After due consideration.
Ever since the conversation over Michael Voris and Fr. Z hosting a luxury cruise retreat during Lent, I've been reading up on Catholic cruises. (I still haven't changed my mind on the retreat cruise, but who cares?) BTW - if you Google Catholic cruises, Tom and Katie and Suri come up. Somehow I find that comforting, Tom will come back to the Church, I know he will.
Anyway, until now I never even thought of 'Catholic cruises' as a niche market in the travel industry, much less as a retreat/vacation alternative. Then I came across a site full of information about Catholic cruises and pilgrimages - which all sound rather nice. In fact a Christmas cruise might be very nice for some people. Although I would never go on a cruise - for many reasons, I can see why other people might enjoy doing so - and to be amongst Catholics and have Mass and confession available on board could only make it better. Many times the priests travel free, and in some cases, can still charge a stole fee, speakers fee, Elvis impersonation fee, and so on.
Often the ship itself is as much a destination as the places you will be visiting. Obviously some Catholics are used to attending daily Mass and most are aware of the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays. We assume you are one of those two types of Catholics and not one who does not care one way or the other. Whether traveling individually, as a couple or as a family with children, you will probably want to be able to incorporate your Catholic faith into your cruise experience. - More here.
Did you know there is a Catholic Familyland too? I remember when Jim and Tammy built Heritage USA.
Get that creche
outta Ale Mary's now!
More cruise activities information here.