My Friends,

Catholic Answers has led the way in Catholic cruising for fifteen years. Our high-seas adventures offer: elegant and festive ships; exciting itineraries; delicious food and drink; inspiring, orthodox presentations and tours; and, best of all, conversation and camaraderie with fellow Catholics who share deep and abiding love of the Catholic Faith.

I invite you to join us for our July 2016 cruise, “The Catholic British Isles.”

This cruise will be our first to England, Ireland, and Scotland, so we are very excited. All three countries are rich in natural beauty, architectural splendor, and literary and poetic genius. All three are overflowing with stirring Catholic tales—some tragic, some triumphant—from the fervor of Irish monastics to the fortitude of English martyrs.

And what a line-up of minds! The insights into the human heart found only in (the most certainly Catholic) William Shakespeare, the wit of St. Thomas More, the brilliance of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, the joy of G.K. Chesterton, and the sheer storytelling of J.R.R. Tolkien. The French and the Russians may disagree, but the greatest literary tradition in human history is English, and the greatest of that tradition is Catholic.

To help us tell the story of the Catholic British Isles, we will be joined by special guest, Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society. Dale is a great storyteller himself, and more than that, a lively companion. Speaking of lively companions, our special guest of honor is Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. I know you’ll enjoy the company of both these men.

When we are not listening to exciting and edifying talks we’ll be enjoying exclusive, Catholic-Answers-only shore excursions. Join us as we explore ruined abbeys and soaring cathedrals, medieval towns and spectacular countryside, in such ports of call as Edinburgh, Cork, Dublin, the Orkney Islands (I can’t wait!), Glasgow, and Belfast. There’s even a stop on the Normandy side of the Channel and a chance to see Paris. Of course the cruise begins and ends in London, so make plans to come early or stay on.

As is customary on every Catholic Answers Cruise, we will have daily Mass and regular opportunities for confession. has all the details you need. If you have any questions at all, please call our friends at The Cruise & Vacation Authority at 1-800-707-1634 between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday–Friday, Eastern Standard Time.

We look forward to seeing you on board.

Christopher Check
President of Catholic Answers