I am thrilled to announce the first annual Mark Schultz Family Cruise that will be setting sail this summer to beautiful Alaska, July 31 – August 7. The week-long cruise will be leaving from Seattle, Washington and making stops in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan Alaska as well as Victoria Canada. I’ve wanted to do this cruise for a long time, and I’m excited to spend time with friends and family, all while traveling to one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in the world.
I’m so glad to be partnering with Holland America Cruise Lines because they are one of the premier cruises in the world. The ms Rotterdam ship is elegant with lots of diverse activities. (Also, my dad, who is a cruise aficionado, gives it two thumbs up and wants to take this opportunity to challenge all of you out there to a free-throw shooting contest on the ship’s deck).
It is an honor to have great friends who will accompany me on this journey to Alaska. One of my all-time favorite artists and friends, Joy Williams, will join me, to share her music. It’s also exciting to have one of Christian Music’s most celebrated singer/songwriters, Bebo Norman, join us as well. Anyone who has ever met Bebo or Joy knows that they are as wonderful and personable off the stage as they are on it. And, you will definitely want to come ready to laugh as Bone Hampton, an extremely talented comedian, will have you doubled over in your seat.
Finally, I am overjoyed that my dear friends and mentors, Mark and Susan DeVries, will be joining us from First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Mark has been my pastor, friend and spiritual guide for years (yes, he’s the one I always talk about in my concerts and on my DVD). Mark and Susan are inspirational speakers and have written several books on family relationships. They will be leading discussions and challenging you to go further in your faith and relationships. Spending time with them will change your life, just as it has mine.
And if these aren’t enough reasons to entice you, just remember the midnight all-you-can-eat buffet and 24-hour frozen yogurt machine. You’ll find me there most nights. Well, probably every night.
Two years ago I had a concert in Alaska and I was overwhelmed by its beauty and majesty as I watched the whales jumping alongside the blue glaciers. I immediately wanted to go back and share the experiences with more people. I look forward to you joining me and my family and friends, for a trip of a lifetime. I hope your spirit will be renewed and your soul revived by this journey.
See you this summer!