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Ann States
Nova Scotia Canada
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
This was my first cruise, I was taking my grand sons 11 & 13 years old as well. My first contact with Inspiration was a call to have many questions answered before I made the commitment to embark on this adventure. Oh the patience and kindness of Josh (?). He guided me through each and every detail. I so enjoy the blog /news letter-- this company at every turn keeps Christ at the centre! They partnered with Holland American and their staff too was helpful, kind and most gracious. The programs ran smoothly and we enjoyed the concerts and teachings. I would give Inspiration Cruises a 5++ Star rating God bless your endeavours you truly blessed me and my grand sons. It was a trip of a life time not words enough to express my gratitude to all.
Virginia Medez
Looking at this mission from my eyes, I was so blessed to see the love of Jesus all around.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
Looking at this mission from my eyes, I was so blessed to see the love of Jesus all around. I have been on two secular cruises and nothing is better than a Christian Cruise.
Christel and Henk M.
The team at Inspiration Cruises are wonderful, good people, sincere, driven, focused, honest, to the point, successful and wholehearted good Christians.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
The team at Inspiration Cruises are wonderful, good people, sincere, driven, focused, honest, to the point, successful and wholehearted good Christians. Charlie once said that the tears that come when listening to God's transference through man are a signal of your heartstrings being pulled by Him - I might think he is right, coming from the man who is a work in progress in that field. Kelly so nicely wrote that the music may have stopped (on board without Gaither), but the words and message are still the same, as they are indeed. We may not see you on board "our ship" any day soon, or off-ship for that matter, but we sure hope our contacts will not fade mentally or emotionally and look forward to our next reunion.
Larry & Suzanne Zimmerman
My husband and I went on one of your packages to Alaska. Shelley McNiff was exceptional in assisting us through all the uncharted territories that we had to go in order to register for this cruise; others were helpful, but Shelly was extraordinary, to put it mildly!
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My husband and I went on one of your packages to Alaska. Shelley McNiff was exceptional in assisting us through all the uncharted territories that we had to go in order to register for this cruise; others were helpful, but Shelley was extraordinary, to put it mildly! We wanted you to hear from the customer what a highly valuable employee you have in Shelley McNiff!
Ronna R.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
We just returned from Israel on the Joshua Fund Israel Tour. I just wanted to compliment Dave Peterson on an outstanding job of organizing this trip for our group. I am a basic Type A personality who organizes and coordinates the details of the trips we take. At the outset of the tour Dave invited all of us "Type A" tourists to leave the details to him, to relax, and to enjoy the tour ahead of us. I can tell you that I was able to do that and that every detail was carefully, thoughtfully, and efficiently carried out. We enjoyed our trip immensely!!
Brent Beal
Hermon, ME
...my very first mission trip was one that changed my life forever.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
As I've had time to reflect back on our week it's been very clear to me that my very first mission trip was one that changed my life forever.
Linda M.
I get an overwhelming feeling when I realize that I led people to Christ and I want to continue sharing the gospel here in the states.
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Thank you Inspiration for praying for this cruise and for all the hard work that you did to make it a success! I had to go “cheap” and booked one of the quint roomshare rooms and was not sure what to expect when I arrived on the ship. My room with the other 4 ladies had an awesome spirit and we even had prayer time together! I get an overwhelming feeling when I realize that I led people to Christ and I want to continue sharing the gospel here in the states. I am going to contact the 700 Club to let them know what I experienced and encourage them to contact Inspiration and/or PraiseFest to set up a time to do a show on Cruise with a Cause. Thank you for this wonderful experience!
Jesse & Alice Hernandez
San Antonio, Texas
This was our first trip to Israel and we booked the trip just six weeks before. So you can imagine that we were a little nervous about such a huge endeavor, but from beginning to end, it was evident that every detail had been thought out and planned. Our bus tour guide was excellent, we learned a lot from him. The sites were amazing and so well planned that we never had a crowd around us, even though we had eleven buses on this tour, for a count of about 500 people. We went on our own, didn't know anybody, but soon found out that through Christ, we are all family. We would seat with different people at different meals and shared the glory of all that we were experiencing.
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This was our first trip to Israel and we booked the trip just six weeks before. So you can imagine that we were a little nervous about such a huge endeavor, but from beginning to end, it was evident that every detail had been thought out and planned. Our bus tour guide was excellent, we learned a lot from him. The sites were amazing and so well planned that we never had a crowd around us, even though we had eleven buses on this tour, for a count of about 500 people. We went on our own, didn't know anybody, but soon found out that through Christ, we are all family. We would seat with different people at different meals and shared the glory of all that we were experiencing. My husband and I never stopped praising God for causing us to book this tour with such an amazing and professional company as Inspiration Cruises and Tours, honestly. We had friends that had gone to Israel two years before and didn't come back with too many good memories because of the lack of planning, so we so wanted to have a good experience, and we did! The memories we brought back will never diminish, they are implanted in our hearts. We are an older couple so we know full well what a well planned itinerary is and we can recognize the hand of God when we see it. Suffice it to say, that our hearts are fully satisfied with all of it. By the way, the food was excellent, such an array of choices. Inspiration Cruises and Tours actually has several of their personnel at the tour site and they are there to help you, more friendly and helpful people you could not find. As a matter of fact, I asked for information after I came back from the tour, and even that they provided. Where do you find that kind of interest and service? If I could rate with five stars, I would rate them with ten!
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.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
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
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
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.
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