Book of Mormon Cruise


Book of Mormon Cruise

8 Day Cruise

02/17/2024 - 02/24/2024

Parry, Donald 1808-101 07

1808-101 ANEL Department

BYU Asian and Near Eastern Languages Faculty/Staff

October 25, 2018

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Donald Parry
Dave & Darcy business pic
Dave Hadlock

Join Donald Parry and Dave Hadlock on a Book of Mormon cruise adventure. This 7 day cruise on the Sky Princess departs out of Fort Lauderdale. It includes stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico. During the days on the ship, you’ll have the opportunity to attend Book of Mormon classes taught by Dave or Don. 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 Lamanai and Chacchoben. Don 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 Ft Lauderdale, FL

February 17, 2024 (Saturday)

Join us for a 1-night pre-cruise hotel and transfer.

Day 2 : Fun Day at Sea

February 18, 2024 (Sunday)

Book of Mormon Seminars during the day with Don and Dave.

Day 3 : Cozumel, Mexico

February 19, 2024 (Monday)

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. Approx: Price per Person $95

Day 4 : Roatan, Honduras

February 20, 2024 (Tuesday)

We begin with a short tour of the island. As we head over to the East side of the island, you will learn of the island’s history and its inhabitants. You will see the shipwrecks at Dixon Cove, local fishing boats at French Harbor, and visit an iguana preservation farm which is home to 2,000 iguanas, birds, monkeys, tarpons, lobsters, conch and turtles. We will then visit West End Village where we will have an authentic local lunch waiting for us at the beach. Here we will spend a couple hours before heading back to the ship. You can snorkel (snorkel equipment is included and there is a nice reef just off the beach), swim or just relax. Appox: $80 per person. Roatan Zipline: Add a thrilling zipline adventure to your island tour. Zipline through the jungles from 13 different platforms. The zipline is located just a few minutes away from the beach. For those doing the zipline, you will go to the zipline right before lunch. We will then bring you back to the beach. The price is an additional $45. You pay for this when you get to the zipline.

Day 5 : Belize City, Belize

February 21, 2024 (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. Approx: Price per person $125, if paying by check.

Day 5 : Costa Maya, Mexico

February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

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. Approx: Price per person $125, if paying by check

Day 7 : Fun Day at Sea

February 23, 2024 (Friday)

Book of Mormon Seminars at Sea with Don & Dave.

Day 8 : Return to Ft Lauderdale, Florida

February 24, 2024 (Saturday)


Ship Information: Sky Princess

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.

When a cruise ship is added to a fleet, it’s exciting, but when that ship features a Michelin-star chef, exceptional Wi-Fi, 15 decks, films screened under the stars and the largest balconies at sea, “exciting” doesn’t quite cut it. Allow us to introduce you to Sky Princess®: one of the newest members of the Princess Cruises family. After debuting in the Mediterranean in October 2019, the 3,560-guest ship added to the distinctive, contemporary design of Princess’ renowned Royal-class ships and even took these lofty standards up a notch.


All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Lower, promotional rates may be available.

Inside Starting at $869
Outside w/window or Obstructed Balcony Starting at $1169
Balcony Starting at $1249
Taxes & Govt. Fees $195 / Per Person


Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities.
Deposit: $250 deposit, per person is required to confirm your booking.

Final Payment Due Date: Your deposit is refundable until November 10th, 2023 when final payment is due. No Penalties if you cancel before November 10th. After November 10th, 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.


Donald Parry
Donald is Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He taught for many years at the Jerusalem Center. He is married to Camille Mills, from Las Vegas, Nevada; they have six children. Donald is a member of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls (He has worked translating the Dead Sea Scrolls of Isaiah, 1 & 2 Samuel, and others). Don has directed over 20 different tour groups with Bountiful Travel, taking groups into the Holy Lands and the lands of the Book of Mormon. He has authored or edited twenty-seven books including: Understanding Isaiah, Temples of the Ancient World, Visualizing Isaiah, Angels: Agents of Light, Love, and Power and 175 Temple Symbols and Their Meanings, and other books on the Old Testament, Book of Mormon, and Dead Sea Scrolls. He is a popular Education Week speaker. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a is personable host to our groups. His scriptural knowledge is extensive and he is fascinated with old cars. You will love traveling with Don.
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 - 8 Day Cruise


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