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Nancy J.
Bellevue, WA
"Music out of this world. It was a life changing week for the 3 of us. Inspirational and heart warming."
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I used to own my own Travel Agency and specialized in group cruises. I also escorted and traveled with my groups so am well aware of how difficult it is to prepare and organize EVERYTHING for your guests. Extremely impressed with EVERYTHING. I am on Oxygen and am 76 years old so walked with a walker and carried Oxygen. I needed lots of help and the Inspiration staff were IMPECCABLE. Gaither's activities were excellent. Music out of this world. It was a life changing week for the 3 of us. Inspirational and heart warming. Music divine and out of this world. BEST trip EVER. I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks for such a safe, uplifting, magical, spiritual week.
Bob B.
Bakersfield, CA
No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land...
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
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.
Roland & Heidi R.
Fresno
Our spiritual lives came into very clear focus.
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Our cruise with Dr. Chuck Swindoll to Tahiti was an adventure worthy to be experienced. The ministry offered each evening was very inspiring for us as a married couple. We benefited from this time together in that our spiritual lives came into very clear focus. We would recommend anyone who would like to experience a change in their lives to come along on a journey with Inspiration Cruises. You will be enriched greatly.
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!
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!
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!
Terrie Gilroy
Kansas City
I am on fire for the Lord.
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I am on fire for the Lord. I have told everyone that will listen about the mission.
Nick K.
We have traveled with other tour companies, but I would rate your company at the top...thank you all for a wonderful tour.
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My wife and I didn't realize, at the time we signed up for the "Land of Jesus-Steps of Paul" tour, there would be nearly 300 people. If we had known this, we probably would not have signed up. We want you to know, not going for that reason, would have been our loss. Your staff knows how to run a tour! The independent buses called "bus families" made the touring seem like we were only traveling with the same 36 people most of the time. Many times we were the only group at any one point of interest. Sure, the other bus groups were nearby, but all 300 were not trying to see the same tomb or altar at the same time. By the third day, we were very impressed by your company's organizing skills. It was apparent that traveling in a large group actually had some advantages in terms of resources available to the large group. We have traveled with other tour companies, but I would rate your company at the top. Your management is blessed to have Dave, Charlie and Kelly. You three are an awesome team. I retired with 284 people under me and I recognize dedicated employees wherever I go. Thank you all for a wonderful tour.
Michael Wise
Inver Grove Heights, MN
The sorts of problems we've had in the past with other tour organizers don't happen with Inspiration. Things don't fall through the cracks, plans are complete down to the smallest details, people are available to deal with the little issues like missing luggage and lost passports. The spiritual element is always foremost.
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Once again Inspiration Tours and Dave Peterson provided an excellent travel experience for our group. The sorts of problems we've had in the past with other tour organizers don't happen with Inspiration. Things don't fall through the cracks, plans are complete down to the smallest details, people are available to deal with the little issues like missing luggage and lost passports. The spiritual element is always foremost. The guides are generally the best, and truly enhance the travel experience for pilgrim travelers such as ours. Airport connections, so critical to a good experience, are handled with aplomb. Someone conversant with the airport and its language(s) is on hand to meet and guide the travelers, and to see them to the airport and on to their plane without a hitch on the way home. People don't miss connecting flights because sufficient margins are calculated. Hotels and food are excellent without exception. We will continue to work with Inspiration Tours for as long as we have people who want to travel with us. We've already used them for nearly ten years and as many tours. They are the best we've ever found!
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