Imagine 7 Nights Away With Your Spouse

A time of relaxationexploring God's creation, having fun together, and strengthening your marriage. Wouldn't that be beautiful?

Imagine 7 Nights Away With Your Spouse

A time of relaxationexploring God's creation, having fun together, and strengthening your marriage. Wouldn't that be beautiful?

Imagine 7 Nights Away With Your Spouse

The Christian Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples

Departs February 23, 2019 for 7 nights

Miami | Key West | Costa Maya | Cozumel | George Town

8 Days / 7 Romantic Nights aboard the Celebrity Equinox

One Week Can Change Your Marriage

  • Escape from the daily grind and focus on what really matters
  • Build deeper, lasting intimacy through research-backed and Bible-based learning
  • Learn and practice the communication tools that will help you both get to deeper clarity and understanding
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    No awkward group sharing moments! Classroom style learning + practicing new skills with your spouse

Intimacy

Explore, enjoy and expand your sexual intimacy.

Communication

Listen, understand, connect. Hear and be heard. 

Create marriage legacy

Legacy Building

Let go of the past. Make sense of the present. Build something amazing for the future.

Your Hosts

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As co-hosts of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People with over 1,000,000 downloads, Caleb & Verlynda are hosting another cruise-based marriage retreat for Christian couples.

A seasoned public speaker and professional marriage therapist, Caleb will be sharing practical Bible teaching along with lessons learned from a decade of helping couples create thriving, passionate marriages.

You are sure to see your marriage grow, renew and flourish as you discover new, deeper ways to connect and strengthen your love for one another.

Learn more about Caleb & Verlynda by checking out their About Us page, or check out some of our audience's favorite podcast episodes:

Cruise + Retreat

The Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples is a retreat for married couples looking for relaxation, renewal, romance and life-long memories. The eight-day (seven nights) cruise sails from Miami, FL to Key West, Puerto Costa Maya, Cozumel and George Town, Grand Cayman. Hosted by Caleb & Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele, the marriage seminars feature inspiring, entertaining and educational messages that will transform your marriage. Think of it as similar to our Marriage Podcast for Smart People, but even more powerful and actionable. You can look forward to practical, refreshing and research-based content, great laughs with like-minded couples, and quality time with your spouse while sailing on the amazing Caribbean Sea. 

Enjoy a dip in the pool, relax with a couples' massage in the Spa, hit the gym, grab some soft serve ice cream or order room service and get intimate in your stateroom. Whatever you'd like to do as a couple, there is a good chance you'll be able to do it! Join us for an unforgettable week on the high seas as you relax, renew, rediscover, romance and remember.

Imagine how nice it would be to spend time away and not have to worry about the day-to-day challenges of life at home. While the crew is taking care of your needs, we'll help you give your marriage the care and attention it deserves.

It is truly an experience like no other. We invite you to join us on the second annual Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples.

A Luxury Cruise Ship

Topped with a half-acre of soft grass, the Celebrity Equinox is an iconic ship resplendent with a plethora of amenities. There is more space to relax on this ship and to socialize in the warm sea air. Head upstairs and take a Hot Glass Class together. Inside, embark on a culinary adventure at Qsine® where you order from an iPad® menu. 85% of the ship's luxurious staterooms are enhanced by sweeping veranda views. Celebrity has truly created an extraordinary vacation experience. Again.

Make the most of your time together and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You're invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Check Out Last Year's Cruise:

Transformational Retreat Topics

What if 2019 was the year your marriage turned a corner and became filled with joy, connection and satisfaction?

Research shows that marriage retreats of this length are most effective with about 12 hours of seminar time. We are planning the sessions so that we spend more time as a group on the two sea days and have shorter, morning sessions when the ship is in port so that you are free to enjoy excursions. You will also have marriage-enriching and enjoyable "homework" (don't worry, it will not feel like work!) exercises between sessions. As well, we have been very intentional about designing a retreat that is not just a flash in the pan experience, but truly creates a lasting, positive impact on your marriage. These 8 days are designed to change your life.

Topics are detailed below, but in each and every session you will:

  • Absorb digestible, practical, easy-to-follow marriage teaching that actually works
  • Hear about real-life challenges and have honest, open discussion with your spouse about issues we all face 
  • Take confidence in learning from research based, marriage saving wisdom from a seasoned therapist
  • Enjoy the kind, humorous banter between Caleb & Verlynda as you are inspired with positive, hopeful truths about marriage

Retreat Session Details:

Welcome Reception

Session 1: Shortwave Radio Lessons

Session 2: Your Own Love Boat

Session 3: Sex Ed for Experienced Couples

Session 4: Your Safe Harbour

Session 5: Who’s The Captain, Anyways?

Session 6: Navigating Out of the Storm

Session 7: Sailing Off Into the Sunset

Session 8: Wrap-up -- Land Ahoy!

On-board Venue

Your Marriage Investment

To participate in The Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples you will need to:

  1. Register & pay for the retreat (opens in new window),
  2. Book a stateroom with Leah, our Travel Coordinator, and 
  3. Make travel arrangements to and from the cruise terminal (Leah can help with this, too).

We have targeted that $3000 mark for you as a couple to enjoy this beautiful vacation. If you live away from the cruise terminal, you will also have airfare and other travel costs to get to the terminal. 

The Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples:
(All prices in US Dollars)

Retreat Fee

  • $800 USD per couple for the retreat
  • See below for Stateroom pricing

Staterooms

Rooms are filling up more quickly than last year. We recommend booking with Leah as soon as possible!

Option 1: Veranda Stateroom

Latest Price: $1735.85 per spouse, USD
Taxes, fees and port expenses included. Gratuities not included. Based on double occupancy.

There may be extra perks and deals available to you from Celebrity depending where you reside. Be sure to contact Leah for these added bonuses!

Option 2: Inside Stateroom

Latest Price: $976.85 per spouse, USD
Taxes, fees and port expenses included. Gratuities not included. Based on double occupancy.

Special pricing may be available to you from Celebrity depending where you reside. Again, contact Leah for this information after you register for the Retreat.

Option 3: Concierge Class

Latest Price: $1836.85 per spouse, USD
Taxes, fees and port expenses included. Gratuities not included. Based on double occupancy.

Take your travel up a notch and enjoy the special perks that only come with the Concierge Class: personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and debarkation, exclusive embarkation day lunch, exclusive pre-departure lounge, afternoon savories delivery and more. With Concierge class, you can truly relax and focus on your marriage while Celebrity takes care of everything else!

Registration Process

Let us walk you through...

We'll answer any questions you may have, get you registered for the retreat so that you can save your spot, and then secure your stateroom and help with any other travel requirements! 

To get started, contact us by phone or by sending us a message:

We Know How to Help Marriages 

Here's what past cruisers have to say:

“Exceptional Week!”

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The Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples was a very special week bringing the relationship between my wife and I to a deeper understanding and appreciation for each other. Our lives were devoted to raising our children and now that they are launched, it seemed like our purpose for all these 20 plus years had come to an end. This week has helped us to set goals and look forward to the next phase of our relationship together, just the two of us. We came to understand and appreciate in a meaningful way what each of us desire in the years to come. It really taught us how to work through our differences and communicate to each other: to be able to talk and to listen with respect. I highly recommend this cruise for understanding and respecting your spouse and growing deeper in your relationship.

DJ & Dawn DeFreece

“Incredible Cruise!”

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I am a fan of Caleb & Verlynda's Marriage Podcast for Smart People: my husband Ron is the typical man who resisted marriage counseling. We were empty nesters traveling a divergent path. The cruise gave us hours for conversation, the classes were succinct and provided us many ideas that have brought us back to an appreciation for this life we made together. We look at each other more, at our phones less. We smile and touch and talk more. Caleb and Verlynda are truly gifted. The cruise was the perfect venue for this workshop.

Ron & Nancy Vinsant

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this just for couples with big problems?

2. Will we have to share about our relationship with other people?

3. Are we going to have time just to ourselves?

4. Can we bring our children?

Still have questions?