As we, during this special year of the Eucharist, cruise the same seas traveled by apostles and saints, we'll be getting to know the stories of many great Christians who spent part of their lives in Italy. The apostles Peter and Paul, the native Italians Sts. Benedict, Clare, and Francis, the Spaniard St. Ignatius of Loyola, the great artists Michelangelo and Raphael, all these and more will be our virtual tour companions.
Our tour guide and teacher will be Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Catholic historian and theologian, and host of the Eternal Word Television Network's series on the Early Church Fathers. Our learning will take place not only in the comfort of our ship, but on site in Rome, Florence, and other historic Mediterranean locations. Daily Mass and Prayer will insure that learning and relaxing will be accompanied by the deep spiritual renewal characteristic of a true pilgrimage.
The results? A lifelong and unforgettable appreciation of the depth and breadth of the Catholic heritage. A vacation, pilgrimage, retreat, and journey of discovery, all rolled into one!
Beginning with an amazing tour in Barcelona on June 10, 2005, our pilgrimage will visit Marseilles, Nice, Florence, Rome, and Naples before returning to Barcelona on June 18.
The cruise package includes three unique, dynamic "Heritage and History" day-long land excursions, specially developed and directed by Dr. D'Ambrosio, in Avignon, France, Florence and Rome, Italy.
Our Catholic Cruise-Pilgrimage will take place aboard the Splendour of the Seas, a vessel equipped with the latest amenities. For info on the ship and a view of the various staterooms available, click here.
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