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Glenn & Wilma W.
Franklin, Pa.
Just got back from the Israel Tour with Turning Point and it was great. Everything was handled well. The places we stayed were great the meals were wonderful and the times together with Dr. Jeremiah, Hoppers, Gordon, Mote and Marshall Hall were so up lifting.
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Just got back from the Israel Tour with Turning Point and it was great. Everything was handled well. The places we stayed were great the meals were wonderful and the times together with Dr. Jeremiah, Hoppers, Gordon, Mote and Marshall Hall were so up lifting. Just want to say thanks to all who planned it and for all the work they do to make the tour so great. I will tell anyone who is planning to go to go through the group. God Bless you and you keep up the great work. Thanks again.
Rachel M.
St. Paul, MN
Now that we know what we’ve been missing, it will be hard to consider any cruise opportunities without a spiritual emphasis.
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My husband and I deemed this our “Best Vacation Ever.” The Gospel Music Celebration Cruise to the Caribbean was like stepping on the shores of heaven for a week! Thank you so much for the opportunity to board early and receive a “sneak preview” of the entertainers we were about to enjoy that week. What a blessing! It was great to also meet some of the Inspiration Crew who traveled with us and made the event flow so smoothly. This was cruise #7 for Roger and me, but the first coordinated by Inspiration. Now that we know what we’ve been missing, it will be hard to consider any cruise opportunities without a spiritual emphasis. And we are busy promoting your next offerings of the same type of cruise to all our friends!
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.
Linda C.
Missouri
Saw so much of God's wonders and felt his presence throughout the preaching of Charles and Andy Stanley
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Just got back from our Alaskan cruise with such great memories and new friendships! Saw so much of God's wonders and felt his presence throughout the preaching of Charles and Andy Stanley, all the fantastic music groups...plus Dennis Swanberg! A really great trip!
Bob B.
Bakersfield, CA
No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land...
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Perspective! That’s what changed when my wife and I traveled to Israel. Looking at a map vs. actually visiting biblical sights just won’t compare. Seeing the locations firsthand where the Bible describes the events that have changed recorded history is life changing. No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land and knowing the exact terrain and proximity to other landmarks allowing me to better understand the Word of God that much clearer. Perspective…mine has changed.
David H.
Great soul food!
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Thanks to God for Hawk Nelson making much of God and His promises to us. ...Great soul food!
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!
Virginia Medez
Looking at this mission from my eyes, I was so blessed to see the love of Jesus all around.
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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.
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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!
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