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Lands of the Bible Cruise aboard the Celebrity Constellation

with Guest Speakers Roger J. Green and Jonathan S. Raymond

This Trip Visits:

  Greece • Israel (Holy Land)

Trip Includes:

  • Roundtrip International Airfare & Overseas Transfers (Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; see fine print for details)
  • Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes (Subject to change)
  • Most Shore Excursions
  • Most Meals
  • Admin. Fees
  • Port Charges

Guest Speakers

Roger J. Green

Dr. Roger J. Green taught biblical and theological studies at Asbury College for three years, and at Barrington College/Gordon College for 43 years. He retired in August of 2016. While at Gordon College he held the Terrelle B. Crum Chair of Humanities, and was the chair of the Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries for 26 years. He was a contributor to the Wesley Bible and the Reflecting God Study Bible. He is a noted author of three books and travels internationally teaching and preaching at conferences and retreats for both ministers and laity. Roger and his wife, Karen, have traveled to Israel 13 times.

Jonathan S. Raymond

Dr. Jonathan S. Raymond is a professor, author, and lecturer on cross-cultural social psychology (Asbury University and the University of Kentucky) and Wesleyan thought. He is presently the President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Trinity Western University and Seminary, Langley, British Columbia (Canada). He has served on the faculties of Arizona State University and the University of Hawaii, an administrator at Gordon College and Greenville College, and President and Vice Chancellor at Booth University College (1999-2006) Winnipeg, Manitoba, and President and Vice Chancellor at Trinity Western University (2006-2013). He has led several study tours to the Holy Land, and in demand as a conference speaker.

Starting at $3,789* from New York area

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Onboard Gratuities are additional & will be automatically added to your onboard account.

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ItineraryExtensions (Pre/Post Tour)
  1. October 30 - November 12, 2017

    Oct. 30 & 31 - Depart USA - Arrive in Athens
    Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA and arrive in Athens. Time permitting, take a panoramic tour before embarking on the luxurious Celebrity Constellation.
    Nov. 1 - Mykonos, Greece (On Own)
    Have a delightful day exploring the exceptional beauty and culture of the Greek island of Mykonos with its lovely bays and beaches, distinctive whitewashed structures, and cobblestone streets. Shore excursions are booked through Celebrity.
    Nov. 2 - Rhodes, Greece
    Paul visited Rhodes briefly on his way to Jerusalem at the end of his third missionary journey. Over 1,200 years later when Jerusalem fell during the Crusades, the Knights of St. John fled to the island of Rhodes, where they ruled for two centuries. Suleiman the Magnificent finally captured the island, but lost 50,000 men in the campaign. The castles and old town built by the knights are still impressive today.
    Nov. 3 - At Sea
    Nov. 4 - Sea of Galilee, Israel
    Travel inland to the Sea of Galilee. You will stand on the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus gave His most well-known sermon (Matthew 5). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you visit the Church of the Loaves and the Fishes (Luke 9). Visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). Travel to the shore town of Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John (Matt. 4) and later Matthew. Stop by the River Jordan.
    Nov. 5 & 6 - Bethlehem & Jerusalem, Israel
    Travel to Jerusalem and visit the Upper Room, the traditional site of the Last Supper. Visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was tried before the Sanhedrin. Stand upon the Mount of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. Wander among the olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the Old City and visit the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Go to Bethlehem and visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1; Luke 2). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church.
    Nov. 7 - At Sea
    Nov. 8 - Crete, Greece (On Own)
    The Bible mentions Crete as the port of origin for Paul’s voyage that ended in shipwreck. In Heraklion, explore the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion displays many of the treasures found during the excavations. Shore excursions are booked through Celebrity.
    Nov. 9 - At Sea
    Nov. 10 - Valletta, Malta
    Paul was shipwrecked on Malta around 60 AD (Acts 28). After the Knights of St. John successfully defended Malta against a massive Ottoman siege in 1565, they built the fortified town of Valletta, naming it after their leader. Explore the Barrakka Gardens that were built on a bastion of the city and offer a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbor.
    Nov. 11 - At Sea
    Nov. 12 - Rome to USA