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St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise and “Seminar at Sea”

28 October 2016 to 06 November 2016

Join Steve Ray, Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta and Lansing Michigan’s Fr. Steve Mattson on this Saint Paul Mediterranean Cruise and “Seminar at Sea.”

“I went with Steve Ray on this tour in 2012. It was great & very inspirational to see all these holy sites. Going to daily Mass was also great.” Steve C. 

Turkey Update: For those concerned with joining the cruise based on the recent events in Turkey, let me share three things:

1) The president has regained control and will impose stringent and harsh controls – thus for the next few years it is expected that Turkey will be quieter and safer than it has been in a long time.

2) Istanbul is the only port-of-call with an ,issue since all the past turmoil has taken place in the capital Ankara (far from our sites) and Istanbul. It has, and will have, no effect on Dikili (Pergamum) and Ephesus.

3) If, at the time of the cruise, things are unexpectedly risky no one has to disembark at Istanbul. We will never take anyone into harm’s way – neither will the cruise line. Anyone who is nervous is welcome to stay on the ship and enjoy all the ship’s amenities like pool, bars, restaurants, library, decks, etc.

It would be a shame to miss this tremendous cruise in the footprints of St. Paul because of one port of call which will be presumably no problem by then – and there is no compulsion to disembark if you are uncomfortable at the time we arrive.

Visual potpourri of our last cruise

Steve has specifically chosen each port-of-call so the pilgrims will visit important biblical sites, sites significant to the early Church and related to St. Paul, St. John, the Blessed Virgin Mary and other early saints. Each day is a new adventure: Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Istanbul (Constantinople), Pergamum, Ephesus, the Island of Patmos where St. John wrote the last book of the Bible “Revelation.” We also have a post-trip extension to Rome.

This is not just a cruise but also a pilgrimage and a “Seminar at Sea.” We will have talks on St. Paul, Evangelism, the family and much more. Steve Ray, Al Kresta and Fr. Mattson will be teaching daily on issues related to the sites we are visiting.

For on-line registration, click HERE.

In 2015 Bishop James Conley of Lincoln Nebraska joined us with his diocese. For videos of this trip click HERE.

Bishop Conley wrote,Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 7.32.15 AM

I write to express my gratitude to you and Janet, your company, Footprints of God Pilgrimages and your supplier, Corporate Travel Service for an extremely well organized and spiritually uplifting pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St. Paul under your leadership. Every detail, from actually working with the cruise line to chart the itinerary, to the visits at the biblical sites of our faith, to your explanations at each location, were all very well executed. 

Our cruise group of more than 130 supporters of Spirit Catholic Radio tremendously enjoyed this experience with you.While there are many tours and cruises available to travel in the footprints of St. Paul, the professionalism, dedication, and, most importantly, the thoroughly genuine spirit of Catholic faith, distinguished this pilgrimage among others in every way!

Please know of my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with you to build up the Kingdom of God and to help conform hearts to those of our Risen Savior through visiting these holy sites on pilgrimage. 

In Christ,  
+Bishop James Conley
Diocese of Lincoln Nebraska

To see videos and travelogues from our last two cruises, click here and here.

$3699 Regular price, per person after Nov. 30 2015
-100 Early Bird Discount
-150 Discount for payment by cash or check
*$3449 Cash discount price per person (double occupancy)

*See brochure for complete details. Child discount available.

Brochure & Itinerary


Call Susan at 1-800-727-1999 x161 for information, for the price from your local airport and to register.