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Lloyd S.
Lubbock, Texas
Our trip...was nothing but fun and exciting. Even seating was worked out to let everyone have a front row seat at least twice.
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Hello: I'll start by saying that no one can make a trip and be 100% happy with everything. People forget to enjoy the experience and overlook minor problems. Our trip with inspiration cruises and the Gaither Homecoming group was nothing but fun and exciting. Even seating was worked out to let everyone have a front row seat at least twice. I will give some tips for first timers like myself. 1. Sign up and pay for your cruse no later than 8 months ahead of time. 2. Pick a room close to the middle of the ship and I found out the deck where the life boots are is perfect. you have access to go completely around the ship without climbing stairs or using elevators. It also has chairs for sitting and watching or photo shoots. But a Balconey room is great to. 3. Pay extra for before and after ship boarding and departing. You are picked up at your motel or airport in a limo and your bags are taken away at the dock and you escorted right up on the ship. At departing, you go through customs and are pick up quickly by the limo service and taken to your flight or motel. 4. Book a motel room coming and going if you can because the time schedules between the air lines and the ship can get you stranded in Seattle. Take a flight in one day early and stay over one day. Really, what's the hurry. 5. The food is great, but watch out, it is GOURMET and very yummy and rich, something most people are not used to and I almost made myself sick by over eating the first day. The upper deck cafe is open almost all the time so take it easy at first. Very little English spoken by the crew, so ask for yellow, white, bread, simple words that they hear all the time. 4. Last but not the least, book all your off shore excursions after you get on the ship. They will be automatically charged to your room and you receive a ticket to do each excursion. After the cruse, you receive an itemized bill from the ship to pay. it was great. We only carried $500.00 with us as spending money and came back with $400.00 after the trip. You don't (have to carry a lot of cash). But I will say that my wife and I got the experience of a life time. the scenery was great the people were great on and off the ship and we really enjoyed ourselves. I would do it again. Lloyd Stark
Forrest & Marilyn S.
Grand Rapids, MI
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We had a wonderful time, as we experienced the beauty of God's creation as well as the fellowship of many of wonderful Christian people who have become life-time friends. We plan to travel with them again on land (those from around our dinner table.) We also appreciated the ministry of the word from both Charles and Andy Stanley. The main reason we scheduled this cruise was to hear the Collingsworth Family however, and we were disappointed that they did not sing more often. Some of the other music groups that DID perform were not to our liking and they performed many times, even repeating selections and by their own admission it was because they were "out" of music. Also there were some days that there were few "events" scheduled and on other days when we visited a port we also had as many as three events as well. We would have preferred to have things more evenly spread out. The food and accommodations were excellent and we were well cared for by the cruise staff. We have done many cruises but never with Holland American before. Their ships are not as fancy, but the staff was top-notch.
Lorna Chambers, President of DOVE Ministries
...that those of us who were there to witness it will just never, ever be the same again.
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It was indeed a time of God's visitation to His people and it is not lost on us, that those of us who were there to witness it will just never, ever be the same again.
Courtney and Christina B.
This experience has increased our faith and ministry, we have grown so much in God this past week.
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Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this great missions trip. This was our first missions trip ever. This was a life changing experience and we thank you for being obedient to your calling. This was my first time praying for someone else outside of my family and the first time ever doing the prayer of salvation with someone. The children were so precious and I got the school info to stay in touch with them; they have already contacted both of us on facebook. This experience has increased our faith and ministry, we have grown so much in God this past week; God Bless u and your team for the gigantic leap of faith. And we were able to meet a married couple that has been a great inspiration in our lives for a long time now David and Tamela Mann. Also, I thank you for allowing my wife, actress/singer/songwriter Christina Benjamin to minister in song on the cruise ship on Tuesday May 31, 2011. This will not be our last missions trip and we are preparing for the next cruise. Also, we will be sending another love offering and trying to get some churches in Michigan involved to help out. God Bless And Thank you Again
Jeanette L.
Dallas, TX
What memories I will have recalling this cruise.
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I just got home from this incredible experience with Max Lucado and Third Day. Other support people also added to the worship of our Lord. Each produced the best of their gifts in music, teaching and/or devotions and prayer. These men were genuine and real revealing themselves as if we were in the living room talking as friends. What memories I will have recalling this cruise. I loved the passengers who attended too.
Bobby and Debbie J.
What happened when we brought Jesus into the schools and public of Jamaica was a GOD-happening for sure!
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NewSong was invited (along with several other top Christian groups and speakers) to participate in the 4th annual “Cruise With A Cause” to Jamaica. Deb and I were blessed to be able to go with them. The promoters of this God-blessed idea had contacted the Jamaican government and received approval for about 2000 Christians on our cruise ship to converge on the public schools in their country and present the gospel of Jesus Christ. While in the schools, we also invited all the students to go home and bring their families back that night to a free Christian music concert featuring a host of great musicians and speakers, to be held right there in Montego Bay where our beautiful cruise ship was anchored. AND THEY DID! CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY? What happened when we brought Jesus into the schools and public of Jamaica was a GOD-happening for sure! You who prayed for us, your prayers were answered in a mighty way.
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.
Ginny C.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
You made our once in a lifetime trip to Israel a life-changing experience that will affect us each day for the rest of our lives.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
Thank you for giving us a wonderful tour of Israel! You made our once in a lifetime trip to Israel a life-changing experience that will affect us each day for the rest of our lives. We were impressed with the itinerary, the way our luggage was transferred smoothly from hotel to hotel, the professionalism, and the kindness of the Inspiration Tours and Cruise support staff. Special thanks you’s to you and all of the support staff who helped us through a strange turn of events when Ginny fell on the sidewalk in Jerusalem. You were with us through the entire process of being transported to the hospital, staying with us at the emergency room, and returning to the tour group. Your kindness was sincerely appreciated. We will encourage our friends to travel with Inspiration Tours.
Peggy P
I witnessed many acts of kindness by your staff throughout the cruise and it was evident that customer service is a priority at Inspiration Cruises.
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Just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you provided prior to and during the Caribbean Cruise last week. Your attention to detail and your commitment to provide comfort for your guests and passengers was outstanding. I witnessed many acts of kindness by your staff throughout the cruise and it was evident that customer service is a priority at Inspiration Cruises. I look forward to cruising again with your company.
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