Retreat At Sea Autumn

Emerald Princess – 7-day Canada / New England

Round trip from New York
with one sea day and five ports of call days in Newport, RI; Boston, MA; Bar Harbor, ME; Saint John and Halifax, Canada

(Itinerary and other details, including prices, are subject to change.)

Due to the port-intensive itinerary, so that retreatants may be able to spend time in ports and enjoy shore excursions, our daily retreat schedule (rosary, morning prayer, Mass and one presentation by Michael Voris) will be from 8:15 a.m. to approx. 11:30 a.m. each day.  We plan to have an optional Q&A session from 1–2:30 p.m. On Friday, the sea day, Michael will give an additional presentation. We are finalizing details with Princess Cruises; this information is subject to change.

Click here to register now!

(We will call you to obtain payment details.)


**There are no requirements for masks, jabs or pre-cruise testing.**

Fares START AT $1,545 per person*, based on double occupancy (and current Princess Cruises promotion), and include all these bundled features:

  • Seven-day Canada | New England cruise on the Emerald Princess (including all meals, snacks and coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade; juice with breakfast. Optional beverage packages available – see below.)
  • Government taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Princess Vacation Protection insurance (covers COVID).  NOTE:  Princess Cruises has ceased offering Princess Vacation Protection to residents of New York state.  As an alternative, they are offering the At Ease Program (see the Retreat Resources Page for more details).  Alternatively, you are welcome to purchase other travel insurance, such as Travel Guard or Allianz.
  • Pre-paid onboard gratuities (aka Crew Appreciation)
  • Princess Cruises roundtrip airport transfers between JFK, LGA or EWR and the pier on embarkation and disembarkation days ONLY
  • Welcome reception
  • Exclusive presentations by Michael Voris
  • Daily Rosary, morning prayer, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (reverent Novus Ordo form only), eucharistic exposition and benediction (TBD)
  • Sacrament of Confession
  • Communal dinner in our assigned section of the dining room
  • "Open Mike" Q&A sessions
  • $50 per stateroom onboard spending credit (our group amenity.)
  • Online link to the set of all conferences post-cruise (Premium subscription required)
  • Retreat at Sea 2023 customized tote bag, notebook and pen, name badge holder & lanyard

NOTE:  We are not offering a Church Militant pre-cruise hotel package. You may make a reservation at a hotel near the airport, then return to the airport to take Princess Cruises' airport transfer to/from the ship.


* Lead-in (lowest) fares in "guarantee" staterooms; $100 deposit to Princess Cruises is non-refundable if you cancel before final payment.

Your credit card will show charges by: 

  1. Princess Cruises: DEPOSIT or FULL PAYMENT.

  2. St. Michael's Media: $300 per person; included in fare quotes, charged separately.

Princess Plus Package is optional for additional $60 per person per day.

  • Plus Beverage Package (drinks up to $15 each)
  • MedallionClass®  Wi-Fi (1 device per guest)
  • Crew appreciation (aka Special Services)
  • NEW Premium desserts (2 per day)
  • NEW Fitness classes (2 per cruise)
  • NEW Unlimited juice bar

Princess Premier Package is optional for additional $80 per person per day.

  • Premier Beverage Package (drinks up to $20 each)
  • MedallionClass® Wi-Fi (up to 4 devices per guest)
  • Crew appreciation (aka Special Services)
  • 2 specialty dining meals per guest
  • Photo package (unlimited digital + 3 prints)
  • Princess Prizes
  • NEW Premium desserts (unlimited)
  • NEW Fitness classes (unlimited)
  • NEW Unlimited juice bar
  • NEW Medallion accessory
  • NEW Reserved theater seating (for production shows only)


It begins in a little village. Or a big city. Or a tropical island. Our chefs travel from their homes to our ships, bringing family recipes and enthusiasm along with them. They create dishes served by crew members who love to tell stories of their own, about where they're from and where they've been, and hear your stories too. Because food brings people together, especially here.


Enjoy the views, exercise, read, socialize with fellow retreatants, check your e-mails on your personal device or internet cafe, or just relax and enjoy time for prayer between our complete schedule of functions.  Click here to learn more about cruise activities.

Kids, Teens & Family: Unique and immersive travel experiences, including more time in more ports, Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ shore excursions, and award-winning onboard programs, have earned Princess the distinction of "Best Cruise Line for Multi-Generational Family Travel" in the Porthole Cruise Magazine 2018 Readers' Choice Awards.


Mini-suite with balcony: from $2,795 per person (1 remaining)

Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of bubbly. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option. Reserve Collection: A premium stateroom category featuring our best located Mini-Suite staterooms, as well as the great amenities found in all Mini-Suites — plus premier dining benefits and luxurious perks. Each night, enjoy Reserve Dining, an exclusive dining area featuring expedited seating with no wait, additional menu options, dedicated wait staff and tableside preparations. Other amenities include priority embarkation and disembarkation, a complimentary one-time wine set-up and so much more!


Premium/deluxe balcony stateroom: WAIT LIST

Choose this enhanced version of a Balcony stateroom with more space and a comfortable sofa bed. Enjoy a larger balcony with more room to view the beautiful scenery as you sail from destination to destination and take in the ocean breeze for a wonderful and romantic evening or morning. This stateroom also includes some of the amenities offered in a Mini-Suite stateroom.


Standard balcony stateroom: WAIT LIST

This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.


Oceanview, obstructed view stateroom: WAIT LIST. Oceanview, unobstructed view stateroom: from $1,815 per person

Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.


Interior stateroom: from $1,595 per person

These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-sized bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.

**There are no requirements for masks, jabs or pre-cruise testing.**

Click here now to reserve your spot!

(If possible, do NOT use auto-fill for completing your address; manually enter it.  After you complete the "book now" form, we will call you to obtain payment details.)


** $50 per stateroom onboard spending credit is an amenity for our group (other onboard spending credit may be available based on current Princess Cruises promotions).  


If you have additional questions, e-mail or call (866) 738-1207 (ask for Carmen or Debbie; M-F, 8:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET) or after hours (248) 829-5078 (Carmen's direct line; will rollover to cell phone).

*All quoted rates include: per person cruise fare based on double occupancy (with all meals on board); government taxes, fees and port expenses; Princess Vacation Protection insurance; prepaid onboard gratuities; and conference fees ($300 charged separately by St. Michael's Media, but included in the quoted fares — cancellation fee per the schedule). Air travel, if necessary, is on your own and can be booked through Princess Cruises' EZ Air program. The fares are competitive, and payment is not due until cruise final payment.

Features offered by Princess Cruises:

  • Princess Cruises generously offers a $100 onboard spending credit for active, retired or honorably discharged veterans. Click here for the Military Benefits Request Form and details.

  • Reduced fare and other benefits for past passengers (Captain's Circle members). Note: Current promotions are often lower than the Captain's Circle membership fares.

  • Princess EZair® is quick, easy and a worry-free way to book air, featuring new lower prices and the flexibility to change your flight up until 45 days prior to departure with no change fee.† Princess EZair offers real-time, competitively priced flights that complement your cruise itinerary. It also offers Late Arrival Protection — something not offered by other major air booking websites. (Click here to learn more.)





Date of booking – June 25: $50 per person ($250 per person refund)

June 26 – July 28: $100 per person ($200 per person refund)

July 29 – Aug. 25: $150 per person ($150 per person refund)

Aug. 26 – Sept. 8: $225 per person ($75 per person refund)

Sept. 9 – Sept. 23: $300 per person (no refund)