How to Make the Most of Your Christian Travel Cruise or Tour

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The world is waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re anticipating a cruise to Alaska, a tour of Israel or an unforgettable Inspiration experience to the Caribbean—we want every step of your journey to become a cherished memory. 

That’s why our team of travel experts compiled some of our best tips and tricks so you can make the most of your Christian travel experience, from advice on financial planning to direction on what to do once you arrive, here is the cumulative wealth and wisdom of our leaders, one tip at a time:


There are so many ways to save up for an exceptional travel experience. Let this financially focused post kickstart you with practical tips, including how a “slow and steady wins the race” approach can help you start—and even make the end goal more fulfilling and fun. If you’ve already booked, use this approach to save for your next trip!

Compass sits on a table next to a stack of 100 dollar bills
Money-saving tips for travel


Gearing Up

Packing for travel often raises questions: What should I bring? What should I leave at home? How do I prepare for the weather of Alaska or exploring Israel?

Woman wears a yellow fur-lined jacket on misty boat ride
Warm jacket for an excursion to Ketchikan’s Misty Fjords

A top suggestion from our experienced travelers is to create a capsule wardrobe—a small selection of interchangeable clothing pieces that complement each other. These are often classic pieces that are versatile and are primarily composed of neutral colors. This allows for a variety of outfits without overpacking. 

We know you’ve got other questions and that’s why we have curated our best answers here:

Getting There

You have so much to look forward to when you travel! The first step often involves traveling through an airport and taking a flight. One of our best suggestions is to apply for TSA Pre-Check because this expedited screening program for trusted travelers is now available at most airports nationwide. You’ll speed through security—often without having to remove your shoes. It’s worth the minimal fee! To read our other steps to a stress-free airport experience, click here.

Once You Arrive

You’ve been looking forward to this trip for months, possibly years. It’s finally here and you want to make the most of your journey. With more than 40 years of leading Christian travel, our team of travel experts knows how to make your cruise or tour as memorable as possible. Our pro tips include staying flexible and present, making new friends along the way and praying as you go. Click here to unpack these suggestions with us.

A group of female travelers smile near the Western Wall
Visiting The Western Wall–the most sacred site in Jerusalem

If you want to take better photos for your friends and family, sharpen your photography skills, or amp up your social media presence, we suggest reading our Pro Tips for Better Travel Photography blog. It will help you understand composition to learn how to find good lighting. Soon you’ll be capturing incredible photos like a professional!

Some of our other travel tips might surprise you, including how to get a better night’s sleep:


Cruising is one of the most relaxing, luxurious and family-friendly ways to explore the world. You’ll enjoy multiple ports without having to unpack multiple times. Before you embark on the voyage of a lifetime, check out the cruise line’s shore excursions online to reserve exciting, hand-picked activities like zip-lining, snorkeling, horseback riding and so much more. These experiences fill up quickly, so be sure to book early.

Two women travelers smiling with desserts in a colorful shop
Delicious treats found in Key West, Florida

Check out our other top tips below to elevate your cruise experience:

Let’s Go!

There’s a lot of great advice in the links above. We hope you feel empowered to explore the world with confidence and can’t wait to introduce you to some of the most beautiful destinations and faith-impacting experiences on earth. 

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