged us to visit the Holy Land in May 2007. An unfortunate accident to my mother's ankle prevented us from completing the trip. What we did experience will last a lifetime. We are saddened that we were unable to share the remainder of the trip with the rest of you. Our short time together was enjoyable. I would very much like to complete the trip at sometime in the future. My mother is recuperating at home and is expected to begin therapy from her surgery in late June. The Turning Point staff and that of Inspiration Cruises & Tours is top notch, especially Dave Peterson, who went above and beyond the call of duty. I plan to return to Israel some time in the future if circumstances are right. Hopefully you may consider a return trip with Turning Point. Thank you for your prayers for my mother and me in our time of need. May God continue to bless you and your family and your staff.
Muriel Siegenthaler
Oklahoma
The Israel trip was above and beyond what I expected. I didn't realize how much spiritual feeding I would receive.
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The Israel trip was above and beyond what I expected. I didn't realize how much spiritual feeding I would receive.
Bob R.
Gayle and I will never forget the awesome experiences of this tour. In addition to the hospitality of Inspiration and Turning Point staffs, our tour was made so much more enjoyable and educational by being on Bus #2 with Amit as our tour guide. His wealth of knowledge of the Holy Land and the Jewish people was just incredible.
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Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for making it possible for Gordon, Kimberly, Gayle and I to make our first trip to The Holy Land. The Inspiration Staff per usual were the greatest! I don't know how you do it with some of the very difficult logistics but you always come through. Gayle and I will never forget the awesome experiences of this tour. In addition to the hospitality of Inspiration and Turning Point staffs, our tour was made so much more enjoyable and educational by being on Bus #2 with Amit as our tour guide. His wealth of knowledge of the Holy Land and the Jewish people was just incredible. All that and a wonderful sense of humor! We hope when we go again, we find Amit will be our guide! Thanks again for everything.
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