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Dave Hadlock is the tour director for this awesome Book of Mormon Cruise. Join a fun LDS group in the Western Caribbean as you explore the proposed lands of the Book of Mormon. January is a great time of year to travel to the Caribbean. Stops on this itinerary include Honduras, Belize and Mexico. This cruise itinerary will allow you to visit some of the most amazing ruins that can be seen from a cruise itinerary, including Lamanai, Chaccoben and Tulum. Dave will help bring the scriptures to life as he teaches on board the ship and on site. Great guides, great speaker and a great itinerary.
|Day||Port of Call||Arrival Time||Depart Time|
|Sat – 1/20||Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL||04:00 PM|
|Sun – 1/21||At Sea – Book of Mormon Presentations|
|Mon – 1/22||Cozumel, Mexico (Optional Tour to Tulum)||09:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Tue – 1/23||Belize (Optional tour to Lamanai)||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|Wed – 1/24||Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan (Snorkeling, Island tour)||09:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Thu – 1/25||Costa Maya, Mexico (Mayan Village Experience)||07:00 AM||02:00 PM|
|Fri – 1/26||At Sea – Book of Mormon Presentations|
|Sat – 1/27||Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL||08:00 AM|
Carnival Magic: With some intriguing innovations, inventive twists on old themes and a more refined look than any of its predecessors in the Carnival fleet, this 130,000-ton, 3,690-passenger ship debuted in May 2011 and instantaneously became one of the coolest ships on the high seas.This amazing ship continued the Dream class tradition of large-scale, bow-to-stern fun including the food and entertainment space Ocean Plaza, the splashy stylings of Carnival WaterWorks, and The Lanai, a convenient and scenic half-mile outdoor wraparound promenade deck. Carnival Magic didn’t stop there; she also introduced the world to all-new ways to have a good time onboard, and proves it with the outdoor fitness-and-fun of SportSquare, featuring the world’s first ropes course at sea. Cucina del Capitano serves up Italian favorites fit for a captain.
Shore Excursions: For the best Book of Mormon experience while cruising the Western Caribbean, you should plan on stopping in Belize and Costa Maya. We have put together what we believe are the best excursions available for a Book of Mormon itinerary for reasonable prices.
Roatan Island Tour: This will be a relaxing day to tour the beautiful island of Roatan. After visiting the sites on Roatan, 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. 12 stations and beautiful views make this a fun zipline (additional $45).
Lamanai Ruins: Take an exciting speedboat ride down the New River to get to the amazing Maya ruins of Lamanai. These ruins date back to the Book of Mormon time period. Climb the huge temples, search for howler monkeys or just enjoy the beautiful jungle setting. If you are taking a cruise to the Western Caribbean, this is a can’t-miss excursion. This tour is consistently rated a favorite by our guests ($115).
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 ($115).
Chacchoben Ruins: & Mayan 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. This is a great chance to get a feel for the culture of the Mayas living in Mexico. We’ll have an authentic Maya lunch before returning to the ship. If time permits, we will stop by Majajhual for beach and shopping time. This has become one of our guests favorite shore excursions. ($110).
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 14 years ago and has conducted over 80 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 new to the scriptures or have read them many times, Dave brings new insights. He started in the industry by taking groups to Mesoamerica, having studied a lot of Mayan and Mesoamerican culture. After doing tours in 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. His primary areas of study were Biblical Hebrew and the Old Testament. 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.
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. 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. Shore excursions are priced as listed and can be purchased up until the cruise or until full.
Booking Requirements: A $250 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your reservations. Final payment is due October 29, 2017. Once final payment has been made, the there are penalties for cancelling. Within a month of a cruise you are subject to losing the full amount. You may want to consider travel insurance.
Passports: Passports are highly recommended, but not required, for this sailing and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive!