Cruise Pilgrimages


All trans-Atlantic, Alaska, and Mexico City trips include air from St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis or Kansas City. Other major U.S. departure cities may be available, please ask us.  Trips with trans-Atlantic air fares include $350 fuel surcharge allowance in the brochure cover price and are marked "* in this synopsis.  New Orleans-Thanksgiving Cruise by coach does not include air, and departs from various cities in central/southern Illinois and Missouri.

Guests often ask us when is the best time to register. Choice cabin categories, prices and locations book early. Some cabin categories and locations fill 6 months or more prior to departure. Your application and deposit should be submitted 4 months or more prior to departure to insure availability. Registrations received less than 4 months prior to departure are subject to cruise line availability. Registrations within 3 months of departure require payment in full at time of application

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Portugal Douro River Cruise, Fatima and Lisbon with Fr. John Nolan, Chatham, Ill. Twelve-day trip including a 7-night/8-day cruise on the Portugal’s Douro River. What better way could there be to see and visit Portugal’s awe-inspiring landscapes other than from the comfort of the five-star ship, Douro Splendour of Riviera Cruises? The Douro River in Portugal is often bypassed, except by the most experienced traveler. Cruise includes all deluxe outside cabins on board, ground transportation and guided shore excursions at ports of call, on board meals served in the ship’s stylish dining room, a traditional Portuguese folkloric music show and three days post cruise land extension to Fatima Shrine and Lisbon before returning to the airport for our return flight.


November 2 to 13, 2019. Priced from $4,768. 00 including round trip air


Alaska.  Eight days, seven nights by air to Vancouver, BC where we board our luxury cruise ship, Norwegian Jewel of Norwegian Cruise Line, cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage, ports include Vancouver, Juneau, Ketchikan, cruise Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, cruise Glacier Bay, Inside Passage before disembarking at Seward Alaska and flying home from Anchorage, Alaska. The Jesuit missionaries have a long history of religious endeavor in Alaska. From our ship we pass massive glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Price includes ship, air, cruise port/airport transfers, meals, entertainment and port charges. Register by June 11 or earlier for best cabins selection, subject to prior reservations. Submit applications by 5/6/19; applications after this date are space available only.

Passport Book required. September 9 to 16, 2019. Priced from $2,422.00


Coach to New Orleans and AFTER-Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise.  Want to go on a cruise but don’t want to fly? Motor coach to New Orleans, drive to the pier then embark on an 10-day trip including a cruise to the Caribbean on board the Norwegian Getaway of NCL. After Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping, what could be a better way to relax after the holiday? This 10-day trip includes two New Orleans tours, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine and 7-day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; hotels and meals, except 1 lunch. 7-day cruise only option by air available.



Reservations due by August 3, 2019 or earlier for best selection.

Passport or Passcard required. November 30 to December 9, 2019.  

Priced from approx. $1,873.00


FALL New England and Canada Cruise and Bus trip.  Want to go on a cruise but don’t want to fly? Motor coach with Golden Frontier through Upper New York State to Boston, Massachusetts, drive to the pier then embark on a 7 night cruise to Canada and New England on board the Brilliance of the Seas of Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line. A wonderful cruise for seven nights sailing from Boston and visiting Bar Harbor, Maine; Portland, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy) (Canada); Halifax, Nova Scotia, (Canada) before returning to Port of Boston. Then we return by coach to the Midwest through Hershey, Pennsylvania and the Pocono and Allegheny Mountains.  13 day trip price includes 7 night New England/Canada cruise.

Also available 7 day cruise only option by air.

Passport or Passcard required. Returning in FALL 2020. Priced from $TBA