Christian Cruises, Church Vacations and Religious Tours


Looking for the best Christian cruise? Want to tour Israel with a church group? Interested in a Christian concert cruise or family church cruise? If you're ready to get your praise on at sea - or on dry land, you'll find plenty of cruises and tours below. But, how can you plan for 2021 when coronavirus cases are still high in some areas?

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Travel Tips During Coronavirus

Traveling during or after coronavirus? Wondering, will my trip be canceled because of Covid-19?

Here are a few tips: 

  • Check with your tour host, hotel and airline to confirm your travel dates. Ask about their refund policy and get it in writing.
  • Confirm your hotel or rental has updated their cleaning/sanitation policy. Ask what steps they are taking to maintain social distancing. Ask if masks are offered and required in public areas. Are all staff wearing masks? Will food be covered at buffets? Or, are buffets canceled for the time being?
  • Check with your airline for their mask policy. Confirm your rental car company thoroughly cleans and wipes down their vehicles.
  • While it might cost a little more, consider booking ONLY with hotels and cruises that are 5-stars and maintain impeccable cleaning standards.
  • Before making ANY reservations, purchase travel insurance. This can protect your trip (flight changes/delays, car rentals, hotel stays, lost/stolen/damaged bags, medical illnesses).
  • Already have travel insurance through your credit card? Call your credit card provider to confirm the type of travel insurance you have.
  • Read the terms and conditions and try to book REFUNDABLE rates. This can help ensure you won't have to fight to get your deposit back if you need to cancel.
  • Book ONLY through the credit card that offers travel insurance. This can help if you have to make any changes or cancel your travel plans. For example, if your insurance is through Chase, ONLY use your Chase card for your tickets.
  • Thoroughly read the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy. Most travel insurance policies offered through credit card providers DO NOT cover pandemics. They may also have 15-day timeframes for requesting a refund.
  • Check your passport and license. Some countries and parts of the Caribbean won't let you travel to their locations if your passport will expire in 6-months. Further, as of October 1, 2020 travelers must have a "REAL ID-compliant" driver's license, U.S. military I.D., a U.S. passport or other acceptable identification to fly within the U.S. 
  • We pray you receive God's traveling grace and mercies and favor from Father God in Jesus's name while you travel. 


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Now that you've decided you're ready to go away and you have travel insurance, here are a few trips to explore.

The best Christian cruises and religious tours include:

  • MercyMe Caribbean Cruise Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam January 9-16,2021
  • K-Love Caribbean Cruise Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas January 30-February 4,2021
  • Singing at Sea Caribbean Cruise Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas February 1-5, 2021
  • Ron Carpenter Ministries Help, I'm Married Conference, February 4-6, 2021 Monterey, CA
  • Love Like You Mean It Cruise Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas February 7-14, 2021
  • Sail and Sing Specialty Cruise February 22-26, 2021
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress Israel Tour March 2-21, 2021
  • Marilyn and Sarah Israel Tour Spring 2021
  • Christian Singles Caribbean Cruise Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas May 3-9, 2021
  • Jentezen Franklin Tour of Israel May 24-June 2, 2021
  • Girlfriends Getaway - Hope Carpenter (Ron Carpenter's wife) Event June 9-13,2021
  • Sail and Sing Land and Sea Cruise June 18-25, 2021
  • Dr. I.V. Hilliard Israel Tour July 7-16,2021
  • Jeremy Camp Alaska Cruise Holland America Eurodam July 31-August 7, 2021
  • Michael W. Smith & Friends Hawaii Grand Wailea Hotel Event September 19-24,2021
  • Sail and Sing Singspiration Cruise October 16-21,2021
  • Sail and Sing Caribbean Cruise February 2022
  • Gospel Music Celebration Caribbean Cruise Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam February 5-12, 2022
  • Sail and Sing Mediterranean Tour September 21-October 5, 2022
  • Sail and Sing Israel Tour Spring 2023


    Scroll down for details on each trip (and tell the kids to go pack already!).



    MercyMe at Sea Caribbean Cruise Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam January 9-16, 2021

    Set sail with MercyMe in 2021 for a Caribbean cruise at sea with Christ. It will be "All aboard!" Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam as you join Bart, Barry, Michael, Nathan and Robby for exotic ports that include Key West, the Dominican Republic, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos and Half Moon Cay. 

    Click here for the cruise details, itinerary and pricing.


    K-Love 2021 Caribbean Cruise Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas January 30-February 4, 2021

    This super popular cruise is already sold out but standby bookings are available. Join the all-star lineup as they visit ports of call that include Nassau and Haiti.

    Musicians and performers include: Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, Zach Williams, Cory Asbury, Nicole C. Mullen, Building 429, We are Messengers, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, I Am They, We the Kingdom, Austin French and 321 Improv.

    Click here for more information and cruise registration details. 


    47th Annual Singing at Sea Caribbean Cruise with the Kingdom Heirs February 1-5, 2021


    Join the Kingdom Heirs for a blessed time in the Lord on the high seas. Departing Port Canaveral, kids sail free on this Brilliance of the Seas trip which includes ports Nassau and Coco Cay. With an all-star music line-up, performers include over 75 concerts from more than 25 gospel music artists. Note: bars and the casino are closed for this trip. Artists include Primitive Quartet, Kingdom Heirs, Mark Trammell Quartet, The Browders and more! Click here for more details.


    Ron Carpenter Ministries Help, I'm Married Conference, February 4-6, 2021 Monterey, CA



    Help! I'm Married...Adult only conference due to subject matter – childcare not provided

    From the RC website: Join Pastors Ron and Hope Carpenter at the 2021 Marriage Conference in Monterey, California February 4-6 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Historic Del Monte Golf Course.  

    What a magnificent area of the country to sneak away for a romantic weekend to enrich your marriage, gain a greater understanding of your spouse, and interact with other couples from all over the country as you learn keys to having a lasting marriage – it really IS possible! Click here for more information.


    Love Like You Mean It Marriage Caribbean Cruise Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas February 7-14, 2021

    For an intimate time with the Lord to renew and/or strengthen your marriage vows, sign up for the Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise. It's their 10th Anniversary and you don't want to miss it. Sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, ports include Aruba, St. Maarten, Bonaire and Curacao.

    Performers include an all-star line up: Jason Crabb, The Afters, Zak Mirzadeh and more! Click here for details.  


    Dr. Robert Jeffress Pathways to Victory Bible Prophecy Tour of Israel March 2-12, 2021


    Get ready for an amazing time of fellowship and tours with Dr. Jeffress and his staff. Land in Israel and view the Central Coast and Jezreel Valley. See Mount Carmel and the Sea of Galilee. Glimpse the Lower Jordan River Valley before venturing to Jerusalem and the Old City. With the last stops including the Dead Sea and the Judean Wilderness, it's a blessed time in the Lord you don't want to miss.  Click here for more details and booking information.


    Marilyn and Sarah Israel Tour - Spring 2021

    This is an exciting and new event. Check the link for more details as they become available. It's a trip to the Holy Land you don't want to miss!


    Christian Singles Cruise to the Caribbean Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas: May 3-9, 2021

    This Christian cruise is from the site, All Christian Cruises. Sail aboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and visit private islands Labadee and Perfect Day at Coco Cay. With picturesque beaches and lush lagoons, it's a great way to relax and fellowship with other believers. 

    A highlight to this trip is Perfect Day at Coco Cay. There you can take the free shuttles from the boat to various stops around the island. Take a zip-line ride, play basketball on the small court location or get in line for yummy barbecue. You'll also find an area where you can ride a jet ski or swim with the skates.

    Depending on the side of the beach where you setup, you might see the skates further out in the water so bring your snorkel equipment. This is a fun time at sea that you don't want to miss and private overwater cabanas can help you cool down. 

    For booking information, click the link.  


    Tour Israel with Jentezen and Cherise Franklin May 24-June 2, 2021

    From the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem, the most significant sites in the Bible can be viewed up close. Pastor Jentezen Franklin and his wife Cherise invite you to take a tour of Israel with them in November. Experience significant sites of the Holy Land on this guided tour. Check the website for more information and registration details. 


    Girlfriends Getaway - Hope Carpenter Mexico Event

    What’s better than a getaway with your girlfriends, where you can enjoy a little respite from the busyness of your day-to-day life of kids, bosses, husbands, family, bills, and this Bay Area traffic (Or Atlanta’s… or wherever you live)!

    Join Pastor Hope Carpenter and friends as we visit the beautiful all-inclusive beachfront resort, Live Aqua, in Cancun. You’ll have plenty of time to hang out with your girlfriends relaxing around the pool, indulge in a massage and even get in some intimate teaching time with Pastor Hope and Pastor Kelley Steele!

    You will return home refreshed, refocused, and filled with beautiful memories!

    Click here for booking information.


    Holy Land Tour with I.V. Hilliard and Family July 7-16, 2021

    For a memorable time touring the Holy Land, join Pastor I.V. Hilliard and his family in Israel. The details of this tour will be available soon. Check the link for updates. Click here for booking information.



    Jeremy Camp Alaska Cruise Holland America Eurodam July 31-August 7, 2021

    Join Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp and his family as they set sail from Seattle onboard Holland America's Eurodam. Ports of call include Juneau, Alaska, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia. With evenings filled with heartfelt worship, Bible study and praise, this is a special time in the Lord.

    And, of course, don't forget your camera and/or camcorder. There might be the occasional whale sighting or a random moose or bear crossing. Absorb the scenic backdrop and you might catch an eagle diving for fish or see a glacier up close. What a wonderful way to spend time with Father God! Click here for trip details.


    Michael W. Smith & Friends Hawaii Hotel Event September 19-24, 2021

    For a wonderful time in Maui, join Michael W. Smith and guests like Matt Maher at the Grand Wailea Hotel. From devotions and concerts to excursions and luaus, it's a great way to worship with the Lord and fellow Christian travelers. Check here for more details.


    Gospel Music Celebration Caribbean Cruise Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam February 5-12, 2022

    Get excited about this blessed time in the Lord as you set sail onboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam. You'll leave from Fort Lauderdale and visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.

    With an all-star Christian and gospel celebrity line-up, there are plenty of programs and powerful nights of worship at sea. Guests include Get ready to tap your feet and lift your voice as you listen to beloved artists including the Booth Brothers, TaRanda Greene, Greater Vision, Legacy Five,Triumphant, Gordon Mote, Geron Davis & Kindred Souls and Charles Billingsley!  Click here for more information.