Church History Cruise

Church History and Fall Colors New England Cruise 

October 9-21, 2018

5 Day Church History Tour


7 DayNew England Cruise


The Best of Two Worlds -Surf and Turf Tour-

Come along with Bruce Porter on this exciting and educational Church History tour from Kirtland to Palmyra, Harmony and then Cruise from Boston along the New England Coast and Canada for the spectacular fall colors. Included in this tour is a Pre-Cruise Tour of Plymouth Mass., Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Plantation and a guided tour of the National Monument of the Forefathers before we depart for our 7 day cruise.


This tour will begin in the Kirtland area flying into Cleveland and then visiting the Church History sites around the Kirtland area.  We will visit the Kirtland Temple, Historic Kirtland, the Isaac Morley Farm where the priesthood organization was restored and the home of John Johnson where the Prophet Joseph Smith live and received some of the most important revelations and doctrines of the Restoration. At each of these locations, we will learn about the importance of these sites and the sacred events that happened there and how these events affect us today.  


From Kirtland, we will travel alongside the Great Lakes to Palmyra learning as Brother Porter discusses the doctrines and concepts related to scripture and addresses the questions that you might have.  This short bus ride and the discussions will be one of the highlights of the trip.  In Palmyra, we will be able to visit the Hill Cumorah and Visitor Center, The Smith Family Farm, and of course the Sacred Grove where our group will discuss the events that happened there.  While in Palmyra we will visit the Grandin Press where the Book of Mormon was printed see the Martin Harris farm.  We will also visit the Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized in this Dispensation of the Fullness of Times.


Leaving the Palmyra area we will make our way to Boston for the second part of this incredible journey as we board  Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas for the included 7-day cruise along the east coast stopping in multiple ports in Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Canada.

5-Day Church History Land Tour and 7-Day Fall Color New England, Canada Cruise



Day 1,

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Flights arrive in Cleveland late afternoon and evening and check in to our hotel near the airport.


Day 2,

Wednesday, Oct. 10

This morning we will drive the short distance to Kirtland stopping at the Isaac Morley farm and discuss the visions that took place there and discuss the organization of the Priesthood Quorums for the administration of the Gospel in the Latter-days.  We will visit the Kirtland Temple; the first temple constructed in this dispensation designed for the restoration of the priesthood keys, in preparation for the organization of priesthood responsibility. We will have a guided tour through the temple and visit the museum and bookstore.  We will then have a great experience go through the homes and building of Historic Kirtland, the Whitney Store and home, the Johnson Hotel, sawmill, and other buildings.  After lunch, we will travel to Hiram to visit the John Johnson home where the prophet lived with his family and received the important revelation found in Section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants about the Three Degrees of Glory. 

We will have dinner and overnight in Kirtland.


Day 3

Thursday, Oct. 11

This morning we will begin our bus ride to Palmyra arriving about noon  After lunch we will visit the Grandin Press where an inspired man was led to prepare himself and his business to print the Book of Mormon at the right time and at the right place.  We will then travel the short distance to the Smith Family Farm and tour the log home where Joseph lived with his family when he went into the Sacred Grove early in the spring and received his First Vision, and where Moroni later appeared in the bedroom loft.  We will then take a few minutes in the Grove to talk together about the events that happened there in Book of Mormon times and in the 1820’s.  You will have time to spend in the Sacred Grove on your own to ponder on the events that laid the foundation of our faith and Church.  We will then make our way to the Hill Cumorah where the young prophet found the Nephite record that restored the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ preparatory to the organization of the Church.


Day 4

Friday, Oct. 12

Leaving Palmyra early we will travel to the Whitmer Farm where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830.  After the Whitmer home, we will travel to the new Priesthood Restoration site and Visitor’s Center and tour the reconstructed Isaac Hale home, and take the short walk to the Susquehanna River.  Leaving Susquehanna we will travel to Springfield, Ma. for the night.


Day 5

Saturday, Oct. 13

This morning we will travel to Plymouth and visit the National Monument to the Forefathers.  We will then stop for a visit at Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II if in the dock.  We will then visit Plymouth Plantation and see the living history how the pilgrims lived the first few years in this promised land of religious freedom.  After a great day of fun and education, we will spend the night close to Boston for a later departure in the morning.


Day 6

Sunday, Oct. 14

This morning we will make our way from our hotel to the Boston harbor to embark on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas, to begin our relaxing and enjoyable 7-day cruise.

Church History Cruise

    Price--  $2198.00 --Limited Time


Church History and Cruise-Double Occupancy, Inside Cabin



Single Occupancy for Church History and Cruise


$2948.00 (Inside Cabin)



Cruise Only


$1,111.00 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy (Inside Cabin)



Single Occupancy Cruise Only



$1942.00  (Inside Cabin)



Prices are Subject to Change based on Room Availability, Cruise Line Price Adjustments

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Deposit to Guarantee Price and Stateroom


Full amount must be paid by July 14, 2018, 90 days before Departure



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Church History Cruise

Price Includes:


5 Day Church History tour:

All Accommodations (double occupancy) All Breakfasts at Hotels

Kirtland Temple, Historic Kirtland, Isaac Morly Farm, John Johnson Home, Palmyra, Sacred Grove, Smith Family Farm, Grandin Press, Hill Cumorah, Whitmer Farm, New Susquehanna Priesthood Restoration Site.

All Transfers, Buses, Guides, and Entrance Fees:

Quality Hotels:

Added Bonus:

Entry Fees, Educational Costs, and Taxes 

Entry to the Plymouth Plantation, and the Guided tour of Nation Monument of Forefathers, Plymouth Rock.

7 Night Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas:  

Inside Cabin Cost of Cruise, Taxes and Port Fees

East Coast of New England and Canada 

Boston, MA; Halifax, NS; St John; NB, Bar Harbor, ME; Rockland, ME; Portland ME.

Special Educator Bruce Porter:

Lectures,  Discussions, Scriptural and Historical Insights 



Tips for Bus Driver, Ship Gratuites,

Ship's Shore Excursions

Domestic Airfares: To Cleveland; From Boston.



Assistance in making Air Arraignments and purchase: Talk to Sandy Widman at "Deseret Travel"  (480) 839-1855 for Flight schedules and information, reservations and payments. Talk to Sandy about Trip and Cancellation Insurance (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). You may call the airlines directly other travel agents or use air miles or discount sites like,, and others.  The tour begins on the morning of Wednesday, October 10 at our airport hotel. The Return from Boston should be made for Sunday afternoon, October,  21.


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Pricing and Stateroom availability is for a limited time based on:

Cruise Line pricing structure increases, and benefit packages.


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Church History Cruise