The Church Militant 9th Retreat at Sea


SOLD OUT!  Accepting wait list requests.

Additional space now available!!

RETREAT AT SEA is back for our ninth year!

Sunday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 on the Ruby Princess


Round trip from Galveston, Texas
with three sea days and three ports of call days in Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico.

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

Click here to register now!

(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.)


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

Group rate fares from $990 per person*, based on double occupancy, include all these bundled features:

  • Seven-day Western Caribbean cruise on the Ruby Princess (including all meals, snacks and coffee, tea, iced tea; juice with breakfast. Optional beverage packages available.)
  • Government taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Princess Vacation Protection insurance (covers COVID) 
  • Pre-paid onboard gratuities
  • Welcome reception
  • Eight exclusive conferences given by Michael Voris
  • Daily Sacrifice of the Mass, eucharistic exposition and benediction
  • Daily Rosary
  • Sacrament of Confession
  • Communal dinner in our assigned section of the dining room
  • "Open Mike" Q&A sessions
  • BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR $25 per stateroom onboard spending credit  **INCREASED TO $50 per stateroom!**
  • Online link to the set of all eight conferences post-cruise (Premium subscription required)
  • Retreat at Sea 2023 customized tote bag, notebook and pen, name badge holder
  • Princess Cruises airport transfer between IAH (Houston) and Galveston port is optional on days of embarkation and disembarkation only. $58 per person roundtrip.
  • Optional pre-cruise hotel / transfer to ship bundle in Houston Feb. 11 with Church Militant (VERY LIMITED number of rooms left!  Email to inquire about availability).

Ask us about the Princess Love Boat Sale (includes special fare for solo travelers), Kids Cruise Free and the Texas Residents promos which may be less!  Promotion is valid through Nov. 21.


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.


Available stateroom options (fares rounded to the nearest $5):


Mini-suite with balcony: from $1,670 per person

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.

*Some suites have windows rather than balconies and are labeled "mini-suite no balcony."



Standard balcony stateroom: from $1,425 per person

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 stateroom: $1,265 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: $990 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.  


Although these are reasonably low fares, in the months leading up to the cruise, we will regularly monitor fares to determine any reductions, upgrades or better promotions, and our retreatants who qualify will receive the reduced fare. Those who book earliest are considered first for possible complimentary upgrades and other promotions.

If you have additional questions, e-mail or call (866) 738-1207 (ask for Carmen or Debbie; M-F, 8:15 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. Please inquire about the Military Benefits Request Form.

  • Reduced fare 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.)

  • With Princess EZpay, you can spread out the cost of your cruise with monthly installments — without extra fees! It's easy to enroll in and easy to use; Princess EZpay simply charges the credit card on file every month until final payment is due. You can set it and forget it! Read on for the details of this flexible payment option.  (Was valid only up to date of final payment, Nov. 14, 2022.)



*Your credit card will show charges by: 

  1. Princess Cruises: FULL PAYMENT.

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



Date of booking – Nov. 14: $50 per person ($250 per person refund)

Nov. 15 – Dec. 23, 2022: $100 per person ($200 per person refund)

Dec. 24, 2022 – Jan. 13, 2023: $150 per person ($150 per person refund)

Jan. 4 – Jan. 28: $225 per person ($75 per person refund)

Jan. 29 – Feb. 12: $300 per person (no refund)