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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)
Galveston Island is one of the largest concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Explore the island and it’s interesting history by visiting one of their famous attractions. Galveston has two incredibly popular amusements – the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park.

Day 2 : Fun Day at Sea

February 20, 2023 (Monday)
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. Relax at the spa, try out a new restaurant, or attend one of the many shows available onboard.

Day 3 : Costa Maya, Mexico

February 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
Tulum is possibly the most beautiful of all the Mayan sites! It sits majestically on a hill overlooking the spectacular Caribbean Sea. This ancient city was more than likely a “port” where trade occurred and is as remarkable today as centuries ago. The history and beauty of this city are impressive to everyone. If you like to take pictures this site will be a favorite.

Day 4 : Belize City, Belize

February 22, 2023 (Wednesday)
Belize and its bustling cruise port city open the door to a nation ripe for exploration. Here you can choose your adventures— from trekking ancient Maya ruins to snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef that teems with colorful fish and unforgettable coral formations. During your cruise to Belize, hike rainforest trails and take a zipline through lush treetops. Or hop on an inner tube and float through spectacular limestone caves and past tumbling waterfalls along the network of rivers flowing to the Caribbean. Divers and snorkelers come here from all over to explore the world’s second-largest barrier reef, and the famous Great Blue Hole. And along the 200-mile-long coastline, you’ll find hundreds of tiny islets called cayes (pronounced “keys”).

Day 5 : Cozumel, Mexico

February 23, 2023 (Thursday)
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Day 6 : Fun Day at Sea

February 24, 2023 (Friday)
The fun doesn’t end with a final day at sea. The Carnival Dream offers a variety of onboard entertainment including WaterWorks, a relaxing spa, and onboard shows and entertainment. Take the day to play, or relax on your final day before arriving back in Galveston.

Day 7 : Return to Galveston

February 25, 2023 (Saturday)
The historic city of Galveston, Texas is rich in art and culture. Before heading home, consider visiting one of their unique museums or fun attractions such as the Texas Seaport Museum or the Moody Gardens.


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.

Inside $529 / Per Person
Outside w/window $639 / Per Person
Balcony $799 / Per Person
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 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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