Join Educational Opportunities Tours on the 5th Annual Missions cruise, aboard Celebrity ship Equinox, departing on January 18-25, 2020 in the beautiful, but needy parts of the Carribean. Each port will include a mission excursion in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic, and Nassau, Bahamas. Prices starting at $1299* departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount and are per person based on double occupancy.
- Meals on Ship
- Port Charges
- mission excursions in select ports
Day 1 January 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches. There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues.
Day 2 January 19 - At Sea
Day 3 January 20 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and an incredibly massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to most of the island. At the same time San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world.
Included Mission Excursion for San Juan:
You will have an opportunity to visit The Salvation Army Headquarters, and learn about their ongoing ministry on the island. You will also visit some of the social service programs that include services to the homeless, music programs for children, family services, as well as disaster and community services. You will return to the ship in time for dinner.
Day 4 January 21 - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
While the beaches and ocean are beautiful, there is one thing that really sets St. Thomas apart - shopping. Browse through the shop-lined streets of Charlotte Amalie and find out why St. Thomas is called the “duty-free shopping capital of the world”. Shop for duty-free trinkets and bargains on everything from liquor to imported china and crystal.
Included Mission Excursion for Charlotte Amalie:
Your first stop will be at The Salvation Army Headquarters to tour the facilities and learn about the ongoing ministries in St. Thomas. You will be able to help with a feeding program at lunch time, and lunch will be provided to the group. In the afternoon you will visit an after school program at the Winston Raymo Recreational Center.
Day 5 January 22 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
There is so much more to this resort town than meets the eye. Once you’ve soaked up some sun on one of Punta Cana’s pristine beaches, venture to the capital city of Santo Domingo for a true taste of Dominican culture, go on a deep sea fishing excursion, or take to the air for a thrilling helicopter ride.
Included Mission Excursion for Punta Cana:
Today you will visit the Eastern Dominican Christian Mission Church and School, where you will tour the church and school, and have a light lunch. Officers from The Salvation Army in La Ramona will also be traveling to the school to join you for lunch, and give a presentation about their ministries on the island.
Day 6 January 23 - At Sea
Day 7 January 24 - Nassau, Bahamas
Bustling markets and placid beaches are like the yin and yang of this capital of The Bahamas. The Nassau Straw Market, three blocks from the port, presents a riot of vendors, shoppers, and pirates, while the broad white beaches, minutes from town, feature sun-kissed sands, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. In between, there are activities to suit the whole family—observing sharks, swimming with dolphins, plunging down water slides. Browse the duty-free shops and Nassau Straw Market downtown. You’ll find authentic Cuban cigars and one-of-a-kind artworks. Nassau’s culinary bounty emerges from the ocean—dishes like fried snapper served with grits and grouper drizzled with butter. Try conch, the marine mollusk of the iconic shell, presented as conch fritters, conch chowder, cracked conch, even raw conch in fresh lime juice.
Included Mission Excursion for Nassau:
You will visit The Salvation Army Corps, as well as the Erin Gilmour School for the Blind; a comprehensive educational facility for blind and visually impaired primary and secondary aged children. Afterwards, you will visit the Mop Factory, where visually impaired students learn vocational skills. Lunch will be provided.
January 18, 2020From $1299* Register Now!