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Cruise with a Mission - Newsletter

September 16, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Attend


If you are new to Cruise with a Mission but are considering coming this December, there is still time! Here are the top 10 reasons to attend this year:

  1. It’s an opportunity to visit new places.
  2. You will experience new cultures.
  3. You can try new foods.
  4. It offers opportunities to grow outside your comfort zone.
  5. You will recharge your spiritual and physical batteries.
  6. You might discover something new about yourself.
  7. You can network with other young-adult Christians.
  8. Friendships are created that last a lifetime.
  9. You might meet someone you will see in Heaven.
10. You can make a difference in someone’s life.

Current Discounted Rates Available!


Holland America is currently offering discounted rates for our cruise! Ask about current pricing and availability today by e-mailing Kymberly Wilson at kwilson2@hollandamerica.com.

Register before September 29, 2014 and save! Registration after this date is $415.00 and space is limited, so act today!

*Pricing and availability are subject to change until you are booked.

Spanish Bible Collection


We will be visiting Costa Maya, Mexico as part of our itinerary this year. If you have an extra Spanish Bible or know someone that has one, please bring it with you on the trip. Our goal is 200 Bibles.

If you are unable to attend Cruise with a Mission this year but would like to help, mail your Spanish Bible to:

Center for Youth Evangelism
Attn: Cruise with a Mission Bible Collection
4145 E. Campus Circle Dr.
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1570

Thank you in advance for your support as we seek to reach the people of Costa Maya with the Gospel!

Share Your Story - Receive a $30 Prize


We are looking for young adults to share stories about past personal service-related experiences for our On-board magazine... perhaps a previous Cruise with a Mission trip experience you've had.

E-mail your story in 500 words or less to
cwm@cye.org. Submission deadline is October 31, 2014. If your story is chosen, you will receive a prize valued at $30.

Read Last Year's Magazine

Passport Reminder


Remember, For U.S. citizens, a passport is always recommended when sailing with Holland America. A passport that does not expire within six months of the trip is accepted. Alternatively, you may bring your valid U.S. driver's license, or state-issued photo ID and a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Need to renew or obtain a new passport? Visit travel.state.gov for details.

More Travel Resources

Pre-trip Hotel Option*


Book Before November 13, 2014
to receive the CWM Rate!

Those of you who will be arriving early into Ft. Lauderdale may wish to book a hotel. Many of us will be staying at the SpringHill Suites, which is very close to our home port and the airport.

SpringHill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
151 Southwest 18th Court, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Features included:

  • All rooms are suites
  • Each room has a pull-out-couch (for those of you wishing to share a room)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary shuttle to the cruise port

To book and receive the group rate ($115 per room per night), please email Dinilia Picart at dinilia.picart@marriott.com and mention Cruise with a Mission.

*Availability subject to change based on current hotel occupancy.