Alaska 2009

Cruise to Alaska Update

We have recently returned from our "Sailing with the Psalms" Cruise to Alaska. Ninety of us set sail from Vancouver on the Holland America Volendam for one week of beautiful scenery, whale sightings, fabulous weather and best of all, fellowship with Catholics from the US and Canada. We were privileged to sail with 5 priest who celebrated daily mass for us. One special event was celebrating the Feast of St. John Vianney with them as the Church honors priests on that day. Jeff taught the adults 8 sessions on the Psalms while Fr. Mike Schmitz taught a group of 10 teens the book of Matthew. For the younger children, Kristin Rau and her friend Chrissey Zaum did a great job giving them a big overview of the Bible using Great Adventure Kids materials and plenty of great ideas of their own. 

Alaskan Cruise Update

New discount for children on the Alaskan Scripture Cruise!

Holland America has reduced the price for 3rd or 4th passengers in any cabin and has cancelled the fuel surcharge!

$200 off the price of each child!

Tri and Quad rooms are limited, so call Bonnie Lane of Golden Eagle Travel for detail on this great savings!   Bonnie Lane: 952-474-0903

We can now offer a lower cost for children on the Alaskan Scripture Cruise.   If your child is the 3rd or 4th person sharing the cabin, the total child's cost, including cruise, children's program, and all taxes/fees will be reduced from $687.15 to $459.15.   Anyone who has already been invoiced at the higher rates will receive a new invoice with the new rates.

Adults who are 3rd or 4th passengers in any cabin will also save.   The rate is now $759.15, rather than $887.15, for the cruise, seminar and all taxes/fees.

In some cases we are able to reduce the 1st and 2nd passenger rates also, as Holland America Line has offered some special discounts.   If there is an applicable sale rate, you will have that benefit as well.

Sailing with the Psalms

We are excited about the adventurous and inspiring cruise we are taking to Alaska this summer, July 29-August 5 with many fellow Catholics who are eager to learn how to pray the Psalms. During our time at sea, we will have a seminar, "Sailing with the Psalms." During our time in various ports, you can take advantage of all the activities Alaska has to offer. We are really excited that also while on-board, we will have a teen and children's Bible study program.

Holland America is offering different sales which may apply to the cabin you are interested in booking. Please contact Bonnie Lane ( to find out more details. Canadians traveling from Vancouver may benefit, as they may be eligible for extra savings on cruise cabins.   Contact Bonnie Lane to find out the exact savings available per cabin!

Summer may feel like a long time from now, but it'll be here before you know it. Be sure you don't miss out on this great trip!

If you have been considering joining us, we want you to take advantage of the advertised pricing by sending in your deposit now. We were able to extend the deposit deadline to March 31, but after that date we may not be able to guarantee the lowest price or availability. For a full look at cabin pricing and information, please visit

Our family is looking forward to traveling with yours!

Jeff and Emily Cavins