Here are a few reasons why you should buy your cruise through EO
Price – The Bottom Line
Joseph Cavarra, our President of Cruise Product Development has been working in the cruise industry for over 30 years. He was formerly the Vice President of Sales for Costa Cruise lines. He knows all the intricacies of the business and is able to come out with prices that are often well below what the cruise lines offer.
Experience - 40 Years Strong
After 40 years in the business, we have learned a thing or two. Although cruising was not our first traveling venture, we have become pretty good at it to go along side our land tours. Staying in business through 9-11 and incidences in the Middle East (our top destination) took perseverance but we came out the other side better. When the recent Revolution begun in Egypt, thousands of tourists were stranded in a volatile area. EO anticipated the problem and was ready to act immediately. All of EO’s passengers were evacuated safely and timely, many were rerouted and given a complimentary tour of Rome in place of their Cairo tour. While other tour companies were unprepared and left passengers, EO was with their passengers every step of the way.
On Faith Based Cruises:
Individual shore excursions when booked through the cruise line add up.
For example: If you booked the Lands of the Bible Cruise on 5/14/12 through the cruise line you would have to pay for all of your individual shore excursions on your own, most of them over $100/day. When booking through EO, your shore excursions to Ancient Rome, Alexandria, Cairo, The Galilee, Bethlehem & Jerusalem, Ephesus, and Corinth & Athens are all included!!! These are with some of the best guides around, knowledgeable about the Christian and geographical history of the area and many of them have worked with EO for many years.
EO Catholic Tours invites the most prestigious Catholic speakers for our Sacred Journey and Retreats at Sea cruises. Among our past and current speakers are Fr. Greg Boyle SJ, Sr. Joan Chittister OSB, Fr. Richard Rohr OSF, Fr. Tom Reese SJ and Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI. Our Catholic Retreats at Sea have included a Contemplative Prayer Retreat with Fr. Carl Arico and our annual Women’s Retreat at Sea with presenters such as Edwina Gateley and Sr. Melannie Svoboda SND.