Book of Mormon Cruise

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Book of Mormon Cruise

7 Day Cruise

02/19/2023 - 02/25/2023

John Bytheway
John Bytheway
Dave & Darcy business pic
Dave Hadlock

Join John Bytheway and Dave Hadlock on a Book of Mormon cruise adventure. This 6 day cruise on the amazing new Carnival ship, Carnival Dream, departs out of Galveston, Texas. It includes stops in Belize and Mexico. During the days on the ship, you’ll have the opportunity to attend Book of Mormon classes taught by Dave or John. You will love the private tours we offer in each stop. We will visit some of the most amazing ruins that can be seen from a cruise itinerary, including Chacchoben and Tulum. John and Dave will help bring the scriptures to life as they teach onboard the ship and on site. Bring your family on a Book of Mormon cruise as we explore the Caribbean in this amazing new ship!


Day 1 : Depart Galveston

February 19, 2023 (Sunday)
We have group accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Houston Bush Intercontinental airport and breakfast is included. The following morning, February 19, we have a private transfer that will take us to the cruise terminal in Galveston. This reservation also includes a return transfer from Galveston to the Houston Bush Intercontinental airport. Those flying into/out of Houston Hobby airport will need to arrange transfers through the cruise line or on their own. Price per Person $140, based on double occupancy.

Day 2 : Fun Day at Sea

February 20, 2023 (Monday)
Book of Mormon Seminars during the day with John and Dave.

Day 3 : Costa Maya, Mexico

February 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
On this tour we enjoy the jungle setting of Chacchoben and its majestic ruins. This site existed during the late Book of Mormon times. Learn how the structures and rituals of the Maya relate to the Book of Mormon and LDS beliefs. After visiting the ruins, we travel to a little Maya village where we have the opportunity to see how the Maya lived. We enjoy an amazing, traditional Maya lunch and may even join in making the corn tortillas. The Maya experience at the village has become a favorite for many guests. Price per Person $125

Day 4 : Belize City, Belize

February 22, 2023 (Wednesday)
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. An authentic Belizean lunch will be served upon arrival to the ruins. This is a can’t-miss excursion when visiting the Western Caribbean. This tour is consistently rated very highly by our guests. Price per Person $125

Day 5 : Cozumel, Mexico

February 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Take in the sights of Cozumel from open-air Jeeps. We enjoy peaceful time at the San Gervasio ruins. An authentic Mexican fajita lunch is included. Water and soda are also included with our excursion. We conclude the adventure with a visit to the Sky Reef Beach Club where we enjoy snorkeling (all equipment is included) and relaxing on the beach. We then hop back in the Jeeps and return to our ship. Price per Person $95

Day 6 : Fun Day at Sea

February 24, 2023 (Friday)
Book of Mormon Seminars at Sea with John & Dave.

Day 7 : Return to Galveston

February 25, 2023 (Saturday)
Those who purchased the hotel and transfer package will be transported from cruise terminal back to the Houston Bush Intercontinental airport for your flights back home.


Ship Information: Carnival Dream

Whether you’re onboard or onshore, family time is bound to be a fantastic time! Games, events and activities are going on all over the ship throughout the day and into the evening hours. Here’s a list of activities you can enjoy as a family.

Theater & Shows

Cloud 9 Spa


Camp Ocean

Suess at Sea


Onboard Parties, crafts, comedy shows and contests


All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Organize 8 cabins and one person cruises for free.

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Taxes & Govt. Fees $143.86 / Per Person
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 $250 deposit, per person is required to confirm your booking. Your deposit is refundable until November 15th, 2022 when final payment is due. No Penalties if you cancel before November 15th. After November 15th, the cruise and tours are non-refundable. Space can be recalled at anytime before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!

Passports: Passports are recommended for this sailing. Passports ARE required for international travel by air and for this reason we STRONGLY recommend them.


John 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.
Dave Hadlock
Dave has worked as a tour director to religious sites for over 16 years. He began as a contracted guide working for other LDS travel agencies while owning an export clothing business (used and vintage clothing). He enjoyed the vintage clothing business. It was kind of like prospecting for gold, only looking for old clothes. As the vintage clothing business declined, he moved into travel full time with the opening of Bountiful Travel. His qualifications for religious teaching began as a missionary when he felt his soul enlarge (in the words of Alma) as he heard a master teacher of the scriptures. He wanted to be able to help others feel the same way through his teaching. He began an intense study of the scriptures as a missionary and continued after his mission working on a Master’s degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Biblical Hebrew emphasis). He studies looking for unique insights into the scriptures and has worked hard at learning how to teach those insights in an interesting manner. His background in Mesoamerican studies and Ancient Near Eastern studies lends to unique insights into the scriptures. He is laid-back and loves to have fun. He loves teaching and being with people. So for him this is the ultimate job. He hopes that his love for the scriptures is contagious as he teaches. He’s taken over 100 tour groups to Central America and Israel over the last 14 years and hopes you will join him on one of his trips.
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Book of Mormon Cruise - 7 Day Cruise


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