September 30, 2018 Canada – New England Cruise with John Bytheway

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Join John Bytheway as your host and speaker on a beautiful Canada-New England Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. This is the perfect time of year to catch the beautiful fall foliage in New England. Sailing roundtrip out of Boston, this cruise combines  beautiful, scenic cruising with uplifting presentations throughout the cruise. Stops on this cruise include Bar HarborPortlandSaint John and Halifax. On days when we do not have port stops, Johnwill enlighten with gospel presentations that uplift and inform. Join a fun, LDS group. Prepare to be enlightened and uplifted as you cruise to beautiful Canada-New England for a fall foliage cruise!

Sailing Itinerary

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure Activity
Sun 30 Sep 2018 Boston, Massachusetts 4:00 PM Boarding
Mon 01 Oct 2018 Cruising
Tue 02 Oct 2018 Halifax, Nova Scotia 7:00 AM 7:00 AM
Wed 03 Oct 2018 Cruising
Thu 04 Oct 2018 Saint John, New Brunswick 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Fri 05 Oct 2018 Bar Harbor, Maine 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sat 06 Oct 2018 Portland, Maine 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sun 07 Oct 2018 Boston, Massachusetts 7:00 AM Departure

cruise ship high res smaller picRoyal Caribbean – Serenade of the Seas:Wake up onboard Serenade of the Seas®, a dreamlike ship that’s sleek and sunlit, with panoramic vistas and wide-open spaces at every turn. Acres of glass enclose a nine-story central atrium, while glass elevators and floor-to ceiling windows ensure incredible views throughout your day. Bask at the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at Vitality Spa, or reach new heights on our signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with Broadway-style shows plus 16 bars and lounges that never feature a cover.


John-and-Kim-in-Jerusalem-e1442287749196John Bytheway: John was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and he served his mission in the Philippines. Following his mission he attended the University of Utah, and later graduated from BYU. John has taught the Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University, and the BYU Salt Lake Center since 1996. In 2003, he earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. He is the author of more than two dozen books and CDs many of which, he says, are effective non-prescription sleep-aids.

He loves to golf, write, read, and play the banjo and guitar. John is a founding member of the local chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Re-run Watchers Club, and does a “spot-on” impersonation of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife. John was recently released as bishop of the Salt Lake Winder 10th Ward, and is now teaching Sunday School with his wife, Kim.  John and Kim have six children and a completely full SUV which doubles in value when it’s full of gasoline.


Rates are subject to availability and may change at any time when booking within 6 months of the cruise. All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Organize 8 double occupancy cabins and cruise for free.

Inside $799
Window $899
Balcony $1,179
Taxes & Fees $198.53

Terms and Conditions

Additional Charges: Advertised rates do not include port charges, shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities.

Flights: Travel agencies do not have access to special rates. We book our flights online. However, if you are booked on one of our tours or cruises, we would be happy to help you book your flights without any additional fee.

Booking Requirements: A $250 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your cruise reservations.

Cancellation Penalties: Cruises canceled within 6 months of the cruise will be charged cancellation penalties ranging from $50 to the full amount, depending on how close to the cruise you cancel.

Final Payment: Final payment is due June 25, 2018.

Passports: Passports are not required for this sailing, but are recommended. If traveling without a passport, you must have a government-issued photo ID and original birth certificate.

Contact us toll free at: 800-217-7660 or 801-850-1498

Shore Excursions – Excursions are optional and purchased separate from the cruise rate. This is preliminary list of the private tours we will offer. Four months before the cruise, we will send out a final description and price list.

Saint John, New Brunswick: St. Martin, Bay of Fundy, St. Johns Highlights Tour:

Visit the picturesque fishing village of St. Martins where you’ll step back in time and sense the serenity of this picturesque area with its wharf, fishing boats and piled lobster traps. This is a photographers delight with a lighthouse and twin covered bridges with the ocean for a backdrop. Don’t forget to visit the wave-carved sea caves in the sandstone cliff if the tide is low enough to allow access while you’re there. Take a walk along the rocky beach and enjoy the sounds of nature. Learn how this small community was famous for its wooden ship building industry and see some of the highest tides in the world ebb and flow during your visit. You’ll have an added bonus on this tour of also visiting the world famous Reversing Falls Rapids where the huge tides from the Bay of Fundy force the mighty Saint John River to flow reverse twice every day. One more treat is in store for you before returning to your cruise ship. Stop and explore the unique old City market in the heart of Saint John and learn why the local folks have loved to buy fresh produce here since 1876.  

 Note:   Considerable walking is involved on this tour but the beach walk to visit the sea caves is totally optional . The caves can only be visited at low tide. The order of the tour may change to allow us to go to the caves at low tide. Price is $80

Bar Harbour, Maine: Join us on a private group tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  Sit back, relax, and allow us to show and tell.  This tour is perfect for nature lovers, history buffs, and photographers. The tour takes about three hours to visit some of the best scenery in the area. It features three stops inside Acadia National Park.  There is more to Acadia than meets the eye!  It will take you to the places you have to see, all the while providing you with the stories behind the scenery. After our tour, you’ll know about everything, from how last night’s lobster dinner was caught to how Cadillac Mountain got its name. 

Stops include the top of Cadillac Mountain (highest point on the eastern seaboard), Thunder Hole (Oceanside Stop), and either The Jordan Pond House or Sieur De Monts Spring (Wild Gardens of Acadia). Price is $55

Halifax, Nova Scotia & Peggy’s Cove Tour: 

See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy’s Cove.

We will begin the tour passing by the LDS temple as well as a downtown historic city tour. Our tour will commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the “Ellis Island” of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII.

From there we will visit St. Paul’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul’s Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive onto Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victim’s of that explosion. Then we will continue on to Canada’s most famous lighthouse. From there, we will visit Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few are also breathtaking. Known as Canada’s most famous fishing village, Peggy’s Cove, with its famous glacier rocks, offers an attraction that predates the stone age. Visitors can see the only post office in North America that is located in a lighthouse. Our next call will be back in Halifax at Fairview Cemetery where some of the victims of the ill-fated RMS Titanic were buried. We then drive to the southwest of the city, among the attractions here are the Public Gardens (the oldest in Canada), the hospitals which comprise of the Grace Maternity Hospital, IWK Children Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. On the same route we will visit Dalhousie University. Dalhousie was established in 1822 and is rated among the Top 10 in Canada (as well, it was an honor for me that I was privileged to grace the magnificent classrooms of Dalhousie). We will visit the Student Union Building, Arts Centre, Computer Science Building and the Weldon Law Building among others. On the same route we will travel southward to see some of the historic and Victorian style buildings.

Point Pleasant Park will be our next stop. We will then follow a different route to the famous Citadel Hill Fortress. This will be the highlight of our city tour. The vantage point that the Citadel Fortress offers will attract even the amateur to snap… snap… snap. The whole tour will take between four and five hours including picture stops. tour will take between four and five hours including picture stops. Price is $100

Portland, Maine – City and Lighthouse Tour:

This is the best way to get a taste of what our great city of has to offer. First introducing city highlights including the Portland Observatory, Fort Allen Park, Longfellow Square, The Victoria Mansion, and the vibrant Arts District. After making your way through the city known for its contemporary flair, sit back and relax as we make our way to Fort Williams Park, home of Portland Head Light. Here we will set you free for 30 minutes (longer than any tour in town) alongside Maine’s oldest and North America’s most photographed lighthouse. Take in the awe inspiring views of our famous rocky coastline and breath in the salty air. While making our way back downtown, hear more about what has shaped the small city of Portland into one of the most historical and unique cities in the nation. Price is $50

Boston, Massachussetts: Two-Night Hotel, Transfer to the ship and Boston Tour (Freedom Trail & Highlights), LDS Temple, Concord & Lexington

September 29 -Fly into Boston

September 30 – We begin this tour with an early check out from the hotel. The bus will pick us up early and take you through old Boston.  This tour includes many Freedom Trail sites, Cheers or Fenway Park, and the LDS Temple.  We then cross the Charles River to tour the oldest college in the United States – Harvard University (1636). 

We then head west and follow Paul Revere’s route through Lexington, Minuteman National Park, and into Concord, which was England’s first inland settlement in the New World beginning in 1635.  In this bucolic old town, the “shot heard round the world” ignited the shooting aspect of the American Revolution.

 With limited time, we’ll visit as much as possible in Concord.  The town is as if it were from a Norman Rockwell painting – perhaps enjoy Walden Pond; homes of authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and more. 

We could tour Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, visit Author’s Ridge, or just stroll around the town, walking through quaint old Colonial-era cemeteries.

 Transfer to Ship

Price is $240

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