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Travel Status Update

June 3, 2020
As our country and others around the world start to reopen, we are prayerfully confident that the time is coming when it will be safe to travel again and experience more of God’s glorious creation. We know the desire for exceptional, faith-enriching experiences is as strong as ever. Many of our ministry partners and travelers have told us as much.

Please know we are eager to answer questions or assist you with making reservations for future events. We will also continue to keep you informed on updates from cruise lines and Israeli authorities on this page. You can reach us by calling 800 247 1899 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM PT Monday through Friday.

Inspiration has been fulfilling the travel dreams of Christians for more than 35 years, and during that time we have weathered multiple storms—including environmental disasters, economic downturns, wars, terrorism and other health crises (e.g., SARS, Avian Flu, H1N1, Ebola). Each has impacted our travelers, our ministries and our staff. Yet, our accumulated expertise from these experiences informs our plans for every new challenge.

Each crisis is different and the current situation surrounding COVID-19 changes daily. We know that some of our travelers are concerned—while many others are determined to continue traveling. With this in mind, and after thoroughly reviewing advice from the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. State Department and the World Health Organization, we are continuing to work alongside our travel and ministry partners to determine the safest and best actions to take for their individual travel events.

Information For Cruises

Holland America Line (the cruise line operating our summer cruises) has made the decision to cancel their Alaska and Canada & New England itineraries through the end of 2020. We do expect our spring 2021 cruises in the Caribbean to sail as planned. If you were scheduled to cruise this year, consider transferring your reservation to one of our 2021 sailings by calling us at 800 247 1899 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM PT Monday through Friday.

Information For Israel Tours

Israel has begun the four-step process of easing its coronavirus-related restrictions. Tourist sites and national parks have reopened, and since May 31, gatherings of up to 100 people are now permitted. Schools, outdoor parks and pools have also reopened. Over the following weeks, restrictions will continue to be lifted, and on June 14, 2020, limited flights to and from Israel are expected to become available. We praise God with our friends in Israel as we look forward to a return of the freedoms we now appreciate more than ever.

Through all of this, Israel has proven it is well equipped to handle crises, both medically and with tourism. In fact, an independent analytics organization recently rated Israel as the No. 1 country on their COVID-19 Safety Ranking. We remain in consistent contact with the Israel Ministry of Tourism for travel updates, and we are continuing to video call a number of our key network providers in Israel to discuss and prepare for the future.

At this time, out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled or postponed all tours to Israel through September 1, 2020. We fully anticipate being able to travel at that time and will continue to keep you updated.

Postponing or Cancelling Reservations

If Inspiration postpones or cancels your event:
  • If your event is postponed until a later date, you may easily transfer your reservation to the future dates.
  • If the new travel dates don’t work in your schedule, you may transfer your reservation to any other Inspiration event without additional fees.
  • If your event is completely canceled and not rescheduled, all funds previously paid to Inspiration will be returned in the original form of payment. We ask that you be patient and allow 4-6 weeks for the refund process.
If you would like to cancel your reservation:
  • If you choose to cancel your reservation, terms apply. If you change your mind before the event travels, we will rebook you to the same event with no additional fees.

The Final Word

The current situation is still evolving and Inspiration will continue to post updates as needed. Please know that Inspiration’s global network of partners, suppliers and vendors is closely monitoring all developments for the latest updates to take appropriate actions. Our dedicated team is committed to the safety and care of our guests.

We have every hope that COVID-19 will be contained and run its course sooner rather than later. Thank you for allowing us to stand with you and help you navigate this unpredictable situation.

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