Mediterranean Travel and Cruise


Life-Changing Holy Land & Mediterranean Cruise with John Lund, Ph.D.

What an opportunity — see the Holy Land from the convenience of your cruise ship with top guides and wonderful LDS educators — Israel, Greece, and Italy!

Sail with John Lund as he entertains and inspires us with his incredible lectures on sea days. Learn about the travels and teachings of the apostle Paul and other gospel topics with inspiring thoughts and insights. Experience history, culture, and civilization at every turn on this extraordinary itinerary. Join Cruise Lady on her optional tours.

Explore the 12th century Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo in Sicily. Journey to Jerusalem and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb, and much more. Haifa offers Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, and Beit She’an. Explore the highlights of Limassol, the second largest city on the Island, and its medieval castle, a former crusader stronghold. In the Old Town of Rhodes see 2,400 years of ancient statues, marble crests, fountains, the Street of the Knights, the Palace and so much more. Visit the incredible archaeological site of Ephesus—the crown jewel of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Ponder the teachings of the Apostles Peter and Paul in Corinth and marvel at the Acropolis in Athens. Take in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and see Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii from Naples. Savor onboard evening shows, endless gourmet delights, and private lectures with John Lund. Join Cruise Lady and our adventurous LDS group as we create memories to last a lifetime!

2-night pre-cruise tour of Rome available!

Arrive a day early (Nov. 9) or stay an additional night (Nov. 23) and attend the Rome Temple on your own!

A 2-night pre-cruise tour of Rome available!


Day Port Arrive Depart Excursion/Activity
Mon Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy -- 5:00 pm
Tue Sicily (Messina), Italy 11:00 am 7:00 pm Tour
Wed At Sea -- -- Lectures at Sea
Thu At Sea -- -- Lectures at Sea
Fri Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel 6:00 am 11:00 pm Tour
Sat Haifa, Israel 7:00 am 10:00 pm Tour
Sun Limassol, Cyprus 10:00 am 5:00 pm Tour
Mon Rhodes, Greece 9:00 am 5:00 pm Tour
Tue Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 7:00 am 5:00 pm Tour
Wed Athens (Piraeus), Greece 7:00 am 6:00 pm Tour
Thu At Sea -- -- Lectures at Sea
Fri Naples, Italy 7:00 am 6:00 pm Tour
Sat Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 am --

Ship Information

Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

Jewel of the Seas delivers some of the world’s most sparkling destinations. Whether you’re thirsting for the marvels of Mediterranean A-listers. Or craving the vibrant cultures and stunning beaches of the ABC Islands in the southern Caribbean. Recently revitalized and loaded with on board attractions, Jewel of the Seas offers countless ways to spend your days between ports, or after a thrilling day onshore. Catch a dive-in movie on the poolside screen. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall. Savor dry-aged steaks at Chops Grill. Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. Our staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action our cruise ships are known for. From our spectacular views to our deluxe amenities, a stay with us is like nothing at sea.


John Lund, Ph.D.

John Lund author of Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon is this the place?, Avoiding Emotional Divorce, Art of Giving and Receiving Criticism, How to Hug A Porcupine; and many others; has served for more than thirty years as a marriage and family mediator; relationship expert; BYU Education Week speaker, Retired Institute Director; avid Book of Mormon scholar; and he has served in various church callings including twice as a bishop and as a member of a stake presidency. He and his wife, Bonnie, are the parents of eight children.

All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Organize 8 cabins and earn $1,526 towards your cabin!

Cabin Type Cruise Rates
Inside $1,886
Outside w/ Window $2,326
Concierge Balcony $3,272
Taxes & Govt. Fees $168
Reservation Fee $40

Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities. We will be happy to book your air if you would like–air is available at all major gateways. A $900 deposit, per stateroom, plus the $40 per person non-refundable reservation fee (1st & 2nd) is required to confirm your booking. Your deposit is refundable until August 6, 2019 when final payment is due. Space can be recalled as early as six months before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!

However, if you are unable to confirm your travel plans before space is recalled or even after final payment, PLEASE CALL for availability and pricing.

***Reservation fees are per person.

Passports: Passports are required for this sailing.

Cruise Lady Activities: If you would like to participate in Cruise Lady excursions or classes, you must book through Cruise Lady.

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