The Marriage Cruise for Christian Couples

Ignite the spark in your marriage on an 8-night Caribbean Cruise while relaxing, exploring God’s creation, and having fun together.

What if eight nights away with your spouse could change your entire life?

Whether you’ve been married for 5 years or 50, it’s easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day life, putting your spouse and your marriage on the back burner.

Even IF you make date nights a priority, it can be hard to find time to truly connect with each other amid all the other demands of daily life.

Eventually, you begin to lose touch. To feel distant. To forget what it was that brought you two together in the first place.

That’s why we created the Marriage Cruise for Christian Couples, a chance for couples to escape from the daily grind and focus on what really matters to you.

Departs February 1, 2025 for 8 nights

9 Days / 8 Nights aboard the Celebrity Reflection

Fort Lauderdale | Grand Cayman | Aruba | Curacao

A Luxury Cruise Ship

Topped with a half-acre of soft grass, the Celebrity Reflection is a beautiful cruise ship with a plethora of amenities and plenty of room to socialize in the warm sea air. Savour fine dining that rivals anything you'd find on land. And discover even more ways to relax and renew.

Check out our previous cruise in this video:

Meet Your Hosts

Hello! We’re Caleb & Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele, co-hosts of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People (with over 2 million downloads!). We share research-based and actionable steps every couple can take to strengthen their marriage. We live in  Saskatchewan, Canada, about 10 miles from the U.S. border and the state of North Dakota.

Together, we run a large counselling agency that serves hundreds of marriages each year. Caleb is a registered Clinical Counsellor (#4323) and Approved Clinical Supervisor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, a seasoned public speaker, and professional marriage therapist who serves as the Clinical Director of OnlyYouForever’s virtual counseling agency.

Verlynda is currently nearing the completion of her Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and supports the operations of our agency while building her clinical hours as an Intern. She is the Group Coordinator for the cruise and will work directly with you to ensure your reservation is successful.

We are excited to be hosting our fifth Marriage Cruise For Christian Couples, where we will be sharing  Bible- and research-based lessons learned from a decade of helping couples create thriving, passionate marriages.

You are sure to see your marriage grow, renew and flourish as you discover new, deeper ways to connect and strengthen your love for one another.

How it works

The Marriage Cruise for Christian Couples is a small group retreat for couples looking for relaxation, renewal, romance, and life-long memories.

Aboard the Celebrity Reflection, your hosts Caleb & Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele will guide you through inspiring, entertaining, and educational messages that will transform your marriage. Enjoy great laughs with like-minded couples and quality time with your spouse while sailing on the amazing Caribbean Sea.

Enjoy a dip in the pool, relax with a couples' massage in the Spa, hit the gym, grab some soft serve ice cream or order room service. Whatever you'd like to do as a couple, there is a very good chance you'll be able to do it!

On the Marriage Cruise, couples will:

  • Discover deeper, lasting intimacy through research-backed and Bible-based learning
  • Learn and practice communication and conflict-resolution tools that will help you both gain clarity and understanding
  • Build a legacy for the future by creating a shared vision for the next phase of your life together

Retreat Session Details*

Welcome Reception

Session 1: Shortwave Radio Lessons

Session 2: Your Own Love Boat

Session 3: Sex Ed for Experienced Couples

Session 4: Your Safe Harbour

Session 5: Who’s The Captain, Anyways?

Session 6: Navigating Out of the Storm

Session 7: Sailing Off Into the Sunset

Session 8: Wrap-up -- Land Ahoy!

On-board Venue

* Rooms and times will be confirmed closer to the date of sailing. We plan the sessions to work around port visits and ship activities so you don't miss out on any of the fun and adventure!

In every session, you will:

  • Discover deeper, lasting intimacy through research-backed and Bible-based learning
  • Have honest, open discussion with your spouse and discuss real-life challenges
  • Gain confidence while learning research-based, marriage-saving wisdom from a seasoned therapist
  • Feel inspired by positive, hopeful truths about marriage, shared in a humorous, supportive environment

The Marriage Cruise is for Couples who:

  • Want to brush up on ways to reconnect or connect more deeply
  • Struggle to communicate in open discussions
  • Want to learn strategies to support other couples in their church
  • Are looking for undistracted time to focus on their relationship
  • Feel unsure about the direction of their future together

Stateroom Prices for 2025


Inside Stateroom + Retreat Sessions



/and up*

  • Price is per couple
  • Inside stateroom for two
  • Retreat sessions
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses included
  • Gratuities not included

Veranda Stateroom + Retreat Sessions



/and up*

  • Price is per couple
  • Oceanview stateroom for two
  • Retreat sessions
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses included
  • Gratuities not included

* Fare sales arise from time to time -- please contact us ASAP if you would like current pricing and availability. Prices are in US dollars.

What past cruisers have to say

Ready to set sail?

Make 2025 the year your marriage turns a corner and becomes filled with joy, connection, and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many rooms are available?

2. Is this just for couples with big problems?

3. Will we have to share about our relationship with other people?

4. Are we going to have time just to ourselves?

5. Can we bring our children?

Still have questions?