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Fall Cruise Retreat for Priests

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Finding time to take a retreat and get in some vacation days is becoming more and more difficult. Why not combine both into a five-night Caribbean cruise?

Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and President-Rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, will lead the retreat titled, "Seeking the Horizon: Looking Beyond the Daily in Priestly Life and Ministry."

2013 Cruise Retreat Group

 

October 13-18, 2014 - Five-night Western Caribbean Cruise

Royal Caribbean International: 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise, Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas

Monday, October 13, 2014
Depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:30 PM EDT

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 to the city's six miles of beaches. Recreational watersports, fascinating museums, trendy restaurants and entertainment venues are the hallmarks of your departure point city.

Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Day at Sea 

Dining Vision Seas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Arrive Roatan, Honduras 10:00 AM. Depart 6:00 PM.

This truly unspoiled island is surrounded by the world's second-largest coral reef, which houses hundreds of varieties of sea life. Roatán's waters are considered some of the best in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. On land it's an island paradise with fine restaurants, bars and attractions. Spend time exploring some of the most pure and untouched beaches in the Caribbean.

Roatan

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Arrive Cozumel, Mexico 10:00 AM. Depart 6:30 PM.

The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. The waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Cozumel

Friday, October 17, 2014
Day at Sea 

Royal Caribbean Stateroom

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Arrive Fort Lauderdale, FL 7:00 AM EDT 

Fr. Denis Cruise RetreatFr. Denis Robinson, OSB, is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and serves as president-rector and assistant professor of systematic theology for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

A theologian with a special interest in the work of Blessed John Henry Newman, Fr. Denis also teaches and writes in the areas of reformation theology, Anglican studies, theology, and literature and priesthood.

Fr. Denis formerly served the school as director of continuing education. He is also interested in the formation of permanent deacons and helped to establish the permanent deacon formation program at Saint Meinrad before going to Belgium for graduate studies.

He has published a number of articles and papers and has presented on Newman in several countries.

His retreat is titled, "Seeking the Horizon: Looking Beyond the Daily in Priestly Life and Ministry."

Pricing Options

  • The deadline for the group rate has passed. Please call Lea Ann Olinger for stateroom availability and price quote at (800) 357-8477.

Included in the Price

  • 5-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's "Vision of the Seas
  • Daily Mass
  • Retreat conferences by Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB 
  • Most tips

Not Included in the Price

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to and from pier
  • Travel/cancellation insurance
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Onboard purchases/charges

Deposits

  • The deadline for group rate has passed. Please call Lea Ann Olinger for stateroom availability and price quote at (800) 357-8477 before registering online or making any deposit.
  • Single-occupancy stateroom (pending availability): $500 per person due with registration
  • Double-occupancy stateroom (pending availability): $400 per person due with registration
  • $100 of deposit is non-refundable
  • To pay deposit by credit card, call Lea Ann Olinger, IPP administrative coordinator, at (800) 357-8477 (Visa and Mastercard only)
  • To pay deposit by check, mail to:

Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
ATTN: Cruise Retreat for Priests
200 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Reservation and Payment Deadlines

  • The group rate deadline has passed. Please call Lea Ann Olinger for stateroom availability and price quote at (800) 357-8477.
  • Final payments must be received by July 1, 2014.

Cancellation and Travel Insurance

Prior to final payment, individuals would incur only the $100 non-refundable deposit.

After final payment, Royal Caribbean cancellation fees apply. All penalties listed below include the $100 non-refundable deposit:

  • Cancellation 59-43 days prior to sailing: $200 penalty per guest
  • Cancellation 42-29 days prior to sailing: 50% of cruise rate per guest
  • Cancellation 28-15 days prior to sailing: 75% of cruise rate per guest
  • Cancellation 14-0 days prior to sailing: 100% of cruise rate per guest

Cancellation insurance is available at an additional charge. For an insurance quote, contact Lea Ann Olinger, IPP administrative coordinator, at (800) 357-8477 or email smipp@saintmeinrad.edu.

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