Bible Lands Cruise – Journeys of Paul

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Bible Lands Cruise – Journeys of Paul

12 Day Cruise

03/25/2024 - 04/05/2024

Camille Fronk Olson CFO (2)
Camille Fronk Olson
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Join Camille Fronk Olson for a Greek Isles and Bible Lands Cruise. This is an amazing itinerary on a great ship. Visit places such as Athens, Jerusalem, Egypt, all from the comfort of a luxury cruise ship. Camille will instruct on the ship as well as at Biblical sites. The Old & New Testaments will to life as you journey through the Bible Lands. You will visit amazing Biblical sites walking in the footsteps of Christ and Paul. Join a fun LDS group and prepare to be uplifted and enlightened on this Bible Lands cruise adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Athens (Piraeus), Greece

March 25, 2024 (Monday)

Day 2 : Cruising

March 26, 2024 (Tuesday)

Lectures at sea.

Day 3 : Haifa, Israel

March 27, 2024 (Wednesday)

Today we travel to northern Israel and the Sea of Galilee region. We visit Banias/Caesraea Phillipi and Tel Dan. Then we head to Capernaum, where we see the remnants of a synagogue where Christ might have taught. We take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit one of the proposed sites for the Mount of Beatitudes. We then return to our ship.

Day 4 : Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

March 28, 2024 (Thursday)

We begin our tour atop the Mount of Olives where we enjoy a panoramic view of the the Old City. We then walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane. We continue our journey by entering the Old City beginning at the Biblical pools of Bethesda and St. Anne's Church. We walk down a portion of the Via Dolorosa. We enjoy time on our own to explore and eat lunch. We head to the Western Wall and the southern steps of the temple mount & the Dome of the Rock. We pass through Hezekiah's tunnel to the pools of Shiloam. We stop at an olive wood shop before returned to our ship.

Day 5 : Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

March 29, 2024 (Friday)

We start the morning on Mount Zion and visit the House of Caiaphas and Church of Gallicantu. From there we walk to the Room of the Last Supper, which is the place many believe to be the actual site of the Last Supper. We will visit the BYU Jerusalem Center, if it is open. Then we head to the sites traditionally recognized as the Garden Tomb & Golgatha. Before heading back to the ship, we stop in Bethlehem and see the traditional location of Christ's birth and visit a shepherd's field.

Day 6 : Cruising

March 30, 2024 (Saturday)

Lectures at sea.

Day 7 : Alexandria, Egypt

March 31, 2024 (Sunday)

Tour

Day 8 : Alexandria, Egypt

April 1, 2024 (Monday)

Tour

Day 10 : Cruising

April 2, 2024 (Tuesday)

Lectures at sea.

Day 9 : Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

April 3, 2024 (Wednesday)

Today our tour takes us to one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world, Ephesus. We tour the terrace houses that are part of the Ephesus site. We see the Odeon, the marble street where Paul held daily discussions, the Library of Celcus, the Temple of Hadrian and the great theater. We will spend several hours strolling through this site. Following this we board the bus for a quick photo stop at the Artemision or Temple of Artemis. We return to the port at Kusadasi and you have the option of remaining on land for shopping or boarding the ship and relaxing.

Day 11 : Athens (Piraeus), Greece

April 4, 2024 (Thursday)

We start our exciting day with a one-hour scenic bus ride to visit ancient Corinth where Paul arrived in 51 AD. We take a look at the famous Corinth Canal and enjoy lunch featuring authentic Greek cuisine. We then head back to Athens where we visit the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, Erechteion, Temple of Athena Nike and more. We will also be able to see Mars Hill where Paul once preached. We drive by other interesting sites as we make our way back to our ship.

Day 12 : Athens (Piraeus), Greece

April 5, 2024 (Friday)

Disembark in Athens and depart home

Information

Ship Information: Celebrity Infinity

Set sail on a vacation aboard the Celebrity Infinity® and discover an unforgettable journey to the most exciting destinations in the world. Onboard, the Celebrity Infinity® features a large delicious dining options, a sprawling spa, plus tons of fun for kids of every age. So whether you’re exploring Europe, sipping virgin Piña Coladas in The Caribbean, or cruising across the Atlantic, this ship offers it all.

Pricing

All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Call for rates on 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin.

CABIN TYPE CRUISE RATES
Inside $2268
Ocean View $2629
Balcony $2982
Taxes & Govt. Fees $191.21

Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities. We will be happy to book your air if you would like–air is available at all major gateways. A $450 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your reservations. Final Payment is due December 18th, 2023. Deposit is refundable prior to final payment without penalty. Within three months of the cruise, the tours and cruise are non-refundable. Space can be recalled at anytime before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!

Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and should be valid 6 months after the end of the tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. 

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

Headliners

Camille Fronk Olson
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Camille Fronk Olson is an emeritus professor, former department chair of Ancient Scripture at BYU, and former teacher at BYU’s Jerusalem Center. She completed a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies, a master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in Education. Her research focused on women in scripture, LDS/evangelical dialogue, LDS doctrine, and Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Her publications include Women of the Old Testament and Women of the New Testament. Prior to coming to BYU, Sister Olson taught seminary and institute for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake City area and served as Dean of Students at LDS Business College. She is a former member of the Young Women General Board and served a full-time mission to Toulouse, France. Camille Fronk Olson is married to Paul F. Olson. They have two children and four grandchildren. She has no cats or dogs. She is originally from Tremonton, Utah.
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Bible Lands Cruise - Journeys of Paul - 12 Day Cruise

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