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Join Don Parry and Dave Hadlock on an exotic Book of Mormon Cruise. Join a fun LDS group in the Western Caribbean as you explore the proposed lands of the Book of Mormon. February is a great time of year to travel to the Caribbean. Stops on this itinerary include Honduras and and Mexico. We will stop at the awesome sites of Chacchoben and Tulum. Relax for a day on the beaches of Roatan. Don & Dave will help bring the scriptures to life as they teach on board the ship and on site. Book of Mormon seminars will be held on all three days at sea with all different topics. Great guides, great speakers and a great itinerary. Dave & Don are both very personable, fun loving and organized. You will love sailing with Bountiful Travel.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrival||Departure||Activity|
|Sun 25||Galveston, Texas||–||4:00 PM||Boarding|
|Mon 26||Cruising – Book of Mormon Seminars||–||–||Cruising|
|Tue 27||Cruising – Book of Mormon Seminars||–||–||Cruising|
|Wed 28||Roatan, Honduras||8:00 AM||5:00 PM||Docked|
|Thu 01||Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico||8:00 AM||5:00 PM||Docked|
|Fri 02||Cozumel, Mexico||7:00 AM||5:00 PM||Docked|
|Sat 03||Cruising – Book of Mormon Seminars||–||–||Cruising|
|Sun 04||Galveston, Texas||6:30 AM||–||Departure|
Royal Caribbean: Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas features extensive sports facilities including the FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing, an interactive water play area for children, a full-sized volleyball / basketball court, an ice skating rink, a boxing ring, and a large fitness center. A 2016 drydock refurbishment added the “Perfect Storm” water slide complex, featuring two racing slides and a boomerang-style slide, and the “Splashaway Bay” kids-only water play area, featuring smaller waterslides.
Other amenities include two whirlpools that are cantilevered and project out from the sides of the ship to provide unimpeded views of the sea below, Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity throughout most of the ship, a modular conference center for business meetings, and flat screen televisions in only some of the rooms.
Restaurants include a three level formal dining room, Jade Cafe Asian themed casual dining, Windjammer Cafe traditional casual dining, Sorrento’s Pizzeria, Promenade Cafe, Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream shop, Johnny Rockets diner, Chops Steakhouse, and Portofino Italian restaurant. The 2016 refurbishment changed the “Portofino” Italian restaurant to “Giovannis Table”, and added the “Sabor” Mexican restaurant in the space formerly occupied by the ship’s nightclub.
Private LDS Group Shore Excursions (optional)
Roatan Island Tour: This will be a relaxing day to tour the beautiful island of Roatan. After a bus tour of Roatan, we will stop by a monkey and sloth reserve where you will be able to hold and play with monkeys and sloths. Following our island tour, we will go to the beach where we will have a delicious lunch. Snorkel gear is included with the tour for those who would like to snorkel on the beautiful reef. Following some free time on the beach, we will return to the ship. ($70) For those who would like, you can also add on the thrill of a zipline at this port stop. 13 stations and beautiful views make this a fun zipline (additional $45).
Tulum Ruins: From Cozumel see one of the most famous and beautiful of the Maya sites. Tulum sits atop a cliff overlooking the ocean–the setting is surreal. This excursion may allow for some free time to shop or swim in the ocean at the bottom of the ruins for those who would like (approx. $120).
Costa Maya: Ruins of Chacchoben and Maya Village Experience: This side-tour from the port of Costa Maya will allow you to enjoy the peaceful site of Chacchoben. You will enjoy the jungle setting of Chacchoben and its majestic ruins. This site is a late Book of Mormon time site. Learn how the structures and rituals of the Maya relate to the Book of Mormon and LDS beliefs. After visiting the ruins, we will head to a little Maya village where we will have the opportunity to see how the Maya lived and make corn tortillas. The Maya experience at the village has become a favorite for many guests. We’ll have a Maya lunch before returning to the ship. If time permits, we can drop you off at Majajhual for beach and shopping time ($120).
All Shore Excursions are optional and may be purchased separate from the cruise rate. Listed price is subject to change.
Dave Hadlock: Dave began guiding tours about 13 years ago and has conducted over 70 tour groups, primarily into Central America and Israel. He loves teaching scripture and being around people. He has a gift for making deep scriptural understanding easily understood for all. So whether you are relatively new to the scriptures or have read them many times, Dave brings amazing new insights.
He began guiding groups first into Mesoamerica, having studied a lot of Mayan and Mesoamerican culture. After doing tours into Mesoamerica for five years, Dave opened Bountiful Travel and began taking groups to Israel as well. He takes several groups every year into the Holy Lands. Dave studied at BYU for a master’s degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis on the Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew. He introduces gospel topics according to the geography, culture and history of the sites you are visiting. Dave is an easy going tour director who loves to laugh and have fun. His style of teaching is straight from the scriptures,using them as his primary source.
Donald Parry: Donald is Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He taught for many years at the Jerusalem Center. He is married to Camille Mills, from Las Vegas, Nevada; they have six children. Donald is a member of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls (He has worked translating the Dead Sea Scrolls of Isaiah, 1 & 2 Samuel, and others). Don has directed over 20 different tour groups with Bountiful Travel, taking groups into the Holy Lands and the lands of the Book of Mormon. He has authored or edited twenty-seven books including: Understanding Isaiah, Temples of the Ancient World, Visualizing Isaiah, and other books on the Old Testament, Book of Mormon, and Dead Sea Scrolls. He is a popular Education Week speaker. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a is personable host to our groups. His scriptural knowledge is extensive and he is fascinated with old cars. You will love traveling with Don.
Rates – This cruise is a little more expensive than Carnival; however, the flights should be cheaper into Houston. Royal Caribbean is one of the highest rated cruise lines.
All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4rth persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Organize 8 double occupancy cabins and cruise for free. Call for pricing – price is subject to change based on availability.
Terms and Conditions
Additional Charges:Advertised rates do not include shore excursions, airfare, and gratuities. We are not commissioned with the airlines, so we book our flights online. We’d be happy to help you with you book your airfare if necessary.
Booking Requirements: A $250 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your reservations. Final payment is due November 25, 2017.
Passports: Passports are highly recommended, but not required, for this sailing and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive!