We first commandeered the Sea Cloud to custom design a New Testament itinerary back in 1992. The Rev. Dr. John R. W. Stott from London signed on as our "ship chaplain" and teacher. We weren't intending to start a tour company...just putting together a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip for our family, some close friends, and a few others who were friends of John Stott.

Nineteen years and almost one hundred full-ship charters later, we find ourselves with an ever growing company that our past passengers are largely responsible for building. No business plan was ever laid out. Our enthusiastic trip alumni have kept spreading the good word, obliging us to do the next trip...and the next...and the next.

In 2012, First Century Voyages again offers thoughtful Christian travelers vacations with a purpose - created with relaxation and rejuvenation in mind - but also with the adventure of going to faraway places and sampling other cultures. Imagine yourself treading the timeworn streets of Ephesus, the grandest and best-preserved classical city of the Mediterranean. Luke's book of Acts, John's Revelation, and Paul's epistles will be your guidebooks as you ply the ancient trade routes through Turkey and Greece.

As always, two distinctive features make our travel opportunities unique: the means by which we travel, and the mentors we select to lead us on our journeys. Ashore, as well, we try never to compromise our standards. Throughout this adventure you can expect absolutely the finest hotels, spotless air-conditioned coaches, memorable gourmet meals in settings not normally frequented by tour groups, and the expert guides we have cherry-picked from our nineteen years of organizing sailing trips in this part of the world.

You won't want to miss the unique opportunity to travel with First Century Voyages. Shall we add your name to the passenger manifest of one of our upcoming journeys? Our ships’ intimate settings do not allow for large numbers of passengers. Our trips typically sell out quickly, so please reserve your spots early to avoid the disappointment of only making it onto a waiting list. Please contact us today in order to have the widest choice of cabin categories for the trip of your choice.

David A. Spence
President, First Century Voyages