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September 25 - October 7, 2024

The Journey of St. Paul by Land & Sea

Venture on this once in a lifetime scenic pilgrimage to Greece in the footsteps of St. Paul. Visit some of the country's most picturesque islands and coastal cities while deepening your understanding of our Catholic faith, savoring delicious Greek cuisine, and exploring sites of cultural significance! 

Featuring talks by Chris Stefanick, Mass by Fr. Joe Krupp, and music by Sarah Kroger, this is a cruise you don't want to miss!

Learn more from Chris, Fr. Joe, Sarah, and our partners in Greece by watching our recent Zoom Q&A.


• Two nights’ accommodations at a 5-star hotel in Athens 

• Nine nights’ accommodations aboard the Celebrity Infinity 

• Two continental breakfasts in Athens 

• Two dinners in Athens hotel 

• Meals onboard the ship 

• Classic Beverage Package onboard the ship (includes an array of alcoholic beverages up to $10/serving) 

• Welcome cocktail party 

• Farewell cocktail party 

• Luxury air-conditioned motor coach for touring 

• Sightseeing and entrance fees including whisper sets 

• Arrangements of daily Mass including donations in unique and historical churches, or onboard ship (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation

• Hotel & city taxes and porterage for 1 piece of luggage 

• Basic Wi-Fi Package onboard the ship 

• Gratuities paid to onboard cruise staff 

• Gratuities paid to local guides and drivers


• $124/person mandatory taxes, fees, and port expenses 

• Airfare; this tour is sold land only 

• Airport transfers to the hotel in Athens


• “Tour is Confirmed” Email | Sent when the minimum number of travelers has been met and no later than 90 days prior to departure 

• Hotel Information Email | Sent approximately 45 days prior to departure 

• Final Travel Document Mailing | Sent approximately 10 days prior to departure


Day 1: Wednesday, September 25 - Depart for Athens

Depart on independent flights to Athens, Greece. 

Day 2: Thursday, September 26 - Athens

Arrive in Athens and head to your hotel for check-in. Take time to explore the area, rest, or freshen up. Celebrate Mass at the Catholic Cathedral and gather for a group welcome dinner. Overnight in Athens.  

Day 3: Friday, September 27 - Corinth | Athens

Your first full day begins with a morning trip to Corinth, a bustling Roman city with two vibrant ports. This city was a hub of activity when St. Paul visited and preached between 52 and 53 C.E. and again between 57 and 58 C.E.  Explore ancient Corinth with a guided tour, discovering its remarkable landmarks like the Agora with its significant structures, the Temple of Apollo, the Peirene fountain, the Lechaion Road, and the Bema, where St. Paul faced the tribunal, as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. Celebrate an outdoor Mass. Return to Athens and experience local cuisine with dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Athens.

Day 4: Saturday, September 28 - Areopagus Hill | Acropolis | Athens (Piraeus) Embarkation

Check out of the hotel to experience a memorable day in Athens, the birthplace of democracy and western civilization. Explore this city as St. Paul once did, seeing the hill of Areopagus where he delivered his famous “Men of Athens” speech. Visit the incomparable Acropolis, the epitome of Ancient Greece. Celebrate Mass before transferring to Piraeus for embarkation on the Celebrity Infinity. Dinner and overnight on the ship.  (Ship departs 5:00PM)

Day 5: Sunday, September 29 -  Day at Sea

Celebrate Mass on the ship and group reflection. Explore the ship amenities, including the restaurants, shows, pools, and onboard activities. Overnight onboard the ship. (Day at sea)

Day 6: Monday, September 30 - Santorini 

Take a tender boat to the enchanting island of Santorini and be transported to the picturesque town of Fira via a delightful cable car ride. There, you’ll be greeted by the iconic Greek seascape, featuring charming, whitewashed houses with stunning sea-blue rooftops. Celebrate Mass and enjoy free time for shopping and exploring. Return to the ship for overnight. (Tendered 8:00AM to 10:00PM) 

Day 7: Tuesday, October 1 - Kusadasi | Ephesus

The ship docks in the morning at the port of Kusadasi, where you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Ephesus, a historically significant site mentioned in Acts 19. The first stop will be the House of Mary, a revered pilgrimage site, to celebrate Mass. Next, explore the captivating ancient city of Ephesus, home to remarkable landmarks such as the 24,000-seat theater and the church of Mary, which was the venue for the 4th Ecumenical Council.  Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (Docked 9:00AM to 9:00PM)

Day 8: Wednesday, October 2 - Mykonos

Arrive at the island of Mykonos, known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. Celebrate Mass onboard the ship before tendering for free time to explore and relax on the sandy beaches. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (Tendered 8:00AM to 6:00PM)

Day 9: Thursday, October 3 - Volos | Meteora

Celebrate Mass onboard the ship. Then, begin the day with a private excursion to Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the dark, sandstone pinnacles soaring dramatically from the Thessaly plain, crowned with six historic monasteries that seem to defy gravity. The roots of this sacred site trace back to the 10th century C.E., when hermits, monks, and ascetics sought solace and spiritual enlightenment amidst the striking crags. Explore two of the incredible monasteries renowned for their intricate construction and adorned with remarkable frescoes that depict centuries of devotion and history. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (Docked 8:00AM to 7:00PM)

Day 10: Friday, October 4 - Thessaloniki | Veria/Berea | Vergina

Embark on a captivating tour of Thessaloniki, the city of the Thessalonians, to whom St. Paul addressed two of his epistles (Acts 17:1-9). Explore the places where St. Paul lived and preached. After celebrating Mass at the Cathedral, journey to Veria/Berea, where St. Paul’s influence is still evident through a beautiful modern mosaic dedicated to the Apostle Paul. Continue to Vergina, where the ruins of ancient Aigai lie, serving as the resting place of the Macedonian kings. Discover the captivating royal tomb of King Philip and explore the historic sites surrounding the area. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (Docked 8:00AM to 6:00PM)

Day 11: Saturday, October 5 - Kavala | Philippi

Travel to the coastal town of Kavala, where St. Paul first set foot on European soil en route to Philippi. Guided by a local expert, explore the rich history and captivating archaeological site of Philippi, named after Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great. Discover monuments spanning the Ancient, Roman and Byzantine eras. See the dungeon where St. Paul was held prisoner and the site where he baptized St. Lydia, the first Christian in Europe. Celebrate Mass at Lydia’s Spring. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (Docked 8:00AM to 6:00PM)

Day 12: Sunday, October 6 - Day at Sea

Celebrate Mass on the ship, and group reflection by guest speaker. Explore the ship amenities, including the restaurants, shows, pools, and onboard activities. Overnight onboard the ship. (Day at Sea)

Day 13: Monday, October 7 - Disembark at Athens (Piraeus) 

Upon disembarking, transfer to the Athens airport for your return flights home or extend your trip, exploring the abundance of historical riches in Athens. (Arrival 5:00AM)

Itinerary is tentative and subject to change


$4,399 - Inside Staterooms

$4,899 - Oceanview Staterooms

$6,349 - Veranda Staterooms

$6,629 - Concierge Staterooms

$7,999 - Sky Suite

*Prices are per person, double occupancy


Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection is highly recommended. 


Deposit:  $500 per person due upon registration

Second Deposit: 1/3 of balance due January 10, 2024

Final Payment: Balance due June 1, 2024

All payments are non-refundable, and subject to CTS Terms and Conditions including the CTS Liability Release. All cancellations must be  received in writing. Penalties will be determined according to postmark date, or date of the fax or email sent by the cancelling passenger



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