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The Marriage Cruise 2019: Pacific Northwest

July 13, 2019 - July 20, 2019


Join marriage and relationship experts Jay & Laura Laffoon on a week long cruise that will impact your marriage for years to come!

Embark from Seattle and get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else. Witness the massive ice chunks of Sawyer Glacier carve into the sea, take the reins of a dogsled in Juneau, go for a catamaran ride in Ketchikan, and take a ride on the White Pass and Yukon route narrow-gauge railroad in Skagway.

Step #1

Register for the conference.
Conference tickets for The Marriage Cruise are $99 per person ($119 per person after 3/1/19.)
Purchase your tickets online at  iTickets:


Or you may call 800-965-9324 to place your order with a phone rep. (Service fees may apply.)

Step #2

Book your cabin for the cruise.
After you register for The Marriage Cruise, you will receive information to book your cabin for the event.
Reservations made online or through a travel agent can NOT be included into the group.

Conference cost of $99/person includes:

  • Incredible teaching sessions while we are at sea.
  • Bon Voyage welcome reception
  • In cabin treat
  • Quality time with your spouse
  • Intimate access to Jay & Laura and our guest speakers

Stateroom prices start at $1149/person

  • Standard deposit for cruise is $250/person to reserve your stateroom.
  • Information for contacting our Cruise Specialist to reserve your stateroom will be sent with your conference registration confirmation.

When booking your cruise, please note reservations made online or through a travel agent can NOT be included into the group. Reservations must be made through a phone number that you will be given upon purchase of your event tickets.

7-Day Sawyer Glacier from Seattle

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Sat Seattle, Washington (EMBARK) 4:00 pm
Sun Cruise Inside Passage
Mon Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Juneau, Alaska 7:00 am 1:30 pm
Cruise Sawyer Glacier
Wed Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu At Sea
Fri Victoria, British Columbia 2:30 pm 9:30 pm
Sat Seattle, Washington(DISEMBARK) 8:00 am

Scheduled Speakers

Jay & Laura Laffoon

Jay & Laura Laffoon are real people with real lives walking through a real marriage. They like to call themselves “marriage edu-tainers”, combining education with entertainment.

The Laffoons fearlessly share their own experiences as they unravel what they’ve learned about the mysteries of intimate relationships, believing that all married couples share the same struggles and joys along the journey! Their humorous and entertaining transparency offers couples permission to laugh with each other and courage to continue growing a future together.

Learn more about Jay & Laura on their website.

Craig & Sarah Beckman

The Beckmans have been married 25 years and have 3 children. They live in Albuquerque, NM where Craig is a CEO and Sarah is an author and speaker. They’ve been presenting SAFEguarding your Marriage seminars for over a decade to audiences around the country.

Using humor, personal examples, biblical foundations and reliable resources to illuminate the investments you can make to protect and strengthen your marriage, Sarah and Craig disarm the audience to make couples feel at home and encouraged.  This is not your typical “churchy” marriage talk!  You will leave with practical tools to work toward the marriage YOU WANT!

In their free time, the Beckmans love to golf, sail, travel, hike and kayak. Their life verse is “To those whom much is given, much will be required.” {Luke 12:48} They are passionate about helping couples work toward a thriving marriage – as opposed to “just getting by.”

Learn more about Craig & Sarah on their website.

Edgar & April Garcia

The Garcias have ministered as the Marriage and Family Pastor at Knott Avenue Christian Church for several years.

Their goal in ministry is to work with marriages so that they can become marriages focused on eternity. When our focus is on eternity, it changes how we enjoy marriage and everything else in this life. Eternity changes how we love. It would be unloving to get my wife and kids so focused on this life that they are unprepared for the next. Christians can emphasize marriage so much that it might lead some to believe that the goal of Christianity is to have a happy marriage, and God becomes a means to that end. The Garcias hear Christians thank God for their families more than they thank Him for the cross. Obviously, God wants us to love our families, but let’s be careful so we don’t get our priorities mixed up.

Learn more about Edgar & April Garcia on their website.

Alan & Pauly Heller

“Warts and all” is what you get when Alan and Pauly Heller speak about their lives and marriage. Co-authors of two books (Learning How to Trust … Again [with Dr. Ed Delph] and The Marital Mystery Tour), the Hellers also co-facilitate marriage seminars and communication workshops. Using current real-life issues mixed with honesty and humor, they teach and demonstrate how communication skills work in day-to-day life.

But their seminar is more than “we talk, you listen.” The Hellers present and demonstrate skills then ask participants to try them out in discussing their own real-life issues with their spouse. If you’re part of their class, you’ll leave with practical tools to help you successfully talk more of the time about things that really matter to you.

Learn more about Alan & Pauly Heller on their website.


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