Gospel Music Celebration 7-Day Tropical Caribbean Cruise
|Boarding Location||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Cruise Ship||HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISELINE ms Nieuw Amsterdam|
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|On Sale Date||March 7, 2017|
Limited cabins still available!
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INSPIRATION CRUISES & TOURS
You’re invited to join us on one of the most memorable adventures of your life as we sail the spectacular islands of the Caribbean. Our week will bring together so many things unique to the Gospel Music Celebration—your favorite musicians, inspiring worship leaders and some of the most talented writers and arrangers in the world!
As in past years, we’ve worked diligently to create a week at sea that offers the perfect balance of Christian entertainment, powerful praise and rejuvenation. We’ll be surrounded by turquoise waters and gorgeous sunsets. We’ll explore sunny beaches and charming ports. We’ll enjoy one full-length concert after another, and even hear brand-new music created specifically for this cruise. We’ll then take the experience one step further—giving passengers the opportunity to hear different, exclusive programs not available in a normal concert environment. What an amazing memory you’ll create among like-minded Believers and artists whose music has impacted your faith.
Other scheduled moments will further exceed your expectations. Our time together will be filled with extended performances from each artist as well as showcases like, “Brotherhood” with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, or an exclusive showcase of the “Old Friends” featuring Scott Fowler, Wesley Pritchard, Ernie Haase & Eric Bennett, making up a “dream team” quartet. Worship with artists like the Collingsworth Family & Cana’s Voice and enjoy the Gospel Music Hymn Sing hosted by Gerald Wolfe. You’ll have the chance to hear these gifted musicians share their hearts. And as usual, our daytime breakout events are sure to offer plenty of laughter—and MANY SURPRISES.
Making this year extra-special, we’ll be taking a less-traveled sailing route through the tropics—to islands you may never have been to. Check out the itinerary! After seven glorious days, you’ll return home renewed, refreshed and blessed beyond measure.
Space is limited. The annual popularity of this cruise means it will sell out quickly, so register today to make sure you have a place on the Gospel Music Celebration. Reunite with old friends and make new ones. It’s going to be an uplifting time filled with the best music on earth. See you there!
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
EMBARKATION: 11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
DEPART: 4:00 P.M.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
For centuries, vacationers have been drawn to the warm temperatures, quiet waters, and white sands of Key West, home to some of the most spectacular sunsets. No wonder writers like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams found refuge amid its laid-back ocean breezes. Just a few hours surrounded by the colorful characters and quaint, palm-lined streets of Key West, and you’ll find yourself enjoying a fresh new perspective.
DAY AT SEA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Rumored to be the island in the New World where Christopher Columbus first made landfall in 1492, Grand Turk is a quintessential Caribbean paradise. A quarter-mile from shore, the ocean floor drops 7,000 feet along a protected reef, meaning these waters attract as many humpback whales, manta rays, and blue marlin as they do divers. It also offers plenty of charm in the historic buildings of Cockburn Town.
AMBER COVE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (BRAND NEW PORT!)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Named for the prehistoric gemstones lining its shores, the northern “Amber Coast” of the Dominican Republic is one of the newest Caribbean cruise destinations thanks to the brand-new Amber Cove port in the Bay of Maimon. Complete with a free, four-acre pool area, Amber Cove also serves as a gateway to some of the island nation’s most spectacular beaches, adventure excursions, and historical sites.
DAY AT SEA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Featuring two miles of white sand and breathtaking coral reefs, this 2,400-acre island is nestled amid the pristine beaches and blue waters of the Bahamas. Bypass the beach and explore the island interior—98 percent of which remains undeveloped and wild—to find nature trails, bird-watching hideaways, and a restful wild bird sanctuary.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
ARRIVE: 7:00 A.M.
DEBARKATION: 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.