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Passages of the Bible Cruise: June 2024

Updated: Apr 11


Join us for a 7-night Israel and Egypt Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas during the Passages of the Bible Cruise. Visit Athens, Corinth, Jerusalem, Limassol, Cairo, and more. Walk among ruins, see historical sites, and experience other shore excursions.


 

AT A GLANCE


STATUS

Registration is open


DATES

  • Departing: June 22, 2024

  • Returning: July 1, 2024


PRICING

Starting at $4,599 for an Interior Stateroom*


Your all-inclusive price includes:

  • Basic tour and guided sightseeing;

  • Round-trip international airfare (additional baggage and optional fees may apply; see fine print for details);

  • Fuel surcharges and government taxes (subject to change);

  • Admin fees, entrance fees, hotel gratuities, and program fees;

  • Daily breakfast and dinner;

  • Deluxe motorcoaches;

  • First-class hotels


NOT Included:

  • Travel insurance (required)

  • Domestic flights

  • Anything not mentioned on the itinerary


*See Terms and Conditions for details.


 

ITINERARY


June 22: Depart

Depart the USA on an overnight international flight.


June 23: Arrive in Athens

Arrive in Athens and enjoy a driving tour, viewing the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Check-in at your hotel this afternoon.


June 24: Corinth & Embark Voyager of the Seas

After checking out of your hotel then, travel to the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.” As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized, establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Market Place, and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews. Next, you will journey to Piraeus to embark on the Voyager of the Seas.


June 25: At Sea


June 26: Jerusalem

Journey to Jerusalem to see Caiphas’ House, where Jesus was tried before the Sanhedrin. Stand upon the Mt. of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. See the Ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Wander the Old City to view the Pool of Bethesda and walk along the Via Dolorosa. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection.


June 27: Limassol

Go deep into Cyprus’ history as you explore the island today. This beautiful port town is known for its seafood, pottery, leather goods, and traditional lace works. Wander the streets and enjoy the shops on your way to the Kolossi Castle, built by order of St. John in 1210 in the city center of Limassol. Take a trip to Paphos from Limassol to explore ancient ruins, archaeological sites, and the goddess of love’s mythical birthplace. Travel past the Temple of Apollo to this UNESCO-recognized city and discover elaborate tombs in a 3rd-century necropolis.


June 28: Cairo

Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It contains 120,000 artifacts! Then, head to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the only existing Wonders of the Ancient World. Nearby, view the Great Sphinx of Giza, the largest and most well-known Sphinx.


June 29: Alexandria

See the sights in Egypt’s second-largest city, Alexandria. The large Jewish community once called this area home wrote the Septuagint a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. It was also home to the Great Library of Alexandria, which once held one of the most extensive collections of ancient texts. Make your way through Alexandria’s side streets to the catacombs consisting of three burial chamber levels. Visit Pompey’s Pillar, the largest triumphal column and the only known free-standing column of Roman Egypt. The amphitheater of Alexandria is one of the city’s most distinguished highlights and is set within view of many modern structures. Glimpse the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortress situated on the northern tip of Pharos Island.


June 30: At Sea


July 1: Disembark & Return to the USA

Disembark the Voyager of the Sea and transfer to Athens airport to return home.


 

HOW TO REGISTER

Due to availability, Contact Travel Planners 4 U to inquire about booking your Passages of the Bible Cruise experience. Your travel agent will respond asap with availability, pricing and next steps.

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