Cruise Pilgrimages

TRADITIONAL, RIVER & INTERNATIONAL CRUISE PILGRIMAGE TRIPS

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France - Seine River Cruise and Lourdes Normandy,Twelve-day trip including 8 Day-7 Night Seine River Cruise and 3 nights pre-cruise visit in Lourdes Les Andelys, Rouen, Bayeux, Arromanches, Honfleur, Giverny, Vernon and Paris on board Riviera MS Jane Austen and visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes This trip combines three different vignettes in France:  Normandy, Lourdes and Paris. The trip begins with three nights in Lourdes followed by a week-long Seine River cruise from Paris to the heart of Normandy. Imagine embarking on a grand tour of the Seine without traveling on highways as our river boat glides past quaint villages. On the trip we will have the wonderful advantage of seeing the countryside in leisure. Relax in a deck chair or in the ship’s comfortable lounge and watch the scenery. Get to know your fellow travelers in the intimate friendly ambiance of the small river ship. There’s plenty of time for discoveries ashore - either on our included shore excursions or on your own.While in Lourdes, you can experience the history of this Pyrenean village. Holy Mass is offered in the apparition grotto. Guests may join in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament and blessing of the sick. In the evening, you may wish to participate in the evening rosary and candlelight procession. Afternoons offer time for individual prayer and devotions. Also available is an optional walk through other areas of the shrine and town visiting the underground basilica, the birth house of Saint Bernadette Soubirous, and the home of the parents of Bernadette.Visiting France on the River Seine offers a comfortable way to visit historic towns and villages of Normandy. Unpack and relax in your tastefully furnished river cruise cabin as we travel on the Seine River from Paris to Normandy on board our floating hotel and restaurant.  River cruising is very different from ocean cruising. The ship has a total of 140 guest capacity, all outside staterooms with windows, and included shore excursions without additional cost that offer our guests a different experience.Features included are round trip air between St. Louis or Chicago. Other airports are available.

Oct 2021
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.

 

Sept 2021

 Alaska. Nine-day trip with an 8 day - 7-night cruise to America’s last frontier. This is a new Golden Frontier itinerary including a full day land excursion to Anchorage. Fly to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada to board the Norwegian Jewel of Norwegian Cruise Line. You will visit some of Alaska’s most incredible destinations. The Jesuit missionaries have a long history of religious endeavor in Alaska. From our ship we pass massive glaciers and snow-capped mountains. We sail from Vancouver, cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage. Besides Vancouver, ports of call include Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway You’ll sail in Glacier Bay and cruise by Hubbard Glacier, a truly majestic sight, before disembarking at Seward, Alaska. Glacier Bay is a “National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife.” National Park Rangers board our cruise ship and provide narration while viewing these incredible sights. For the first time, we’ve included shore excursions in Ketchikan and Skagway. Golden Frontier guests will enjoy a Ketchikan city tour and the White Pass Summit Train in Skagway. “This forty-mile round trip train excursion climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the Summit of the White Pass - a 2,888-foot elevation. This narrated tour passes through two tunnels, over sky-high trestles and cascading waterfalls.” You experience inland Alaska sights not viewable from the cruise ship. In addition to these excursions, Golden Frontier has included a full one-day extension before flying home from Anchorage. The scenic Seward Highway to Anchorage showcases the history and scenery of one of the most beautiful Alaska Highways. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is the perfect picture opportunity for Bears, Moose, Caribou, Bison, Musk Oxen, Deer, Elk and Bald Eagles. The majestic Alyeska Mountain Tram has great views of seven Glaciers. The excursion includes city tours of Seward and Anchorage, too. The escorted and narrated excursion includes lunch and admissions for group attractions. Our evening return flight home from Anchorage extends into the next morning, making this a nine-day trip. This Golden Frontier Alaska cruise visits portions of Alaska never before part of our itinerary and sails farther north than our previous Alaska cruise offerings. Our 2020 pricing starts at a lower rate than our 2019 prices. Price includes cruise, round trip air, shore excursions as specified, cruise port/airport transfers, on-board meals and entertainment, taxes and port charges. Register before April 23 and save $100 per person (double or single occupancy). Register by April 23, 2020 or earlier for best cabin selection, choice cabins book early. Applications after this date are space available only.

2021